For those of you who haven’t heard of Luftgekühlt before, it’s time you get informed so that you don’t miss out on next year’s show. The term ‘Luftgekühlt’ is German for “air-cooled” – referring to a specific type of engine found in classic Porsche models. This year the 4th Luftgekühlt Car Show took place in the beautiful city of Los Angeles, California. Hosted by Porsche factory driver and Le Mans winner Patrick Long along with designer Howie Idelson, this event is one to mark on your calendar. Spaces are limited and work on a first come, first serve basis. Only pre-1998 air-cooled Porsches are accepted.
According to an interview from The Hundreds, Howie Idelson states that, “Patrick and I are close friends and we grew up racing go-karts. Well we were working on a project together. I was working on product design for Oakley in motorsports and he was consulting on it as an Oakley athlete. We were sitting one day at Deus ex Machina in Venice, he had his old Porsche there, and over coffee we brainstormed this idea of a gathering. Getting a group of air-cooled Porsche friends together and making a cool event. So many other car shows that we have gone to are very sterilized – there just isn’t a lot of access if you’re not “in the know,” then you’re just an outsider.
We wanted to create something LA-based and something that would be cool to come to that would be open to everybody. On the west side of LA, there is so much car culture and enthusiasm, but there is no place to hang.”
In case you missed out on the action here’s some amazing photos from Luftgekühlt 4:
“IT’S ABOUT CREATIVITY, ART, AND APPRECIATING A MARQUE.” – Howie Idelson
For more information and photos from the event head over to Luftgekühlt and don’t forget to mark your calendar for the 2018 show!