Luftgekühlt III – April 10th 2016
The Gmünderful State of Modernica Its always quietest before the dawn (or so the truism tells us) however as the first light of Sunday morning pushed the darkness that lay over Downtown LA back over the hollywood hills the syncopated clatter of the hundreds of waterless engines queueing patiently to park up for the day in the expansive yard of Modernica rattled serenity out of bed and heralded the start of the third instalment of the air-cooled love in known as Luftgekühlt. Original paint 912s and battle-scarred 993RSRs shuffled cheek by jowl into position next to the rare beasties that had slept the night in the security of the famous mid-century modern furniture factory – priceless early icons like a ’49 Gmünd, an Abarth 356, and special one-off masterpieces from the garage of Rod Emory. Greeted at the gate by Porsche Factory Works racer and event frontmen Patrick Long and Howie Idleson, all found a special place inside the camp. As the day gathered pace it was obvious that the enthusiasm that circulates in this community runs deep, there was no defining demographic and all comers seemed to share a fascination with the galaxy of cars assembled. The main event of the day was scheduled for 12pm – the auction by RM Sotheby’s of a the special Luft Rally car built by a group of very talented individuals with the proceeds going to the Autumn Leaves Project, a charity helping find a cure for pancreatic cancer. A full story on the car, the cause and the auction will follow in the next few days as this is a story that really needs its own headline! The sun passed overhead and the multifarious masses started to peel away, visually exhausted and their automotive appetites sated until the next installment. PREVIOUS EVENTS: DEUS EX MACHINA, Venice BANDITO BROTHERS, Culver City
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