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Air | Water’s SoCal debut makes a splash

The second iteration reflects a dedicated and growing following

Photo © 2024 Rex McAfee

Featuring a curated selection of over 1,000 Porsches, Air|Water, held on April 27th, 2024, created an impressive showcase for air and water-cooled models representing over seven decades of Porsche evolution. Under cool and sunny skies at the Orange County Fair Grounds in Costa Mesa, California, Porsches displayed both indoors and outdoors intrigued a large and enthusiastic crowd of the ever-growing “Porsche faithful.”

Photo © 2024 Rex McAfee


Air|Water arose from the highly successful celebration of air-cooled Porsches, Luftgekühlt (air-cooled in German). Event founders Howie Idleson (Marketing) and Patrick Long (Vehicles), started this next-level car show experience with the first gathering in 2014. Maybe a few dozen cars and 100 people showed up. Since then, the event has continued to grow, and with the talented photographer, producer, and Porsche racer Jeff Zwart on board, have evolved into artistic car displays that keep fans coming back for more.

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