The Greater Pittsburgh Automobile Dealers Foundation (GPADF) is the Presenting Sponsor of the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix. The GPADF is the independent philanthropic arm of the Greater Pittsburgh Automobile Dealers Association. In their two years of title sponsorship they have helped us set all-time records for our charitable donations.
The “Red Carpet” event has been changed to “Dancing with the Cars” and the price has been reduced from $250 to $125. This is to enable more people to enjoy a wonderful evening of cars, dancing and charity. This is the Preview of the 2017 Pittsburgh International Auto Show – a chance to see the latest models before the show opens to the public.
At 7:30 pm that night the year end check will be presented to our charities on the main Ford Stage. This is an exciting moment as our Charity Ambassadors and over 100 members from the Autism Society and Allegheny Valley School will be on hand to accept the check. Hundreds of Grand Prix volunteers, supporters and fans will be there too! Witness the charity check presentation at 7:30 to see if we can break the $400,000 donation set last year. Get your photo taken with the giant check!
Enjoy complimentary valet parking, two bands, savory strolling dinner and dancing among the latest new cars and trucks on display at the auto show. Proceeds benefit the PVGP Charities helping provide residential care, treatment and support of individuals with autism and with intellectual and developmental disabilities in the Pittsburgh region through the Autism Society of Pittsburgh and Allegheny Valley School.
DANCING WITH THE CARS CHARITY PREVIEW
Pittsburgh International Car Show
David L. Lawrence Convention Center
1000 Fort Duquesne Blvd – Pittsburgh, PA 15222
SCHEDULE – THURSDAY FEBRUARY 16, 2017
6:00PM – Ribbon Cutting – Magic Moments Band
6:30PM – 8:30PM – Strolling Dinner Stations
7:30PM – Check Presentation to PVGP Charities
8:00PM – 11:00PM – Dessert Bar & Dancing to Redline!
Attire: “Dress for Fun!” Come straight from work in business casual, suit & tie, or cocktail attire! Must be 21 or older.
- 1 Admission to the Charity Preview of the Pittsburgh Auto Show
- Complimentary Valet Parking
- Champagne Cocktail Reception
- Strolling Dinner Stations and Dessert Bar
- Live Entertainment – Two bands!
- Purchase Price is Tax-Deductible
VIP Tables are available for $1,500. They include 10 tickets and your own reserved table for the evening.
You can also pay by check payable to Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix and mailing to: 1000 Gamma Drive, Suite 106, Pittsburgh PA 15238.
It’s More Fun When You Stay Over!
Reserve a room at the Westin Convention Center Pittsburgh conveniently connected to the David L Lawrence Convention Center by skywalk. A special rate of $117 plus tax is available. Call 412.281.3700, ask for in-house reservations and mention the Auto Show Room Block. Rooms must be reserved by 01/06/17.
About The Greater Pittsburgh Automobile Dealers Foundation and GPADA
The Greater Pittsburgh Automobile Dealers Foundation is the independent, philanthropic arm of the Greater Pittsburgh Automobile Dealers Association. It was formed to raise and distribute funds for the support of, and contributions to, charitable organizations. Funds are raised through sponsorship of the Pittsburgh International Auto Show’ “Dancing with the Cars” and other fund-raising events held throughout the year.
Dan DelBianco, Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix Executive Director, said, “The GPADA has always been supportive of our event with its local dealers and manufacturers representing the single largest sponsor segment. The combination of GPADA and its Foundation, with our 100,000+ attendees and enthusiastic volunteers, makes this an ideal fit for each organization.”
GPADA is a metro dealer association representing over 200 franchised automobile and truck dealers and related industries in Western Pennsylvania. Dealer members are primarily engaged in the retail sales of new and used motor vehicles as well as automotive service, repair and parts sales. Associate Members include banks, finance companies, radio and television stations, newspapers, aftermarket services and other companies related to the automotive industry. GPADA, founded in 1924 as a non-profit organization, encourages and promotes trade and commerce by providing and supporting various services, educational and training programs.