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File #: 2019-1855    Version: 1
Type: Proclamation Status: Adopted
File created: 7/9/2019 In control: City Council
On agenda: 7/9/2019 Final action: 7/9/2019
Enactment date: 7/9/2019 Enactment #: 416
Effective date: 7/9/2019    
Title: NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby commend the Vintage Grand Prix for being the nation's largest vintage sports car racing event, for providing the public free of charge with ten days of excitement, top vintage cars for public viewing, and for pursuing their philanthropic duty as a fundraiser for the Autism Society of Pittsburgh and Allegheny Valley School for 35 successful years; and, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh declares July 7-21, 2019, to be "PITTSBURGH VINTAGE GRAND PRIX DAYS" in the City of Pittsburgh.
Sponsors: Corey O'Connor, All Members
Indexes: PROCLAMATION - MR. O'CONNOR
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WHEREAS, the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix is committed to producing a world-class vintage automotive event in order to raise funds to provide residential care, treatment and support for autistic and developmentally disabled individuals in the Pittsburgh region; and,

WHEREAS, the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix, attended by over 250,000 people during a 10-day schedule of vintage sports car racing and motorsports activities, holds the dual distinction of America's largest vintage race event and the only one that's raced on city streets; and,

WHEREAS, the funds raised by this event benefit developmentally disabled individuals at the Autism Society of Pittsburgh and the Allegheny Valley School and have totaled an incredible $5.5 million dollars since its inception in 1983, with a record $410,000 raised last year; and,

WHEREAS, this year is the 37th Anniversary of the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix which is presented by the Greater Pittsburgh Automobile Dealers Foundation and is synonymous with Schenley Park. It will feature 10 days of motorsports events including a Kick-Off Rally, a Black Tie and Tailpipes Gala, the "Passport to Elegance" Jet Center Party, Historics at Pitt-Race Complex, the Invitational Car Show on Walnut Street, the Waterfront Car Cruise, a Downtown Parade and Plaza Display, the Grand Prix Tune-Up Party, a Countryside Tour, the Forbes Avenue of Speed- Parade and Driver Reception, and, of course, Schenley Park Race Weekend; and,

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NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby commend the Vintage Grand Prix for being the nation's largest vintage sports car racing event, for providing the public free of charge with ten days of excitement, top vintage cars for public viewing, and for pursuing their philanthropic duty as a fundraiser for the Autism Society of Pittsburgh and Allegheny Valley School for 35 successful years; and,

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh declar...

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