Victory Lap at Hofbräuhaus

Monday, October 12, 2020
PVGP supporters will gather on Monday, October 21  at the Hofbräuhaus on the South Side to take a victory lap. This year-end event recognizes the contributions of our sponsors, partners and car clubs and honors our volunteers who make this event possible. It is also a wonderful time to meet our charity partners in person as the Ambassadors from Merakey Allegheny Valley School and the Autism Society will be present to accept their plaques. It’s the reason we all do this!
The celebration has grown so much in popularity that this year the PVGP will take over the restaurant and occupy the main bier hall and terrace. This is a private event but anyone involved in the PVGP is welcome. We encourage anyone who is interested in becoming a volunteer or sponsor to attend – it is a great opportunity to learn more about the PVGP and meet the great people that make it all happen.
5:00 PM Doors Open – feel free to come early and have dinner
6:00 – 6:45 PM Complimentary appetizers
7:00 – 8:30 PM The evening program recognizing sponsors and volunteers
The PVGP will distribute a free beer/drink coupon for each person. Complimentary appetizers (Hofbräuhaus pretzels with bier cheese, sauerkraut balls and fried pickles). The kitchen will be open if you wish to purchase dinner as well as the bar.

Marque of the Year Fundraising Record
Last year the Allegheny Chapter of the BMW Club and the Pittsburgh BMW dealers set the record for PVGP Marque of the Year fundraising with $126,500. Shelby and Mustang put forth an incredible effort this past July with the Shelby American Automobile Club’s 44th annual convention at Pitt Race and hundreds of Mustangs at Schenley Park. Did the Greater Pittsburgh Mustang Club, SAAC and Ford do enough to break the record? You’ll have to join us that night to find out.

Checkered Flag Winners
Starting back in 2009, the PVGP began awarding checkered flags to recognize the extraordinary efforts of its volunteers and partners. The first flag was awarded posthumously to our Chief Starter Don “Downtown” Brown, one of our original volunteers and the man who waved the checkered flag at the PVGP for 26 years.  Since then we have presented the checkered flag to nearly 100 volunteers and supporters. A dozen flags will be awarded at the Hofbräuhaus that night but you will need to be there to see who the winners are! Complete list of past winners.


Hofbräuhaus Pittsburgh
Hofbräuhaus Pittsburgh Brewery & Restaurant a valuable sponsor partner of the PVGP and we are pleased to hold this year end event there. The restaurant is located in the Southside Works district with a breathtaking view of Pittsburgh’s riverfront and is a place where family and friends can enjoy great biers, great food and fun times. Guests are able to enjoy the traditions from Germany that have made Hofbrauhaus famous. It starts with a wide selection of traditional Bier brewed on site every day with flavorful seasonal selections every month. Come taste the amazing food and join the fun! Here is a link to the photo gallery from last year’s event at the Hofbruäuhaus.

2018 Victory Lap Event at Hofbrauhaus