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Lights, Cars, Action: Luftgekühlt 6 Goes To Hollywood

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With summer winding down, we can’t help but reflect on our favorite event of the year: Luftgekühlt 6. Of all the Porsche events that exist in the universe–or at least here on Earth–Luftgekühlt, the “air-cooled only” Porsche extravaganza is more or less without equal, eclipsed only by Porsche’s infamous Rennsport Reunion. Luftgekühlt, the creation of…

LA Literature & Toy Show: The Annual Indoor Swap Meet & Automobilia Expo

Lit is short for Literature, and the 36th Annual LA Literature & Toy Show (Lit) attracted P-car collectors and enthusiasts from around the world to the LAX Hilton in Los Angeles for a long weekend of “shopping” and restoration shop tours. Presented by restoration parts dealer Stoddard, Lit is part indoor swap meet of new and…

Rain or Shine: The Morning Shift at PEC LA

I arrived in Los Angeles for the annual LA Lit & Toy Show (Lit) held at the LAX Hilton which attracts P-car collectors and enthusiasts from across the country for a long weekend of “shopping” and shop tours. But first, cars and coffee. The morning began with a stop at the Porsche Experience Center Los…

Luftgekühlt 5: Air-Cooled Overload

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Luftgekühlt 5 (Luft 5) is a one-day event at Ganahl Lumber Company in Torrance, CA and the title pretty much sums up the day: Air-Cooled Overload. As a first timer to Luft, I went solo to experience the popular Southern California air-cooled car show. The trip started with a flight from NYC to AZ, followed…

From 901 to 911: The Birth of An Icon

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There are several historical Porsche moments scattered throughout The Porsche Effect exhibit at The Petersen Museum, including the birth of the iconic 911 with early concepts, clay models and the first 901 chassis patent drawing. It’s clearly visible that early Porsches, including the 356 were inspired by the Volkswagen Beetle and having grown up with…

From Classics to Supercars: The Porsche Effect at The Petersen Museum

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We arrived in Los Angeles for a long weekend of reunions with some old friends and of course, a visit to The Porsche Effect exhibit at The Petersen Museum. We made it to the museum just in time for a late lunch so we decided to check out the L.A. food truck scene. Luckily there…