FERRARI CLUB Thumbnail Summary of Events at the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix Marque of the Year 2023
The Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix (#PVGP) is is very excited that Ferrari and N.A.R.T. - North American Racing Team, will be honored as Marque of the Year at the 2023 motorsports festival. The two entities have a rich and fascinating history inextricably intertwined to Pennsylvania, and their association has led to some of the most memorable moments in the world of motorsports.
Several Ferrari Clubs already have events planned to attend the PVGP Motorsports Festival Events:
Ferrari CLubs' "definitely attending" events
Ferrari Clubs are participating in the following events:
Wednesday, July 19, 5-9 PM - Tune-Up @ SouthSide Works: The SouthSide Works is Pittsburgh’s premier city lifestyle center. Uniquely positioned on the Monongahela riverfront and nestled in Pittsburgh’s historic and bustling Southside neighborhood on the site of the former J&L Steel Works. Hundreds of cars will gather for a fabulous car show including race cars, exotics, antiques and show cars for this exciting street festival in the streets surrounding SHOP 412 and the SouthSide Works Town Square. Cost is $50 per car and includes two drinks.
Thursday, July 20, 6:30-11 PM – Passport to Elegance Hanger Party: An exclusive Hangar Party at the Pittsburgh-Butler Regional Airport. The party will be Ferrari themed as we anticipate a large contingent of Ferrari owners coming into town to celebrate the Marque of 2023. Get immersed in the evolution and examples of the rare and interesting automotive and air transportation throughout this period in a festive and lavish atmosphere featuring scrumptious passed hors devours, top notch strolling food stations and two top-shelf open bars. The evening will also include live music, silent and live auctions and other surprises you won’t want to miss. Cost $395 per person includes premium appetizers and open bar.
Friday, July 21, 6-9 PM– Ferrari Marque of the Year Dinner Reception at the Pittsburgh Golf Club. Please join Ferrari Club members, honored guests and Grand Prix dignitaries for a relaxing evening at the Historic Pittsburgh Golf Club. A strolling dinner and cash bar accompanied by some live entertainment while you enjoy the evening inside the clubhouse and a preview of the attractions at the Cortile. Car show participants for the evening will also get their dash card required for entrance for the weekend and receive expedited entry both Saturday and Sunday. $65 per person
Saturday & Sunday, July 22-23, 9AM-5PM - Cortile / Ferrari Marque of the Year Weekend - The “Cortile della Corsa” is the Italian Car Show at the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix. It translates into the "Courtyard of Racing" , which is an appropriate name for our display of fine Italian macchina on the 18th hole of the Bob O’Connor Golf Course at Schenley Park. As the 2023 Marque of the Year, Ferrari's have a special show area. Enjoy the entire weekend at the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix overlooking the car shows on the Schenley Park Golf Course and the vintage races through the city streets.
$150 Entry includes:
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Doubletree Hilton Cranberry Twp Host Hotel
The DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Pittsburgh - Cranberry Twp, PA is the host hotel for Ferrari Clubs. Located at the intersection of 1-79 and the Pennsylvania Turnpike, close to Route 19, we’re an accessible choice for neighboring states or conferences.
The Passport to Elegance Hanger Party is about 25 minutes North while Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix in Schenley Park is about 25 minutes South. You will enjoy returning to the welcoming indoor bar and restaurant after your day at #PVGP events
We are sad to announce that on March 27, 2023, at the age of 91, Elvidio Grande passed away. Elvidio Grande Plum, passed away peacefully with his family around him at the age of 91 on Monday, March 27, 2023. "Pappy" as he was affectionately called was born 1931 in Lamezia Terme, Italy. He is also survived by his brother, Mario (Mary Grace) of Hilton Head.
Elvidio owned several foreign car dealerships. Some of which were Grande Auto Imports, Lamborghini of Pittsburgh, and Auto Palace. Throughout his career he imported and legalized many foreign cars to be US approved. He took great pride when he brought his younger brother, Mario, to the US who later became quite successful in the car business. He was a car enthusiast and enjoyed cooking, attending the Formula 1 Grand Prix or watching them on TV and reading his car magazines and books. While in business, he looked forward to taking his exotic cars to the annual Pittsburgh International Auto Show.
The Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix and Bloomfield Italian days were some of his favorite summer events to attend.
Elvidio never forgot his Italian heritage with his family. The Christmas Eve Feast of the Seven Fishes and the Epiphany were important traditions in the house. He was a wonderful cook and you could find him every evening in the kitchen making Italian meals and singing. He loved to travel and was the first suitcase packed for family vacations. He made numerous trips back to Italy and would stay a couple months each visit. Pappy enjoyed taking his family back to his country for vacations and exploring many of the cities throughout Italy.
Friends received, Friday, March 31, 2023 from 3:00 - 8:00 pm at SOXMAN FUNERAL HOMES, LTD./Roth Chapel, 7450 Saltsburg Road (at Universal Road) Penn Hills. Mass of Christian Burial, Saturday, 11:00 am in St. John the Baptist Church of Holy Family Parish. Interment in Plum Creek Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to National Kidney Foundation.
by Bernard Martin
Join Panther Racing rollout of their final combustion car.
Pittsburgh, PA. As you may already know The University of Pittsburgh Formula SAE (Panther Racing) design, build, and compete a formula-style race car against other schools from both the United States and abroad. The team has become an integral part of the PVGP Cortile set up and tear down for about a decade now.
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