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Kick-Off Rallye

Sunday July 3, 2016

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PVGP KICK-OFF RALLYE IS A FUN WAY TO SPEND THE FOURTH OF JULY WEEKEND

RallyeOur Kick-Off Rallye is truly the kick-off event of the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix as it occurs a week before our Race Week. It’s like an afternoon scavenger hunt on wheels. The route is  kept a secret until you are given your instructions that morning. Your score is determined by how close you can follow directions and stay within posted speed limits and reach the finish line. You also need to answer some trivia questions along the way. The lower your score the better. No experience is necessary, just have fun and help raise funds for our charities.

Schenley Park Visitor's Center

Our starting point – the Schenley Park Cafe

The 2016 Kick-off Rallye will once again begin at the Schenley Park Cafe and Visitor Center which is just across the street from Phipps Conservatory in Oakland – right on the same road where we will race two weeks later!

The driving portion of the Kick-Off Rallye starts at 11:30 am with cars leaving every 60 seconds. It takes 2-3 hours to complete the Rallye. The course you will take is a secret and instructions will be supplied during the driver’s meeting at 11:00 am. Here are the Kick-Off Rallye General Instructions that will help you better understand how the event works.

Skating RinkThe final destination for meals, drinks and awards, like the starting point, is in Schenley Park. The Post Rallye Party will be held in the banquet hall at the Schenley Park Ice Skating Rink. Located on Overlook Dr, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, overlooking the Boulevard of the Allies and Panther Hollow. The skating rink won’t be open but the building will host our awards and meal. The best part is that Hofbrauhaus is supplying the cold beer at no cost. Dinner will be BBQ style, hamburgers, fried chicken, potato salad and dessert.

Contact

For details email Paul MacIntyre or phone at 412 673-0998 (home).

Entry

The entry fee for a team of two is $75.00 (discounted to $60 until May 1). This includes entry and meals for two people.  Meals for any additional participants can be purchased for only $15 each  Register online today. You can also download a 2016 Kick-Off Rallye Form and pay with a check.

Register and Pay Online

If you use Facebook, be sure and click the “JOIN” link to let us know you’re coming too!  Don’t forget to check in on Foursquare and share your pictures when you finish the Rallye.


Past Results

 

Matt Little

A 3-Way Tie! The top three teams all finished with 80 points each. In the tiebreaker (from left to right) the 3rd place team is Robert Iseman and Joe Shaginaw, 2nd Place team is John Laslo and Dwayne Fieldler and 1st Place team is Karen and Joseph Teplitz

2015 PVGP Result- PDF

  1. Joseph and Karen Teplitz – 80 points (won tie breaker)
  2. John Laslo and Dwayne Fieldler – 80 points
  3. Robert Iseman and Joe Shaginaw – 80 points

2014 PVGP Results – PDF

  1. Amber Back and Andrew Shafer- 52 points
  2. Greg Joseph and John Williams- 56 points
  3. Seth Hoffman and Katie Donaldson – 76 points

2013 PVGP Results – PDF

  1. Cameron Baker and Stephen Gagne – 60 points
  2. Lisa Bliss and Jill Pozzuto – 87 points
  3. Greg Joseph and John Williams – 98 points

2012 Results – Excel

  1. Amber Back & Andrew Shafer
  2. Leo & Janette Basile
  3. Paul & Laura Gonnella

2011 Results

  1. Blevins
  2. Aaron Hmel/ J. Sickle
  3. A. Back/ A. Shafer

2010 Results

  1. Weinheimer/ Weinheimer
  2. Dawn and Phil Salerno
  3. Greg Joseph and John Williams

Celebrity Challenge

For a record 5th time the “Clarks” team of Greg Joseph and John Williams took home the Celebrity Challenge Championship.

 

Celebtrity Participants:

Ted Sohier – WQED
Greg Joseph – The Clarks
John “JW” Williams – The Clarks
Whipping Boy – 105.9 The X (WXDX)
Hersch – Host of talkhotrods.com – see story

PVGP Rallye History

  

Truly unique to our Rallye is that it’s open to the public – the first 90 driver/navigator teams to sign up get to run in a timed race through the streets and neighborhoods of Pittsburgh and its suburbs. Come have fun, get lost or maybe even join the parade!

Rallyes, popular in Europe, are relatively little-known in American motorsports – that’s where we got the extra “e” on the end! A rallye master sets the course, which is designed to be completed at the posted speed limits. Then, a set of directions is drawn up for the participants. These directions can be simple or incredibly difficult clues. The key is to pass through all checkpoints on time – being late or early will penalize the driver a certain number of points. So, even of you speed, you still can lose. In true Grand Prix style, the finish line will hold a party and awards ceremony for the participants.

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