Jason Moka will assume the duties as Chief Judge for the Cortile Cup in July 2022.
by Bernard Martin
Pittsburgh, PA. - Jason Moka has been named as the new Chief Judge of the Cortile Cup at the Cortile Italian Car Show that is held each July during the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix.
Jason Moka has been in the automotive industry for over 10 years in sales management and marketing. He is the Marketing Director for the Rohrich Automotive Group and is the creator of the Bentley Auto Show that benefits the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix Charities. Founded in 2019, the Annual Car Show has been hosted by Jason and his team at Pittsburgh Bentley and Maserati of Pittsburgh in Wexford, PA. This fabulous event marks the end of the PVGP Summer Car Show events.
In addition to his creation of the show at Rohrich, Jason has been an avid supporter of the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix and the Cortile for more than a decade . Being an enthusiast himself, Jason had the itch to travel to other shows and venture into the world of judging. He is now a member of several auto clubs in the area and is active in planning events for the PVGP. According to Jason, "I'm honored to now be entrusted to be the Chief Judge for the Cortile at the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix." Jason's personal collection includes a 1994 Ferrari 349 Spider, a 1989 Lamborghini Countach and a 1998 Mercedes SL600 Sport.
The inception of the Cortile Cup started in 2011 at the recommendation of Steve Barney. Steve was a Senior Judge at the Hilton Head Concours and suggested to Wayne Long that an award for the best cars at the Cortile would add excitement to the event. Wayne Long, the owner of Mid-Atlantic Sports Cars put together awards for the Cortile Cup that summer and has done so every year since.
According to Wayne, "After starting the Cortile Cup nearly ten years ago it seemed like is was good time to pass the baton to a new steward of the event. Jason Moka and Maserati of Pittsburgh will be taking the award program forward and I feel it is in very good hands!"
"Jason has been taking a more active role over the past few years in both recruiting cars and providing ideas and insights as well as promoting the Cortile to a larger audience. He's helped raise the bar for the exceptional level of cars that have been on our display field these past few years. He's the next generation of leadership within our car community and I can't think of a better person to take the reigns and add to the Provenance of the event that Wayne and his group of judges set down the foundation." said Bernard Martin, the Founder and Managing Director of the Cortile.
The “Cortile Cup” is awarded to the most significant or exciting Italian car on display during Saturday’s viewing. In addition to the Cortile Cup Overall Winner award, awards are given for the best-in-class for the following marques: Alfa Romeo, Ferrari, Fiat, Maserati, Lamborghini, and an Italian specialty car.
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