Inaugural ‘TejasTreffen’ Porsche event set for November 2016
TejasTreffen, the brainchild of Porsche collectors and enthusiast quartet, Antonio Kawage, Michael Meldrium, Rudy Mancinas and Neil Meissner, has announced its first event will be held on Saturday 19 November 2016.
Hosted at Spring Street Studios in Houston, Texas, the meet (expected to become an annual event) is planned to cater for both classic and current Porsche enthusiasts, all while raising money for Snowdrop Foundation.
A generous portion of the proceeds from the new event will be donated to the Houston-based charity that provides college scholarships for paediatric cancer patients and childhood cancer survivors while also raising awareness and funding for research into child cancer cures.
“We’re so honored to be asked to benefit from TejasTreffen,” said Kevin Kline, President and Co-Founder of Snowdrop Foundation. “The proceeds raised will help Snowdrop Foundation fulfil our mission and hopefully get us to a cure for childhood cancer faster than a 911 Turbo S.”
In a similar vein to Patrick Long’s Luftgekühlt show, TejasTreffen will bring together Porsches of all flavours (from Concours winners to full-blown Outlaws), with up to 80 cars planned for display outside the Spring Street Studios.
Inside the studio’s halls, the Porsche line-up will take enthusiasts from the 356 and early 911s, right through the Transaxle era to the later water-cooled cars with the automotive displays combined with food, drink and art designed to “tantalise the senses”.
If some of the names involved in the organisation of TejasTreffen sound familiar, they should do. Rudy Mancinas’ incredible collection of colourful 964s and 993s starred in this video from eGarage while Michael Meldrum regularly stars in Total 911’s Living the Legend section with his eclectic Porsche 911 selection.
And what’s in the name? Organiser and event partner, Kawage explains: “TejasTreffen is the marriage of two words. ‘Tejas’ was the Native American spelling for ‘Texas’. ‘Treffen’ is the German word for reunion. Given the rich culture in Texas and the German roots of the Porsche brand, our name aims to represent a gathering of people, art and cars in a culturally rich land.”
For more information on the inaugural TejasTreffen, to buy tickets or to pre-register your Porsche for display, head to the event’s website now.