The Northside is known for having a historically German population, and Germans are known for making historically awesome cars — so a antique German auto show in Deutschtown is a natural fit!
Check out the schedule of events and flyer for this Saturday’s Northside auto show and parade from The Alliance of German Societies Pittsburgh…
9:30 to 10:30 Antique German and classic auto display – Allegheny Commons East – Union Ave and East Ohio Street will be the locations of antique Volkswagens, Porsches, Mercedes and other marques. They will be parked around the historic commons, once the grazing land open to the public during the early 1800’s and now being restored to its Victorian elegance as Pittsburgh’s first park. The autos will be on the park side of the length of Union and around East Ohio Street to Cedar Avenue. The autos and loving owners will allow their prize possessions to be viewed as they wait for the beginning of the second Biannual German parade through Deutschtown. It is open to the public.
The parade – 11AM to 11:30 from Allegheny commons East along East Ohio Street, crossing the 279 overpass , turning left at Madison Avenue and then right on Phineas Street and ending at the Teutonia Mannerchor at corner of Phineas and Chestnut Street. The parade will include the antique autos and dignitaries including the Presidents of the various German, Austrian and Swiss organizations, German Folk Dance groups and Singing Societies. Our own Council President, Darlene Harris,will celebrate her German heritage, along with a visitor from Germany – Hans-Dieter Dorbaum, the Oberburgermeister (Mayor) of Mulhausen Germany (sister city to Saxonburg PA.. As the groups stop at Priory Fine Pastries, many will stop for a short performance.
Luncheon at Teutonia Mannerchor, 857 Phineas Street – a celebration from 12 to 1:30 will include a performance by the Teutonia Mannerchor mens’ chorus and the recognition of a living person of German speaking heritage and a Historic citizen of that heritage. Past Historic citizens have included John Roebling, inventor and builder of the Brooklyn Bridge and Abbott Wimmer, founder of the Benedictine monasteries in North America. The public is invited and tickets are available in advance for $15 at Teutonia Mannerchor and Priory Fine Pastries 528 East Ohio Street. They are available at the door (space permitting) for $18.