At most galas, the big wheels are among the guests. But at the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix's Black Tie & Tailpipes, drivers take a backseat to their rides. On Friday at South Hills Country Club, speedsters ranging from a 1932 Packard to a 2013 Chevy Corvette were parked in the lower lot, winning raves from the 270 guests there to benefit the Autism Society of Pittsburgh. After cocktails with the cars, everyone headed into the recently renovated club for more car talk and silent and live auctions. Fuel was braised tenderloin steak with wild mushroom medley, stuffed jumbo shrimp and Gruyere cheese potatoes prepared by club chefs. Grinning all the way to the finish line were chairs John and Maggie Schmotzer, VGP executive director Dan DelBianco with Michelle, Autism Society founder and president Dan Torisky (with Donna), Kim and Bart Buckley, Matthew and Melissa Schmotzer Harmon, Trish and David Ivy, Linda Liotus, Doug and April Mosites, Lou DePaul and Megan Schmotzer, Mary Ann Smialek, Walt and Jackie Schratz and Ed and Mary Jo Wallander.
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