Updated 10/20/20 – With the cancelation of our July Race Week events due to the pandemic, the PVGP encouraged everyone to get out on the road in the safety of their own cars to help raise funds for our charities. We are excited to announce that they have done just that – raising $57,010 so far!
We applaud our racers, volunteers, car club partners and participants who are making incredible efforts to raise funds for our charities this year. From staging events to donating their 2020 registration fees, the response has been overwhelming.
“With no Race Week events to raise funds for our charities every dollar donated is important. It’s also vital to carry out our organizational mission of charity. I’m so proud of everyone for organizing and participating in these wonderful events”, said Dan DelBianco, PVGP executive director.
The Allegheny Region Porsche Club has raised $6,4155 with Parade Laps in Schenley Park on our normally scheduled Race Day on Sunday, July 26, and several driving tours. Many thanks to Ed Rice for taking the initiative and creating an event that captured the true spirit of the PVGP.
|2020 PVGP Driving Event Calendar|
|Racer Donations from 2020 Entry Fees||July||$10,450|
|General Donations thru PVGP website||Ongoing||link||$1,815|
|Donations in Honor of PVGP Volunteer Les Walter||Ongoing||$450|
|PVGP Facebook Fundraiser by Matt Little||Ongoing||link||$915|
|Mercedes-Benz Club – Matching Funds||Ongoing||link||$2,555|
|Corvette Club Caravan Challenge & MOY Donations||Saturday, May 30||link||$1,448|
|Rolls Royce Club Party||Saturday, June 27||link||$1,400|
|Pitt Birds Thunderbird Club Donations||Saturday, July 5||link||$1,590|
|ALFISTI Alfa Romeo Club – Over the River Tour||Saturday, July 11||link||$1,000|
|Walnut Street Car Show Donations||Monday, July 20||link||$5,800|
|Countryside Tour to Jamison Farm||Thursday, July 23||link||$2,030|
|Greater Pittsburgh Mustang Club Orange Belt Tour||July 25/26 Weekend||link||$2,137|
|Motorbike Countryside Tour – Matched by Dollar Bank||Saturday, July 25||link||$890|
|West Penn Miata Club Rallye||Saturday, July 25||link||$800|
|Porsche Club Raceday Parade Laps and Driving Tours||Sunday, July 26||link||$6,100|
|Test & Tune at Nelson Ledges||Tuesday, August 11||link||$1,150|
|BMW Club Tours and Events||Ongoing||$1,025|
|3 Rivers Region Model A Restorers Club||Saturday, August 29||link||$465|
|Bentley Pittsburgh Car Show||Saturday, September 19||link||$7,950|
|Terri Hohmann Glass Art Auction at Bentley Car Show||Saturday, September 19||link||$3,530|
|Vintage Motorbike Backroads Fall Tour||Saturday, September 19||link||$310|
|Little Miss Cookie Squad Fundraiser||July/August||$1,200|
|Mercedes-Benz Club – Moraine State Park Drive for Charity||Saturday, October 3||link||$1,000|
|WPTA “Caution, Curves Ahead” Driving Tour & Poker Run||Saturday, October 24||link|
|Greater Pittsburgh MG Club||Ongoing||$1,000|
|Total to Date||$57,010|
If your club is interested in hosting an event this year to benefit our charities please let us know and we can assist with Driving Tour routes, promotions, and volunteers. Email the PVGP.
Please help support the PVGP charities: the Autism Society of Pittsburgh and Merakey Allegheny Valley School. The Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix Association is a 501 c 3 non-profit charity with the purpose of staging a world-class event in order to raise funds for individuals in the Pittsburgh region with autism and intellectual and developmental disabilities. To date, the PVGP has donated $5.8 million to these wonderful local charities. Your generous donations keep our event running at top speed and help our cause. Donate today!
Most PVGP fans are familiar with the Latin term “Carpe Diem” meaning “Seize the Day”. Here at the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix, we are glad to be a part of Dwight Knowlton’s Carpe Viam! Seize the Road theme. Dwight is the artist who created the PVGP poster in 2015 and again this year for the Corvette Marque.
According to Dwight, “the two words “Carpe Viam!” say a lot. Literally, Carpe Viam means “seize the road”. So for a car fan, it means “enjoy the exhaust note as you grip the wheel and blast through a curve.” The theme is important for the viable future of vintage cars and vintage racing.
As we all work our way through this pandemic, one of the safest auto-related activities we can do is to get into our cars and seize the road – take a tour through the countryside with a small group of like-minded individuals.
According to Dan DelBianco, PVGP Executive Director, “we share Dwight’s enthusiasm for driving cars of all ages – and during this pandemic, we believe that Carpe Viam is the proper theme to enjoy your car and still be a part of the larger PVGP community.”[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]