Air | Water: Luftgekült’s Second Act

Air | Water: Luftgekült’s Second Act

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 lined day one, and should you haven’t had an opportunity to verify that out, I’d undoubtedly suggest taking a look and bringing your self on top of things 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 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 executed something like this. And it in the end creates a various gathering that highlights vital vehicles from Porsche’s total 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 had been excessive because the two foremost individuals in cost have earned their reputations for his or her robust curation abilities.

On one hand, I felt that the appeal of Luftgekült and what made it particular to start with was the exclusivity in direction of celebrating the outdated and historic vehicles that come from Porsche and its deep roots in aviation, which is the place air-cooled engines sort of originated. However then again, 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 fashionable aspect of the German automaker’s wealthy historical past is sensible truly, as a result of most individuals usually neglect that there are different sub segments within the Porsche neighborhood which might be closely ignored, equivalent to their SUV market, transaxle vehicles, massive household wagons and even crossovers.


With that in thoughts, I’m curious to see what extra might be executed 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 collection all the time has some kind of shock aspect that’s launched with each 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.

Naveed Yousufzai
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