Bossa Nova Roars - PVGP July 2011
The final automotive event to preclude the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix weekend is held at Bossa Nova in the heart of Downtown Pittsburgh's Cultural district. In comparison to the other events that transpire during the ten-day celebration, this could be considered the least focused on the cars, and more on the conversation, relaxation, and enjoyment of friends, history of the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix, and the fine drinks of Bossa Nova. An exclusive group of mostly racing cars is invited to park in the parking spots located in front of Bossa Nova with most of the activity taking place within the bar.
Located on 7th street in downtown Pittsburgh is a trendy and hip bar/restaurant named Bossa Nova that is renowned for its tapas, exotic cocktails, and martinis. It features a unique space with a cozy lounge, dramatic bar, and an eclectic blend of music, art and sculpture. It is located on the edge of the Cultural District and tends to attract young, up-and-coming professionals. Bordered by the Roberto Clemente bridge with views of PNC Park, this location and atmosphere was perfect to entice the potential next-generation of high-end exotic vehicle owners and to stir enthusiasm for the weekend's Vintage Grand Prix.
It is not often an entire street gets closed down to regular-traffic parking and reserved for only racing cars and those associated with the Pittsburgh Grand Prix celebration. A few cars that had circled the BeaverRun Motorsports raceway a few days prior showed up to this year's Bossa Nova event.
The 'Bossa Nova Roars' event is a great opportunity for individuals to catch-up up with old friends and to make new ones.