Blacktie & Tailpipes Gala

Friday, July 15, 2022

Our Blacktie & Tailpipes Gala opens Grand Prix Race Week in formal style! This is a must for any auto enthusiast who enjoys shiny cars, fine dining and great company. In addition to being one of the city’s best summer parties, it is also a significant fundraiser for our charity partners.

Our 2021 Gala was fabulous! Bobby Rahal Auto Group was the title sponsor and Bobby attended the event in person and auctioned a special Indy 500 trip for our charities.

To celebrate our 40th year the Gala will be held at the Grand Concourse Restaurant at Station Square. Housed in the beautifully preserved Pittsburgh & Lake Erie Railroad Station, the Grand Concourse Restaurant at Station Square is a true testament of grandeur and elegant dining. With cathedral stained-glass vaulted ceilings, marble columns, and a dramatic staircase, guests are quickly transported to the glamorous side of Pittsburgh’s rich heritage. They have an award-winning menu that boasts a fine selection of signature seafood specialties, and tender steaks.

2021 Blacktie Gala

The Evening’s Schedule
Event and Silent Auction Open: 6:30 PM
Open Bar 6:30 – 7:30 PM
Opening Remarks & Dinner: 8:00 PM
Live Indy 500 Auction: 8:30 PM
Dessert: 9:00 PM



Many thanks to our Sponsors

Gala Committee

Brenda Tenison – chairperson
Amy Hahn Beck
Michelle DelBianco
Nancy Gutierrez
Beatriz Harrison
Jami Jahn
Amanda Lawson-Drab
Evelyn Kelly Searle
Maggie Schmotzer
Jonathan Sweet
Jessie Tait

Many thanks to Maggie Schmotzer and her family for chairing the Blacktie & Tailpipes Gala for ten fabulous years! We welcome Brenda Tenison as the new chairperson and invite you join the committee – if you are interested in learning more or contributing an auction prize please email Brenda Tenison

Event details: Start date Friday, July 15, 2022 6:30 pm End date Friday, July 15, 2022 11:00 pm Calendar Blacktie & Tailpipes Gala

Brenda Tenison
Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix Association

Organizer details


Venue details Venue

Grand Concourse at Station Square


100 West Station Square Drive

City Pittsburgh Postal code 15219 State PA