Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Vintage Car Race Honors Cope

This year's Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix will include a tribute to one of its founders, Myron Cope. The Steelers broadcaster died earlier this year. He helped race organizers secure the permissions they needed from the city of Pittsburgh. It was also at his urging that proceeds from the race be donated to the Allegheny Valley School and the Autism Society of Pittsburgh. Cope's son, Danny, is autistic.

In tribute to Cope, several Steelers will be part of the race's Opening Ceremony this year. Fans are being asked to bring Terrible Towels and wave them in Cope's memory.

Races will be held in Schenley Park on July 19 and 20th. But other events like car shows and a downtown parade will take place in the days leading up to the races. A full list of activities is available on the organization's website.

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