LUFT (WASSER?) GEKÜHLT ARRIVES IN THE UK
Typical! The longest, hottest summer weʼve seen in years, the exciting news of the ultimate ʻpop-upʼ Porsche show imported from the USA, a fantastic setting, great cars and…it rains. Is there no justice?
News that the ʻnew waveʼ Porsche event promoted by Porsche racer Patrick Long and Howie Idelson, that has proved to be such a hit in Socal, was coming to the UK swept through Porsche circles like wildfire and, despite the short notice, ticket sales exceeded expectations. Everything looked perfect for a memorable event – and a memorable event it was, despite the best efforts of the elements to put a dampener on proceedings.
Imagine a Porsche-themed outdoor sculpture exhibition, in a setting that is a photographer ʼs dream, and you have Luftgekühlt in a nutshell. Throw in a fantastic array of historic Porsches, both road and race cars, an enthusiastic crowd and you have all the makings of an event that is already a ʻmust seeʼ on the calendar. It may have rained, but it didnʼt rain all day – and certainly not enough to put off the diehards in Speedsters…
Congratulations to everyone concerned. After just one edition, Luftgekühlt UK has shown itself to be a refreshing alternative to the traditional ʻcars in a fieldʼ event format.