September 21, 2023


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Air | Water: Luftgekült’s Second Act

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Final weekend marked the ninth Luftgekült present, and this time round it was held again on my house turf – the San Francisco Bay Space – for the primary time since its inception in 2014.

Trevor coated day one, and should you haven’t had an opportunity to examine that out, I’d positively suggest taking a look and bringing your self on top of things with Saturday’s curation. On Sunday, Mare Island remodeled into Luft’s model new second act: Air | Water.


For the primary time, Luftgekült’s founders Patrick Lengthy and Jeff Zwart prolonged the occasion out to a two-day affair – air-cooled solely on Saturday, and the brand new mixture air-cooled plus water-cooled on Sunday to convey a complete new spectrum of Porsches into the Luft fold.

I really feel prefer it’s been a very long time coming, contemplating nobody else has accomplished something like this. And it finally creates a various gathering that highlights vital automobiles from Porsche’s whole mannequin line-up, not simply the 911.


From a private standpoint, I wasn’t certain what Air | Water was going to be like, however my expectations have been excessive because the two important folks in cost have earned their reputations for his or her robust curation abilities.

On one hand, I felt that the attraction of Luftgekült and what made it particular to start with was the exclusivity in the direction of celebrating the previous and historic automobiles that come from Porsche and its deep roots in aviation, which is the place air-cooled engines type of originated. However alternatively, everyone knows that Porsche’s historic significance doesn’t finish with the transition to water-cooled automobiles; it simply picks up the place it left off and that’s fairly cool in itself too.


Celebrating the extra fashionable aspect of the German automaker’s wealthy historical past is sensible truly, as a result of most individuals usually overlook that there are different sub segments within the Porsche group which are closely ignored, resembling their SUV market, transaxle automobiles, massive household wagons and even crossovers.


With that in thoughts, I’m curious to see what extra could be accomplished from right here. I believed the Common Studios present again in 2019 could be the Luftgekült to finish all Luftgekülts, however the occasion as a sequence at all times has some kind of shock component that’s launched with every episode, and Luft 9 definitely threw in a brand new plot twist.

Which begs the query, the place do issues go from right here? We’ll should see, however one thing tells me Luftgekült’s tenth present celebration can’t be missed.

Naveed Yousufzai
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