Sometimes you have to take a chance. The transformation story of this vintage VW Bus into a hot-rodded street machine is filled with seizing opportunities.
With a new venue each year, and a different group of cars, each Luftgekühlt event feels like a not-to-be-missed, once-in-a-lifetime experience.
This is the story of how one weathered Porsche 914 became the gleaming 914-6 GT tribute you see here. It involves relentless dedication and massive effort.
Our current technological revolution has farmed neo-classic icons which will be revered for years to come. One example is Singer Vehicle Design’s Dynamics and Lightweighting Study.
We feature a lot of manufacturer-specific events here on Front Street, but never any that are actually organized and hosted by a vehicle manufacturer itself. When a company like Porsche hosts an event, its overwhelming influence, mass of capital, and heritage within the community is sure to produce a quality affair like no other—and produce they did.
Luftgekühlt, which is German for “air-cooled,” is an annual Los Angeles-based event, which showcases a curated list of historically significant or interesting air-cooled Porsches, from both race and street. With each passing year, the event has grown in size as they have moved it to
new and more exciting venues.
Bisi Ezerioha, the mastermind behind building the most powerful naturally aspirated SOHC Honda engines in the world, quickly gained notoriety in the mid-2000s. We recently visited the 17,000 square foot Bisimoto facility to witness firsthand where all the magic happens.
American sports car racing is some of the most advanced racing competition to be found anywhere in the world. The IMSA WeatherTech Sportscar Championship took over the Circuit of the Americas recently—and Front Street correspondent Luke Munnell was there!
Luftgekühlt offers Porsche owners with a venue to display their rare, sought-after air-cooled machines. We were on the premises to capture the sights and flavor of this unique event.
When large collections of the world’s automotive eyes are all looking in one place like the annual SEMA show, it takes a standout vehicle to grab their attention, and Rob Ida has done just that with his classy Porsche 930 Turbo.