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Blacktie & Tailpipes Gala

Friday, July 10, 2015

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#PVGP Blacktie and Tailpipes Gala by Matthew Little

Blacktie & Tailpipes logoWe are thrilled to return to South Hills Country Club for the 2015 edition of our Blacktie & Tailpipes Gala. We held the gala there in 2013 and the club pulled out all the stops for us. In typical Grand Prix style there will be drinks and hors-d’oeuvres served within the display of beautiful cars in front of the club.

Cocktails & Silent Auction: 7:00 PM
Dinner & Live Auction: 8:00 PM
Dessert and music by City Heat on the patio: 9:30 PM
This event is a black-tie dress code. For the ladies; evening gowns or cocktail dresses



Sorry – Event is Sold Out
Single tickets:  $250
Tables of 10:    $2,250 ($225 each)

The evening starts at 7:00 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.

South Hills Country ClubOpening 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 7:00 – 8:00 PM.  After dinner desserts will be served on the patio and pool plaza where you can dance to the sounds of City Heat. 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!

Our event at Longue Vue Club last year was another roaring success, read about it in Whirl Magazine and the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

City Heat LogoA powerful 8 piece party band, City Heat was created by John Parker in the 90’s, the band City Heat has maintained the same personnel lineup in the Pittsburgh area for over a decade. City Heat’s full band configuration includes 2 male and 2 female lead vocalists, who with all that vocal range can cover a large compilation of musical styles. City Heat keeps every event fresh with enthusiasm and energy that is an integral part of every performance!

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



If you are interested in becoming a sponsor please contact Dan DelBianco at 412 559-3500.
2015 Gala – Sponsorship – PDF

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_4581Maggie & John Schmotzer
Donna Baran
Kim & Bart Buckley
Megan Schmotzer DePaul
Melissa Schmotzer Harmon
Lisa Hrynda
Linda Liotus
April Mosites
Gigi Saladna
Jackie Schratz
Mary Ann Smialek
Peggy Snavely

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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 and 2014 and purchase online.

SONY DSCFlowers by:
Bloomers Floral Studio
643 Allegheny Avenue
Oakmont, PA 15139