2024 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.”

Kick-Off Rallye at Dual Devils Garage

Sunday, July 21, 2024 – 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. Starting and concluding in Houston, PA at Dual Devils Garage with awards and a deluxe cookout dinner with a great seasonal rotation of 17 Helltown Taproom craft beers. Tour their car exhibit and check out upcoming cars for auction in their showroom.
Sponsored by Dual Devils Garage and Baer Subaru

Invitational Car Show on Walnut Street

Monday, July 22, 2024  – 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 & Eyetique

Black Tie & Tailpipes Gala

Friday, July 26, 2024  7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

This is a must for any auto enthusiast who enjoys shiny cars, fine dining and great company. In addition to being one of the city’s best summer parties, it is also a significant fundraiser for our charities. We are excited to take the Gala to the beautiful PPG Wintergarden downtown. The 8,000 sq ft plant-filled, glass-enclosed event venue is bathed in natural light. Based in Pittsburgh’s iconic PPG Place, it is a stunning event venue in an urban setting. Our emcee and entertainment this year is Billy Hartung, who was last with us in 2021. Bobby Rahal Auto Group is the presenting Sponsor and will have a special display of cars in the PPG Plaza.
Sponsored by Bobby Rahal Automotive Group

Historics at Pittsburgh International Race Complex

July 25-28, 2024, 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. The GT40 60th Reunion joins us on the track and on the VDA with a spectacular show of original and current GT40s and Ford GTs. 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.

GT40 60th Reunion

July 26-28, 2024  9:00 am – 5:00 pm

A three day extravaganza for GT40 enthusiasts. There will be a display on the VDA and track sessions each day, including a GT40 race on Sunday afternoon. The Reunion is open to all Ford GT variants, from the original 1964 Ford GT, which became the GT40 in both Mk I and Mk II versions, the Mk IV, the reborn 2005-2006 Ford GT and the latest in the GT lineup, the 2017-2024 Ford GT. Ford-powered, accurate replicas are also welcome to attend.
Sponsored by Safir GT40 and Superformance

Waterfront Car Cruise

Monday, July 29, 2024 – 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Traditionally held on Tuesday this event is shifting to Monday July 29 for 2024. 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 charity donation per car.
Sponsored by the Waterfront and Guardian Storage

Sewickley Stampede & Roundup

Tuesday, July 30, 2024 – 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

This event debuted to much fanfare last year and is now a staple of our Race Week. The night begins with a “Rev Limiting”, “Rip Roaring” Stampede of Cars through the downtown business district of Sewickley at 5:30, followed by the “Wrangling and Staging” of race cars, vintage cars and exotics in front of The Hotel and Rosa’s Cantina. Grab your best “Pardner” and come out to look at the cars on the street, or purchase admission to the exclusive private party in The Hotel, featuring a light food menu, cash bar, and live performance from country artist Sydney Mack! 
Presented by Sewickley Porsche

Downtown Car Display

Wednesday, July 31, 2024  – 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 of cars 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.

Tune-Up Party

Wednesday, July 31, 2024  – 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 in 2006. The party shifted gears and moved to its new home at the Town Square at the SouthSide Works and is back for an encore. Hundreds of cars will gather for a fabulous car show, including race cars and exotics, for this exciting street festival in Town Square, which is anchored by Shop 412 and the Cheesecake Factory. $50 to get into the Car Showcase and includes 2 drink coupons.
Sponsored by Merrill & Porsche Pittsburgh

Countryside Tour

Thursday, August 1, 2024 – 10:00 am– 3:00 pm

If you have a vintage car from 1983 or earlier, you can 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 continuing through the southwestern Pennsylvania countryside. The cost is $85 per car.
Sponsored by Jamison Farm

Grand Prix Garden Party at Phipps

Thursday, August 1, 2024 – 6:30 pm– 10:30 pm

The Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix has planted the seeds for a fabulous new event in Schenley Park at the Phipps Conservatory & Botanical Gardens – right alongside the race track.

The party will feature a variety of cars, as every PVGP event does. Expect a select representation of MINI, our Marque of the Year, and our Microcar spotlight. We are pleased to feature cars from the Lane Motor Museum, and our exhibit will focus on the small and unusual cars within the Conservatory. Listen to the Allegheny City Ragtime Orchestra is a nine-piece professional ensemble founded in 2013 by Tom Roberts.

This Garden Party will feature hors d’oeuvres, palate-pleasing food stations, wine, Helltown Beer and bar cocktails throughout one of the nation’s oldest and largest Victorian greenhouses. It promises to be an elegant and entertaining evening.
Sponsored by UBS Walnut Wealth Management

“Evening of Speed” – Driver & VIP Reception

Friday, August 2, 20245:00 pm– 9:00 pm

The traditional Friday night Driver Reception and Parade is moving into Oakland as our racers circle the track, past Phipps and down to the reception at the Frick Fine Arts Building in Schenley Plaza. For the first time in this event, tickets will be available for the public to attend the private VIP Reception.
Sponsored by the University of Pittsburgh

Schenley Park Car Show and Race Qualifying

Saturday, August 3, 2024

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 125 vintage racers compete on the track all day to qualify for Sunday’s featured races. During the day, visit the main stage, grab a snack at our food courtyard or shop at our Vendor Village. Register your car for the weekend International Car Show. Charity donation for spectators aged 12 and over is only $10 for the weekend.
International Car Show Cortile Car Show Food CourtyardBritish Car DaySpectator Parking & Shuttles  Vintage Ride Experience Cars n Coffee | Hotel Partners |

Vintage Races 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Our vintage racers will be on track all day. Each race group 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 again at 1:00 with all groups racing in qualifying sessions.
Race Schedule | Race Groups | Vintage Ride ExperienceRace Entries  |  Schenley Park Race Circuit | Track Map|Road Closures |

Sponsored by Caliente Pizza & Drafthouse

Schenley Park Race Day

Sunday, August 4, 2024

International Car Show 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
Our Motorsport Festival roars to a close as we continue our races and car shows all day long at the Bob O’Connor Golf Course in Pittsburgh’s Schenley Park. Most of the classic, antique, and exotic vehicles that appeared on Saturday return for Race Day at the weekend International Car Show. Grab lunch at our food courtyard or shop Vendor Village. The International Car Show entry fee is $50 per show car for the weekend. Charity donations for spectators aged 12 and over are only $10 for the weekend.

International Car Show | Food CourtyardVintage Races | Opening Ceremonies |  Spectator Parking & Shuttles  | Patron Parking  | Road Closures   | Hotel Partners |

Vintage Races 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
At 8:30 a.m., racers 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 group, with top finishers recognized in the Helltown Brewing Winner’s Circle.

Sponsored by Caliente Pizza & Drafthouse

POST RACE WEEK EVENTS

 

Bentley Pittsburgh Invitational

Sunday, August 25, 2024

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 will be the sixth year that Bentley Pittsburgh has hosted this 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.
Sponsored by Bentley Pittsburgh

5 Card Garage Tour

Saturday, August 31, 2024

Join us for an exciting afternoon in your favorite car as we tour some of Pittsburgh’s coolest garages and man caves. Entrants get a playing card at each stop, and at the end of the day, the best poker hand wins! The location will be determined, and details will follow.