The PVGP is Ready to Get its Events “Back on Track” this Summer

The Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix, presented by the Greater Pittsburgh Automobile Dealers Foundation is busy preparing to resume events this summer. The PVGP Historics at Pitt Race Complex will get our Race Week underway July 16-18 in Beaver County with cars from the 60s and 70s roaring through the Beaver County countryside. The following weekend, July 24/25, the Grand Prix returns to Schenley Park for the International Car Show and vintage races, remaining the only vintage race in the nation run on city streets. “Our racers are extremely excited to get back on track this summer. We have opened registration, and our volunteer teams are hard at work planning the events,” stated James Dolan, PVGP racer and Chairman of the Board.

Race Week Events

– Kick-Off Rallye starting and finishing at Smokey Bones in Pittsburgh Mills on Sunday, July 11  Details
– PVGP Historics at Pitt Race Complex on July 16-18  Details
– Blacktie & Tailpipes Gala at Valley Brook Country Club on Friday, July 16 Details
– Walnut Street Invitational Car Show in Shadyside on Monday, July 19 Details
– Countryside Tour to Jamison Farm on Tuesday, July 20  Details
– Waterfront Car Cruise on Tuesday, July 20 Details
– Downtown Car Display on Wednesday, July 21 Details
–  Tune-Up Party & Automotive Showcase in the SouthSide Works on Wednesday, July  21 Details
– Schenley Park Vintage Races and International Car Show on July 24/25  Details

Indy in the Park

“The Greatest Cars in Racing” come to the PVGP for a display and exhibition laps on July 24/25, courtesy of Bobby Rahal Auto Group. “Indy in the Park” will feature more than a dozen cars that raced in the Indianapolis 500 that will take to the track each afternoon for exhibition laps through the streets of Schenley Park. Vintage Indy™ is dedicated to the history and preservation of Indianapolis 500 championship cars. You want to be there for this rare opportunity to see and hear the Legends of the Brickyard and meet the drivers and crews.

Corvette Marque of the Year

The Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix is excited to announce that Corvette will remain as our 2021 Marque of the Year! Corvette has been a staple at our Race Week car shows and more recently on the track at the PVGP Historics at Pitt Race. There is a full schedule of events for this coming July where Corvette owners of all years are encouraged to participate and put their Corvette in the show – all years are welcome.  Many thanks to the Western PA Chevy Dealers for their support – we are looking forward to seeing the new C8 Corvette in Pittsburgh this summer!

Tune-Up Party & Automotive Showcase

The Grand Prix’s Tune-Up Party has been a popular Race Week event since it was created back in 2006. It debuted at Bossa Nova downtown on 6th Street and grew so large that it spread across the river to the Roberto Clemente Bridge and PNC Park, then to Heinz Field. The party is now shifting to the Southside Works. Hundreds of cars will gather for a fabulous automotive showcase including race cars, exotics, antiques and show cars for this exciting street festival in the streets surrounding the Cheesecake Factory and the Hofbräuhaus. Registration opens in May.

Entry Gates

Starting this year, a $5 minimum contribution is required for Race Weekend spectators entering the Schenley Park Golf Course and the Start/Finish line, though children under 12 are still admitted for free. Wristbands will be given upon entry. The costs to stage this event are significant and we want to continue hosting this event and helping our charity partners. Please help support this great event and its cause – to produce a world-class vintage automotive event in order to raise funds to help provide residential care, treatment and support for autistic and intellectually/developmentally disabled individuals in the Pittsburgh region. The contribution can be made when you enter the Bob O’Connor Golf Course and the Start/Finish area or passes can be purchased online to help speed up the process and provide touchless entry. These gates will also enable us to keep track of the number of spectators to follow mandated outdoor capacity requirements. “We appreciate the support of the greater Pittsburgh community as we have been able to raise $5.9 million for our autism charities since we started in 1983.  We look forward to a great series of events spread out over the region this coming July,” said Dan DelBianco, PVGP executive director.

Covid Protocols

As a major event, we are committing to putting health and safety first. We will follow the state and local health & safety guidance in place at the time of our events. We will strive to offer a safe, clean, informed, and responsible environment so that our participants, sponsors and volunteers can feel confident in attending our events. Visit Pittsburgh asked its members to support their PGH Commitment to deliver gold standard health and Covid-19 safety practices. The Grand Prix proudly pledges to observe these practices and protocols to hold a safe event. Details