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Sponsors, partners and volunteers gathered last night at the Hofbrauhaus on the South Side to take a victory lap. 125 people were on hand to toast our 34th year. The staff at the Hofbräuhaus did an excellent job with the buffet and kept the cold beers coming.
Our charity Ambassadors were presented plaques and we sincerely appreciate their presence – it helps remind us what we are working for. A select group of PVGP volunteers were honored with checkered flags for outstanding effort in 2016. Sponsors, partners and car clubs were recognized with framed posters and plaques – see the photo gallery above and view full listing of agenda below.
“Voice of the Vintage “Ted Sohier was the emcee for the evening and PVGP chairman Dan Taylor addressed the audience. Dan DelBianco introduced sponsors while Bob Speer introduced car clubs. Jim Zahnister was introduced – he has just begun working on the 2017 poster featuring our Marque of the Year Camaro.
This time of the year is when the check was usually presented to our charities – but that special moment will take place on a much larger stage at the 2017 International Car Show’s “Dancing With the Cars” on Thursday, February 16. To show our appreciation we held a drawing for 2 tickets and the winners were Chris Granche and John Bender.

Victory Lap Event at Hofbräuhaus – October 19, 2016

Ted Sohier – Opening Remarks

Dan DelBianco Executive Director

Dan Taylor Chairman of the Board

Bob Speer – Showside Director

PVGP Ambassadors

Amy Rocini
Brandon Fisher
Joe Eng
Elizabeth Humphrey
Edward Torisky
Felton Brown
Anita Iyengar 

Checkered Flag Winners

Ed Rice
Stan Geier
Gigi Saladna
Tom Schweitzer
Don Johnson
Ken Murin
Steve Struebing
Not able to attend: Steve Weber, Ramona Corey, Danny Yanda

Presenting Sponsor

GPADF – John Putzier and Cathy  Glasgow
City of Pittsburgh – Guy Costa Chief Operations Officer

Premiere Sponsors

Neighborhood Ford Store – Joe Thurby
Lamar Advertising – Stan Geier
RR Donnelley Pittsburgh – Jake Zoller
Dan Holmes Desiggn – Dan Holmes
Bobby Rahal Automotive Group – Patti Linane & Susan Elmore
Not able to attend: Mazda, Day Toyota, Cadillac, Jaguar, RBC Wealth Management

Gold Sponsors

Hofbräuhaus Pittsburgh – Tony
MINI of Pittsburgh – Morgan McLane & Jason Karpa
Pitt Race – Dominic Cincotta, Aaron Hmel & Dave Hois
Wells Fargo Advisors – Nick Bruno & Stephen Gagne
Not able to attend: Galli Beer, Subaru, A& L Motors, Trinity Jewelers

Media Partners

Steady State Media – Mike Rajakovic, Mike Hough & Pat Sehn
AM 1250 – The Answer – Tom & Jen Lemmon
Rapid Production Marketing – Bernie Martin
Virality Social Media Marketing – Kevin Barnes & Blaise Swiess
Visit Pgh/ Sports Pgh – Miranda Peto, Jennifer Hawkins & Tom Loftus
Not able to attend: Trib Total Media 

Car Club Partners

Jaguar Club of Pittsburgh – Bryan & Candy Williams
Porsche Club – Allegheny Region – Ed Rice
Pittsburgh Cars “N” Coffee – Cliff & Miv Laschon, Cody Heron
BMW Club – George & Johna Snyder
Western PA Triumph Association – Tom Schweitzer, Ed Major, Bruce Stutzman
Vintage Motorbike Show – Tip Paul
Italian Cortile – Bernie Martin
Greater Pittsburgh Mustang Club – Mark Morrow, Ed Rice and Albert Heiles
Mercedes-Benz Club of Pittsburgh – Dan Marcin
Greater Pittsburgh MG Club – Bud & Cindy Osbourne
Audi Club of Western PA – Andy Schor
Pitt Birds Thunderbird Club – Jerry & Barb Longstreth
Three Rivers Volkswagen Club – Albert Heiles
MINI Club – Morgan McLane and Jason Karpa

Silver Sponsors

Green Light Wireless – Evan Stein
Hefren-Tillotson – Greg Farrell
Pittsburgh Trans Group – Kathleen Ganster
Morrow Park & South Side Works City Apartments – Norman Caldwell
Fragasso Financial – Giovanni Morgano
Not able to attend: Uber, Algar Ferrari, Mazza Vineyards, Metz Lewis, Porsche, Foreign Traffic Import Sales

Bronze Sponsors

AE Works – Mary McCarty
Audi Pittsburgh – Patt McCulloch and Jess + 3
Bridgeville Appliance
– Kerie Zadroney
InfoSight – Bob Speer
Sherrard, German & Kelly – Ed Rice
Saul Ewing LLP
– Bill Permar
Vital Solutions – Reid Smith
Not able to attend: Guardian Storage, Challenger Gray & Christmas, McLaren Philadelphia, PNC, St. Louis Motorcars, Mosites Motorsports, Mid-Atlantic Sports Cars, Don Parker Sales, Wexford Post Office, Welsh Enterprises, Sewickley Car Store, Tower Auto Sales

Tune-Up Sponsors

First National Bank
Research Underwriters – Lynne Figgins
Forza Motorcars – Marty & Alan Smith

 Partners

Vince Longo Jr.
Bob O’Connor Golf Course
– Jeff & Caroline Duxbury
George Jr. Republic – Charity Saunders
Specialty Concessions
– Chahine Boulos
Fowler Automotive Street & Track – Andy Schor
Scott Advertising – Jay Nathanson
Not able to attend: Sponsorship Solutions

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