“Passport to Elegance” Jet Center Party

Thursday, July 23, 2020   6:00 – 10:00 pm
Presented by UBS Walnut Wealth Management


This luxury bash held at the Allegheny County Airport hosts the crème de la crème in people, cars, airplanes and international experiences. The soiree will once again be held in the unique venue of the 18,000 square foot airplane hangar and combines everything the discerning party-goer is looking for. Don your own interpretation of chic jet-setter party fashion for a balmy July Pittsburgh night. We can’t wait to see your style! Check out our photo gallery to see what attendees wore last year and get a sneak peek of what’s in store this year, but with many new surprises and additions!

Mustang is the Marque of the Year for the 2019 Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix and we expect hundreds of Mustangs cars to be on display and on the track all week, but only the “Passport to Elegance” event will have the P-51 Mustang fighter plane! This year we welcome Mark Murphy and his P-51 Mustang ‘Never Miss,’ The North American Aviation P-51 Mustang is an American long-range, single-seat fighter-bomber used during World War II and the Korean War. It is widely regarded as the finest all-around piston-engined fighter. With its Rolls-Royce engine it has a maximum speed of 390 miles per hour and a combat range of 750 miles


The location is the same as the last two years but the name has changed. The Voyager Jet Center is now the Lynx Jet Center. We are happy to announce that Lynx, FBO, the new owners, will continue the tradition of hosting our event!

2019 PVGP Passport to Elegance Jet Center Party

“I love the beauty of vintage cars, especially ones from the ’50s and ’60; and this event easily rivals the one out in California’s Monterey Bay.” –  BOBBY RAHAL, Indianapolis 500 winning race driver and special guest at the inaugural Passport to Elegance party.

Honda Aircraft Tours

The Honda Aircraft Company will have a new jet on display. Come get a look at how Honda has recreated the business jet from the ground up with a truly clean sheet design. By mounting engines over the wing, designing Natural Laminar Flow for the wing and fuselage, and applying other innovations, the HondaJet outperforms all other aircraft in its class.

On-line Registration closes at midnight on Tuesday, July 16. Tickets will be available at the door.

  • Single Ticket: $375
  • Package of 10 Tickets: $3,250
  • Combo Ticket for Jet Center and Blacktie Gala – $595 

This event boasts the crème de la crème in people, cars, airplanes and experiences, no tuxedos or formal gowns needed. Don your own interpretation of chic jet-setter party fashion for a balmy July Pittsburgh night. We can’t wait to see your style! Check out photos from 2018 to see what attendees wore last year.


 International Taste Sensation

Our menu promises to be an international taste sensation that will take you on a journey around the globe. The open bar will feature top shelf cocktails, wine and beer from Helltown Brewery.

BAJA-STYLE CEVICHE with shrimp, scallops, cod, pico, fresh lime juice, cilantro, coconut milk
BLACK BEAN AND CORN PICO with taro chips
SALAD STATION Summer roughage salad with roasted lemon vinaigrette
GOAT CHEESE MOUSSE on house made dried fruit and nut cracker
MELON AND PROSCIUTTO finished with balsamic-olive oil drizzle
SWEET PEA PESTO CROSTINI with apple wood smoked bacon
COLD UDON NOODLE SALAD with miso vinaigrette, fresh vegetables
MINI PORK BELLY BAHN BAO with fresh vegetables, hoisin sauce
ROASTED PORK LOIN with grain salad honey cumin labneh
FRESH PASTA with marinated artichoke, grilled olives, red pepper-basil pesto

LIVE CHEF PLATING Chef will use seasonal fruits, fresh purées, sauces, chocolate, dessert treats, to create an edible work of art for guests to watch and eat.


The Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix’s Passport to Elegance is designed by LUXE Creative, a Pittsburgh-based design agency working in the worlds of live music, the arts, large scale events, fashion and interiors.

Directions and Parking Info for Lynx Jet Center

PLEASE NOTE:  Access to the Lynx Jet Center facility is from the west side gate entrance to the airport from Route 885 (Lebanon Road)  Do NOT go to the main terminal entrance of Allegheny County Airport on Lebanon Church Road.  Look for the Passport to Elegance sign and County Police who will be staffing the entrance.   Please follow the directions of the PVGP parking volunteers.

The GPS address is:
1901 Lebanon Road
West Mifflin, PA 15122

Detailed Directions

A special thanks to Presenting Sponsor UBS Walnut Wealth Management Group for their recognition of and desire to once again be associated with this first-class event for the third year! There are currently limited opportunities available for event sponsorship that includes event tickets and logo placement on signage. But don’t wait long if you would like to be associated and involved with sponsorship of this event.  For more information on sponsorship and display opportunities and the amenities available within the many package levels, download the  2019 Passport Sponsorship PDF or contact Dan DelBianco.

2019 Jet Center Committee

Eric Zagrocki
Susan Gera
Bob Speer
Cara Palmiere
Kelly Gremba
Ed Rice
Ted Sohier
Andy Schor
Chuck Falce

Please contact Event Chairs, Eric Zagrocki and Susan Gera if you have any questions or would like to get involved on the committee


If you have a vintage airplane or concours quality vehicle or a rare race car that you would like considered to be on display inside the hangar or know of such, please send a description and photo of your plane or vehicle to info@pvgp.org with the subject Jet Center Party display consideration.

2019 Featured Airplanes & Automobiles
Honoring Shelby & Mustang Marque of the Year

1969 John Wyer Gulf-Mirage M2

1967 Ford GT40 Mk IV Chassis J14

Ferrari F40

1936 Packard

“Herbie” 1963 Volkswagen Beetle

1909 Buick

Ferrari F40

1990 Ferrari F40

1965 Shelby GT350

1966 Shelby Hertz GT350


P-51 Mustang

1965 Shelby AC Cobra 427

Fairchild C-123K Provider

Fairchild C-123K Provider “Thunder Pig”

1921 Laurel Speedster

1901 Lebanon Rd, West Mifflin, PA 15122