Das Treffen is where you’ll find the largest gathering of Porsches in SEA

Kimberley Ng
2023 - Das Treffen Thailand - CarBuyer Singapore - das treffen bangkok 2023

In its seventh year, Das Treffen 7 is its biggest edition yet, and we had the chance to get up close with these gems


Photos by Porsche, TopGear Singapore/Jay Tee, and CarBuyer Singapore

After a Saturday behind the wheel of the Cayenne E-Hybrid Platinum Edition in Ayutthaya, the time finally arrived for Das Treffen.

2023 - Das Treffen Thailand - CarBuyer Singapore - das treffen 2023

While most people would’ve made their usual pilgrimage to church on a Sunday, a group of petrol heads and myself headed to Impact Speed Park for a different kind of pilgrimage.

If you didn’t come from the previous story where we drove the Cayenne E-Hybrid Platinum Edition, Das Treffen is one of the largest annual gatherings for Porsche enthusiasts in Southeast Asia.

Held at a go-karting facility in the Pak Kret District of Nonthaburi, this year’s edition of Das Treffen held special significance, with the brand celebrating its 75th anniversary, the 60th anniversary of the seminal 911, and the 30th anniversary of the brand’s presence in Thailand.

2023 - Das Treffen Thailand - CarBuyer Singapore - das treffen 2023

To celebrate, the theme of this year’s gathering was ‘Dreams in Colours’, with shipping containers bearing the seven colours of the week in Thai culture on display.

Directly translating to ‘the meeting’ in German, Das Treffen is the brainchild of Sihabutr Xoomsai, or Tenn, to his friends. Having had a passion for the brand since he was a kid, the Bangkok-based film director decided to organise a casual get-together of Porsche cars and their owners in 2016.

2023 - Das Treffen Thailand - CarBuyer Singapore - das treffen 2023

Fast forward to 2023, Das Treffen is now in its seventh instalment. Being lucky number seven, it also marks the inaugural car gathering for a new auto journalist such as myself. 

2023 - Das Treffen Thailand - CarBuyer Singapore - das treffen 2023

Running about like a child on Christmas morning, we spotted gems like a classic 911 F-Series in Burgundy Red, and a 918 Spyder in Martini racing livery by the bright containers. 

Rare vintage models like an open-top 1958 356 Speedster were also on display, alongside other too-many to count vintage models in bright colours.

Kids weren’t left out either with a Kids Driving School for little ones to take part in their own mini circuit.

A gymkhana zone was also available for owners to flex their cars in a timed trial. Familiar faces like Thai automotive content creator spin9 even took on the challenge in his own all-electric Taycan. 

2023 - Das Treffen Thailand - CarBuyer Singapore - das treffen 2023
No garage queens here

As the sun set over Impact Speed Park, the festivities kicked up a gear with a DJ taking to the decks as owners lined up to get a picture in front of the brightly coloured containers.

2023 - Das Treffen Thailand - CarBuyer Singapore - das treffen 2023

Nightfall did not put a stop to the festivities for these enthusiasts as they continued to gather, their shared love of the German sports car brand carrying them into the night.

As Impact Speed Park was transformed into a land of smiles with devotees old and new coming together, Das Treffen is a testament to the spirit of Porsche and just how deep-rooted the love for it is in the Land of Smiles.

2023-Das-Treffen-Thailand-CarBuyer-Singapore-das treffen 2023

An endearing spirit on the ground, even the least car-conscious of us would not be able to walk out without being charmed. As far as first car meet-ups go, you could do far worse. These people love their Porsches, and it shows.


das treffen

About the Author

Kimberley Ng

The youngest and shortest of the CarBuyer Singapore bunch, Kimberley is the proud owner of a Volkswagen Golf GTI Mk1...diecast from Shuco. She runs the CarBuyer Singapore Tik Tok @carbuyersingapore. For unrelated purposes, her favourite song is Fast Car by Tracy Chapman. Special talents include impressions of famous rapper Lil' Jon. [email protected]/@kimmyk7

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

CarBuyer – Revolutionizing The Online Car Marketplace In Singapore

Buy Used And New Cars Online
Start your car buying journey with CarBuyer as we connect you seamlessly to the industry’s best CaseTrust-SVTA accredited car dealerships. As a one stop car online portal you can now buy your new ride, be it a pre-owned car or a brand new car from trusted dealers all over Singapore, all in one place. Our ever expanding listing of quality and covet-worthy cars, new and second hand, from both owners and trusted car dealers, will leave you spoilt for choice. Refine your search by vehicle type, registration year, price, mileage, engine type, transmission, annual depreciation value and more to find the car that best suits your needs, taste and lifestyle. You can even search for your car by dealer or directly by owner.

Sell Your Car In An Instant With Confidence
We all know how selling a car in Singapore can be a daunting task especially for a first time car seller; from trying to get a valuation for your car, finding a trusted dealer, to getting the best quote on your vehicle. CarBuyer understands the hassle and even the costs involved and have as such partnered with Huawei to develop a FIRST in Southeast Asia AI car valuation tool that is able to provide a car’s resale value at the snap of a finger. Backed with a consortium of trusted CaseTrust-SVTA accredited car dealers you can be assured that you are getting the best price for your vehicle and do not have to worry about any hidden costs.

The Ultimate Car Shopping Experience Online
CarBuyer platform is the first of its kind to be backed by Huawei’s Artificial Intelligence and cloud computing, enabling it to be able to offer users transparency and enhanced security, all with the one aim of enhancing customer experience. So come on over to buy and sell used cars online at the best prices at CarBuyer Singapore. Connect easily with dealers in real-time via our online video call feature, or schedule a test drive when you’re ready. Have some questions? Get them answered instantly with our chatbot moderated by our responsive team. Stay in the loop with our car-related tips, reviews and news. Learn the ins-and-outs of your car, as well as global and Singapore’s car updates at your own pace.