In for the long haul – Porsche Le Mans event a hit for Oakville

Porsche Oakville 9601WRStory and photos by Eshel Zweig, UCR member & Provinz Photographer (from Provinz July 2014 page 20)

Porsche Centre Oakville’s recent 24-hour event proved unforgettable—like the epic car race it was held to honour. On Saturday, June 14, Porsche Centre Oakville opened its doors to celebrate Porsche’s return to the famous 24 hours of Le Mans endurance race. Throughout the day, over 500 people arrived to take part in Le Mans-inspired activities and watch the world’s most anticipated sports car challenge, which was running live on Porsche Centre Oakville’s massive digital screen.Porsche Oakville 9599WR

The Saturday activities included a family BBQ, popcorn station and ice cream truck, as well as face painting and facility tours. There was even a Junior Grand Prix, which included a 65-foot-long inflatable racetrack for kids of all ages to race Porsche peddle cars. For those who didn’t want to miss a minute of the World Cup, Porsche Centre Oakville created a custom World Cup Lounge that played matches during the day and night. Porsche Centre Oakville also provided a foosball table to stir up the viewers’ competitive drive.Porsche Oakville 9629WR

Porsche Oakville 9641WRPorsche Oakville 9578WRThe legendary transformation of a Porsche 2010 911 GT3 RS into a Le Mans racecar proved a focal point of the celebration. In just 24 hours, Porsche Centre Oakville customized all aspects of the vehicle, from adding in a red Porsche roll cage to a unique Le Mans-inspired vehicle wrap, and completely overhauled its exterior. On Sunday morning, just prior to the race’s 24th and final hour, the remade car was unveiled. At the dealership’s private Father’s Day breakfast, a number of lucky guests got to see not only the refurbished sports car, but also the conclusion of the race.

While Porsche may not have won the Le Mans race in France, Porsche Centre Oakville’s event made for a lot of delighted visitors. Both Porsche and Porsche Centre Oakville have a lot to be proud of in their 24 Hours of Le Mans achievements.Porsche Oakville 9648WR

 

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