Kick-Off Rallye

Sunday, July 11 2021

You don’t have to be a racer or have experience in a rally competition to enjoy our Kick-Off Rallye and help us kick off the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix.

Any car enthusiast can register to participate in a fun, but competitive, mystery course that will test your driving, navigational and trivia skills through the Pittsburgh countryside. Paul MacIntyre and Chuck Larouere are excited to be able to explore the backroads north and east of Pittsburgh. Smokey Bones in Pittsburgh Mills will be our sponsor and host restaurant.

The Rallye starts and ends at Smokey Bones. As the cars return to Pittsburgh Mills the Rallye concludes with a party and awards at Smokey Bones where participants receive a complimentary lunch and dessert at Smokey Bones.  All for fun and the support of our charities!


Smokey Bones to Host 2021 Rallye

At Smokey Bones, they specialize in three things: good food, good drinks, and good times. They are grill masters who respect the power of the open flame and they believe marinating is not to be taken lightly. They believe pork should be slow smoked and pulled often. Slow, as in 11 hours over hickory logs every night.  They think beer should be ice cold and consumed regularly and servers bring much more than food to the table. Best of all, they are big fans of sports, loud music, and cars!



New for 2021

Chuck Larouere is returning as Rallyemaster in 2021 and he’s bringing the latest technology with him. We will utilize Richta Rally so all competitors can download the app for free and it automatically acknowledges as you pass the electronic checkpoints. No volunteers are required on the course and it’s all touchless! You will know your score and standing while you drive! Now everyone can enjoy participating in the rally, as no checkpoints crews are required. Just like magic!

Instant Feedback – Your score for each leg is shown to you immediately.

Automatic Syncing – All scores and timing information is automatically sent to the rally organizer.


2019 PVGP Kick-Off Rallye

Contact

For details email Paul MacIntyre

Schedule – July 11, 2021

Smokey Bones
1030 Pittsburgh Mills Blvd.
Tarentum PA 15084

Registration:      9:30 – 11:00 am

Mandatory Drivers Meeting:      11:00– 11:15 am

Rallye Cars Start Departing:      11:31 am (one each minute)

Dinner & Awards:      Start at 4:30 pm

Cost

The entry fee for a team of two is $75 and includes entry and meals for two people. Meals for any additional participants can be purchased for only $20 each.

 

If you use Facebook, be sure and click the “JOIN” link to let us know you’re coming too!  

Kick-Off Rallye Officials

Rallymaster – Chuck Larouere
Rallye Chairman – Paul MacIntyre
Assistant Chairs – John Kerr and Pete Szymanski

Congratulations to our winners. 1st place Tahishia and Matt Simmons, 2nd place Paige Klingensmith and Logan Stout, 3rd place Marco Morello and Tom Drnevich. Not pictured, Marque of the Year Mustang winners Brian and Michael Miller.

 

2019 PVGP Rallye Results
1. Tahishia and Matt Simmons
2. Paige Klingensmith and Logan Stout
3. Marco Morello and Tom Drnevich.
Marque of the Year Mustang winners Brian and Michael Miller.

2018 PVGP Rallye Results
1. John A Laslo and Dwayne Fielder
2. Matt and Jan Snyder
3.Seth and Katie Hoffman

2017 PVGP Rallye Results
1. Marco Morello and Tom Drnevich
2. Christopher Gezon and Mike Landsberg
3. Matthew Casebeer and Chris McGuigan

2016 PVGP Rallye Results
1. Joe Shaginaw and Robert Iseman – 78 points
2. John Laslo and Dwayne Fieldler – 82 points
3. Mike Vallo and Alex Vallo – 128 points

2015 PVGP Rallye Results
1. Joseph and Karen Teplitz (won 3-way tie breaker)
2. John Laslo and Dwayne Fieldler
3. Robert Iseman and Joe Shaginaw

2014 PVGP Rallye Results
1. Amber Back and Andrew Shafer
2. Greg Joseph and John Williams
3. Seth Hoffman and Katie Donaldson

PVGP Rallye History

Truly unique to our Rallye is that it’s open to the public – the first 90 driver/navigator teams to sign up get to run in a timed race through the streets and neighborhoods of Pittsburgh and its suburbs. Come have fun, get lost or maybe even join the parade!

Rallyes, popular in Europe, are relatively little-known in American motorsports – that’s where we got the extra “e” on the end! A rallye master sets the course, which is designed to be completed at the posted speed limits. Then, a set of directions is drawn up for the participants. These directions can be simple or incredibly difficult clues. The key is to pass through all checkpoints on time – being late or early will penalize the driver a certain number of points. So, even of you speed, you still can lose. In true Grand Prix style, the finish line will hold a party and awards ceremony for the participants.

John Gloninger 1963 Triumph TR-4 - Kick-Off Rallye - Matthew Little #PVGP Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix