Category: Press Releases

Legends of Schenley Park

  Contact: Daniel DelBianco, Executive Director delbianco@pvgp.org cell 412 559-3500 Susan Gera, Media media@pvgp.org cell 724 396-9372 The Legends of Schenley Park A dream born of the pursuit of racing and altruism June 30, 2017 Pittsburgh, PA – Every July in Schenley Park, pennants flutter and the sounds of a once peaceful city park come alive with […]

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Alan Patterson – PVGP Racer, Founder and Ambassador Passes Away

  July 1, 2017 – PVGP founder Alan Patterson passed away on Friday, June 30. Alan was a vintage racing legend and served as our first race director in 1983, and the organization’s first meetings were held in his Shadyside garage. Alan Patterson raced vintage sports cars at some of the most prestigious tracks in the […]

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2017 PVGP General Press Release

Contact: Daniel DelBianco, Executive Director delbianco@pvgp.org cell 412 559-3500 Susan Gera, Media media@pvgp.org cell 724 396-9372  PITTSBURGH VINTAGE GRAND PRIX TO CELEBRATE ITS 35TH ANNIVERSARY               Pittsburgh, PA. – (June 21, 2017) The Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix, one of the nation’s premier races for cars of yesteryear, will celebrate its 35th anniversary when the 10-day […]

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Jim “Rocky” Farrar, Beloved Volunteer, Passes Away

November 30, 2016 – The Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix family is deeply saddened to announce that Jim Farrar suffered a heart attack and died at his home on Friday, October 28. Known as “Rocky” by his family, friends and the eastern US motorsport community he was the heart and soul of our volunteers. Rocky was wonderful and caring […]

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2016 PVGP Takes a Victory Lap

Sponsors, partners and volunteers gathered last night at the Hofbrauhaus on the South Side to take a victory lap. 125 people were on hand to toast our 34th year. The staff at the Hofbräuhaus did an excellent job with the buffet and kept the cold beers coming. Our charity Ambassadors were presented plaques and we sincerely […]

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2016 Grand Marshal Anatoly “Toly” Arutunoff

May 9, 2016 – Long time racer, bon vivant, and super car enthusiast Toly (Anatoly) Arutunoff is a 60+ year SCCA member, an H-Production national champion. He competed in the Targa Florio, Sebring, Daytona, as well as the legendary Cannonball Run. He’s written two books about his fascinating days racing around the world. He also […]

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Janis Joplin’s Porsche 356 Coming to 2015 Pittsburgh

The 2015 Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix is proud to announce a very special car on display at this summer’s event – the Janis Joplin Porsche 356! Direct from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, This iconic 1965 Porsche in its famous psychedelic livery is made possible by the Allegheny Region Porsche Club of America […]

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Greater Pittsburgh Automobile Dealers Foundation Becomes Our New Presenting Sponsor

  May 28, 2014 – Pittsburgh, PA For Immediate Release The Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix Association is pleased to announce that the Greater Pittsburgh Automobile Dealers Foundation (GPADF) is the new Presenting Sponsor of the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix. The GPADF is the independent philanthropic arm of the Greater Pittsburgh Automobile Dealers Association (GPADA). Dan DelBianco, […]

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Grand Prix Elects Two New Board Members

February 24, 2014 – The Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix Association’s Board of Directors elected two new members on January 29, 2014. We would like to welcome Dotti Bechtol and Maggie Schmotzer to our organization. PVGP chairman George Jacoby stated that “each of these women have been an important part of the Grand Prix’s recent success […]

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Mike Connolly Wins Dewey Dellinger Award

The Grand Prix’s own Mike Connolly was awarded the prestigious Dewey Dellinger award in Denver on November 10th. Mike has been a PVGP volunteer since the beginning. He has served on our Board of Directors, our Executive Committee and was also the President of the Executive Committee. Mike was the Race Director for decades and is still […]

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