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Blacktie & Tailpipes Gala

Jazz & Jaguars
Friday, July 8, 2016

#PVGP Blacktie and Tailpipes Gala by Matthew Little
OUR BLACKTIE & TAILPIPES GALA SWINGS WITH BENNY BENACK AND CELEBRATES JAGUAR AS OUR MARQUE!

 

Jazz & Jaguars Swing into Allegheny Country Club in Sewickley

A winding mile above the town of Sewickley, the first 18-hole golf course in Western Pennsylvania can be found. The site is Allegheny Country Club, a turn-of-the-century collection of rambling buildings dedicated to the leisure and pursuit of various sports. For the last 120 years Allegheny Country Club has maintained a tradition of excellence and is know for their outstanding facilities and services. The Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix is thrilled to bring our Black Tie Gala there in 2016.

Allegheny Country Club

Overlooking the golf course and tennis courts sits a sparkling white and green clubhouse. After World War I, Allegheny became the scene for several national golf and tennis tournaments, including the international Davis Cup Tennis Matches and USGA golf events.

The championship golf course was originally designed by Donald Ross. U.S. Women’s Amateur Golf Tournament in the fifties. In 1990, the U.S. Women’s Mid-Am Championship was held at Allegheny as was the 40th USGA Senior Women’s Amateur Championship in 2001.

Directions to Allegheny Country Club

Blacktie & Tailpipes logoEvening’s Schedule
Cocktails & Silent Auction: 6:30 PM
Dinner & Live Auction: 8:00 PM
Dessert and music: 9:30 PM
This event is a black-tie dress code. For the ladies; evening gowns or cocktail dresses

Early Discount Ends April 30, 2016
Single tickets:  $225 ($250 regular price)
Table of 10:  $2,150 ($2,250 regular price)

Register and Pay Online


The evening starts at 6:30 PM with cocktails and appetizers served in the lounge and on the patio. All the while, the manicured grounds will be transformed into a car show featuring all of the fantastic cars that our attendees bring that evening.

Opening remarks by WTAE’s Andrew Stockey at 8:00 PM in the ballroom followed by dinner and live auction.  The silent auction will be stocked with racing and automotive items from 6:30 – 8:00 PM.  After dinner desserts will be served on the patio and pool plaza where you can dance and mingle. The wonderful evening draws to a close at 11:00 – so we can all get up early and go to the PVGP’s Historic Races at Pitt-Race in the morning!

Benny BenackBenny Benack III and Jazz Trio
Trumpeter Benny Benack is a young jazz musician heavily rooted in the tradition, but with an eye to the future of the music and has quickly gained a reputation for being an incredibly versatile, fiery improvisor who lends superb technique and musicality to any setting. He has won every major jazz trumpet competition including the Carmine Caruso International Jazz Trumpet Soloist Competition (2011), International Trumpet Guild Jazz Competition (2011), and the National Trumpet Competition – Jazz Division (2012). Benny was a member of the Gibson- Baldwin Grammy Jazz Ensemble in 2008 and 2009, performing alongside Herbie Hancock, McCoy Tyner, Joe Lovano, Terence Blanchard, and Christian Scott.

 

 

 

Jake Zoller Hoechstetter Printing

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

 

 
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2016 Gala – Sponsorship Packages

Gala Committee

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

 

DSC_6009Maggie & John Schmotzer
Kim & Bart Buckley
Megan DePaul
Alice Easly
Melissa Harmon
Lisa Hrynda
Linda Liotus
April Mosites
Gigi Saladna
Jackie Schratz
Mary Ann Smialek
Peggy Snavely

 

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.

Simply Sisters Photography‘s Marsha Green does an amazing job of capturing the excitement and beauty of our Blacktie & Tailpipes Gala. View images from 2012, 2013 , 2014 and 2015 and purchase images .

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Bloomers Floral Studio
643 Allegheny Avenue
Oakmont, PA 15139

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