Pete Olson - High Desert Region PCA President
Treffen is German for “gathering”, & that is what several hundred Porsche Club members did at Lake Tahoe during the three-day event Sep 8th – 10th.
These three-day gatherings are managed by National PCA, in conjunction with the local region where the event is being held. Treffens are purposely held in a different region of the country, each year, from where that year’s Parade is held. This strategy allows more Porsche Club members the ability to attend at least one of them.
2016: Parade (Jay Peak, Vermont) & 1 Treffen (Lake Tahoe, California).
2017: Parade (Spokane, Washington) & 2 Treffens (Austin, Texas)
(Ashville, North Carolina).
Grab one of these future opportunities if you can!
Logo of Treffen Porsche Club of America Lake Tahoe
The Resort at Squaw Creek Hotel provided spectacular views from the all of our glass front suites.
Resort at Squaw Creek Hotel, looking out over the Valley to the Mountains
Then, after a full day Thursday, the evening car show was held in The Village at Squaw Valley, with Porsches randomly parked among the shops. This provided an opportunity to socialize and enjoy outdoor refreshments & dinner.
Porsche Show Presentation at the Village at Squaw Valley
Friday morning provided the opportunity to take an early Porsche drive along the shores of Lake Tahoe, followed by being treated to a 2-hour boat cruise. Refreshments & a delicious casual buffet were served while we enjoyed the brilliant blue water and the mountains in the background.
Heading Down the Dock to the Lake Tahoe Cruise Boat
Moving right along… Saturday morning we were up at 4:15 AM for a bus ride to Reno to enjoy the Balloon races. Quite a site! Thousands of people were camped out overnight in order to see dozens of hot air balloons being inflated & lifting into the sky, shortly after dawn.
Reno Balloon Races – Up, Up & Away!
After that… off to the Reno National Auto Museum for lunch & a guided tour!
An Absolutely Fantastic Presentation of Autos at the National Automobile Museum
Saturday evening was the closing Treffen event with a spectacular gondola ride up the mountain, to the Village of Squaw Valley High Camp, site of the 1960 Winter Olympics. Once again, refreshments, along with a delicious buffet dinner. What a ride! What a view! What an evening!
The view out the window of the Gondola as we headed to the “Top of the Mountain” for dinner
Posing with new “Porsche Friends” at the top of the Mountain, Lake Tahoe in the background
So… after a fantastic Treffen, I reflected on the Porsche friends, that I once again visited with, & have gotten to know over the years. They are from all over the nation: Florida, Colorado, California, Idaho, Washington, Oregon, Texas, Minnesota, Nevada & Maryland.
Each year I look forward to seeing them again, along with meeting many new friends at the each National PCA event!
Enjoy your Porsche & Porsche Friends Even More!