PVGP Association

The Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix is quite a unique vintage racing event. With 10 days of races, car shows and parties it is one of our country’s largest vintage races, but it’s the only one run through actual city streets – the way sports car racing began in the 1940s and 1950s.

We are proud to host one of western Pennsylvania’s premier events, one whose mission is to celebrate and honor our founding auto enthusiasts while simultaneously using this venue to benefit charity. Funds raised help to provide residential care, treatment and support for autistic and intellectual/developmental disabled individuals in western Pennsylvania.

The PVGP is synonymous with Schenley Park and racing through the beautiful park setting. Vintage racing at Schenley Park is the culmination of a 10-day Race Week highlighted by Historic Races at Pitt Race, numerous car shows, cruises, and a Blacktie Gala!

We want to thank everyone who makes this event possible; the drivers who share their appreciation of vintage motorsports, the army of volunteers who work all year to make the races and shows run successfully, and the cooperation of our city government to stage this world-class event throughout Pittsburgh.

Ladies and gentlemen…start your engines!

Board of Directors

James Dolan – Chairman
Christopher Zappa – Treasurer
Louis DePaul – Secretary
Dotti Bechtol
Guy Costa
Dr. Dwight Heron
Tom Rohrich
John Putzier
Gigi Saladna
William Schenck

Executive Committee

Bob Borgo – Race Director
Cathy Dernorsek – Volunteer Recruitment & General Security
John Gloninger – Patron Parking
Bill Haus – PVGP Historics
John Kerr – Clubhouse & Logistics
Sue MacIntyre – Merchandise
Ken Murin – Race Director
Bill Permar – Controller
Amy Rocini- Secretary & Merchandise Sales Personnel
Ted Sohier – Race Announcer & Public Relations
Bob Speer – Showside Director
Brian Urban – Assistant Race Director
Eric Zagrocki – Car Shows & Jet Center Party

Dan DelBianco – Executive Director

PVGP Operating Committee

Race Side
Kip Andreas – Registration
AJ Anselm – Pace Cars
Don Baker – Timing/Scoring
John Bechtol – Competition Committee
Corky Bennett – Course Radio Communications
Bob Borgo – Race Director/Pit & Paddock
J. Keith Cassidy – Security/Timing/Scoring
Mike Connolly – Competition Committee
Ray Dembowski – Flag/Communication
Jim & Kelly Gezo – Pit & Paddock
Bruce Gezon  – Rallye Master
Chris Granche – Assistant Race Director – Historics at Pitt Race
Karen Hanchett – Race Track Motorcycle Security
Bill Haus – Race Director – Historics at Pitt Race
Paula Hawthorne – Grid
Tait Hilbert – Co-Chief of Grid
Jeff Hutzelman – Timing & Scoring
Don Johnson- Race Control
Barry Kaplan – Safety Steward and Radios
Carey Lehew – Co-Chief of Grid
Vince Longo Jr. – Track Rides
Walt Matenkosky – Course Crew
Ken Murin – Race Director/Co-Chief of Paddock
J. Scott Rupert – Race Side & PVGP License Plates
Lenny Santora – Race Side
Debbie Saville – Race Side
Ted Sohier – Race Announcer
Steve Struebing – Co-Chief of Paddock
Brian Urban – Race Course Set-Up

Show Side
Dotti Bechtol – Tune-Up Event
Christopher Blackwell – Security
Ray Christner – Shuttle Bus Transportation
Ramona Corey – VIP Pavilion
Cathy Dernorsek – Volunteers/Event Security
Greg Farrell – Walnut Street Car Show Co-Chair
Ron George – American Car Show Co-Chair
Susan Gera – Public Relations & Jet Center Co-Chair
Tim Gilkey – Asian Car Show
John Gloninger – Patron Parking
Dorothy Gordon – Merakey/AVS Representative
Albert Heiles – Car Shows & Social Media
Scott Ishler – Porsche Club
John Kerr – Kick-Off Rallye & Clubhouse/Support Services
Jim Kinest – Corvette Marque of the Year
Jill Kummer – Patron Parking
Sean Kunkle – Cortile
Cliff Laschon – Pittsburgh Cars N Coffee
Rocco Lamanna – Vendor Village
Matthew Little – Official PVGP Photographer
Barbara Longstreth – Merchandise/Club House
Jerry Longstreth – Downtown Car Show
Paul MacIntyre – Kick-Off Rallye Co-Chair & Clubhouse
Sue MacIntyre – Merchandise Chair
John Malobicky – Porsche Club
Christopher Mannozzi – Downtown Car Show
Bernard Martin – Social Media Director/Cortile
Michael Meehan
Paul Miller – Car Show Registration
Jason Moka – Social Media/Cortile
Mark Morrow – American Car Show Co-Chair
Jim Neville – Alfa Romeo Club/Cortile
Bud  Osbourne – Countryside Tour
Bill Permar – Controller
Don Privett – Waterfront Car Cruise & Vendor Village
Ed Rice – Porsche Club
Amy Rocini – Merchandise Booth Staffing
Gigi Saladna – Media and Blacktie Gala
Andy Schor – Cortile, Audi Club and Jet Center Party
Mark Sheldon – European Car Show Chair
Reid Smith – Donation Stations
Bob Speer – Car Show Director and Executive Committee
Rich Spring – Car Shows
Dexter Stoltz – WPTA
Pete Szymanski – Clubhouse
Brenda Tenison  – Black-Tie Gala Chair
Jesse Torisky – Clubhouse & Golf Carts
Ron Vivian
Eugene Williams – Car Shows
Maralee Williams – Tune-Up Event Chair
Ken Wojnar – Car Shows
Manfred Woodall – Media
Eric Zagrocki – Jet Center