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I wonder if you could help me with a couple of questions that popped into my mind while I’ve been reading the July issue’s BFYB articles? Would you be able to tell me what you say to the various manufacturers when you approach them for access to the cars you want to use at BFYB? For example, how would you approach Subaru to ask for a WRX STI or BRZ? Do they ask for details about what testing you’ll be doing (ie, track laps and drag strip runs)? Do they set any sort of limit on what things you can or can’t do with their cars, or are they quite happy for you to use the experienced testers like yourselves and Warren Luff to go all out to get the best times for each car? Lou Batskos, via email What are you, a spy for another magazine or something? Generally the manufacturer has a pretty good idea what we’re intending to do with their car when we send them the invitation. A lot of trust is involved, but lucky we’ve been doing this for a while and have a few runs on the board.