Blacktie & Tailpipes Gala

Friday, July 14, 2023

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. Bobby Rahal Auto Group is the presenting Sponsor again in 2023 and we can’t wait to see which new cars they bring to display in the circle around Fox Chapel Golf Club!

PVGP Returning to Fox Chapel Golf Club

We are excited to take the Blacktie & Tailpipes Gala back to Fox Chapel Golf Club! We last hosted it there in 2018. It is one of our favorite locations and provides an beautiful backdrop for our car show.

Fox Chapel Golf Club is the idyllic setting for our formal soiree.  The club specializes in hosting luxurious galas and charitable events.  The spectacular grounds and elegant Clubhouse provide the perfect backdrop for our car show.

Fox Chapel delivers a flawless, memorable event. Their award winning Culinary Team prepares outstanding cuisine with an array of menu items while delivering impeccable service. The gala is held in the atrium and dining room while the entertainment and auction are held in the grand ballroom.

The Bachelor Boys Band will be performing live for us in the grand ballroom. They specialize in high-energy music and infuse every event with fun and pride themselves on filling dance floors. See their YouTube Video

Ticket Pricing

1-7 tickets: $295 each
Table of 8: $2,000 ($250 each)

Thank you to our generous sponsors

If you would like to sponsor our event there are still opportunities available. 2023 Gala Sponsorship – PDF

2022 PVGP Blacktie Gala

The Evening’s Schedule
Event and Silent Auction Open: 6:30 PM
Open Bar 6:30 – 7:30 PM Sponsored by Baird
Opening Remarks & Dinner: 8:00 PM
Live Indy 500 Auction: 8:30 PM Sponsored by Bobby Rahal Auto Group
Dessert: 9:00 PM
Bachelor Boys Band – 9:00 PM



Gala Committee

Brenda Tenison – chairperson
Amy Hahn Beck
Deborah Davis
Michelle DelBianco
Nikki Hamer
Beatriz Harrison
Jami Jahn
Evelyn Kelly Searle
Maggie Schmotzer
Jonathan Sweet
Jessie Tait

If you are interested in learning more or contributing an auction prize please email Brenda Tenison


Event details: Start date Friday, July 14, 2023 6:30 pm End date Friday, July 14, 2023 11:00 pm Calendar Blacktie & Tailpipes Gala

Brenda Tenison
Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix Association

Organizer details


Venue details Venue

Fox Chapel Golf Club


426 Fox Chapel Road

City Pittsburgh Postal code 15238 State PA

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