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Category: (Cani)Beat Worthy, Canibeat.com, Feature, Hellaflush, Stanced Cars

A Lady’s Touch: Erin Allard’s Bagged WRX

Aftermarket automotive culture has never really been a place that catered to the fairer sex. From late nights spent in a dusty garage working with dirty tools while beer-swigging bros tell even dirtier jokes, to the meets and shows that cater to base masculine desires with scantily-clad models and greasy food. One only has had to observe the faces of some girlfriends and wives continuously checking their phones, internally debating on whether enough time has passed to warrant an attempt at a getaway. But interestingly though, there often seems to be a unique brand of girl at these events; one with genuine interest and investment into the scene. While there has always been the girlfriend cars, obviously modified by significant others without the good sense to leave well enough alone, these ladies’ builds aren’t inspired and produced by any motive of false impression to win over the interest of their crush. These girls are legitimate players in the scene, with designs and projects just as real and honest as any traditionally male owned car.

Erin Allard, and her bagged Subaru WRX, are most assuredly on the legit side of the scale of female relevance in the community. She says, “I would assume that most people who see my car and then see me with my boyfriend in my car think that he’s “letting” me take his car out for a spin.” And yet, when talking to her, one realizes that that assumption is far from the truth. This is a car that was bought, designed, and executed though Erin’s own imagination and hard work.

Personally, this car exists as realistic expression of the modern feminine aesthetic. The Hello Kitty decals and bright pink wheels are thankfully absent; nothing feels forced or out-of-place. And yet, the use of color, appreciation for the boutique, and other subtle details give us a look into the aspects of Erin’s identity that found their way into the car. This WRX is a real car, built with a respect for quality and a passion for excellence, that is also driven on daily basis; only this time, it happens to have a lady’s touch.

Erin wants to give a big shout out to all the guys over at Bag Riders and Matt at Wicked Innovations. She is forever indebted to her wonderful boyfriend Jesse Godin and one of her greatest friends of all time, Will Sparrow.

  • Marvin

    this is an awesome write up and i am glad to say im friends with erin and she is probably one of the coolest chicks i know. maybe these pictures and write up will inspire other girls to follow in her foot steps and/or go there own way with a build in giving there cars there own sense of style instead of the mainstream looks that a good majority of females go for, that being said ERIN congrats home grl you deserve this!!!!

  • Jesse

    There was a shot we missed on the feature
    http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8476/8123365709_caa93f35d9_o.jpg
    Call it almost wallpaper wednesday..

  • john

    I see this car at school every single day. It is so cool to see something I look at every day on one of my favorite websites. I hope she is very proud of herself! These shots are great, i’m always afraid to snap one myself becuase that’s just not right!! CC FTW girl!

  • dennis

    poor subaru looks nice tho

  • Youkilled Jdm

    bag + wheels = feature = SMH

  • Verb

    Second to last shot she’s missing some legs LOL.

  • synth19

    whoops.. girl is missing legs!

  • Jesse

    you saw nothing!
    hahaha

  • jon keef

    badass subie

  • Em1sleepin

    This is one of the best looking subies I’ve seen

  • chris

    Sooooo, this car has wheels, a sport grille, 08 headlights and airbags and it gets a feature? Must be scrounging for “new” material at this point.

    • cristian loza

      I’ve seen some of the worst looking cars with no personality to them who have had long mod lists. This is not one of them. This car has been longing for a Canibeat feature and it has finally happened and it’s well deserved in my opinion.

    • Ed Midnight

      You obviously missed the laughing gas in the trunk and the fact that the sum of the parts in this case happens to equal one awesome looking Subie! Great looking car Erin.

  • Maxtrem

    It’s Subaru! Best ever! Respect for this lady)!

  • nattydread

    great car a job well done thumbs up girl

  • willysen

    Killer write-up, jefferson doing his normal picture greatness.
    Car couldn’t be owned by a better person.
    Glad I could be a part of this cars build :thumbup:

  • Erin

    To Andy, Cristian, John from school, Jesse and Willysen, THANK YOU!

  • travis

    Very nice! so clean so fresh so subie

  • Melissa

    Awesome write up! It’s so nice to see other “girl cars” that are properly executed and not modified by their boyfriend/fiancé/husband or as a mean to try to pull one in :thumbup:

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