OpenRoad at Luxury & Supercar Weekend
The Luxury & Supercar Weekend took place at the VanDusen Botanical Garden on Saturday and Sunday, and OpenRoad joined the fun by showcasing luxury and classic sports cars while giving guests the opportunity to experience the brand.
Set amongst the sprawling greenery of the gardens, OpenRoad offered show goers some shade under a large white tent. The lounge inside featured comfortable white sofas and refreshments, but most of the attention was focused on two cars that were on display: a Porsche 930 Turbo and an exceptionally rare Toyota 2000GT belonging to company CEO Christian Chia. The Toyota, in particular, was a crowd favourite with collectors and enthusiasts alike admiring its exceptional condition.
For entertainment, OpenRoad invited VRX Race Simulators to set up a three-screen fully immersive racecar experience. From novice to experienced drivers, the driving simulator tested all levels of participants and offered them a chance to get behind the wheel of a high-end virtual racecar. With big crowds gathering throughout the day, the pressure was on for anyone up to the challenge. Lap times both fast and slow were posted, and wannabe racers of all ages had a blast and enjoyed the friendly competition.
The brand new Porsche Centre Langley set to open this fall, the driving simulator as well as the 930 Porsche Turbo on display all highlighted OpenRoad’s racing pedigree and impressive history behind the wheel. OpenRoad Racing just wrapped up a successful racing season with Scott Hargrove, a 19-year-old professional driver from Surrey B.C., who won the Canadian Porsche GT3 Cup series, further solidifying OpenRoad’s roots with the German sports car manufacturer.
OpenRoad was a proud sponsor of the Luxury & Supercar Weekend and we thank all attendees who stopped by the booth to talk cars. More pictures: