Black Tie & Tailpipes Gala

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


Join us at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History for the Black Tie & Tailpipes Gala and celebrate the start of 2019 Race Week in style. We are moving to a Saturday night for the first time in over a decade. This formal event is a must for any auto enthusiast who enjoys fine cars, dining, dancing and great company all for the benefit of our deserving charities.

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. Guests will be dazzled by the offerings of their exclusive caterer Culinaire, whose taste and presentation are second to none.


2018 PVGP Blacktie & Tailpipes Gala

Evening’s Schedule

  • 6:30 pm:          Cocktails, Appetizers & Silent Auction Open
  • 7:30 pm:          Opening Remarks by WTAE’s Andrew Stockey & Dinner
  • 9:00 pm:          Live Auction, Dessert & Dancing
  • 11:00 pm:        Gala Concludes



  • Single Ticket: $275
  • Table of 8: $2,000 ($250 each)
  • Table of 10: $2,400 ($240 each)
  • Combo Ticket: Blacktie Gala Ticket and Jet Center Party Ticket for $550

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 8: $2,000
  • Table of 10: $2,400
  • Gala/Jet Center Combo: $495

BMW - 2018 PVGP Marque of the Year

BMW is our 2018 Marque of the Year and to celebrate, the BMW CCA is bringing their annual national O'Fest to the Grand Prix in July! Look for 1,000 BMW enthusiasts to converge on Pittsburgh for Race Week and Schenley Park. Details

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
426 Fox Chapel Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15238