Honoring Our Volunteers and Partners with Checkered Flags

On Wednesday, November 30, the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix awarded 18 checkered flags to volunteers and partners. This is our way of showing our appreciation for everything they do to make our event possible!

Our 2022 PVGP Checkered Flag Winners (left to right starting on top row): Guy Costa, Chris Davis, Sarah & Chris Edinger, Hope Feldman, Marsha Green, Albert Heiles, Lisa & John Malobicky, Dick McCandless, Jason Moka, Scott Rupert, Gary Scott, Dexter Stoltz, Brenda Tenison and Judson Weissert. Not shown: CR Bennett, Lou DePaul, Terry & Marianna Orr and Karen Wilson

2022 Victory Lap Event

PVGP Checkered Flag History
Starting in 2009, the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix Association began awarding embroidered checkered flags to recognize the extraordinary efforts of its volunteers and partners. These are the same flags we award to the winners of our races.

Don Brown
The first flag was awarded posthumously to honor our Chief Starter, Don “Downtown” Brown. Don was one of our original volunteers and the man who waved the checkered flag at the PVGP finish line for 26 years! Since then, we have presented the flag for 139 winners listed here.

The list continues to grow each year because the PVGP has 1,200 volunteers and supporters who give an incredible amount of time and effort each year. Congratulations, you are all winners!



Dan DelBianco (412) 559-3500  delbianco@pvgp.org
Bernie Martin (412) 996-5700 bernardtmartin@pvgp.org
Susan Gera (724) 396-9372 media@pvgp.org

About the PVGP
Begun in 1983, the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix Motorsport Festival features two weekends of racing action. The first weekend is the PVGP Historics at Pitt Race. The second weekend is racing on a 2.33-mile road course set on the streets of Schenley Park.  Between the race weekends there are car shows, parties, car shows road rallies, and more. The PVGP is a volunteer driven 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization with 1,200 volunteers. Our mission is to provide residential care, treatment and support for people with autism and intellectual/developmental disabilities. Since 1983, we have donated $6.4 million to Autism-Pittsburgh and Merakey Allegheny Valley School. PVGP History