January 18-21, 2022
Join us at the 2022 Pittsburgh International Auto Show. The Pittsburgh International Auto Show returns Friday, February 18 through Monday, February 21. Come see the new cars and trucks and visit our display of race cars on the second-floor lobby. The Auto Show is a great, family-friendly environment that brings auto enthusiasts together to check out a wide variety of new vehicles from manufacturers in a non-selling environment. You can take a seat in a sporty convertible, calculate the cargo space of a new SUV, and admire the rugged off-road features of a heavy-duty pick-up truck and so much more!
Charity Check Presentation – Saturday, February 19 at 2:30 PM
The Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix’s 2021 donation check will be presented to our charities on Saturday, February 19 at 2:30 PM. It will be a combination of the funds raised during the PVGP’s 2021 events and a donation from our presenting sponsor, the Greater Pittsburgh Automobile Dealers Association. We are close to exceeding the $6 million for all-time donations – please attend to see if we make it!
This will be a great opportunity for PVGP fans, volunteers and sponsors to witness the unveiling of the check to our charities – the culmination of our year long efforts.
Lisa McIntyre, CEO of the Greater Pittsburgh Automobile Dealers Association is excited to host, saying “it has been a very uncertain two years for everyone. We are proud to present this donation to the PVGP Charities at the Auto Show. Our attendees will get a look at the wonderful results of our continued partnership.”
PVGP Executive Director Dan DelBianco sums it up this way “most people associate the PVGP with races through the streets of Schenley Park and car shows each July, but we are much more than that! The driving force behind our volunteer event is to raise funds for autism and intellectual disability charities; the Autism Society of Pittsburgh and Merakey Allegheny Valley School. We are on the cusp of $6 million dollars donated – making the PVGP the largest autism fundraiser in the state. We are honoring Porsche this year and will have three special Porsches in our booth along with an Austin Healey Sprite and two rare motorbikes.”
Burton Morris Poster Artist
Andrew Stockey will reveal the PVGP’s 2022 poster right after the check presentation. Burton Morris is busy working on the art depicting Porsche as the Marque of the Year. Burton created our poster in 2009 when BMW was the Marque – we can’t wait to show everyone the poster!
Internationally recognized Pop Artist, Burton Morris, is best known for his bold and graphic depictions of American icons. His subject matter includes objects that portray today’s popular culture. His distinctive style is characterized by radiant black outlines and vivid colors that emit energy in all of his artwork. Morris employs some of the shorthand gestures of comic strips and magazines in his artwork that he has loved and emulated since childhood. These classic devices are seen in his simplified forms and action lines indicating movement joined with his rich acrylic colors. He imbues his art with his own impeccable style and optimistic frame of mind.
His distinctive sword-like slashes suggesting shards of energy, come from his study of woodcut prints. Two of his heroes are artists Albrecht Durer and Rockwell Kent. Durer used similar hatching in the sixteenth century. Twentieth century American artist Rockwell Kent, illustrated books and designed bookplates with such lines.
Burton Morris was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1964 and earned his bachelor of fine arts degree at Carnegie Mellon University in 1986. After graduation, Burton worked as an art director for several Pittsburgh advertising agencies, creating television commercials and print ads.
The artist established the Burton Morris Studios in 1990. That year he began making his small post-Pop icons more impressive by enlarging them onto canvas. He also tightened his brushwork into his present precise style. He would choose one subject per composition to create what he calls “an instant happening” for the viewer.
In 1994 his paintings began to hang on the hit NBC television sitcom “Friends”, which continued to showcase his artwork for over ten seasons in the colorful Central Perk coffee shop. The success of the show becoming a global pop phenomenon, helped establish Burton’s style and artwork into today’s pop culture.
Over the years, Burton has produced signature artworks for some of the biggest events in the world, such as the 2004 Summer Olympic Games, The 76th Annual Academy Awards, The 2006 MLB All-Star Game, The 38th Montreux Jazz Festival, the 2010 FIFA World Cup Soccer, The One Young World Summit Conference and the 2016 USGA U.S.Open.
Original artworks have been commissioned for corporations and institutions such as The United Nations, Coca Cola Corporation, Ford Motors, Sony, H.J. Heinz, Chanel Corporation, Rolex, The U.S. State Department, Samsung, Warner Brothers, Lincoln Center, Shake Shack, Perrier, Nongshim, AT&T, Microsoft, and Kellogg’s.
Morris’ artwork is featured in the collections of The Albright-Knox Museum, The Jimmy Carter Center, The Elysée Museum, The United Nations, The Barack Obama Presidential Center, The World of Coca-Cola Museum and The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences. Collectors of his work include notable icons Brad Pitt, Kanye West, Tommy Hilfiger, Oprah Winfrey, Stan Lee, Roy Disney, Andre Agassi, Emeril Lagasse to name a few. In addition, his artwork has helped to raise millions of dollars for charities worldwide.
Volunteer at the PVGP Booth
Volunteer to help staff the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix’s booth at the Pittsburgh International Auto Show. You gain free entry into the show and staffing the booth is fun – meet other auto enthusiasts, talk about the PVGP, help find new volunteers, distribute information on the PVGP and help our charities.
You will have time to browse the Auto Show before or after your shift. We will be in our traditional location at the top of the escalators in the second-floor lobby. Here is the page with available time slots.
There is no Dancing with the Cars event this year. Typically this is the party to open the show on Thursday.