Weissach Vancouver – Looking back on 2015!
- December 31, 2015
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- Posted by Natalie Rossiter
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2015 has been a fantastic year for Weissach in many ways! This year we celebrated 35 years of pre-owned Porsche sales and service, and Lotus Cars in Western Canada. Building on the success of our history, in July we opened our new facility in Calgary, Alberta; as we celebrate our past we are equally excited for whats to come! Highlights this year included our annual Tech Session which this year featured Don Kitch of Proformance Racing School, our June Drive weekend to Predator Ridge, attending the 35th Anniversary of the Porsche Club’s annual Whistler Weekend, supporting the Vancouver Foodbank with our ever-popular Cars & Coffee, and a host of other events. When we host events our aims are to give back to the community and to bring car enthusiasts together. We were extremely successful at doing that this year, which makes us very proud. Most our events had a charitable element, and all of our events were a fun time filled with car aficionados. We also completed two of our in-house projects; our 1964 356 and our longhood back-date project.
We would like to wish all of our friends, loyal clients & the new wonderful people who have joined the Weissach family this year, A very Happy New Year. We hope all your dreams and wishes come true in 2016!
Coffee & Cars
One of our best-attended initiatives this year was ‘Coffee and Cars’, a casual Saturday morning gathering that we hosted once a month during the summer at Spanish Banks. Owners come to show off their favourite items while enthusiasts enjoy the wide variety of rare, collectible, and cool machines. Weissach provides coffee and pastries for guests to enjoy along with the cars. At these events we collect monetary and canned food donations for the Greater Vancouver Food Bank. We collected over a 1000lbs off food this year for the Food Bank and some very substantial monetary donations! It was great to make a positive contribution to the community while admiring cars and meeting new people!
Coffee & Cars Supporting the Greater Vancouver Food Bank
This year we also hosted a number of overnight drive events. In June we hosted a weekend charity drive through the Okanagan, and in August we attended the Porsche Club of America’s annual two-night Whistler Weekend. Our favourite thing about these events was the opportunity to fully immerse ourselves in sports car culture. Both weekends were filled with great food, drink, company, scenic drives, and plenty automotive banter. We are also proud of the charity aspect of our Okanagan Drive; for every attendee we donated $50 to a charity of their choice, with many guests chosing to match our donations.
Porsche Club of America’s two-night Whistler Weekend
June Drive to Predator Ridge
Weissach Calgary Grand Opening
Tech Session which this year featured Don Kitch of Proformance Racing School
And finally, we finished off the year with a Christmas bang! We hosted the ‘Cars & Toys’ Charity Drive on Saturday December 12th at the Lamborghini Vancouver showroom, where we invited our clients and friends to share the day with us! Together we collected over 450lbs in food for the Food Bank and a truck load of children’s toys. To say we are proud and overwhelmed by the support and generosity shown is an understatement. Thank you all who kindly supported the event and made it possible.
‘Cars & Toys’ Charity Event 2015
Happy holidays and cheers to another action-packed year of events and comradery in 2016!