Dan DelBianco – Executive Director
Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix Association
Cell 412.559.3500

 For Immediate Release

37th Annual Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix is Ready to Roll

PITTSBURGH (7/4/2019) — The 37th annual Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix is just around the corner. National car club conventions for both Shelby and Alfa Romeo will be taking part Race Week set for July 11-21 Race Week –11 full days!

Shelby and Mustang Marque of the Year

For the first time on the East coast, the Shelby American Automobile Club (SAAC) and Team Shelby are combining forces to stage their national conventions, which are scheduled at the 2019 PVGP Historics at Pittsburgh International Race Complex in Beaver County. Hundreds of Shelby’s and thousands of enthusiasts will converge on PIRC for high-performance track days at the 400-acre motorsports facility featuring a 2.8-mile road course with 19 corners and multiple elevation changes. The Shelby clubs will also host a road rally, dinner banquets, Concours judging and popular-ballot car shows.

The festival continues as Shelby and Mustangs are featured throughout PVGP Race Week at car shows and parties in and around Pittsburgh culminating at Schenley Park for a massive car show and races through the streets on July 20-21. Details

Special Preview

As Shelby and Mustang are the Marques of the Year, Ford Performance and Neighborhood Ford Store will preview the world’s most power-dense supercharged production V8. A special presentation for the most powerful street-legal Ford in history is set for the Downtown Car Show in Market Square on Wednesday, July 17. Spoiler: “Sound’s fantastic!”

Alfa Romeo Spotlight
The 2019 Alfa Romeo Owner’s Club (AROC) national convention is coming to Pittsburgh. It will be hosted by Three Rivers Alfisti, the local chapter of AROC. The theme is “Cortile della corsa” which translates to Courtyard of Racing” and marks the first time the national convention will honor Alfa’s racing heritage. It starts on Wednesday, July 17 with an afternoon parade and car show at Point State Park then the Tune-Up at Heinz Field that night and continues with a track day at PIRC on Thursday and a party that night. On Friday there is a Rallye, a tour, a picnic and dinner. The July 20/21 weekend events move to the PVGP’s Italian Cortile at Schenley Park as several hundred owners display their Alfa’s on the golf course and watch vintage races through the streets of the city park. There are displays, car shows, a concours, banquets, even a wine tasting. Something for every Alfisti. Details

With so much to do during the PVGP it can be difficult to decide which events to attend. There are now 11 straight days packed with races, car shows, parties, parades, rallyes and tours spread throughout our Race Week. Here are the top three, must-see events of the 2019 PVGP.

Blacktie & Tailpipes Gala – July 13
The PVGP takes the party, and the cars, to the Carnegie Museums of Art & Natural History in Oakland including a car show at the rear entrance. Guests will be dazzled by dinner in the Music Hall Foyer with access to the Halls of Sculpture and Architecture. This is a must for any auto enthusiast who enjoys shiny cars, fine dining and great company. Details

Tune-Up at Heinz Field – July 17
Heinz Field will be surrounded by hundreds of exotic and show cars and features a race car corral. The party flows from within the Champions Club, out onto the plaza around the stadium and overlooking downtown Pittsburgh. It is the city’s most unique car show and party. This year we are adding guided Locker Room tours. Your $50 donation includes two complimentary drinks. Details

Passport to Elegance Jet Center Party – July 18
Now in its third year, this summer soiree will once again be held in the unique venue of an 18,000 square foot airplane hangar at the Allegheny County Airport and combines everything the discerning party-goer would desire. Don your own interpretation of chic jet-setter party fashion for a balmy July Pittsburgh night. We can’t wait to see your style! To honor the Mustang Marque of the Year we are bringing in a P-51 Mustang fighter plane. Details

Each of these is an entertaining motorsport themed event to get you ready for the races!  All of them feature stunning cars on display and include opportunities for you to see and be seen with your own car! If you can’t decide which one to attend – come to all three! These are important fundraisers that benefit our autism charity partners.

The Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix, presented by the Greater Pittsburgh Automobile Dealers Foundation, is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization with a mission to host an annual world-class vintage automotive event to raise funds for individuals with autism and intellectual and developmental disabilities. It is the nation’s largest vintage street race and one of the premier automotive events with 250,000 attendees. The 37th Annual Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix is the nation’s largest vintage street race. The 11-day event includes car shows, parades, a blacktie gala, a Jet Center Party and a Tune-Up event at Heinz Field.  The 2019 Race Week runs July 11-21, culminating with the vintage races through the streets of Pittsburgh and car shows at Schenley Park on July 20-21. Schedule