Previously best known for their commuter cars and soccer mom moving compact sport utility vehicles, Hyundai placed their bets on quite the roll of dice when they released the Genesis line of vehicles in 2008.
Faced with a seriously uphill battle convincing the general public --never mind enthusiasts-- that they could produce a luxury car, and a sports coupe, they had to come out of the gate swinging to grab any sort of market hold.
After an Ontario Provincial Rally Championship win in 2010 and a second place overall finish in 2011, Team Manick took 2012 as a year to regroup and focus their efforts. After 9 months of design, fabrication, and assembly they are back on the stages – this time competing in the Canadian Rally Championship, and hungry for the podium.
As enthusiasts we've all got first car memories that we hold dear. Some of us began our journey with unfit vehicles we coaxed into road worthiness with months of tireless work, while others were lucky enough acquire hand me down vehicles that have been in the family since new.
The last scenario describes Guillaume and his GTI, a car that his mother first purchased in 2004.