Te­jas Tr­eff­punkt a huge suc­cess in Texas

Event cel­e­brat­ing cars and art lifts hur­ri­cane-hit state

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Te­jas Tr­eff­punkt, the Hous­ton-based event cel­e­brat­ing art in the form of Porsche cars and wall-mounted mu­rals, took place at Spring Street Stu­dios in late Novem­ber, with over 150 of Zuf­fen­hausen’s sports cars in at­ten­dance.

The event, formerly known as Te­jas Tr­ef­fen, took on par­tic­u­lar sig­nif­i­cance this year in the wake of Hur­ri­cane Har­vey, which dev­as­tated the south of Texas. Nev­er­the­less, some 1,500 en­thu­si­asts and ap­pre­ci­a­tors of still and mov­ing art forms con­gre­gated for a stel­lar show, which had ad­di­tional en­ter­tain­ment from Lucha Li­bre Mex­i­can wrestlers in a nod to the area’s strong Mex­i­can-texas cul­ture and his­tory. Fine Porsche on dis­play through­out the in­door gal­leries in­cluded a 2.7RS Light­weight,

964 RS, 993 RS, Car­rera GT,

991 GT3 RS, 991 R, 914-6, 356 Speed­ster, a 356 ‘art car’, 911L and even a Porsche trac­tor.

A live auc­tion of vin­tage hel­mets, hoods, deck lids and the whole side of an early 911, painted by lo­cal artists, col­lected an im­pres­sive $22,000 for lo­cal char­i­ties, in­clud­ing the Hous­ton Food Bank to con­tinue its breath­less sup­port of Hur­ri­cane Har­vey flood vic­tims. You can read more from the 2017 Te­jas Tr­eff­punkt in Michael Mel­drum’s ‘Liv­ing the Leg­end’ col­umn be­gin­ning on page 86.

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