Ryan came to Park Place after graduating from the University of Western Ontario as a Business Finance Major. He is as passionate about customer service as he is about cars. "If we provide our customers with the highest level of service for all their automotive needs, they will be our customers for life."
Fast Facts about Ryan Vanderwel
- Has worked at Park Place LTD since:
- Is known For:
Being the Tall Canadian
- What makes Park Place LTD Unique:
“Our ‘Enthusiast’s Dream’ selection of cars and our commitment to the absolute best service from a highly experienced staff – most of whom have been here for many, many years.”
Toronto, Ontario Canada
- Current Daily Driver:
E90 M3 Competition Package
- Dream Garage:
Porsche Carrera GT, Porsche Cayenne Turbo S, Aston Martin DBS, Lotus Exige S 260, 1997 Porsche 993 Turbo S, Land Rover Defender 110, 1991 BMW M3 Evo,
Skiing, Track Days, Autocrossing, Seattle Seahawks
- Did you Know?
Even though Ryan is 6’5”, he can fit in a Lotus Exige.
Ryan came to Park Place after graduating from the University of Western Ontario as a Business Finance Major. He had never worked in the car business prior but was always passionate about automobiles, so he decided to give it a go thinking, “You will always be successful in life if you do something that you truly love.” Ryan has done most every job throughout the dealership, from washing cars to selling them, and now is at the helm as our General Manager.
Ryan truly believes that customers are the most important asset we have and says, “If we provide our customers with the highest level of service for all their automotive needs, they will be our customers for life.” And this belief manifests itself in every employee of our dealership.
Other than working with the dedicated professionals, Ryan enjoys Park Place LTD because, “This really is the big boys toy store; where else will you ever get to be around the diversity that we offer? One day you are dealing with a Carrera GT and the next with a Shelby Cobra, no were else in the United States is this possible. We are the true enthusiast Mecca for every automotive enthusiast.”
Ryan currently resides in Issaquah, WA with his wife and son, and in his free time, you will find him at a local autocross or taking part in Track Days. “I always wanted to be a race car driver, so this is my way of living my own dream – unfortunately funded by my own pocketbook!“ In the winter months he can be found frequenting one of the local ski resorts in his M3.
The Ryan Vanderwel dream garage would need to be large indeed, but you can see he’s thought this through:
Weekend Toy – Carrera GT – “This is the finest car to ever come out of Germany.“
Ski Car – E63 AMG S Wagon “Who doesn't need a 600HP snow car?“
Weekday Commuter – Aston Martin V12 S Coupe – “The greatest car currently in production.“
Just for Fun – 1991 BMW M3 Evo, 1998 BMW M3 Evo, 1997 Porsche Turbo S, 1994 Porsche Turbo 3.6L, 2007 Porsche GT3 RS, CSX Cobra with Roush 511CI, Ferrari 360 Challenge Stradale , Land Rover Defender 110, Hummer H1 Alpha Wagon, Lotus Exige S 260...“I could go on all day!“
Ryan can usually be seen walking around the dealership usually at a feverish pace, but stop him and say “Hi“ if you see him. He likes to get acquainted with as many customers as possible – meeting people and hearing their unique stories is the best part of this business for him.