This Texas Event Has An Absurd Name But It Means Air-Cooled Porsche Heaven

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.

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One attendee from Austin made sure his daughter started her Porsche habit early.
One attendee from Austin made sure his daughter started her Porsche habit early.

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.

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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.

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HEY STEF!!
HEY STEF!!
Illustration for article titled This Texas Event Has An Absurd Name But It Means Air-Cooled Porsche Heaven
Illustration for article titled This Texas Event Has An Absurd Name But It Means Air-Cooled Porsche Heaven
Fair warning.
Fair warning.
Illustration for article titled This Texas Event Has An Absurd Name But It Means Air-Cooled Porsche Heaven
Artists pained these Gringo helmets, and auctioned them off for charity.
Artists pained these Gringo helmets, and auctioned them off for charity.
I may have lost my shit when I saw this one. The RS 2.7 Lightweight.
I may have lost my shit when I saw this one. The RS 2.7 Lightweight.
Minty fresh!
Minty fresh!
Song 1, the first Porsche 911 Reimagined by Singer.
Song 1, the first Porsche 911 Reimagined by Singer.
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Tons of people ignored this one, not knowing how special it is.
Tons of people ignored this one, not knowing how special it is.
Illustration for article titled This Texas Event Has An Absurd Name But It Means Air-Cooled Porsche Heaven
Shaken, not stirred.
Shaken, not stirred.
Illustration for article titled This Texas Event Has An Absurd Name But It Means Air-Cooled Porsche Heaven
Illustration for article titled This Texas Event Has An Absurd Name But It Means Air-Cooled Porsche Heaven
Illustration for article titled This Texas Event Has An Absurd Name But It Means Air-Cooled Porsche Heaven
Illustration for article titled This Texas Event Has An Absurd Name But It Means Air-Cooled Porsche Heaven
Illustration for article titled This Texas Event Has An Absurd Name But It Means Air-Cooled Porsche Heaven
Illustration for article titled This Texas Event Has An Absurd Name But It Means Air-Cooled Porsche Heaven
Illustration for article titled This Texas Event Has An Absurd Name But It Means Air-Cooled Porsche Heaven
Fresh from running in the 8 Hours of California, and #jalopnikbump-graced team GMG Racing made a contribution.
Fresh from running in the 8 Hours of California, and #jalopnikbump-graced team GMG Racing made a contribution.
Illustration for article titled This Texas Event Has An Absurd Name But It Means Air-Cooled Porsche Heaven
Illustration for article titled This Texas Event Has An Absurd Name But It Means Air-Cooled Porsche Heaven
Illustration for article titled This Texas Event Has An Absurd Name But It Means Air-Cooled Porsche Heaven
Illustration for article titled This Texas Event Has An Absurd Name But It Means Air-Cooled Porsche Heaven
Even an RWB showed up.
Even an RWB showed up.
Illustration for article titled This Texas Event Has An Absurd Name But It Means Air-Cooled Porsche Heaven
Illustration for article titled This Texas Event Has An Absurd Name But It Means Air-Cooled Porsche Heaven
Illustration for article titled This Texas Event Has An Absurd Name But It Means Air-Cooled Porsche Heaven
Illustration for article titled This Texas Event Has An Absurd Name But It Means Air-Cooled Porsche Heaven
Illustration for article titled This Texas Event Has An Absurd Name But It Means Air-Cooled Porsche Heaven
Illustration for article titled This Texas Event Has An Absurd Name But It Means Air-Cooled Porsche Heaven
Illustration for article titled This Texas Event Has An Absurd Name But It Means Air-Cooled Porsche Heaven
Illustration for article titled This Texas Event Has An Absurd Name But It Means Air-Cooled Porsche Heaven
Illustration for article titled This Texas Event Has An Absurd Name But It Means Air-Cooled Porsche Heaven
Very practical.
Very practical.
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Anyone know what color this is? I think I saw a Macan in the same shade recently.