2023 PVGP Calendar
A 10-DAY MOTORSPORT FESTIVAL
THAT BENEFITS LOCAL CHARITIES
There is something at the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix for anyone who has a fondness for things that go “vroom.”
Dual Devils Garage in Houston
Sunday, July 9, 2023 – 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
If you like cars and country roads, this is a great way to spend a summer Sunday and kick off the Grand Prix. The Rallye is a driving tour and a scavenger hunt rolled into one. This is a casual and fun event with no experience required. Your $80 entry includes participation in the Rallye for driver and navigator. We’re starting and concluding in Houston, PA at Dual Devils Garage with awards and a deluxe cookout dinner and with a great seasonal rotation of 17 Helltown Taproom craft beers. Take a tour of their car exhibits and check out upcoming cars for auction in their showroom.
Sponsored by Dual Devils Garage
Historics at Pittsburgh International Race Complex
July 13-16, 2023 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
If you’re into racing and the thunderous roar of historic cars and ground pounders on a 2.8-mile purpose-built track at the Pittsburgh International Race Complex, this is the weekend for you! The Historics have developed into one of our most popular events. Admission is $25 per day online and $30 at the gate; kids under 12 are free. Special trackside parking on Spectator Hill and by the Water Tower. The Shelby Convention joins us July 13-14 for track sessions and a Saturday car show.
Black Tie & Tailpipes Gala
Friday, July 14, 2023 – 6:30 pm – 11:00 pm
This formal event is a must for any auto enthusiast as the manicured lawn of the Fox Chapel Golf Club turns into an extraordinary car show. $295 per person, Sponsorships and tables are available.
Sponsored by Bobby Rahal Auto Group
Invitational Car Show on Walnut Street
Monday, July 17, 2023 – 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Experience the unique character of 125 rare, classic and exotic cars. Take in the sights and sounds of this charming event nestled on Walnut Street in Shadyside’s exclusive shopping district. Cars by invitation only, the event is free to spectators.
Sponsored by Piatt Sotheby’s International Realty
Waterfront Car Cruise
Tuesday, July 18, 2023 – 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Join us for a vast car show at the Waterfront Shopping Center in Homestead! Check out classic and modern vehicles from all makes and years. Enjoy a day of automotive fun and fellowship with food, music, vendors, and giveaways. Bring your friends and family. $10 donation per car to our charities. Vendors will be present.
Sponsored by Guardian Storage and The Waterfront
Downtown Car Display
Wednesday, July 19, 2023 – 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
This show is a great way to have a power lunch in downtown Pittsburgh. You will see a preview cars that will be on the show field of the upcoming International Car Show in Schenley Park. The shows are staged at PPG Place and Market Square. The cost is $15 to participate with proceeds benefiting our charities.
Grand Prix Tune-Up Party
Wednesday, July 19, 2023 – 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Grand Prix’s Tune-Up Party and Automotive Showcase has been a popular event since it was created back in 2006. The party shifted gears and moved to its new home at the Town Square at the SouthSide Works last year and is back for an encore. Hundreds of cars will gather for a fabulous car show including race cars, exotics for this exciting street festival in Town Square surrounding the Cheesecake Factory, Hofbräuhaus and Shop 412. $50 to get into the Car Showcase and includes 2 drink coupons.
Sponsored by Bank of America
Thursday, July 20, 2023 – 10:00 am– 3:00 pm
If you have a vintage car from 1983 or earlier, you’re invited to tour the Laurel Highlands with us. The route changes each year. We are excited to announce that the tour is returning to Jamison Farm for an incredible lunch and continues through the southwestern Pennsylvania countryside. $80 per car.
Sponsored by Jamison Farm
Passport to Elegance
Thursday, July 20, 2023 – 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
We have been cleared to land at the Pittsburgh-Butler Regional Airport again in 2023. Experience the best of vintage and concours quality cars and historic aircraft. Enjoy exquisite culinary delights, premium cocktails and wine. To honor the Ferrari Marque of the Year the theme will be Rosso Corsa – Italian Racing Red. Don’t miss out on this exclusive event, book your flight now!
Sponsored by UBS, produced by LUXE Creative & styled by TWIN PINE
Forbes Avenue of Speed
Friday, July 21, 2023 – 6:30 pm– 8:30 pm
This is a great opportunity to meet the drivers and see the race cars up close. Vintage racers will parade from the paddock in Schenley Park, through Squirrel Hill, and then park up and down Forbes Avenue for a unique car show. The racers and their crew will go into Orr’s Jewelers for a private reception.
Sponsored by Orr’s Jewelers
Schenley Park Race Weekend – Saturday, July 22, 2023
International Car Show 9:30 am – 5:00 pm
Join us for a day full of family-friendly automobile-themed activities at the Bob O’Connor Golf Course in Pittsburgh’s Schenley Park. Thousands of classic, antique and exotic vehicles fill the golf course for our International Car Show. If speed is more your thing, watch 150 vintage racers compete on the track all day to qualify for Sunday’s featured races. During the day, grab a snack at our food courtyard or shop at our Vendor Village. International Car Show entry fee is $50 per show car for the weekend. Charity donation for spectators aged 12 and over is only $10 for the weekend.
International Car Show | Cortile Car Show | Food Courtyard | British Car Day | Spectator Parking | Shuttle Buses | Donation Stations | Vintage Ride Experience | Cars n Coffee |
Vintage Races 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Our vintage racers will be on track all day. Each of the 5 race groups will run in practice sessions starting at 8:30 am. At noon racers with passenger seats come up to the VIP Tent at turn 14 and for $50 you can experience a real lap of the track. The track goes hot at 1:00 with all 5 groups racing in qualifying sessions.
Race Schedule | Race Groups | Vintage Ride Experience | Race Entries | Schenley Park Race Circuit| Track Map | Road Closures
Schenley Park Race Day – Sunday, July 23, 2023
International Car Show 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
Our 10-day event closes with a roar as we continue with our races and car shows all day long at the Bob O’Connor Golf Course in Pittsburgh’s Schenley Park. Most of the of classic, antique and exotic vehicles that appeared on Saturday return for Race Day at the International Car Show. Grab lunch at our food courtyard or shop Vendor Village. International Car Show entry fee is $50 per show car for the weekend. Charity donation for spectators aged 12 and over is only $10 for the weekend.
International Car Show | Food Courtyard | Vintage Races | Opening Ceremonies | Spectator Parking | Shuttle Buses | Patron Parking | Donation Stations | Road Closures
Vintage Races 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
At 8:30 each race groups come out for 20 minute warm-up sessions in preparation for the featured afternoon races. At 11:00 we begin the Opening Ceremonies with Parade laps by Patron Parkers.
The afternoon races start at noon with featured races for each of the 6 groups with top finishers recognized in the Helltown Brewing Winner’s Circle.
Bentley Pittsburgh Fall Invitational Car Show
Date for 2023 has not yet been selected
Bentley Pittsburgh has been a tremendous supporter of the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix. Jason Moka and his team have hosted this intimate and exclusive car show to benefit the PVGP charities since 2019 . This fall will be the fourth year that Bentley Pittsburgh has hosted this now annual event.
This is an invitation only show of special cars featuring Bentley, Rolls Royce and Maserati cars of all years, but you will see plenty of Ferraris, Porsches, BMWs, and others. Bentley clears their showroom and parking lot to make room for the car show. They also provide a delicious lunch for all attendees.