Sunday July 1, 2018
THE KICK-OFF RALLYE IS A FUN AND UNIQUE WAY TO PARTICIPATE IN THE PVGP
You don’t have to be a racer or have experience in a Rallye competition to help us kick off the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix. Any car enthusiast can register to participate in a fun, but competitive, mystery course that will test your driving, navigational and trivia skills through the Pittsburgh countryside. Following the Rallye, enjoy an after party at the South Park museum consisting of a privately catered meal, cold beer, soft drinks and awards. All for fun and the support of our charities!
The competition starts on Flagstaff Hill in Schenley Park – just pull up on the grass by the gazebo. Registration opens at 9:30 am and the Driver’s Meeting starts at 11:00 am. First car is off at 11:31 am and then cars leave every 60 seconds. Contestants finish the Rallye about 3 1/2 hours later at the South Park Fairgrounds finish line. No experience is necessary to participate in this fun day designed to help to raise funds for our charities.
Rallye Finish Moving to South Park
For 2018 we are moving the Rallye finish line party to South Park. This opens up an entirely new network of winding country roads for Bruce Gezon and his team to explore and plan routes. The starting point is at Flagstaff Hill in Schenley Park and the finish line will be at the South Park Fairgrounds.
The after-party will be privately catered party at the South Park Museum featuring ziti marinara, fried chicken, hot sausage, meat & cheese tray, tossed salad and macaroni salad. Includes lots of cold beer and soft drinks. Paul MacIntyre says “nobody goes home hungry!”
For details email Paul MacIntyre or phone him at 412 673-0998 (home).
The entry fee for a team of two is $75 and includes entry and meals for two people. Meals for any additional participants can be purchased for only $15 each. Click on the Showclix link below to register. Online registration closes at noon Saturday, June 30.
If you use Facebook, be sure and click the “JOIN” link to let us know you’re coming too!
Kick-Off Rallye Officials
Rallymaster – Bruce Gezon
Assistant Rallymaster – Rick Beatty
Rallye Chairman – Paul MacIntyre
Assistant Chairs – John Kerr and Pete Szymanski
2017 PVGP Results – PDF
Marco Morello and Tom Drnevich – 103 points
Christopher Gezon and Mike Landsberg – 104 points
Matthew Casebeer and Chris McGuigan – 105 points
2016 PVGP Results – PDF
Joe Shaginaw and Robert Iseman – 78 points
John Laslo and Dwayne Fieldler – 82 points
Mike Vallo and Alex Vallo – 128 points
2015 PVGP Result- PDF
Joseph and Karen Teplitz – 80 points (won tie breaker)
John Laslo and Dwayne Fieldler – 80 points
Robert Iseman and Joe Shaginaw – 80 points
2014 PVGP Results – PDF
Amber Back and Andrew Shafer- 52 points
Greg Joseph and John Williams- 56 points
Seth Hoffman and Katie Donaldson – 76 points
2013 PVGP Results – PDF
Cameron Baker and Stephen Gagne – 60 points
Lisa Bliss and Jill Pozzuto – 87 points
Greg Joseph and John Williams – 98 points
2012 Results – Excel
Amber Back & Andrew Shafer
Leo & Janette Basile
Paul & Laura Gonnella
Ted Sohier – WQED
Greg Joseph – The Clarks
John “JW” Williams – The Clarks
Whipping Boy – 105.9 The X (WXDX)
Hersch – Host of talkhotrods.com – see story
PVGP Rallye History
Truly unique to our Rallye is that it’s open to the public – the first 90 driver/navigator teams to sign up get to run in a timed race through the streets and neighborhoods of Pittsburgh and its suburbs. Come have fun, get lost or maybe even join the parade!
Rallyes, popular in Europe, are relatively little-known in American motorsports – that’s where we got the extra “e” on the end! A rallye master sets the course, which is designed to be completed at the posted speed limits. Then, a set of directions is drawn up for the participants. These directions can be simple or incredibly difficult clues. The key is to pass through all checkpoints on time – being late or early will penalize the driver a certain number of points. So, even of you speed, you still can lose. In true Grand Prix style, the finish line will hold a party and awards ceremony for the participants.