Archive for July, 2006

The Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix: SCH aided in raising money for the Autistic Society by donating 100% of it’s profits to this worthy charity

Steel City Hobbies
2006 Vintage Grand Prix

Mini of Pittsburgh

Mini of Pittsburgh and Steel City Hobbies team up at this year’s Vintage Grand Prix in Pittsburgh, PA. SCH is very happy to participate in this year’s Vintage Grand Prix located in Schenley Park, Pittsburgh.

This is Saturday, July 15, 2006 and Mini of Pittsburgh invited Steel City Hobbies to come out to Schenley Park to help raise money for the Autism Society of Pittsburgh and Allegheny Valley School by offering a chance to race R/C cars and buy Steelers T-Shirts. 100% of the profits will go towards this charity. The day was a huge success. In the morning the crew arrived at about 8:45am with scattered light rain showers. The forecast called for this light rain and for it to clear up to become near 90º with high humidity. Needless to say, we brought a LOT of water and refreshments to keep us hydrated. SCH set up a race course and a safe zone for the helicopter and plane flying.

The day was great. That is the bottom line. The food was unbelievable at the Mini booth. The people were fantastic and the racing, car show and atmosphere were top notch. Everyone at SCH thanks Bill Schmitt of Mini of Pittsburgh, P&W Motorcars, the Vintage Grand Prix crew, Ron Osinski, Pete Rivers, John Price, John’s son, Nitro Mike Whittington, SueRoo and her boys Jack and Kyle, Mark Capobres (who took most of the pictures below), Nick Egar and Maniac Magazine and everyone else who made the day a success!

SCH had a great time with the Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf’s visit

Deaf Children used R/C cars at SCH’s track for a good time! The SCH staff has plenty of experience with handicapped people and R/C and has programs such as this to entertain and instruct people how to have fun with R/C.
SCH has proven that there are no handicaps in having fun using R/C models.

The Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf was on hand today at Steel City Hobbies located in Bridgeville’s Great Southern Shopping Center. The school holds a camp for the deaf and hard of hearing children and chooses several events for the children to participate in from rafting to R/C racing. SCH was very happy to host this portion of the kids camp on Thursday, July 13, 2006. Nitro Mike Whittington, Mike Rooney, Conor McCaskey, Ron Grove and Mark Capobres were helping out with the event to help move things along smoothly. You will see a few pictures below that express what a great time everyone had with the R/C racing.

Colorado Fishing

Steel City Hobbies friend Jordan Weyand moved to Colorado a few years ago. Jordan used to run the outdoor department for Nemacolin Woodlands in Western Pennsylvania but now works for Copper Mountain / Winter Park resort in Copper Mountain, Colorado. Jordan really enjoys the great outdoors and gets out into the wild as frequently as possible. Below are a few pictures Jordan sent to SCH to show off his prize!