Blacktie & Tailpipes Gala

Due to the current COVID-19 Situation, the 2020 PVGP Gala has been canceled. We hope to see you next year at the Blacktie & Tailpipes Gala on Friday, July 16 2021. Throughout the remainder of this year the PVGP will host Driving Tours and small car events to support our car community, sponsors and our charity partners. Thank you for understanding.

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 fund raiser for our charity partners.




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

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

2019 PVGP Blacktie & Tailpipes Gala


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

Brenda Tenison – chairperson
Kathleen Belack
Karen Gothe
Melissa Hoffman
Andrea Belen-Sandhorst
Maggie Schmotzer
Jonathan Sweet
Micki Talarico

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
  • Gala/Jet Center Combo: $595


2020 Event Calendar

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