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Friday, June 12, 2009

Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix. Calling all Celebrity Drivers


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From John Williams
The Clarks

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Hello friends of the Vintage Grand Prix! The 2009 Kick Off Rallye is coming up quickly and we're looking for members of the local media to compete!

Mark your calendar for Sunday, July 5th for the 2009 Charity Kick Off Rallye. Come out and challenge two-time defending Media Challenge champion Greg Joseph, bassist for the rock band The Clarks, and his navigator (who shall remain nameless). The Rallye will once again start on South Craig Street in Oakland and will end with a party at Geno's Restaurant in Lawrenceville.

For those of you who are unfamiliar with rallying, here's the skinny: The rallye is a family-friendly event in which the participants follow a prescribed route which they have to complete in a set amount of time. Each team consists of a driver and navigator participating in their own vehicles. Certainly we're looking for interesting cars but we have families in their minivans all the way up to exotic sports cars. Please check out this link for more info as well as a photo gallery from last year's event. A more comprehensive description of the event is below.
Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix Association | Kick-Off Rallye

We are also looking for guest bartenders for a Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix fundraiser at Geno's Restaurant in Lawrenceville on Saturday, June 20th from 4 PM to 8 PM. Anyone willing to spend an hour of their time behind the bar please let me know!

Please feel free to forward this posting to any of your colleagues that may have an interest in competing.
  • What: Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix Kickoff Rallye
  • Where: South Craig Street between 5th Ave. and Forbes Ave.
  • When: Sunday, July 5, 2009
  • Driver Check-in begins at 9:30a
  • Participants meeting at 11:30a
  • First Car Off at 12:01p
  • Why: Proceeds benefit Pittsburgh Autism Society and Allegheny Valley School

What is a Rallye?: A rallye is a time/distance competition on a mystery course on public streets. The drive usually lasts between 2 and 3 hours. All traffic laws apply. The goal is to arrive at each timing station, also known as check points, in the exact time prescribed in your route instructions. Penalty points are assessed for being early or late to your checkpoint. In the route instructions, there will usually be questions pertaining to things that you see along the rallye route. Penalty points are also assessed for incorrect answers. Each team consists of a Driver and Navigator. The navigator's main responsibility is to read the route instructions to the driver.

Trophies: Awards are presented to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place teams, Celebrity Challenge winning team, and Spirit of the Event Award.

What we hope to achieve by having the Media/Celebrity Challenge is to draw further attention to and increase participation in the rallye thus raising more funds for the charity since participants pay an entry fee to run the rallye. This fee will be waived for Media/Celebrity Challenge participants.

I look forward to your response and I hope you are willing to join us in this exciting event!


IF YOU ARE INTERESTED TO BE A LOCAL CELEBRITY DRIVER OR GUEST BARTENDER EMAIL US AT:
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WEB SITE:
http://www.pvgp.org/pvgp/site/default.asp

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