Over the years, we’ve seen the same clients continue to come back to us for cars, for service and for parts. We’ve learned to treat them right, each and every time they visit. We perform above and beyond what a client expects of us. We are perfectionists.
We knew there was a real need for Porsche service on Vancouver’s west side in 1980 because we were Porsche owners and enthusiasts ourselves. The Porsche community recognized our passion and we were booked out weeks in advance, often having to work outside ‘California style’ just to accommodate the overflow.
By 1985, we had five employees and business was booming. We took a location four times the size at 7th & Yukon. Having the space for a 5-car showroom gave us a strong sales presence and we now had three technicians in the workshop.
In 1992, we were offered our first franchise and became Western Canada’s dealer for Lotus Cars.
When 1996 arrived, it was time to build our own store on Vancouver’s west side. Our new location and showroom introduced us to a new generation of Porsche and Lotus owners.
We were now running on all cylinders with a service department of master technicians, a full parts team, our sales force, and 8500 square feet dedicated to the cars we love.
We renovated in 2001, expanding our showroom. It was also the right time to focus on positioning the unique offer and dedicated commitment to our brand as a premium vehicle dealer. The thrill of motorsport was drawing us back and we entered endurance racing with our ’88 Carrera and won many titles. Our competitive spirit was still alive and strong.
In 2003, we ran the same Carrera at the Whistler Porsche Club Autocross and road race. Motorsport is a big part of our culture and remains a passion among our staff today. Since the early days, we’ve also taken first place at the Whistler in GTO and the BC regional Solo 2 Championship in A/SP with our Carrera.
Another perfect fit was introduced to our showroom in 2004 when we were appointed the official Lamborghini Dealer for Western Canada. We successfully reintroduced the Lamborghini brand to Vancouverites after a thirteen-year absence. We also brought in the little-known German brand RUF, however, later that year we decided to take on TechArt in favour of RUF, and we have represented them ever since.
In 2006 and 2007, our commitment was to invest sponsorship in our communities and at the local PCA Chapters. We also continued enhancing our sales, service, and parts for Porsche, which is a fundamental part of our business. We also moved our Lamborghini store to what we thought was a temporary location 2 building down and set up a standalone store to represent the brand appropriately.
Our commitment to investing in our communities and at the local PCA Chapters in 2006 and 2007, saw us successfully sponsor countless events that we thoroughly enjoyed. We also continued enhancing our sales, service, and parts for Porsche, which is a fundamental part of our business.
In 2009, we were invited to represent the prestigious Bugatti brand. It was an opportunity we couldn’t refuse.
We opened the ‘Collezione Automobili Lamborghini’ store in Richmond’s Aberdeen Mall in 2010. This Lamborghini boutique became the third store of its kind in the world after LA and Beijing. It’s a must-visit for aficionados.
We had also found a new home for the Lamborghini store and bought and refurbished a third of the block across the street to firmly establish the brand in a spectacular store that has really allowed us to showcase automobile Lamborghini. Truly a WOW statement and we celebrated in grand style Sept 2013.
In the summer of 2015, we opened our brand new Lamborghini store on heritage drive in Calgary. Architecturally stunning on 2 floors and 20000 sq feet this represents a new standard for all of us. The lower floor is dedicated to the Lamborghini brand and upstairs we have a mixed collection of premium pre-owned sports cars along with our Weissach brand of perfect Porsches. All this is supported by a full parts and service team who are committed to the same experience you have come to rely on. We will also represent the lotus, Koenigsegg and Ruf brands here.
The next 2 years ushered in the Hypercar brands to our business and first was the opportunity to represent Koenigsegg in Canada. Christian and his team are amazing and the cars are well into the future. We also moved our lotus business to the iconic original lotus location at 3rd and fir street. This allowed the marque to have its own identity and is supported by a selection of sports and luxury automobiles.
These last 5 years have scaled up our business and we have acquired a talented team – keeping the original brand values intact and as 2020 approaches, we will celebrate 40 years of the Weissach Brand and we are anticipating a celebration you won’t want to miss.
We are a socially responsible company, participating in worthy charitable causes, donating both time and money while giving back to the community that has supported us. Environmentally, we are very aware of our responsibility and adhere to the strictest policies. We’ve always believed that reinvesting in our people and facilities creates an environment of fun and excellence that provides the right tools to run perfectly.
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