Wednesday, July 13, 2016 6:00 – 9:00 PM
Wednesday night of Race Week is time to get tune-up for the weekend’s races in Schenley Park. We have the ideal event to get you ready – the Grand Prix’s 10th annual Tune-Up, sponsored by Metz-Lewis, starts inside Atria’s at PNC Park and spills out onto the sidewalks, on Federal Street and across the entire Roberto Clemente (Sixth Street) Bridge towards downtown with race and show cars on display.
The Tune-Up is a must see event highlighted by a display of historic and vintage race cars in front of Atria’s. The beautiful Pittsburgh skyline enhances the beauty of 150 cars on the Clemente bridge.
The best part is that you can participate in the evening’s car show. When you buy your tickets on-line you can also purchase a reserved space on the bridge to display your special car.
Kate Benz of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review selected it as one of the Best Parties and summed it up best saying “the summer staple underwent a brilliant transformation this year thanks to a decision to move the festivities from its former location Downtown to the area in front of Atria’s at PNC Park on the North Side. There, the streets had been closed off, including the Sixth Street Bridge, much to the delight of a crowd that swelled by the minute.”
Many thanks to our sponsor Metz Lewis Brodman Must O’Keefe, our Tune-Up committee, PVGP volunteers, the City of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County for helping us put together a grand event in 2015. $23,800 was raised for our charities from this single night event!
To help make the move-in easier we have made a few changes this year – all cars parking on the bridge will enter from the downtown side of the 6th Street Bridge and all cars invited into the Race Car Corral on Federal Street will enter from the PNC Park side of the Bridge. No cars will be allowed to enter the 6th Street bridge or Federal Street until 6:00 pm – sorry, no exceptions.
Tickets are $40 per person and include admittance into Atria’s VIP Lounge and two complimentary drinks, a VIP lanyard and $10 in Chinese Auction Tickets. Atria’s is preparing a special menu of racing related appetizers, Grab ‘n Go sandwiches and entrees that will be prepared quickly and discounted for our guests. The entire restaurant at Atria’s is reserved for our event – you must purchase a ticket to enter. This event raises money for charity so you are not able to park on the bridge or the Car Corral or to enter Atria’s restaurant or sidewalk without purchasing tickets.
Tickets can be purchased in two different ways:
- Tune-Up Party tickets without parking in the Bridge Car Show. Individual tickets are $40 each and can be purchased HERE
- If you wish to participate in the Bridge Car Show it is $100 for a reserved parking spot plus you receive 2 tickets to the Tune-Up Party valued at $40 each. For 3 guests it would be $140 and 4 guests would be $175. Purchase HERE
This is an exclusive party held in downtown Pittsburgh a few days before our vintage races in Schenley Park. Come meet the racers, see their cars up close and mingle with the fast crowd! Thanks to Atria’s Restaurant and Tavern for hosting our event.
Atria’s Restaurant & Tavern at PNC Park, 103 Federal Street, Pittsburgh PA 15212 (412) 325-0550
Dotti & John Bechtol
Joe & Rosemary Mendel
The Tune-Up Pitt-Crew
We want to thank our individuals and sponsor organizations:
Matt Little is the Official PVGP Photographer. He has a talent for seeing cars in a unique way. Take a look at his incredible photography on his website and purchase images for your collection. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the PVGP charities