Fact: all generations of Porsche 911 are good, but the 964 is epic, and anything air-cooled offers a brilliant sound and driving experience that can’t be replicated with a water-cooled model. As it turns out many people agree with my wisdom, and they gather each year in Houston for an event called TejasTreffPunkt to admire these wonderful rear- (and sometimes mid-) engined automobiles.
Founders Antonio Kawage, Michael Meldrum, Rudy Mancinas, and Niels Meissner created this event as a feature of all things Porsche with a side of really cool art.
This gathering of motorists and art lovers alike is hosted in the Spring Street Station, benefitting the Houston Food Bank (supporting the Hurricane Harvey relief efforts) and the Snowdrop Foundation. I missed out on a lucha libre match held during the later afternoon, but I hear it was awesome.
Hundreds of Porsches showed up from all over the country, and tons of casual visitors and enthusiasts took part in admiring all the fine selection. Everything from 964 to 993 and back to older 356 and 911 Classic models were represented. The first restoration from a recently featured shop in California turned up to please the crowd, an RWB 993 also popped by, and a pair of Carrera GTs graced us with their presence. Stef may also appreciate a certain tractor on display inside the gallery.
I rode into Houston for the afternoon with a pack of nut jobs who not only hoon their older Porsches on a regular basis, but do so while storming beaten backroads, fording streams, and accidentally hitting the occasional slow-moving cow.
With camera in-hand, I captured a few shots of these wonderful machines, and thought a Monday could be greatly improved by sharing a few.