Blacktie & Tailpipes Gala

Saturday, July 13, 2019, from 6:30- 11:00 pm at the Carnegie Museum

Vintage Grand Prix Blacktie & Tailpipes Gala - Marsha Green 2017 #PVGP Pittsburgh Field Club

Our Blacktie & Tailpipes Gala opens Grand Prix Race Week in formal style! Please join us as we take our party, and our cars, to the Carnegie Museums of Art & Natural History in Oakland. This is the first time we have held the gala at the Carnegie Museum, just a few minutes away from our racing home in Schenley Park. This is a must for any auto enthusiast who enjoys shiny cars, fine dining and great company. In addition to being one of the city’s best summer parties it is also a significant fund raiser for our charity partners.

The PVGP is excited to announce that Lexus Pittsburgh is the title sponsor of the 2019 Blacktie & Tailpipes Gala.

Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh in Oakland, is located minutes from downtown! The historic building and regal spaces including the Music Hall Foyer make it Pittsburgh’s premier party venue.


(left) God and Goddess dancers dance, entertain and assist guests while (center) living statues stage in the Hall of Sculpture and (right) be dazzled by the offerings of Culinaire, whose taste and presentation are second to none.

Passed Hors Douvres
Seared Ahi Tuna with Wasabi Cream on a Wonton Crisp
Corn Tortilla with Lobster, Smoked Gouda, Spicy Mango
Warm Brie En Croute with Port Poached Figs
Spinach and assorted Citrus with Quail egg and & Crispy Pancetta
Pan Roasted Sea Bass with Artichoke-Chive Sauce & Seared Beef Tenderloin
Shallot and Wild Mushroom Sauce
Dill Whipped Potatoes
Seasonal Baby Vegetables
Jeweled Desserts


2018 PVGP Blacktie & Tailpipes Gala

Evening’s Schedule

  • 6:30 pm:     Cocktails & Appetizers within car show at rear entrance 
  • 6:30 pm:     Silent Auction opens
  • 6:30 pm       Hall of Sculpture and Architecture open
  • 7:30 pm       Music Hall Foyer opens
  • 8:00 pm:     Opening Remarks by WTAE’s Andrew Stockey
  • 8:30 pm:      Dinner served
  • 9:00 pm:      Live Auction, Dessert & Dancing to No Bad JuJu
  • 11:00 pm:     Gala Concludes



  • Single Ticket: $275
  • Table of 10: $2,500 ($250 each)
  • Combo Ticket: Blacktie Gala Ticket and Jet Center Party Ticket for $595

Jake Zoller Hoechstetter Printing

Many thanks to our Sponsors, especially Jake Zoller and his great staff at RR Donnelley – Pittsburgh. They sponsor the Gala and print our fabulous posters and race programs!



Gala Committee

We’re gearing up for another fabulous event and a big thank you goes to our Committee. We welcome Brenda Tenison and Molly Schmotzer to the committee and invite anyone who wants to join the team – if you are interested in learning more or contributing an auction prize please email Maggie Schmotzer.


Maggie & John Schmotzer
Alice Brannigan
Kim & Bart Buckley
Megan DePaul
Alice Easly
Melissa Harmon
Lisa Hrynda
April Mosites
Gigi Saladna
Molly Schmotzer
Peggy Snavely
Brenda Tenison

  • Single ticket: $275
  • Table of 10: $2,500
  • Gala/Jet Center Combo: $595

The Oaklander Hotel – Autograph Collection
5130 Bigelow Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
412 578-8515

The Oaklander Hotel, where Pittsburgh’s industrial past seamlessly intersects with its cutting edge future. This new Autograph Collection hotel in the heart of Pittsburgh’s Oakland neighborhood offers guests unparalleled service and comfort just a short distance from the Carnegie Museum –  stay for the Blacktie Gala or for the vintage races.


2019 Race Week

Donate Your Used Car to the PVGP

Vehicles for CharityIn partnership with Vehicles For Charity, the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix accepts pre-owned vehicles which will be auctioned to raise money for our charities. Fast, free pick-up, friendly service and better than a low trade-in or high repairs. You get a tax benefit while helping our charities. Donate Today


A Portion of Your Gala Ticket is Tax Deductible The PVGP is a 501 (c) (3) organization and any direct donations can be deductible. Any value you receive from a fee paid for a particular event must be subtracted from the ticket cost. For the Black Tie & Tailpipes event the fair market value of the dinner and entertainment is $125.00. You may be able  to deduct the remaining cost you paid per ticket.

Vintage Grand Prix Blacktie & Tailpipes Gala - Marsha Green 2017 #PVGP Pittsburgh Field Club
4400 Forbes Avenue Pittsburgh PA 15213