We get to take our rental fleet of CXC Motion Pro II simulators to a number of very different shows and events. In any given month, you will find us at major trade shows and conventions, in the hospitality suites of an IndyCar race, corporate events or even some birthday parties. But a couple of weeks ago, it seemed that everywhere we looked, we were surrounded by Porsches.
Our good friends Patrick Long and Howie Idelson have really found something special with their show, Luftgekuhlt. Luftgekuhlt (the German word for ‘air-cooled’) celebrates the air-cooled era of Porsches, starting with the earliest Porsche 356 all the way through the last 993 built in 1998. We were lucky enough to be a part of the second Luftgekuhlt event last March and again this year on April 10 at Modernica’s amazing facility near downtown Los Angeles.
Only a few days later, with the Grand Prix of Long Beach just around the corner, we set up at Circle Porsche in Long Beach, California for their annual Grand Prix party. Several of the 911s that would race that weekend, including the Porsche 911 RSRs run by Porsche’s factory team in IMSA, as well as the EFFORT Racing and GMG Racing 911 GT3R’s that race in Pirelli World Challenge, were on site. No surprise that we saw a lot of the same faces at both events!
At each event, we knew what kinds of cars would be popular with the audience – Porsches! So, we set up our CXC racing simulators with Porsche GT3RS’s on some familiar circuits such as Watkins Glen International and of course, the street course in Long Beach. At Circle Porsche, not only did we have some of Porsche’s best drivers try it out, but we also had some royalty – Miss California Bree Morse tackled the Long Beach circuit.
Porsche enthusiasts live and breathe their favorite automotive brand, so the chance to experience their own or dream car on any number of legendary tracks was a big draw for the whole family. Many were blown away by how narrow, challenging, and bumpy of a circuit the Long Beach circuit really is. Porsche owners who opted to drive their own model also remarked how familiar it felt to drive their car in the Motion Pro II simulation.
Using CXC Simulations to add an adrenaline rush to any corporate event is as easy as a phone call. Our team takes care of every detail. CXC provides the machines, as well as the staff to transport, set up, and operate them. The Motion Pro II’s are also tailored to our customer’s requests; cars, circuits, leaderboard screens, even branding on the machines and in the games are fully customizable.
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Photos courtesy Luftgekuhlt and Circle Porsche.