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Black Tie & Tailpipes Gala

Friday, July 6, 2018 from 6:30- 11:00 pm at the Fox Chapel Golf Club

Vintage Grand Prix Blacktie & Tailpipes Gala - Marsha Green 2017 #PVGP Pittsburgh Field Club


Join us at the Fox Chapel Golf Club for the 2018 Black Tie & Tailpipes Gala and celebrate the start of Race Week in style. The manicured grounds are transformed into an exquisite car show as our guests bring out their finest automobiles. Dance the night away in the beautifully remodeled clubhouse to one of Pittsburgh’s hottest bands, No Bad Juju. This formal event is a must for any auto enthusiast who enjoys fine cars, dining, dancing and great company all for the benefit of our deserving charities.

Evening’s Schedule

  • 6:30 pm:          Cocktails, Appetizers & Silent Auction Open
  • 7:30 pm:          Opening Remarks by WTAE’s Andrew Stockey & Dinner
  • 9:00 pm:          Live Auction, Dessert & Dancing in Ballroom to “No Bad JuJu”
  • 11:00 pm:        Gala Concludes


  • Single Ticket: $275
  • Table of 8: $2,000 ($250 each)
  • Table of 10: $2,400 ($240 each)
  • Combo Ticket: 1 Blacktie Gala Ticket and 1 Jet Center Party Ticket for $550



No Bad JuJu is a dynamic 8-piece powerhouse featuring two lead vocalists/instrumentalists backed by a driving rhythm and horn section. NBJJ blends an eclectic mix of music encompassing classic R&B and rock and cutting edge contemporary into their signature style. They captivate a discerning listening audience while still kicking out high-energy dance music. With a hand picked ensemble of the area’s top talent, the bands’ collective experience ranges from The Rock N Roll Hall of Fame to Broadway, with most members having recorded and/or performed with top name national and international acts. NBJJ has established itself as one of the regions hottest and most popular acts. Performances include numerous high profile festivals, concert venues, as well as extensive clubs as a headliner and opener for national acts.

Dress Code for this event is black tie, evening gown or cocktail dress.

Jake Zoller Hoechstetter Printing

Many thanks to our Sponsors, especially Jake Zoller and his great staff at RR Donnelley – Pittsburgh. They sponsor the Gala and print our fabulous posters and race programs!
RR Donnelley Pittsburgh






2018 PVGP Gala – Sponsorship – PDF

Gala Committee

We’re gearing up for another fabulous event and a big thank you goes to our Committee. We welcome Brenda Tenison and Molly Schmotzer to the committee and invite anyone who wants to join the team – if you are interested in learning more or contributing an auction prize please email Maggie Schmotzer.

Maggie & John Schmotzer
Alice Brannigan
Kim & Bart Buckley
Megan DePaul
Alice Easly
Melissa Harmon
Lisa Hrynda
April Mosites
Gigi Saladna
Molly Schmotzer
Peggy Snavely
Brenda Tenison


A Portion of Your Gala Ticket is Tax Deductible The PVGP is a 501 (c) (3) organization and any direct donations can be deductible. Any value you receive from a fee paid for a particular event must be subtracted from the ticket cost. For the Black Tie & Tailpipes event the fair market value of the dinner and entertainment is $125.00. You may be able  to deduct the remaining cost you paid per ticket.



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