The Visual Feast That is Luftgekuhlt

Photo: Larry Chen

Any chef will say that the first and most important step of a good meal is to start with quality ingredients. The same must hold true for… car events?

Photo: Larry Chen

Now in its seventh iteration, Luftgekuhlt openly embodies that very notion. It is not enough to simply assemble an exceptional and diverse group of air-cooled Porsches, they must be displayed within a setting that is as appealing and enjoyable as possible.  The important combination is even explained as “The Recipe” on their website.

Photo: Larry Chen

And so it has grown, both in size and popularity, to the spectacle that it is today. With somewhat humble beginnings at the Deus Ex Machina lot in Vence, CA to Luftgekuhlt 7 held recently at the Bottleworks District in downtown Indianapolis – A 12-acre development at the original Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Indianapolis location. After a long wait between shows <insert broken record pandemic commentary here>, crowds showed up in droves to prove the winning combination lives on.

Photo: Larry Chen

Another wonderful byproduct of this combination is the stunning photos that always come out of a Luftgekuhlt event. The artwork does need to be captured and preserved after all. Photos from the latest event are on display throughout this post thanks to renowned automotive photographer Larry Chen. Larry does an excellent job of capturing the essence of whatever he shoots and Luft 7 was no exception.

Photo: Larry Chen

When you are given only a few ingredients to work with, you had better not skimp on any of them. It is quite clear that founders Patrick Long and Howie Idelson have stuck with that notion from day one. Let’s see what they cook up next.

Photo: Larry Chen