A PORSCHE HAPPENING- LUFTGEKUHLT 7
One of the largest gatherings of vintage Air-Cooled Porsche’s ruled the
day on Sept 10th positioned throughout Indianapolis’ now historic and
revived “Bottleworks District”.
A very nice showing of historic Porsche race cars, early 550’s, 356’s, a 904, 908’s, and every variation
of 911 air cooled cars were present.
IMHO, the best Porsche show since the last Rennsport, just smaller.
What is Luftgekuhlt? The following description is from the Luft 7
“In the Porsche vernacular, Luftgekühlt represents all the air-cooled cars in the manufacturer’s history,
from the Pre-A 356 through the 993 model line, which ended in 1998.
The Luftgekühlt brand is the brainchild of two-time Le Mans class winner Patrick Long and noted
Southern California creative director Howie Idelson. A true Porsche happening, Luftgekühlt is an experiential
car culture event centered around a tightly curated list of historically significant or interesting cars,
both race and street. There’s no set formula for our events, but we’re excited by cool venues, fun people,
and creative expression, so you can bet those elements will always be in our recipe. We like coming up with
wild ideas that celebrate the passion we have for all things air-cooled, and we love collaborating with like-minded people and brands.”
Location: Sitting in the North Mass Ave corridor, one of Indianapolis’ four original diagonals, the BOTTLEWORKS DISTRICT
of past and present in the heart of historic neighborhoods, robust arts, industrial architecture & good spots galore.
For Cincinnatians, it is reminiscent of Over The Rhine except with wider streets, and available parking!
Brief Bottleworks History: In 1920, the building at 860-862 Massachusetts Avenue was owned by Lee E. and James S. Yuncker.
Grounded in American tradition, it was the Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Indianapolis. Jim and Lee Yunker celebrate their 25th anniversary
as bottlers of Coca-Cola Indianapolis and announced an expansion of the factory. In 1949, the main addition to the plant was made
making it the largest Coca-Cola bottling plant in the world. Local architectural firm, Rubush and Hunter, designed the plant in Art Deco style.
It has since become an Indy landmark.
This location, as in past Luft’s, displayed the collection amid interesting
settings and architecture. A photographers deight!
Many Ohio Valley and Drei Staaten Gruppe members were spotted in the crowds, which due to the vast layout,
did not seem overly crowded.
Donna Dreher showed her historic Speedster in the show. There may
have been other OVR member cars displayed, but the organizers did
not display owner’s names or club affiliations on the cars. Try to make it
to LUFT 8, wherever it might be held!
Credits: What is Luftgekuklt? Words from the Luft 7 website
Bottelworks district early History from the Bottelworks District website