Yeah it's pretty much a Subaru convention, but the roads to the spectator stages are still accessible by anything with decent tires. I've seen everything from Porsche 911s on snow tires to a replica of the Coyote from Hardcastle and McCormick, and that's just the spectators. For the last few years there's been a real nice Volvo 242 racing, and last year there was a vintage 1980 Mitsi Lancer Celeste (aka Plymouth Fire Arrow) and it looks like it's racing again this year.
It's getting to the other lesser known areas that makes the trip interesting
Here are a few pics, mostly from 2010. That was definitely the biggest year--Ken Block debuted his new Fiesta and that was also the last year Block and Travis Pastrana were there.
Not a racer, just a spectator who decided to bring his vintage Audi Quattro out in the snow!
More die-hard spectators... they were NOT racing but they wanted to show off their all-trac Celicas...
Another spectator in a 3000GT VR-4 twin turbo:
And the racing is good too... taken last year at one of the Friday spectator stages. I'm surprised they us get this close on the outside of the corner!
One of my favorite shots at a night stage