Luftgekühlt goes home to Germany

Luftgekühlt finally went home to Germany a couple of weeks ago visiting the Bavarian capital, Munich. This was the second time in as many months that Luftgekühlt has been staged away from its California home and following on from its stopover at Bicester Heritage in England at the end of July. 

Sports cars from the marque’s air-cooled era came from all over Europe to gather in and around an old factory in the city, continuing their tradition of hosting in alternative and atmospheric settings. Jeff Zwart was on hand to curate the vehicles so that every sports car had its own perfect spot. But this was easy compared to the staging of four highly prized Porsche cars that were also present. The Luftgekühlt crew of Patrick Long and Howie Idelson, co-founders, Zwart the Pikes Peak legend and Stefan Bogner the Curves photographer had to heave them up to the fifth storey of the factory building. Each sports car in turn was placed inside a shipping container and then raised 50 metres above the ground in order to reach their destination. A Porsche 911 2.3 ST Repsol, found itself in the lofty company of Steve McQueen’s Porsche 908 Spyder, a 935 K3, and a 993-based Porsche 911 GT2. Photos: ©Stefan Bogner.