Tejas Treffpunkt a huge success in Texas
Event celebrating cars and art lifts hurricane-hit state
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.