One of our favourite former Dragons and now Sharks on the hit series “Shark Tank”, Robert Herjavec has been announced as the Grand Marshal for the 2012 Toronto Honda Indy taking place this weekend.
“We are pleased to name Robert Herjavec as our Grand Marshal for 2012,” said Charlie Johnstone, Vice President and General Manager of Honda Indy Toronto. “As a Toronto resident, Robert is a huge supporter of the Honda Indy Toronto and he will be a great ambassador for the event.”
Robert is an auto enthusiast with a garage full of high end cars and recently started racing. He has won both
races at this year’s season-opener of the Ferarri Challenge in St. Petersburg.
During the Ferrari Challenge held at the Infineon Raceway in Sonoma California earlier this year Robert crashed his 2011 Ferrari 458 and TMZ shared the exclusive footage seen below.
Robert is also a proud owner of the Canadian Supercar, the HTT Plethore, one of the deals he closed during his tenure on the hit show “Dragons Den”. The 750hp HTT Plethore was on display during the 2011 Canadian International Autoshow.
If you would like to check out the Indy, be sure not to miss Free Friday, presented by the Ontario Honda Dealers Association. On the opening Friday, July 6 2012, all grandstands and paddocks will be open to the public free of charge!
July 4, 2012 (Toronto, ON)– Organizers of the Honda Indy Toronto
announce that Robert Herjavec, star of ABC’s hit show “Shark Tank” and
well-known business leader, will serve as Grand Marshal for its 2012
event, taking place July 6-8.
Herjavec will perform the standard Grand Marshal duties that include
giving the famous “drivers, start your engines” command to start the
afternoon IZOD IndyCar Series race on Sunday, July 8. He will also meet
the IZOD IndyCar Series drivers, tour the INDYCAR paddocks and will
participate in the Drivers Parade. Herjavec is also a successful race
car driver and will compete in two Ferrari Challenge races at the Honda
Indy Toronto that weekend.
“We are pleased to name Robert Herjavec as our Grand Marshal for 2012,”
said Charlie Johnstone, Vice President and General Manager of Honda
Indy Toronto. “As a Toronto resident, Robert is a huge supporter of the
Honda Indy Toronto and he will be a great ambassador for the event.”
Herjavec is one of North America’s most recognizable business leaders.
Widely known as an entrepreneurial and motivational expert, his
business advice has appeared in numerous national newspapers and
magazines. Herjavec’s celebrity status has expanded with his former
leading role Dragons’ Den, the #1 TV show in Canada (now in its 7^th
season) and the American hit show Shark Tank (now taping its 4^th
season on ABC).
Herjavec has also gone back to one of his first loves, auto racing,
competing in the Ferrari Challenge across North America. He won both
races at this year’s season-opener in St. Petersburg, Florida, won the
2011 “Rookie of the Year” title for the Ferrari Challenge and with five
podium finishes this season is poised to win the series. Herjavec will
be competing this weekend in Toronto as the driver of Ferrari #007 and
will be appearing at the Ferrari fan zone.