Own a piece of history from the Carnegie of Homestead Music Hall
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Own a piece of history from the Carnegie of Homestead Music Hall
For decades, Chuck Zapf has been buying a seat to shows and events at the Carnegie of Homestead Music Hall for his older brother Gary, who has special needs. The seat he usually purchases is P-1. He now owns that actual seat. The venue is selling the seats on the
Luigi Chinetti Jr. To Speak About Ferrari's First Lemans Win In 1949 At Cortile Italian Car Show Luncheon
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Luigi Chinetti Jr. To Speak About Ferrari's First Lemans Win In 1949 At Cortile Italian Car Show Luncheon
The Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix (PVGP) is thrilled to announce that Luigi Chinetti Jr. will be the distinguished guest speaker at the Cortile Italian Car Show luncheon on Saturday, August 3. Attendees will have the unique opportunity to hear Chinetti Jr. share his captivating experiences from the 1949 Le Mans, a race that marked a significant moment in automotive history. As a young man, Luigi Chinetti Jr. witnessed the first Le Mans race held after World War II, an event that not only revived the legendary circuit but also set the stage for Ferrari's legacy in motorsports. His father, Luigi Chinetti Sr., secured his third victory in this historic race, driving the Ferrari 166 MM Barchetta. This victory was instramental in propelling Ferrari onto the world stage, despite initial reluctance from Enzo Ferrari himself. The 1949 24 Hours of Le Mans was the first race held at the Circuit de la Sarthe since 1939, due to the interruption caused by World War II. The event symbolized the revival of endurance racing in Europe and marked a new era for motorsports. Luigi Chinetti Sr., co-driving with Peter Mitchell-Thomson, 2nd Baron Selsdon, clinched the win in the Ferrari 166 MM Barchetta. Luigi Chinetti Sr. drove for an astonishing 23 out of the 24 hours, showcasing his extraordinary endurance and skill. His determination and resilience were key factors in securing the victory for Ferrari. This victory was significant as it marked Ferrari's first major international win, establishing the brand's reputation in endurance racing. The Ferrari 166 MM Barchetta, with its sleek design and V12 engine, became an iconic model in automotive history. The car's performance at Le Mans showcased Ferrari's engineering prowess and set the stage for future successes. The race was not without its challenges. The Ferrari team faced stiff competition from other manufacturers, including Aston Martin and Delahaye. Despite mechanical issues and the grueling nature of the race, Chinetti's expertise and the car's reliability led them to triumph.According to several sources, Enzo Ferrari was initially hesitant about entering the 166 MM Barchetta in the race. However, Chinetti Sr. was instrumental in persuading Ferrari and orchestrating the car's participation, which ultimately proved to be a game-changing decision for the company. The victory at Le Mans was a turning point for Ferrari, providing the company with invaluable publicity and solidifying its reputation as a leader in high-performance racing cars. This win helped Ferrari attract customers and establish a strong market presence, particularly in North America. Following the success at Le Mans, Luigi Chinetti Sr. played a crucial role in developing Ferrari's North American dealer network. His efforts helped to popularize Ferrari in the United States, making the brand synonymous with luxury and performance. The Cortile Italian Car Show luncheon promises to be an engaging and insightful event, offering enthusiasts a rare glimpse into the Chinetti family's rich heritage and contributions to the world of motorsports. Don't miss this chance to hear firsthand accounts of one of the most influential races in history and the story of how Ferrari's legacy was shaped by the Chinetti family's passion and perseverance.
East End Juneteenth Celebration
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East End Juneteenth Celebration
The Trade Institute of Pittsburgh and the Homewood- Brushton YMCA are hosting a Juneteenth Celebration today! From 3-6 p.m., attendees will gather at 7119 Fleury Way in Pittsburgh's East End for an afternoon of food, fun, and community! Live entertainment will be provided by Queen of Nairobi, Hill Dance Academy Theatre (HDAT), The Nia Dance Ensemble, DJ Hoodie Tre, and more, plus guest speakers Leon Ford, Jason Rivers, and Rev. Cornell Jones will be speaking. There will also be activities for kids in the Kids Zone and a group fitness class. See the Facebook event for more information.
Navigating Your Style: 5 Essential Accessories to Pair With Your Wig
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Navigating Your Style: 5 Essential Accessories to Pair With Your Wig
Incorporating your wig into your own unique sense of style can help you look and feel more confident. In this article, we explore how to navigate your style with five essential accessories that not...
The head of the FAA says his agency was too hands-off in its oversight of Boeing
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The head of the FAA says his agency was too hands-off in its oversight of Boeing
The head of the Federal Aviation Administration has acknowledged his agency should have been more aware of problems at Boeing before a door plug blew off a 737 Max jet during an Alaska Airlines flight in January.
The Frick Fete
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The Frick Fete
On June 22, the Frick Museum and Gardens will be hosting the annual Frick Fete, with a night of 'dancing and dessert under the stars.' This gilded-age style event will incude speciality drinks, desserts, and toasts to the works of Monet, Vermeer and Rembrandt. For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.
Ensuring Precision: 5 Quality Control Measures for Medical Equipment Manufacturers
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Ensuring Precision: 5 Quality Control Measures for Medical Equipment Manufacturers
The medical equipment industry is a crucial component of the healthcare sector, directly impacting the safety and effectiveness of medical practices. Armbrust, a significant player in the field, em...
Woman arrested in connection with Pittsburgh man's 2022 overdose death
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Woman arrested in connection with Pittsburgh man's 2022 overdose death
A Homestead woman illegally sold oxycodone pills that caused a Pittsburgh man to fatally overdose in 2022 with fentanyl levels in his blood that were gauged as double a lethal dose, authorities say. Sharon Holt, 51, was arrested by Pittsburgh police Thursday on charges including drug delivery resulting in death
Combining the Importance of Professional Cleaning Services and Roof Cleaning to Preserve and Enhance Your Home's Value
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Combining the Importance of Professional Cleaning Services and Roof Cleaning to Preserve and Enhance Your Home's Value
The gravity of maintaining a pristine home environment extends beyond mere aesthetics; it significantly impacts the property's value and the homeowner's pride. Engaging professional cleaning and ma...

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