Invitational Car Show to Benefit the PVGP Charities
Hosted by Bentley Pittsburgh
Bentley Pittsburgh has been a tremendous supporter of the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix. Jason Moka and his team have hosted this intimate and exclusive car show to benefit the PVGP charities since 2019 . This fall will be the fourth year that Bentley Pittsburgh has hosted this now annual event.
This is an invitation only show of special cars featuring Bentley, Rolls Royce and Maserati cars of all years, but you will see plenty of Ferraris, Porsches, BMWs, and others. Bentley clears their showroom and parking lot to make room for the car show. They also provide a delicious lunch for all attendees.
The event represented the largest single fundraiser for the PVGP back in 2020 when our Race Week was cancelled. According to PVGP Executive Director Dan DelBianco “Bentley Pittsburgh started this show to benefit our charities in 2019 and it was a great inaugural event, but the effort they made and the result of staging the show in 2020 was monumental! It rekindled the spirit of the Pittsburgh car community and was a blessing to the PVGP and its charities. Rohrich Automotive Group sponsors the PVGP through its many dealers and the PVGP is blessed by their generosity.
Jason Moka, Marketing Director for Rohrich Automotive Group was ecstatic about the success of the event saying “the show was a huge success and most importantly, the charities of the PVGP benefitted. We plan on continuing this show annually. The show will always be held sometime in September. We appreciate each and every person who brought their car or showed support. We look forward to seeing you all again next year.”
The PVGP’s Bernie Martin raved about the Italian cars on display, “what an amazing collection! Jason Moka and his team at Rohrich European Motors assembled an incredible group of cars. Some of the most stellar cars in the area, that can’t make it to the Grand Prix’s Italian Cortile, were on display inside Maserati of Pittsburgh! The ’76 Ferrari 275 GTB4. The Ferrari Daytona, the Maserati Ghibli, and perhaps one of the best touring cars ever produced, the Maserati 3500GT. A rare Fiat Dino, an Espada, and a yellow Pantera & 4C. Truly an amazing gathering, I wanted to take them all home!
Bob Speer, our PVGP Car Show Chairman picked a favorite car out of a sea of beautiful machinery saying “it is a difficult task but the 1952 Bentley Mark V1 Cabriolet would be my choice. The car looks wonderful standing still but it is also a capable highway driver and back roads cruiser. The fantastic color combination sets off the classic styling.”
The above images were taken by Matthew Little. See all the great images on his website.
$11,280 Total Raised at 2020 Show
The show raised $11,280 for the PVGP Charities. The total includes car registration and proceeds from the 50/50 raffle. Jordan Atchison of Corkboard Concepts was the raffle winner and generously donated his share of the $400. It also includes $3,330 raised through the auction of Terri Hohmann’s artwork.
Artist and car enthusiast, Terri Hohmann, created an incredible collection of handcrafted, glass-fused plaques and signs for the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix. Terri, of North Star Chevrolet Buick GMC, has invested countless hours and materials to create each and every one of these unique pieces. The PVGP is so pleased that Terri has dedicated her time to create these unique masterpieces to benefit our charities. Each piece was painstakingly cut from hundreds of glass pieces and assembled for the PVGP. Each layer had to be fired in her kiln at home and many required more than a dozen firings with each session putting the piece at risk.
Terri not only designed and created these pieces of art, but she also paid for all of the materials and is generously donating all of the proceeds from the sale of these pieces to the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix and their charity partners.