Vintage Grand Prix Black Tie & Tailpipes Gala


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Keep Calm and Gala On: Longue Vue Club in Penn Hills welcomed 275 guests on Friday for British-themed vintage grand prix in honor of the signature car of the evening, the Mini Cooper. Patrons drove up in style to compete with the over-the-top cars -- including this year's official pace car-- 2015 Jaguar USA F-Type Coupe, which was painted as the British flag that Jake and Toni Zoller arrived in.

The Purpose: The estimated $95,000 raised will benefit the Autism Society of Pittsburgh and Allegheny Valley School. "Thanks to the Grand Prix, research on autism has a life here," said Dan Torisky, president of the Autism Society of Pittsburgh. Added Dan DelBianco, executive director of the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix, "I am always humbled by the experience and by the commitment of the volunteers to helping those with intellectual and developmental disabilities."

#SEEN: Gigi Saldana, a board member for 11 years, said she fell in love with the organization. April Mosites, Megan Schmotzer DePaul and Missy Schmotzer Harmon stopped to pose for pictures. Also enjoying the festivities were Tom and Francis Rohrich, Dan and Robin Taylor, Chris Lasko, WTAE's Andrew Stockey, Miss Pennsylvania 2014 Valerie Gatto, and Timyka Artist.


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