Etobicoke, Ontario — Toronto-area Porsche owners were out to play this weekend as CSN 427 Auto Collision welcomed the Porsche Club of America’s Upper Canada Region to the “Shift into Spring” open house event in Etobicoke.
The event kicked off at 10 a.m. in the shop’s parking lot on Evans Avenue and brought together more than 250 Porsche enthusiasts for a day of pizza and new product opportunities.
The staff at CSN 427 Auto Collision had the Bestia pizza truck on-hand for the day, serving out gourmet mini-pizzas to the mass of sportscar fans, with proceeds from the truck’s food sales being donated to Make-a-Wish Canada.
A number of aftermarket vendors, such as JRP, Sonax Canada and Oracle RMS were also in attendance, showing off a wide array of products geared toward today’s Porsche owner.
The shop’s resident Porsche expert, John Forte, was also onsite mingling with drivers, giving them insider info on how the luxury German brand does its repairs and conducting some more in-depth technical sessions with industry members.
Marketing and PR co-ordinator for the shop, Jessica D’Alessandro spoke to Collision Repair about what event like this does for the CSN 427 Auto Collision name in the community.
“What this event really does is advertise our Porsche certifications. We have two Porsche-certified body shops; CSN Avenue and CSN 427 Auto Collision. One is downtown and one is in Etobicoke,” said D’Alessandro.
“We wanted to make it easy for people to drop off and pick up from both of our locations.”