In the Porsche vernacular, Luftgekühlt represents every air-cooled car in the manufacturer's history. It's also a series of huge Porsche events brought to various parts of the country every year by two-time Le Mans class winner Patrick Long, and noted Southern California creative director Howie Idelson. This year it took place at Modernica, a renowned modern furniture make, located just south of the Arts District.
I discovered this event through an Instagram post from my first and foremost favorite German company, Leica. They were asked to help sponsor the event, and they promoted it greatly through their social media. The result, hundreds of the world's rarest Porsches being photographed by the world's greatest cameras. An automotive photographer's dream.
And it gets better...
Trevor and I picked up two 5-hour Energies on our way to the event. It reminded me of a really great Seinfeld bit, I'm paraphrasing, and in a way, stereotyping – "What's the deal with these 5-hour Energies anyway? 5-hours! That's a weird amount of time... Who's working 1-6PM?"
We ended up listening to Seinfeld standup for the entire 30 minute drive to Luftgekült. This seems irrelevant, but I'm a huge Seinfeld fan, and to my utter disbelief and childish giddiness, the first car and person we saw was no other than Jerry Seinfeld and his 904 Carrara GTS.
Below are some photos I took of the event with my Leica M and 28mm Summilux –