2021 UPCOMING EVENTS

March/April/May:
Spring Drive

Spring/Summer:
Tour of Flight 93 Memorial in Shanksville, PA (thanks to member Mark Ramsay for suggesting this!)

April/May/June:
Q2 Virtual Gearhead Event (topic TBD)

PVGP: July 24 & 25 (fingers crossed that this is in person!)

September/October/ November:
Fall Drive

Q3/Q4: Virtual Gearhead Event (topic TBD)

October/November: Annual Meeting

 

 

Welcome to the Pittsburgh Section MBCA Web Site.

Updated April 1, 2021 Click to view Latest MBCA Pittsburgh Newsletter

For those who missed our tech webinar on brakes that was live-streamed locally on 11/21/2020 as well as nationally on 1/30/2021, you have one final opportunity to attend next Saturday! We have also invited other regional car clubs to join this one.

March 6, 2021
1:00 PM ET
Roughly 90 minutes of content live streamed with 30 minutes of Q & A

Please RSVP so we have an approximate headcount to paul@mbcapghchapter.com

You can log in from any web browser at: meet.google.com/opr-krax-zbc

Overview:

  • Basic theory behind how brakes work
  • How do parking brakes work?
  • Key inspections and warning signs of impending failure
  • Different braking components – how do I tell when it’s time to replace them and what choices do I have?
  • How to safely work on brakes
  • Basic steps involved in renewing a disc-brake system
  • What if I decide to attend a track day?
  • Advanced Topic #1: Anti-lock Braking Systems (ABS)
  • Advanced Topic #2: Dealing with older high-mileage (especially rusty) vehicles
  • Advanced Topic #3: The latest technology - carbon brakes
  • “Zen and the Art of Car Maintenance”

Presenters:

Paul Bowman, Ph.D. - ~45 years of experience in automotive maintenance/repairs/restoration with focus on European classics. Member of Pittsburgh Section since 2013; currently own a 1989 560SL; past Benzes include 1985 300TD, 2002 C230K, and 2007 R320 CDI

Alexander Bowman, BS Mechanical Engineer, Vehicle Dynamics Chassis and Brakes at Honda of America Manufacturing. Huge European car buff - our C230K was his car in high school.

July 23 – 25, 2021

Concours d’Elegance of America
The Inn at St. John’s Plymouth, Michigan

It is that time of the year again, and as soon as we win the battle against the COVID-19 pandemic, the classic and collector car communities will be throwing the biggest party in the 60-year history of the COA (formerly known as Meadowbrook). So save the dates now and book your reservations soon.

Here are the highlights for this year’s car show:

Friday – July 23 – The Motoring Tour sponsored by Hagerty Insurance Company and supported by our car club is scheduled from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm. No specific announcements have been made yet as to the details for this event. However, we have already assembled a team of individuals to support the Motoring Tour.

Saturday – July 24 – The Cars and Coffee event is being sponsored by LBI Limited (Keith Koscak) again this year and all MBCA members are invited to attend free of charge. It is held in front of the Inn at St. John’s from 7:30 to 11:30 am. On Saturday evening, we will host both a dinner for our members and provide an opportunity for member cars to be judged for recognition in the Preservation Class, and thereby receive a Silver Star Award.

Sunday – July 25 – Although the official opening of the COA event is at 10:00 am, we need to be on the field not later than 8:00 am to make sure our tent has been properly assembled, the tables and chairs are in order, and our two show cars are in proper form.

For a complete description of the COA program go to here: www.concoursusa.org If you have any questions, or need additional information, please contact Gary Cunningham, the Concours Director for MBCA/IS, at either ghcunningham@comcast.net or 248-649-4959.

2019 Events

Tour Heinz Field
Friday, June 21st

On Friday, June 21, 2019, a group of seven, MBC Pittsburgh and family members, toured Heinz Field. The tour was lead by Brandon Artman of the Marketing Dept. While in the locker room, we had a bonus! The six Lombardy Trophies were there, in a single box!! Our view was as up close and personal as you can get without being a player or Organization VIP!!! Normally, they are in the Great Hall.

We were also treated to a lot of extra time in the Hall of Honor. Brandon explained how people are selected for the Steeler's Hall of Honor and who may be next for the Hall of Fame. Also got some pics, of our group. We did get on the field, as it was, miraculously, a dry day!! The Press Box showed us how broadcasters get the game to their listeners and viewers. Through the thoughtfulness and kindness of the Steelers, we were given gift bags at the conclusion of the tour.

Lunch at Southern Tier followed the Tour. Again, we were so fortunate to have marvelous weather, so we ate outside. Food was enjoyed by all and we had a great time!! A big THANKS to the Steeler Organization for this fun day!!

 

2017 Events

Oktoberfest 2017

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PVGP 2017

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US Steel Car Show

From left to right: Paul Angell, Bill Lape, Dan Marcin, Paul George ,Stephen Niznik, Dick Kline, Robert Hoag, Paul Bowman and Eric Neishloss

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Spring Drive to Foxburg

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Hahn-Vorbach Restoration Tour

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Pittsburgh Auto Show 2017