Join us as we travel to a parking lot in the industrial city of Vernon, CA for a morning of aircooled Porsches at Luftgekühlt. Armed with the a battery jump box powered sound board hooked up an iPhone 6S+, we filmed a few cars, a few people (Patrick Dempsey, Magnus Walker, Matt Farah) and had a great time. Checkout DailyTurismo’s video on our newly launched youtube channel.

My own fascination with aircooled Porsches dates back a few years. I don’t have one of those stories about a grandfather/uncle/neighbor owning one, but I do recall a time when ordinary folks used them for ordinary commutes. I had a summer job (between years of college) working at a Porsche repair/restoration shop down in San Diego and learned a few things that I won’t forget — the first is that un-grounded sand blasting nozzles create an incredible shock when the potential exceeds the insulating capability of rubber gloves, next is that there is an art to cleaning the floor with a mop & a spray bottle of Simple Green, and finally that the 911, 912, 356, & 914 exude an unquantifiable quality that makes them special. This last Sunday I was able to relive some of that feeling at the Luftgekühlt event at Modernica.

Of course CFlo came equipped with his dSLR and, powered by a steady stream of coffee and bourbon, took a few detailed pictures of cars such as the $275k ‘85 Carrera Safari, Bruce Canepa’s 959, Don Murray’s Lufthansa 914-6, (how’d we not get a shot of Jerry Seinfeld’s 904 Carrera GTS) — just checkout the entire collection of pics here on DT’s flickr page.

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If you find yourself in the LA area at the next Luftgekühlt, don’t worry about getting the pronunciation right, just head over and enjoy the experience.

Originally posted as Luftgekühlt 3: Living The Air-Cooled Life on Daily Turismo. Image credits Daily Turismo.