Blacktie & Tailpipes Gala

Friday, July 16, 2021

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.

We are excited to move the party to Valley Brook Country Club in Canonsburg. Bobby Rahal is hosting the event and will be there in person to auction a special Indy 500 trip for our charities. The Grand Prix Blacktie & Tailpipes will be our first big event of the year and we are celebrating with fireworks sponsored by Insperity. Andrew Stockey will be our evening’s emcee.

 

Auction Now Open!
The virtual auction is live so you can start bidding on items now. The auction closes at the event on Friday, July 16. Here are the featured items  – you can register with OneCause and start bidding!

BRAGLogo®2 ColorTag
Insperity Fireworks
 
 

The Grand Prix is taking the Blacktie Gala to the beautiful Valley Brook Country Club in the south hills. Stay tuned for details and menu.

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

Menu

PASSED HORS D’OEUVRES
TUNA TARTAR ON WONTON CHIP
MINI CRAB CAKE ON CROSTINI
FIG AND ONION JAM IN PHYLLO
BEET & GOAT CHEESE ON CRACKER
CHEESE AND CHARCUTERIE BOARD

SALAD
SALAD SHIRAZI – TOMATO, RADISH, CUCUMBER, SHALLOT, MIXED GREENS, LEMON VINAIGRETTE

ENTRÉE
FILET MIGNON AND SEA SCALLOPS
ANGUS RESERVE FILET, BRAISED SHORT RIB, CAULIFLOWER PUREE, ASPARAGUS, ARUGULA

ENTRÉE VEGETARIAN OPTION
ASPARAGUS, RED ONION, BLUE CHEESE TART WITH WILD MUSHROOM, CHARD, POLENTA

ENTRÉE GLUTEN FREE OPTION
ROASTED VEGETABLE STUFFED EGGPLANT WITH WILD MUSHROOM, CHARD, POLENTA

DESSERT BAR
PETIT FOURS, CANNOLIS, ASSORTED TARTS, ASSORTED CAKES, INCLUDING CARROT CAKE, MACARONS

2019 PVGP Blacktie & Tailpipes Gala

Tickets

  • 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

GALA TICKETS
  • 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