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MBCA FAMILY PICNIC JUNE 8, 2013 1:00 to 6:00
The Section will supply water and coffee. Please feel free to bring your beverage of choice.
PITTSBURGH VINTAGE GRAND PRIX EVENTS
MBCA Pittsburgh will have a presence at all PVGP events in 2013.
Kick Off Rallye July 7
July 13 and 14 Car Corral and Lunch Hosted by the BMW Club at PittRace Motorsports Park(Formerly BeaveRun)
July 17 Downtown Parade and Display
July 20 and 21 Schenley Park Shows
Register Online at www.pvgp.org and click on the cars show and Mercedes show tabs
The mail in Registration Form included in the recent newsletter had incorrect dates for the Schenley Park Show.
The correct dates are July 20 and 21. The dates are correct in all other spots. Sorry for any confusion.
The Officers and Directors of YOUR Pittsburgh Section. How can we make it better together?
Coming Out Of The Stars
Hosted by Smail Motorcars of Greensburg
April 20 9:00 AM to Noon
MBCA Detailing and Appearance Seminar
Hahn and Woodward Auto Restoration
On a day that went from beautiful sun to rain and back several times, nothing could dampen the spirits of the 63 members in attendance. We enjoyed a varied field of 35 cars with many newer models arriving when the weather kept the classic and open cars in the garage. German Sausages, Potato Pancakes, Sauerkraut, Chicken, and a spectacular German Apple Strudel topped off a great day.
A brief meeting with club financial updates given to the members and election of officers followed the awards ceremonies.
Five first time attendees were honored with a Pittsburgh Section Coffee Mug.
Peoples Choice Awards
Open Car Honors went to Bob Kang with his 450SL in China Blue
Closed Car Honors went to Jason Hermann with a 240D.
Photos courtesy of Dennis O Keefe More photos would be welcomed. Send to: email@example.com
Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix 2012
By Dave Fabyonic
This year’s PVGP was like coming home or wearing old shoes. Everything was comfortable and enjoyable. The weather was great, food and tent setup were great and attendance was great. If it’s starting to sound like the event went well you are getting the drift. If this message is second hand to you then this is directed to you the MBCA Pittsburgh Section Member who did not attend the PVGP, YOU MISSED A GREAT EVENT THIS SUMMER IN SCHENLEY PARK. Mark your calendar now for July 20 & 21 2013. The biggest reason we get for missing the event “not knowing the date and committing to other activities”. Commit to the PVGP on your calendar now.
Dan Marcin Wondering It It Comes in an AMG Version
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COMING OUT OF THE STARS
Clayton: Frick Car & Carriage Museum: Walnut Grove
The Coming out of the Stars from all accounts was a success as the feed- back was most favorable. It was a little hectic trying to coordinate 3 separate pieces to this event. First there was the tour of the Frick Mansion which our group enjoyed. Then there came the Carriage House with all the old cars. We had a slightly larger group here with some people coming after the Mansion tour and joining others to tour the carriage house. I would like to give special thanks to one of our newer members, Richard Sovchen , who is a docent there and was kind enough to give us a grand tour of the carriage house. (Even though we were a little late coming from the Mansion tour and made him hurry due to time constraints.) He is extremely knowledgeable and if you missed it, you should stop by some day and look up Richard for a more relaxed tour. Last was the food at the Walnut Grove. We drove from the Frick to our private parking area next to the restaurant. We had TONS of Hors d’ oeuvres and desserts courtesy of Bobby Rahal Mercedes Benz and Mercedes Benz of Pittsburgh.
THANK YOU Rahal Group
for supporting Pittsburgh Section!
The other difference to this outing was that everyone could order off the menu and eat as much or little as they wished. Most people liked that choice. Thanks to Ray Smetana who went to the restaurant early to put up signs and park cars and to my wife Betsy who worked with the hostess to try and keep things in order.
Now it’s onto the PVGP in July. That as always will be a great event, especially since we got our normal spot back again this year! We will be having MBCA Central Ohio Section members joining us at the tent on Saturday. Please give them a great Pittsburgh welcome when you see them.
As you will see later in the newsletter, we have another list of new members just from 2012! Start spreading the word and invite your friends and anybody who has a shining star on their car.
Greater Pittsburgh Auto Show
Pittsburgh Section Breakfast and Tour
February 18, 2012.
Sorry about the photo quality. It is tough to get a good shot due to the lighting.
The group gathered for a photo opp with the Mercedes Star.
The Mercedes-Benz Sales teams were very helpful in explaining the new features to our members and answering the questions many had about specific models.
We all hope to see you at the next event.