According to Matt George, founder of the highly successful property investment company Money Choice, in business as in life it’s important to be a well-rounded individual. “We’re looking to show to customers that while we are a great option for property investment and finance, we’re also real people with real interests outside of property. It’s good fun,” he said. So is company image the reason why Matt George has been so excited about sponsoring a car in the Porsche Carrera Cup? Well, it’s one reason, at least. The other reason: he just loves Porsches.
There’s no doubt that the Porsche is a beautiful machine. It has captivated generations of men and women with its sleek lines, powerful engine, and excellent control. Since the early days of Porsche, owners have been coming together to race their machines in a competition equal parts engineering and skill. The first one-make cup took place in Germany in 1986, when the 944 Turbo was put to the test. This inaugural cup inspired Porsche to create a 911 model specifically engineered for racing. Known as the 911 Carrera 2 Cup, this model was raced in Germany in 1990 at the first Carrera Cup. Germany’s Carrera Cup soon inspired other countries to take part, including Australia in 2003.
The model raced in the current Carrera Cup Australia is the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup Car. With a top speed tickling 300 km/hour and a 3.8 liter six-cylinder engine capable of revving up to 8,600 rpm, this racing model provides all the speed and excitement fans have come to demand from Porsche. Matt’s boyish charm really comes to the forefront as he talks about his car, which competes under #11 in the Carrera Cup. However, beyond the boyishness you can also see the keen mind of a businessman at work, holding all the parts of the team together to put on the best effort possible. When you see this, you suddenly remember that this grease-daubed car aficionado before you is the founder of a $9 million property investment company built from the ground up since 2005.
Beyond the Racetrack
Participating in the Carrera Cup isn’t just an opportunity to have some good old-fashioned fun and get some free press for Money Choice along the way. For Matt George, it’s also a chance to give back. He was particularly excited about the opportunity to support the Carrera Cup Australia’s official charity, Angel Flight. As a service that provides free non-emergency air transport to medical facilities for patients and their families, Angel Flight supports Matt’s belief in the importance of family bonds.
Matt also hopes that participating in the Carrera Cup will help get his story out there, and inspire young people to achieve their own business dreams. After all, Matt started Money Choice when he was just 23, and within 6 years he had grown it into a $9 million dollar company that helps countless clients achieve their own dreams of property investment. He is a worthy model for any young entrepreneur to emulate.