Blacktie & Tailpipes Gala

Friday, July 15, 2022

Our Blacktie & Tailpipes Gala opens Grand Prix Race Week in formal style! 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 fundraiser for our charity partners.

Our 2021 Gala at Valley Brook Country Club in Canonsburg was fabulous. Bobby Rahal sponsored the event and was there in person to auction a special Indy 500 trip for our charities.


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Insperity Fireworks

The Grand Prix hosted the 2021 Blacktie Gala at the beautiful Valley Brook Country Club. The site for 2022 will be announced this fall.

The Evening’s Schedule

Silent Auction Opens: 6:30 PM
Open Bar 6:30 – 7:30 PM
Opening Remarks & Dinner: 8:00 PM
Live Auction: 8:30 PM
Dessert: 9:00 PM
Fireworks: 9:30 PM


2019 PVGP Blacktie & Tailpipes Gala

Tickets – On sale in January, 2022

  • Single Ticket: $295 includes open bar from 6:30 – 7:30 PM
  • Table of 10: $2,700 ($270 each)

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

Brenda Tenison – chairperson
Linda Corcoran
Amanda Lawson-Drab
Leanne Finney
Evelyn Kelly Searle
Maggie Schmotzer
Jonathan Sweet

Many thanks to Maggie Schmotzer and her family for chairing the Blacktie & Tailpipes Gala for ten fabulous years! We welcome Brenda Tenison as the new chairperson and invite you join the committee – if you are interested in learning more or contributing an auction prize please email Brenda Tenison

  • Single ticket: $295
  • Table of 10: $2,700

Buy Now

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