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“Passport to Elegance” Jet Center Party

Thursday, July 12, 2018   6:00 – 10:00 PM

B-25 Panchito at Voyager Jet Center - Passport to Elegance by Matthew Little #PVGP

This luxury bash held at the Voyager Jet Center at the Allegheny County Airport hosts the crème de la crème in people, cars, airplanes and international experiences. The soiree will once again be held in the unique venue of the 18,000 square foot airplane hangar and combines everything the discerning party-goer is looking for.

Don your own interpretation of chic jet-setter party fashion for a balmy July Pittsburgh night. We can’t wait to see your style! Check out our photo gallery to see what attendees wore last year and get a sneak peek of what’s in store this year, but with many new surprises and additions!

Mingle with the best amongst rare and exotic vintage cars and airplanes while you experience palette-pleasing internationally-inspired culinary delights and wine pairings and enjoy live music and entertainment with a Brazilian Jazz beat by vocalist extraordinaire Kenia.


Get Tickets

Single Ticket: $375
Package of 10 Tickets: $3,250
Combo ticket – Jet Center and Black Tie Gala: $499 (expires April 30)

Flight Plan

6:00 pm  Passed Hors d’ oeuvres & Open Bar
6:30 pm  Food Stations and Wine Tasting
7:00 pm  Kenia Performance
7:30 pm  Pastries Served
8:30 pm   Kenia Performance
10:00 pm   Event Concludes

This event boasts the crème de la crème in people, cars, airplanes and experiences, no tuxedos or formal gowns needed. Don your own interpretation of chic jet-setter party fashion for a balmy July Pittsburgh night. We can’t wait to see your style! Check out our photo gallery to see what attendees wore last year.

“I love the beauty of vintage cars, especially ones from the ’50s and ’60; and this event easily rivals the one out in California’s Monterey Bay.” –  BOBBY RAHAL, former Indianapolis 500 winning race driver and special guest at the inaugural Passport to Elegance party in 2017.


B-17 Yankee Lady to Land at PVGP in 2018

The Boeing B-17 Yankee Lady will be our featured plane in 2018. Come tour this “Flying Fortress” – a four-engine heavy bomber aircraft developed in the 1930′s for the United States Army Air Corps. From its introduction in 1938, the B-17 Flying Fortress evolved through numerous design advances. The B-17 was primarily employed by the U.S.A.F. and was given the task of destroying enemy war facilities through precision strategic bombardment during World War II. The Flying Fortress quickly proved to be a strategic weapon as a potent, high-flying, long-range bomber. The B-17 secured itself as an effective weapons system by dropping more bombs than any other U.S. aircraft throughout WWII. The Yankee Lady was restored and is currently maintained by the Yankee Air Museum in Belleville Michigan.

 International Taste Sensation

Our menu promises to be an international taste sensation. Rania Harris and her culinary team will take you on a journey around the globe while wine educators from Palate Partners School of Wine & Spirits will explain and conduct tastings of the Dreadnaught wines expertly paired with each station. The open bar will feature top shelf cocktails and beer from Helltown Brewery.

Passed Hors d’oeuvres
Roasted Pork and Sauerkraut in Filo
Smoked Salmon and Creme Cheese Cucumber Bites
Caprese Salad on a Stick

Tuscan Station
Italian Wine Tasting
Imported & Domestic Cheese with Seasonal Fruit
Prosciutto, Sopressata & Genoa Salami
Cascading Vegetables and Fruits with Dip
Rustic Tuscan Breads, Flat Breads and Crackers with Jam
Marinated Eggplant and Roasted Red Peppers with Manouri Cheese Laced with Balsamic Syrup
Crostini Bar with Salsa Di Parmigiana and Bruschetta
Tortellini Salad with Pesto and Sundried Tomatoes

German Station
German Wine Tasting
Grilled German Sausages and Mustards
Caramelized Onion, Gruyere and Bacon Tarts
German Potato Salad
Hot Bavarian Pretzels with Mustard

California Station
California Wine Tasting
Jumbo Lump Crabcakes with Avocado Cream Drizzle
Roasted Tenderloin Sliced Beef with Silverdollar Rolls & Horseradish Sauce
Broccoli Cobb Salad

International Desserts
Italian Cannoli and Tiramisu Squares
German Chocolate Cakes and Apple Streusel Bars
French Pistachio Frangipan Barquettes and Lemon Raspberry Tartlets

The Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix’s Passport to Elegance is designed by LUXE Creative, a Pittsburgh-based design agency working in the worlds of live music, the arts, large scale events, fashion and interiors.

Directions to and Parking Information at Voyager Jet Center

PLEASE NOTE:  Access to the Voyager Jet Center facility is from the west side gate entrance to the airport from Route 885 (Lebanon Road)  Do NOT go to the main terminal entrance of Allegheny County Airport on Lebanon Church Road.  Look for the Passport to Elegance sign and County Police who will be staffing the entrance.   Please follow the directions of the PVGP parking volunteers.

The GPS address is:
1901 Lebanon Road
West Mifflin, PA 15122


Detailed Directions

A special thanks to Presenting Sponsor UBS Walnut Wealth Management Group for their recognition of and desire to once again be associated with this first-class event for the second year!There are currently limited opportunities available for event sponsorship that includes event tickets and logo placement on signage. But don’t wait long if you would like to be associated and involved with sponsorship of this event.  For more information on sponsorship and display opportunities and the amenities available within the many package levels, refer to  2018 PVGP Passport to Elegance Sponsorship or contact Dan DelBianco.


Please contact Event Chairs, Eric Zagrocki and Susan Gera if you have any questions or would like to get involved on the 2018 committee.

If you have a vintage airplane or rare vehicle that you would like considered to be on display at this unique event or know of such, please send a description and photo of your plane or vehicle to with the subject Jet Center Party display consideration.