Blog 7/18/2022

Membership

We had a new member at the Cars n Coffee yesterday. I had to go back to the May 23 Blog to find Doug Henderson. Doug has transferred from Hawaii and now resides in Forest, VA. He brings his 1966 Porsche 912, which I understand is still in route. Here is a picture of Doug showing off his PCA Hawaii shirt!

Blue Ridge Bagels Cars and Coffee

A great turn out for the Coffee and Bagels event. The photos of the children were taken by a relative. They stopped to see the cars and were invited to sit in them.

Activities

Blue Ridge Region PCA Events

DateNameVenue 
Dec 4BRR-PCA Holiday Party & Annual MeetingVinton War MemorialMore Details

Cars & Coffee

Cars n Coffee at the Peaks of Otter Restaurant – August 20

85554 Blue Ridge Pkwy

Bedford VA 24533

August 20 2022 at 0900 hrs. 

Repeat, 0900 hrs. Not our usual time.. 

Seating is limited. Please RSVP to Gene Reed by noon on August 17. 

Cars n Coffee at Dale’s Diner – September 17

11076 W. Lynchburg-Salem Tompkins

Montvale VA 24122. Next to the defunct Tank Farm

September 17 2022 at 0930 hrs. Our usual time. 

Again seating is limited. Please RSVP to Gene Reed by noon on September 14

Cars n Coffee – Lynchburg July

Pittsburgh Vintage Car Racing and Show

Get On Track This Year
  You can drive your car on the track at Pitt Race on Saturday, July 16 and at Schenley Park during the Opening Ceremonies on Sunday, July 24.   British Sports Car Lap at Pittsburgh Int’l Race Complex Saturday, July 16 at Noon   The PVGP is hosting the Kastner Cup Triumph Races during our Historics. You can be a part of this special event and participate in the lap of the track in your own British car during the lunch break on Saturday. Open to any British car of any year; Triumph, MG, Jaguar, Austin Healey, Mini, McLaren, Lotus, Bentley, Aston Martin, etc. Fill your car and wave to the crowd as you take the 2.8-mile circuit of the track. You’ll see parts of the track that are not visible to a spectator. Details & Registration Opening Ceremony Parade Lap Schenley Park Sunday, July 24 at 11:00 AM   The PVGP celebrates its 40th year during our Opening Ceremonies on Sunday, July 24 at 11:00 AM at Schenley Park. You can be a part of this special event and participate in the parade lap of the track in your own vehicle – any year or model. Bring as many people as you can fit in the car and wave to the crowd as you take the 2.3-mile circuit of the track in front of 50,000 fans. Then return to your car show and watch the featured races. There are only 150 spots available so act fast. Details & Registration     Historic Races Pittsburgh Int’l Race Complex July 15 – 17 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM   If you’re into racing and the thunderous roar of historic cars and ground pounders on a 2.8-mile purpose-built track at the Pittsburgh International Race Complex, this is the weekend for you! See the legends of the 60s and early 70s, including Mustangs, Corvettes, Jaguars, Cobras, BMWs, Porsches and Alfa Romeos. Featuring British sports cars with the 20th annual Triumph Kastner Cup Races. Admission is $20 per day; kids under 12 are free. Special trackside parking on Spectator Hill and by the Water Tower. DETAILS & TICKETS   Walnut Street Car Show Monday, July 18   Nestled on Shadyside’s charming Walnut Street is a sampling of what’s to come on the weekend at Schenley Park with this impressive display of rare, classic, and exotic cars. Show cars by invitation only; free to spectators. Sponsored by Piatt Sotheby’s International Realty Waterfront Car Cruise Tuesday, July 19   You’ll find cars of all kinds at this huge gathering of 600 vehicles at the Waterfront Shopping Center in Homestead. The show is open to all vehicle makes and years for a $10 donation to our charities. Sponsored by Guardian Storage and the Waterfront     Tune-Up at the SouthSide Works Wednesday, July 20 from 6-9 PM   The Grand Prix’s Tune-Up Party and Automotive Showcase has been a popular event since it was created back in 2006. The party moved to its new home at the SouthSide Works last year and is back for an encore. Hundreds of cars will park on the streets for a fabulous car show, including race cars and exotics for this exciting street festival in Town Square surrounding the Cheesecake Factory and Shop 412. Sponsored by Bank of America and SouthSide Works. DETAILS & REGISTRATION   Passport to Elegance Party Butler Regional Airport Thursday, July 21 from 6-10 PM   This first-class soiree moves to the Pittsburgh-Butler Regional Airport and combines everything the discerning partygoer is looking for while celebrating over 100 years of transportation history. Mingle with the best amongst rare and exotic vintage cars and airplanes, experience palate-pleasing, internationally inspired culinary delights and enjoy live music in a unique environment. Sponsored by UBS, produced by LUXE Creative and styled by TWIN PINE. DETAILS & TICKETS     Schenley Park Race Vintage Races July 23/24 from 9:30 AM– 5:00 PM   The country’s only vintage race run on city streets as 150 sports cars compete all weekend with top finishers awarded in the Helltown Winner’s Circle on Sunday afternoon. This year we are featuring the Sewickley Porsche Marque Race and the Donna Mae Mims Spridget Race. Experience a lap of the track in a vintage racecar at noon on Saturday for $50. Visit 100 vendor tents and see 3,000 show cars on the Bob O’Connor Golf Course. Help fuel our Charities with a $5 contribution when you enter. Park on Flagstaff Hill for a $25 donation and everyone gets in free. Presented by the Greater Pittsburgh Automobile Dealers Foundation. DETAILS & TICKETS   International Car Show Schenley Park Golf Course July 23/24 from 9:30 AM– 5:00 PM Be a part of the show – park your car within one of a dozen shows or spend the day browsing the fairways of the golf course and see all 3,000 cars. Featured shows: Porsche Marque of the Year, British Car Day, American Car Show, Italian Cortile, French Quarter, Cars N Coffee, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, MINI, even motorbikes.. Help fuel our charities with a $5 contribution when you enter. Park on Flagstaff Hill for a $25 donation and everyone gets in free. DETAILS & TICKETS   On-Line Auction for Original Burton Morris Paintings thru July 24   Burton Morris is offering the original canvas painting of the 2022 and 2009 PVGP posters! The paintings are both 48″ high x 36″ wide. These are one-of-a-kind original canvas paintings. Each piece is valued at $25,000. Bidding starts at $5,000 each.   Visit the PVGP’s OneCause app and place your bid. Imagine owning a Burton Morris original! Proceeds benefit the PVGP charities   The Bidding is Now Open Here     The Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix Association raises funds for autistic and IDD charities, donating over $6 million since our founding in 1983 to Autism-Pittsburgh and Merakey Allegheny Valley School. For Details on all events visit our 2022 RACE WEEK CALENDAR Help fuel our charities and make a DONATION to the PVGP. Email the PVGP  

Hogan’s Corner

Just what a line of Porsches wants to see, a tractor trailer in the lead.

Note the gas price (upper left) in this 2019 photo.

Racing

Riverside GP 1963

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Porsche Gone Bad

Day Dreaming – Porsche Ad

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Rough Start to the Honeymoon

Racing

Cordless Drill

We have come a long way ……

And Finally