On May 21st the Lenkwerk in Bielefeld opened its doors the fourth time for the Porsche Day. More than 600 P-Cars followed the call and were buzzing around the old military complex. The conditions were nearly perfect: sunny but not too hot. Only a few clouds occasionally required some adjustments of the camera settings.
The 911’s territory
Naturally the location was dominated by the 911s, air-cooled mostly. Nearly every street-legal model from the the early Targas to the late 993s made its appearance. Beside of the iconic 911s, there were some of today’s track tools, like the GT3 RS and the Cayman GT4 – in “Speed Yellow” of course!
Talking about colors, I noticed that most German owners prefer decent coats and original setups. I caught only a few hot-rodded cars and unfortunately not a single slant-nose. But I found a grey resto-modded 911 ST as outstanding as the fruity 964 Turbo which greeted me right at the entry.
The family’s underdogs
Maybe a bit less significant in sound are the transaxle Porsches. But their decent quality and driveability established them amongst the other Porsche classics. There was a rare 968 convertible around as well as a clean 924 Turbo for sale. By the way: BBS RS looks great on a grey 944.
Maybe less popular, but not less iconic is the Volkswagen-Porsche 914. Originally designed as an successor of the Karmann Ghia, the 914 lived quite the life of an underdog. I was lucky to find some fine 914 that neither lacked perfection nor sound.
While the outside cars were frequently arriving and leaving, some early 911s were permanently shown on the inside. A gallery opened up the opportunity to get a way different view on the cars below. For some reason two absolutely gorgeous Alfas lined up as well. I am pretty sure even the most die-hard Porsche fans would appreciate them too.
Inside the Lenkwerk more car for sale were settled, like an early G-series with a lovely patina and period correct Cibies. Beside some shops, like a professional Porsche workshop, were also open to the public. A couple of 911s were lifted and waiting for an engine overhaul.
Even though most Porsches were well preserved or elaborately restored, finally I did find some customized ones, too. I really give credits to this because it takes some guts to modify a Porsche to your own wish. Builds like that express perfectly what a 911 is supposed to be. They are meant for driving and not only for plain status.
The main parking lot was occupied. I strolled around to the backside to catch a breath, but only found more gorgeous P-Cars. There were more highlights than I could list and more beauties than I can take pictures of. For me it was Candyland. I could go on talking for hours, but I rather let some more pics do the job. Enjoy the galleries and see you next time at the Lenkwerk.