February 21, 2022 – During this weekend’s Pittsburgh Auto Show, the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix wrapped up their phenomenal 2021 event and launched into 2022 at high speed!
The 2021 PVGP was appropriately themed “Back on Track” to celebrate our return to the race track and show field after postponing most events in 2020 due to the pandemic. We were fortunate enough to raise $340,000 for our charities, the Autism Society of Pittsburgh and Merakey Allegheny Valley School. The donation was a combination of the funds raised during our events last summer and a donation from our presenting sponsor, the Greater Pittsburgh Automobile Dealers Foundation (GPADF) yesterday. The resulting $340,000 check pushed the PVGP’s all-time contribution over the $6 million mark to $6,264,000.
Joey Thurby, the President of the Greater Pittsburgh Automobile Dealers Association, said, “we are proud to be a partner with the PVGP and continue to support the needs of the charities. Most of our dealers are family owned and we pride ourselves in giving back to the community.” The Greater Pittsburgh Automobile Dealers Foundation, is the independent philanthropic arm of the Greater Pittsburgh Automobile Dealers Association. It was formed to raise and distribute funds for the support of and contributions to charitable organizations. Funds are raised through sponsorship of the Pittsburgh International Auto Show and other fundraising events held throughout the year.
PVGP Executive Director Dan DelBianco expressed his thanks to everyone who made this donation possible saying “this $340,000 donation is the result of a year-long effort of our volunteers to organize and staff events, the cooperation with the City of Pittsburgh and generous partners like the GPADF and the 75 sponsors that contribute to our success and all the drivers and spectators who attend and donate.”
The Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix is preparing to celebrate its 40th year this summer and honor Porsche as the Marque of the Year. Porsche vehicles of all years will be displayed at the car shows, parties, and parades during the July 15-24 Race Week. The PVGP expects 400 Porsche vehicles to participate in the Porsche Marque Show on the Schenley Park Golf Course on the July 23-24 weekend, where they will take a parade lap of the track on Sunday opening ceremonies. Porsche Activities