Q&A with Jake Gardiner | Toronto Maple Leafs

Allison Pigden | April 25, 2014

 

We caught up with Jake Gardiner from the Toronto Maple Leafs for a Q&A Opportunity:

1. What iconic automotive brand do you find the most inspiring?

I have always loved German engineering. This is why I am mostly inspired by Porsche.

2. What would be your dream car?
My dream car is a fully equipped and nicely tuned Porsche Cayenne. I think adding a nice set of rims and tires and window tint is all I would need!

3. What car are you currently driving?
I currently drive a Volkswagen Touareg TDI R-Line from Pfaff Volkswagen.

4. What are the top three ‘accessories’ that you would get for your car (ie. Pfaff Tuning work)
The top three accessories that are a must-have include a rear view camera, heated and cooled seats, and heated steering wheel.

5. If you could be a Formula 1 driver who would it be?
Nico Rosberg.

6. What is the most memorable moment of your career so far?
Playoffs last season and scoring the first playoff goal in 9-seasons.

7. What is your favorite place to vacation?
Vail, CO

8. What does a daily work out regime look like?
Wake up and go workout at the gym for a few hours. After that, I either go golfing, play tennis, go to the lake, or relax.

9. What are three things you would take with you on a deserted island?
Lighter, machete and a helicopter.

10. What is your current favorite restaurant?
Chipotle Mexican Grill.

11. What are some of your wardrobe staples?
Jeans and a button down.

12. What is one item that you could not live without?
Cell phone.

13. What would be your summer anthem?
‘Sunny and 75’ – Joe Nihcols

14. What would be your preferred Pfaff rental car for a track day?
Porsche Panamera Turbo at one of the Pfaff Track Days.

15. What is your best Pfaff experience?
From the first day I picked up the Volkswagen Touareg, I have developed a great relationship with Matt Arruda and everyone at Pfaff. They are very easy to work with, have excellent product knowledge, and are all-round great people.