Blog posts tagged with 'porsche'

Luftgekühlt at Modernica 2016

Luftgekühlt at Modernica 2016

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In the Porsche vernacular, Luftgekühlt represents all the air-cooled cars in the the manufacturer’s history, from the Pre-A 356 through the 993 model line, which ended in 1998. More specifically, Luftgekühlt 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 a brand founded initially as a series of automotive-themed events featuring 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 likeminded people and brands.


A special Car being a rally-style 911. Auctioned off to benefit the Autumn Leaves Project


 Some more pictures from the event:

Pictures via: Igor Polishchuk

We visit Emory Motorsports

We visit Emory Motorsports to get a first hand look. 

We first found out about Rod on the internet specifically on Instagram: @rodemory 

After we drooled all over our phones for over a year we had to come out and check things out in person. 

Rod Emory and his team of craftsmen are out of this world. We started talking to Rod and it was easy to see he loves what he does. He was able to explain to us the process the cars undergo and what it takes to build a Emory special or the 356 Outlaw. With hammers and machinery going you could see the masterpieces forming. Each build is restored to better-than-factory standards from its metal unibody and exterior to its mechanicals and interior. 

We really could have hung out all day and just talked and talked. 

Be sure to check out the website for more info and the work Rod and his team do at:



Words & Photograpy: Igor P. & Denis Podmarkov

W/ Special thanks to: Rod Emory & Entire team :)

Purist Group: Sean's 997 and e30 M3

Toward the end of the month of July, I headed down to beautiful Southern California for an annual family vacation. Every year, our destination is the city of Oxnard—which, if you are local to SoCal, you probably know it as “The ‘Nard.” Apparently it isn’t the most desirable vacation spot, but if I can stay in a beautiful hotel right on the beach, I’m perfectly happy.  

For this trip, Igor and I had collaborated so that he would make the trip down to Los Angeles during the same time that my boyfriend Dustin and I would be there. This way, we could plan photoshoots and content for the CAtuned website and blog. Of the few shoots we had planned, one of our goals was to meet up with a good friend, Sean Lee. Many of you may recognize his name if you are familiar with the Purist Group. Sean is an incredibly humble person with a genuine passion for everything automotive. 

When the day came for us to meet up to shoot, Igor, Dustin, and I piled in the CAtuned e28 and MTech e30, and headed to Sean’s “cave”—which is essentially an office and space for Sean to work on the vehicles he stores there. Here, we were introduced to our subjects for the day: a gorgeous E30 M3 and a 2005 Porsche 997 GT3RS. We were also joined by a fellow photographer Brian (@itsjustbrian) for a fun day of photos. Once we had settled on a plan, we all drove out to Sean’s warehouse, where he conducts business for his company, Air Tiger Express. Having an entire warehouse to shoot in was an exciting prospect. The only aspect of the experience that wasn’t so great was the fact that LA was experiencing a severe heat wave. When you combine running around shooting photos with a huge, hot warehouse, with 100+ degrees outside, you get some sweaty photographers and an extreme desire to jump in the ocean.

Out of anyone I have ever met, Sean has to be one of the most colorful and passionate enthusiasts of them all. Just listening to him talk about his history with his cars is an adventure in itself, and you almost find yourself feeling like you were there with him. From his old drifting days to the present, Sean’s words speak volumes in regards to his love for autos. There are some people who radiate happiness when they talk about their passions and hobbies, and to me, those are people you want to surround yourself with. They are people who will teach you important values, and what you learn from them will follow you for the rest of your life. This is the foundation of Purist Group. Enjoy friendship, common interests, and the passion for cars.

The setup for the day varied for shooting cars. Brian first shot Sean’s e30 M3 coupled with Igor’s white MTech e30 (which has now found a new home). I grabbed a few shots as the BMWs had the spotlight.

Once Brian was done with his photos, Sean surprised us by introducing his R35 GTR, sitting on perfectly suited Advan wheels. I tend to find myself liking the classic Skyline bodies more, but every now and then, I find an R35 that really blows me away. Sean’s is one of those GTRs. 

Finally, it was time to shoot the Porsche. I have always found that older cars appeal to me just a slight bit more than newer ones. This counts for their looks, functionality, and nostalgic value. This doesn’t mean that I can’t appreciate a gorgeous, modern car when I see one, though. Sean’s GT3RS is loud, fast, and most importantly, exciting. Putting down 500 horsepower at the wheels, it’s nothing short of a thrill ride. 

There are many elements all around that make the car notable. It sits on simple yet aggressive BBS e88 wheels, and faces out with GMG carbon front fenders. 

The interior was just as beautiful as the exterior. With sturdy feel of the Carrera GT seats, sitting behind the wheel of this beauty just feels right. One element that I loved was the guages. I know, it may seem like an elementary feature to be so attracted to, but capturing the photos of the brightly lit cluster was just so easy. 

Overall, the car is incredibly clean, powerful, and represents the Purist Group name well—all of Sean’s vehicles do. When you truly have drive for your life’s passion, it will show. Sean is a great example of this ambition, and people have definitely noticed. I am humbled that we got the chance to spend the day with him to enjoy his beautiful cars and listen to wonderful stories. 


Words and photos by: Courtney Cutchen

A Look at the #12 US RWB Porsche

CAtuned had the honor of being at the Fatlace/Illest Location for the latest USA RWB Porsche Build. 

If you've never seen a RWB Porsche in person, you are missing out. 

Pictures cannot do the car justice. The added wide body, rear spoiler and overall apperience of the car is breathtaking. 



The color is amazing. It changes depending on light from a blue to a violet or purple hue. 



Watching Nakai-San working on this creation was interesting. There wasn't a checklist of items to see. 

But he knew exactly what he was doing without questioning whether or not it would work. It was skill. You either have it or you don't. 

This was a well executed plan in his mind, with time for food, drinks, and smokes. 




Another interesting thing to notice is the lack of stress. It's not uncommon for a build to get out of hand and for tempers to flare. 

This was nothing like that. It was very much a relaxed look, with smiles around and joking constantly. 



The install of the windshield banner was the final touch to highlight the finish of the car.


 It was a total honor to meet Nakai-San. A man of few words. We hope to meet again on a future build. 




Special thanks to: Fatlace/ Illest, RWB Family for letting us experience the build. 

Pictures & Words by: Igor Polishchuk

Posted by Igor Polishchuk