It’s almost time for another round of America’s favorite Porsche show, Luftgekühlt! The eighth rendition of this show is scheduled to go down on October 9th at the Port of Los Angeles, which should be a pretty big deal. It’s been quite a while since we last attended a Luftgekühlt event, as the 2020 event was cancelled for COVID and the 2021 event was on a Friday in Indianapolis of all places. Not since 2019, when the event was held at the Universal Studios back lot, have we been in personal attendance of the greatest static spectacle in Porschedom. Okay, so it’s not as dynamically wild as a weekend at Rennsport, but Luft is a pretty known quantity at this point, providing exciting racers and street cars from Porsche’s aircooled past in gorgeous photogenic vignettes and new views around every corner.
If you want an idea of what it’s like to attend, check out this video from last year’s show at the Bottleworks.
By the time this post goes live, tickets will already likely be quite limited, but being that it’s an invitational, you’ll have an opportunity to make your case for your car to attend. All of the General Admission tickets have already sold out, but there are a few “Early Admission” tickets, which come with a t-shirt, that can be had for $110. You can also submit your car for a feature in the show at just $10, but there’s a catch. The ten dollars only holds your spot in the line. Once your car has been accepted into the show, you’ll need to shell out an additional $190 to actually get in. If your car isn’t selected, you can still buy a ticket to get in, and your ten bucks will be applied to that ticket. I assume if you apply for the show and your car isn’t selected, which then prompts you to bow out of the show altogether, you lose your ten bucks.
There’s definitely a lot of cool stuff to see from Porsche’s history. Theoretically the newest car on display at Luft would be from 1998, but it could stretch all the way back to Ferdinand Porsche’s first design under the Porsche name way back in 1931. Here’s hoping a ticket to Luft would get you access to something you’ve never even seen before. Get yours today, while you still can.