Aaron Van Pykstra

Dealer Principle + Co-Founder

Holding a BA in Economics from SFU, Aaron comes from a well-heeled fanatical car family. The Van Pykstra family owned and operated a wholesale race parts distribution business for over thirty-five years. They continue to own and operate Burrard Autostrasse, one of Canada’s premier Auto Body and Collision shops.

Aaron started his time in the auto industry when he was ten years old. Working in the family automotive business where he made a dollar an hour, firmly supervised by his father. Through his youth and into his adulthood he found himself continually working on cars in the family garage and shops. Naturally, this fused into buying and selling cars through his adult life, which has ultimately, lead to the creation of Autoform.

Autoform seemed like a natural progression as he worked in luxury goods retail for several years while studying at SFU. Aaron continues to thoroughly enjoy the automotive retail business and feels privileged to be able to come to work each day at Autoform. He also prefers his Vesper Martinis shaken, not stirred and claims his only weakness is kryptonite. He also insists on matching his socks to his tie and watch every day.

Favourite car? Toss-up between a 2015 Porsche 991 Turbo and a Ferrari 458 Italia.