Race car lovers had a chance to get a first-hand look at an IndyCar as well as a 2007 Vantage Aston Martin — also known as James Bond’s car — Aug. 8 at Integra Tire’s simulator racing day.
Store manager Nygil Brownlee said the event is an effort to reconnect with customers. “I just really wanted to get the community back involved with us.”
Showcased was driver Scott Dixon’s 2005 IndyCar and a racing simulator used by professional drivers. The simulator includes racetracks from around the world to give drivers a feel for international tracks.
This time kids and parents had a chance to try their hand at racing with little pressure of coming in first.
The company invited the Ponoka 4-H Beef Club to make burgers and take donations from visitors, and for every new set of tires sold, half the sales of the balancing went to the club, Brownlee explained.
The company is also taking a 1967 Firebird and a 1968 Camaro and refurbishing them in-house over the next few months.