Words by Tim Wong
It’s crazy to think I haven’t posted anything new on here since SEMA last year with how crazy busy it’s been for Matt and me. This year has certainly has some big changes for us as we’ve been busying working on personal things and new projects. Hopefully as show season picks up along car events in general, we get more time to check out some new stuff. Most recently, I had a chance to hit up two shows in one day. One being Luftgekühlt 4 and the other being the annual Eibach All Honda Meet. Driving up from San Diego to San Pedro then to Fontana is a lot of driving, but it was still nice to see some cool cars for the day.
Luftgekühlt is essentially German for “air-cooled” meaning classic Porsches that were air-cooled starting from the Pre-A 356 through the 993 model line and ending in 1998. I’ve known about this event for a few years through pictures seen on the internet. I didn’t really know much about the event side from the amazing pictures of classic Porsches in these unique locations. It seems like a really laid back event with very little people almost like a secret event, but pictures are decieving. So to my surprise when I arrived at my first Luftgekühlt, the event was insanely packed with people.
These events always take place somewhere really interesting like hangers and warehouses. This year it was at the Port of Los Angeles in San Pedro at this really hipster artsy crafts warehouse and brewery building near all the other tourist type places. While it doesn’t sound like a great place to go own its own, it did make for a great backdrop for these classic Porsches. Personally, I really enjoyed this event because it’s so different from other car shows, even though I’m wouldn’t really consider myself a diehard Porsche enthusiast. I know a 914 from a 911 and a 959, or a 930 from a 991, but there’s so much heritage behind the brand and the cars at this event only a true fan really knows what’s in front of them.
Beautiful green on this 911 and with the rain before and during the event, there were lot of puddles for reflections.
The event was packed the whole time I was there.
Caepa 959 Gen III
1952 Porsche-Glocker 356 Weidenhausen Roadster
906 Carrera 6
1979 Le Mans winning Kremer Porsche 935 K3