September 29, 2023

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

Trevor lined day one, and when you haven’t had an opportunity to verify 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 carry an entire new spectrum of Porsches into the Luft fold.

I really feel prefer it’s been a very long time coming, contemplating nobody else has carried out something like this. And it in the end creates a various gathering that highlights important vehicles from Porsche’s complete mannequin line-up, not simply the 911.


From a private standpoint, I wasn’t positive what Air | Water was going to be like, however my expectations have been excessive because the two primary individuals 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attraction of Luftgekült and what made it particular to start with was the exclusivity in direction of celebrating the outdated and historic vehicles that come from Porsche and its deep roots in aviation, which is the place air-cooled engines type of originated. However however, everyone knows that Porsche’s historic significance doesn’t finish with the transition to water-cooled vehicles; it simply picks up the place it left off and that’s fairly cool in itself too.


Celebrating the extra trendy aspect of the German automaker’s wealthy historical past is sensible really, as a result of most individuals usually neglect that there are different sub segments within the Porsche group which are closely missed, resembling their SUV market, transaxle vehicles, large household wagons and even crossovers.


With that in thoughts, I’m curious to see what extra will be carried out from right here. I assumed 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 type of shock ingredient that’s launched with every episode, and Luft 9 actually 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 not be missed.

Naveed Yousufzai
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