On Saturday, May 11th, in the Year of our Pork 2019, I was fortunate to make the pilgrimage to Luftgekühlt 6. I’d never been to one, but now that I’m a Luftyfooler I figured it was imperative. I was a little apprehensive because I tend to shy away from “scenes” and am not a car show guy, but this was so accessible and open, and the passion for these cars and the people around them so thoroughly ingrained in the event that my worries immediately melted away. Held at Universal Studios’ famed backlot, it was all I imagined and more, and I won’t miss another. I don’t know how they’d top this venue, it really created a special atmosphere. Especially up in the “Mexico” and “Wild West” sets, it was a very cool vibe, like a big family party. I was fortunate to meet many people I’ve only heard of or known from the internet, including our own Philipilihp, who flew across the country to immerse himself in LA car culture. It was a privilege to spend the day with him, look for his coverage on Live And Let Diecast.

This was also the first “big” trip for my SC, compounding my unjustified worries with justified ones about stranding myself somewhere. I prepared best I could, with a full complement of tools, fluids, and spares for likely failure items. Fortunately, those fears also proved to be unfounded because the car ran like a train, returning 23mpg over nearly 500 miles. I couldn’t be happier with the car or my experience at Luft 6. Others, professionals, have covered Luft to no end on the front page and across the great expanse of the interwebs, but I hope you find this interesting and maybe see some cars not shared elsewhere. On to the pictures:

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This but white is what I dream of for my car
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Nice to see a notchback, I’m in the minority that likes these
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962 in the Wild West
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Pipes!!
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Dv Mechanics’ car, one of the best in the biz
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Fourtillfour Coffee’s 356.
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Joshyrobots doing hoodrat stuff
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Road Scholars’ 911, driven out from NC
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Chariot of the gods, the 1981 Le Mans winning 936 of Jacky Ickx and Derek Bell
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Autokennel’s Tortuga
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SAVE THE CLOCK TOWER!!
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Very, very cool to see the Glockler-Porsche in person.
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Yup. CTR-001.
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I now know that I need a set of these wheels
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Outlaws gonna outlaw
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Emory Row.
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Really pretty Carrera hidden away. Even more miles than my car and looking mint.
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Race Service’s 935X Project
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Emory 911K detail
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Jerry Seinfeld’s 934
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The Emory 356RSR
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Oh, nothing
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Yawn
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Ho hum
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Dude messed up my dang shot, this was a great angle
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The Le Mans winner
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Again
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550 in 917
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917-30, 917PA, 917-10
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The most original 550 in existence. Just amazing.
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I need this in my life.
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Dude in the stripey shirt with some choice sign language
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Really special preserved ‘52 Pre-A, in California since new. Stripey shirt guy seems to have calmed down.
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Spikey
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Almeras Group 4 911SC. This car is love. This car is life.
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My precious
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Down Mexico way
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So many great details on this one
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Git R done
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Bruno Kreibich’s super cool rally car, in service for decades
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This was one of my favorite 356's of the day. Really well prepared.
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Kris Clewell’s well-traveled ‘72 911, driven out and back from Minnesota. Take the car!
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Good colors
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Outlaw Speedsters
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Ryan Hoegner’s SEMA SC
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Art Deco Allgaier-Porsche tug
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Wide-five steelies + 911= sex
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Code brown Carrera
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StupidCar, an insane big turbo narrowbody SC
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Business end
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Mandatory stop on way home
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This has been the OppositeLock VIP Exclusive Luft 6 Super Dump, I hope you’ve enjoyed it. If there’s anything you’d like to see more of, let me know. I have lots more shots, but Kinja sucks and I had to stop somewhere. And remember:

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PS: Rennfilms put out this great little short on the buildup & trip to Luft, worth the watch. The feeling that our time with these machines is slipping away is real, I think about it regularly and it’s part of what drove me to do everything possible to get my car. Smoke ‘em while you got ‘em...

See you on the road .