We had an awesome time over the weekend at the Porsche Rally. Joined by approximately 80 other incredible Porsches this was sure to be an exciting day.
An Incredible Start!
Drivers congregated at the Langley Porsche Centre at 8am on Saturday morning before embarking on the spectacular journey ahead. After a hot breakfast and a briefing by the event hosts and local RCMP, drivers kicked off the first annual Porsche Rally. The Weissach Team was out in full force. With our Sales Superstar Mr. Mike Jones full of excitement. Alongside, the Weissach Sales Manager, Kai Hensler and our beautiful Sales and Lot Assistant, Chelsea Harris.
The convoy was led by a rare Porsche 918 Spyder, valued at $2 million.
The rally was met by beautiful weather, stunning landscapes and perfect driving conditions for a drive [...]
The 8th annual Luxury & Supercar Weekend brought together a selection of some of the most stunning vintage and exotic cars. As one of Vancouver’s most anticipated event for any car fanatic, it is no surprise that this was the biggest one yet.
Kicking Off Luxury & Supercar Weekend
This event kicked-off at Inform Interiors on Friday, September 9th. Attendees were surrounded by great people, incredible cars, and delicious food. In addition, we also heard from Christopher Pagani about the new Pagani Huayra which was also showcased at Luxury & Supercar Weekend.
The first day of Luxury & Supercar Weekend brought some unwelcome showers but that did not detract the dedicated car aficionados that wait for this weekend every year. Weissach and Lotus of Vancouver had a surprise for the public, three incredible [...]
In celebration of its inaugural year, the Porsche Rally played host to the Porsche Rally Pop Up Party at our Weissach Clubhouse.
This event brought a full house with sponsors such as Pinnacle Vodka, Suntory Whisky TOKI, Mission Hill Family Estate Wines, Luxury Alliance Group, iGlo, and Trove. All registered drivers of the upcoming Porsche Rally in September were in attendance. View pictures below of this incredible evening.
A weekend to remember
A new annual driving, food, wine, and spa experience dedicated to the spirit of Porsche 911!
In a city swimming in a sea of supercars; there is one timeless sports car that continues to defy [...]
We have had the privilege of hosting our monthly summer event, Cars & Coffee, for many years now. And, we have to say that this weekends event was one of our best turnouts to date.
We saw an assortment of new, classic, and unique vehicles from across Vancouver. Despite a gloomy start, the response we received from our attendees was nothing but positive. We would like to send out a huge THANK YOU to all of those that continue to support our events. We raised a significant amount of donations for the Greater Vancouver Food Bank. Their mission is to create empowering environments that provide and promote access to healthy food, education and training. To find out how you can help further, click here. In addition, another big thank you to the food bank [...]
We spent last Saturday, July 15th on an incredible drive: the Pemberton Day Drive. This annual charity drive brings out several participants on a beautiful drive from downtown Vancouver, up and through the Sea-to-Sky, and on to sunny Pemberton.
This drive began at our Weissach Clubhouse early Saturday morning. After coffee, light breakfast, and an informative drivers meeting we set off towards our destination.
After crossing the mighty Lions Gate Bridge, we went on to the windy Sea-to-Sky highway to reach our first stop, Cypress Bowl. If you’ve never driven the road up to Cypress Bowl, you should. Not stopping at the [...]
We are delighted to share some exciting news with you: we have opened a fourth location at the corner of 3rd Avenue and Fir in Vancouver, Lotus Vancouver | Weissach Sports & Luxury.
Originally built as the first LOTUS Store, Auto in Vogue, this beautiful building will be diving back to its roots as the new home to our LOTUS showroom. Alongside the other sports and luxury marks that we take on trade. We are happy to announce that we are OPEN and we hope to be of service to you.
The original Weissach store at 1757 West 2nd Avenue will remain dedicated to the perfect pre-owned Porsche and RUF automobiles. All vehicle servicing and aftercare will continue at this location.
Location: 1918 Fir St. Vancouver, BC Canada V6J 5E2 [...]
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Le Mans 24hr Finish Breakfast & Dundarave Porsche Show & Ride
We came together for an early morning (EARLY morning) coffee and light breakfast at our Weissach Showroom on Sunday to watch the last hour of the incredible Le Mans 24hr Endurance Race. We witnessed Porsche take their nineteenth win in the history of Le Mans, as well as their third victory in a row. Cheers of triumph rang throughout our showroom during the last few minutes of the race, an amazing sight to see.
Still riding the high of a Porsche victory, we headed off to another annual spectacle, the Dundarave Porsche Show & Ride in West Vancouver – a fifteen-year Weissach Father’s Day tradition.
The Dundarave Show and Ride for Cystic Fibrosis is a charitable Good Works event by members [...]
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Weissach Motorsport Driver Education Track Day @ Area 27 Incredible: This is how we would describe this past weekend. Natural talent and pure adrenaline came forth in all of our drivers and we could not have asked for a better outcome.
This event started late morning on Saturday, May 27th with a majority of our drivers convoying together from the Lower Mainland up to beautiful Osoyoos. With a quick pit-stop in Princeton, the crew travelled further and arrived, mid-afternoon, to the spectacular Spirit Ridge resort. After freshening up and relaxing after a long drive, the group got together in a private banquet hall for a filling, BBQ-style dinner and an itinerary refresh by our crew of skilled instructors.
Early Sunday morning came quickly. After breakfast our group gathered together and traveled, convoy-style, to Oliver, [...]
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The 36 most interesting facts and figures about Porsche and Le Mans
Stuttgart. The record of 18 overall wins is the most popular figure about Porsche and Le Mans. Double it, and this is how many further interesting facts you will find here. Discover what the Porsche 919 Hybrid has in common concerning the power supply of a small village, at what time did Mark Webber complete his first-ever lap in an LMP1 car and when Porsche celebrated its first hybrid race car success.
The initial roll-out of the first 919 was done by Porsche works driver Timo Bernhard on June 12 in 2013 at the Weissach test track. A little over two years later, he became world endurance champion with the further developed Le Mans prototype.
Hollywood stars entered Le Mans with Porsche. Steve McQueen’s attempt made it [...]
It’s both revered and demonized. The Nürburgring elicits strong reactions like no other racetrack in the world. Opened on June 18, 1927, the track will turn ninety in just a few weeks.
Date: July 17, 1927 Winner: Otto Merz Car: Mercedes-Benz Type S Distance: Eighteen laps of 28.265 kilometers (Nordschleife and Südschleife; north and south loops) Winner’s average speed: 101.8 km/h
Ferdinand Porsche’s act of will
Thirty days after the Nürburgring opens, the German Grand Prix is held before a crowd of eighty-five thousand spectators. After just under five hours and nearly five hundred kilometers, Mercedes sweeps the podium, led by Otto Merz, the thirty-eight-year-old son of a mechanic from Esslingen. It’s also a great victory for Ferdinand Porsche. He created the engine of the Mercedes-Benz Type S, the powerhouse of the compressor era: 6,800 cc of displacement and up to [...]