A Photo Gallery From One Of The Coolest Porsche Events: Luftgekühlt 5
On April 22, I flew from Berlin to Los Angeles to be part of Luftgekühlt 5, one of the nicest events of the Porsche world. Around six hundred air-cooled Porsches were featured at the event, which took place in an amazing lumberyard at Ganahl Lumber in Torrance, California, just outside of Los Angeles. Luftgekühlt 5 took place on the same dates as the famous Coachella music festival, so as a joke, I called it ”Porschella.”
Almost right away, photos from Luftgekühlt 5 began popping up on my Instagram feed all the time. It’s amazing how the right location and the wide variety of unique models that you don’t see every day – like the Porsche Carrera GTS, 962, 959, 908K, 911R, 911 RS, 911RSR and Pre A 356 – made it more than a pleasure to be there, to photograph and admire each car in detail. I’ve received messages on Instagram from people wondering if I was going to post something more from the event or an article and here is my selection of photos.
The place was selected because of a connection with Porsche’s early history back in 1940, when the brand decided to relocate the factory from Stuttgart, Germany to a small former sawmill in Gmünd, Austria where the initial series of aluminum-bodied 356 models were constructed. The move was prompted by allied bombing that had become more frequent in 1943.
One of the remarkable things about Luftgekülht was the set design of it, which let you admire and photograph every car from different perspectives with changing lighting conditions.
I’m already looking forward to the next Luftgekühlt and hope there will soon be cool events of this magnitude happening here in Europe. I hope you enjoyed the photos!
During these strange times that we are all going through, I am always happy to know that you can find an escape from this with the pleasure of driving or just working on your car to achieve a more positive life!read more
This trip I made to Norway was a great experience, it was very pleasant to be surrounded by such a unique architecture, which is perfectly aligned to photograph the futuristic vision of the SM.read more
Some time ago I visited Munich, and as always I was very welcome in the BMW Classics department. Benjamin, who is part of the BMW classic team prepared an exclusive surprise for me and Carphiles. Which was one of my favorite concept cars the Garmisch by the visionary Marcello Gandini for Bertone.read more