From left, John Putzier, Dennis Baglier and Paul Schimizzi.
Dan DelBianco and Gigi Saladna.
Frank and Nicole Ziccarelli.
Froml eft, Bryan Liposky and Wes Lyons.
Austin Simms, left, and Randy Harper.
Jack and Jill Neely.
Jay Nathenson admires a Porsche 911 Carrera ($135,000).
Bruce Coleman, left, and Kyle Reynolds.
By Natalie Bencivenga / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
#StartYourEngines: It was a record-breaking year for the Pittsburgh International Auto Show’s event, which benefited the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix Charities. More than 1,000 guests came out despite the blistering cold to check out the amazing cars (including a delicious vintage 1956 Mercedes 300SL Gullwing Coupe that you can check out on my Instagram @nataliebenci), and to raise funds for the Autism Society of Pittsburgh and Allegheny Valley School. The PVGP Charities were awarded $400,000 — a new record. “This is a big night for us. We love presenting this check to the charities and to celebrate it. Just knowing we can help makes everything worthwhile ... everything comes together,” said Dan DelBianco, executive director of Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix. Patrons enjoyed a champagne cocktail reception before the official ribbon cutting. Then, a strolling supper satiated guests admiring the rows of shiny dream cars before indulging in liquid nitrogen flash frozen treats and hand-crafted ice creams.
#SEEN: John Putzier, CEO of the Greater Pittsburgh Automotive Dealers Association, Dennis Baglier, president of the GPAD Foundation, Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald, Gigi Saladna, Frank and Nicole Ziccarelli, Bruce Coleman, Kyle Reynolds, Bryan Liposky, Wes Lyons, Austin Simms, Randy Harper, Ed and Lisa Eck, Jack and Jill Neely.
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