This is my first spring as a homeowner, and I have mixed emotions. I don’t like cutting limbs or pulling weeds and fence stain is so expensive I’d rather use my own blood, but, also, seeing plants bloom on my own lot is beautiful. It reminds me how lovely pastel colors are, and how great they’d look on a Subaru BRZ.
Each time I get to my driveway, I see that the crape myrtle near the window of my home office has somehow grown noticeably since the last time I saw it. Its leaves are a light green with a touch of pink, and they’ll soon grow the little bulbs that sprout a pastel bloom. Seeing it fills me with an appreciation of life and sunshine and color and nature, especially after this winter, and makes me know in my heart that we should pastel every BRZ in existence.
Subaru, unfortunately, doesn’t offer a big enough color range for the BRZ. Its color range on the U.S. build tool is barely larger than the sad state of car colors in America—black, silver, white, gray and the peppier additions of blue and red. The lineup for Toyota’s BRZ equivalent, the 86, is about the same. And while it’s hard to resist a Subaru Blue, the lovable, underpowered rear-wheel-drive BRZs deserve more. They deserve more colors, more personalities and more pastels.
While I know you’re all rushing to open a Change.org petition to Subaru, please remember to work smarter, not harder. Team up. Work together. Wrap your BRZs in real, non-computer-edited pastel colors to show everyone this is the only correct way. Remind everyone you know that the more pastel we have in our hearts and on our sports cars, the happier this world will be.
And don’t forget to give me a little credit for the idea. Go out and do big things.