Final weekend marked the ninth Luftgekült present, and this time round it was held again on my residence turf – the San Francisco Bay Space – for the primary time since its inception in 2014.
Trevor lined day one, and if you happen to haven’t had an opportunity to verify that out, I’d undoubtedly suggest taking a look and bringing your self up to the mark with Saturday’s curation. On Sunday, Mare Island reworked 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 deliver 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 completed something like this. And it in the end creates a various gathering that highlights vital automobiles from Porsche’s total 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 major individuals in cost have earned their reputations for his or her sturdy curation expertise.
On one hand, I felt that the allure of Luftgekült and what made it particular to start with was the exclusivity in direction of celebrating the outdated and historic automobiles that come from Porsche and its deep roots in aviation, which is the place air-cooled engines type of originated.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 trendy facet of the German automaker’s wealthy historical past is wise really, as a result of most individuals usually neglect that there are different sub segments within the Porsche group which might be closely missed, equivalent to their SUV market, transaxle automobiles, huge household wagons and even crossovers.
With that in thoughts, I’m curious to see what extra might be completed from right here. I assumed the Common Studios present again in 2019 can be the Luftgekült to finish all Luftgekülts, however the occasion as a sequence at all times has some form of shock aspect 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 must see, however one thing tells me Luftgekült’s tenth present celebration can’t be missed.