Porsche Centre North Toronto's John Cappella talks Honda Indy Toronto
At this year's Honda Indy Toronto, the Porsche Centre North Toronto (PCNT) supported the Tullman Walker Racing Team. We caught up with PCNT's Managing Director, John Capella to talk race cars, the Honda Indy and speed.
On the race track, what makes Porsche stand out from the pack?
Porsche is known for lightweight sports cars with exceptional handling. A Porsche is designed to master all elements of a race track, especially the corners. But above all, many consider our vehicles fun to drive. This is why so many of our customers track their Porsche.
How close to a racing experience can someone get in a fully decked out Porsche?
There are many model and trim options available for a Porsche customer. From GTS models that provide a balance between race technology and everything usability, to our GT cars that share the DNA of many of our purpose built race cars. It really comes down to what the customer is looking for. Many of our customer do indeed purchase their Porsche for track use.
How was PCNT involved in the Honda Indy?
PCNT is the primary sponsor for the Tullman Walker Racing Team. With the Indy being the closest GT3 Cup race to our dealership, we were pleased to invite many of our customers to race weekend. The invitation included great seating for the race, access to the Porsche Hospitality Suite and behind the scenes access to paddock area including the opportunity to sit in the TWR racecar.
Can you tell us a bit about the Tullman Walker Racing team?
TWR is a new entry to the Ultra94 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada by Yokohama racing series. Prior to joining the Canadian series, TWR has participated in the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA. Their team consists of four experienced and talented drivers, Steve Tullman, Jim Walker, Max Tullman, and Neal Walker. Racing in two new 991.2 GT3 Cup cars, TWR competes in the Platinum Class.
Any fond memory from all your years involved in sports cars?
Racing has been a passion of mine since I was a child. While I certainly enjoy attending racing events, my most fond memory would be the days I spent racing behind the wheel of go-cart as a child. There is nothing like putting a helmet on and going wheel to wheel on a racetrack looking for the extra bit of speed!