MINI Marque of the Year Events


MINI of Pittsburgh hosts this car show on German Hill. They have a shaded private area with a view of Turn 13. MINI owners have always been great supporters of the Grand Prix Car Show and are well represented on the track – they are the perfect cars to race through Schenley Park!

MINI is the PVGP’s 2024 Marque of the Year!

This will be the third time that MINI is the marque of the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix. This British icon was previously honored in 2004, then 2014 and in keeping with the 10 year trend, again here in 2024.

Minis will be everywhere this summer in Pittsburgh. They will be on track both weekends and will be represented at all of our car shows throughout the July 26 – August 4 Race Week.

The local dealer is ready for this summer exclaiming “excitement is in the air as MINI and MINI of Pittsburgh takes the spotlight as Marque of the Year at the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix. Buckle up for a year of high-octane moments, classic charm, and a celebration of the timeless allure of MINI. Join us as we revitalize the spirit of motoring, embrace the elegance of the past, and set the stage for a future filled with MINI adventures. This honor is a testament to our commitment to excellence, and we can’t wait to share this thrilling ride with the entire Pittsburgh community.”


MINI Marque of the Year Car Show at Schenley Park – August 3-4, 2024

The MINI Marque of the Year Car Show takes place on the Bob O’Connor Golf Course on the August 3 and 4 weekend. Registration is for the entire weekend – no single day discount. Park you MINI right on the golf course beside the MINI of Pittsburgh tent, relax under the giant oaks and watch the races from corner 13.

Your Entry Donation includes:

  • Weekend Parking spot at the MINI display area on German Hill on the Golf Course.
  • Entry into the MINI of Pittsburgh Hospitality Tent all weekend.
  • Lunch on Saturday for 2 people. Additional lunches can be purchased.
  • Each Mini will be able to take part in the Opening Ceremony Parade Lap of the track on Sunday at 11:00.
  • PVGP Race Program, MINI Marque poster and sticker.
  • Two wristbands to enter browse the International Car Show and the Start/.Finish Line.
  • Register by clicking the Vivenu box at the bottom of this page.

Waterfront Car Cruise – Monday, July 29

MINI’s will be featured at our Waterfront Car Cruise on Monday, July 29 at the Waterfront Shopping Mall in Homestead. This is a large car show open to anyone who wants to show off their ride -that includes old cars, new cars, trucks and motorbikes. The car show is a fantastic place for auto aficionados, hot rodders, gearheads, car crazy people as well as families to gather for a few hours and enjoy the cars, the people and the stories. There is no pre-registered entry. Please make your $10 donation/car as you enter the event. A PVGP Race Program will be given for each donation. Details

Tune-Up @ SouthSide Works – Wednesday, July 31

Participation in this year’s Tune-Up Party is still just $50. You get a reserved parking spot within the Automotive Showcase on the streets of the SouthSide Works, a goody bag, dash card, PVGP Race Program and car decal. Also included are 2 drink coupons for the driver, redeemable at one of the drink stations. You can also register any guests for $20 each to receive 2 complimentary drink coupons. Details and registration

MINI Gathering at Pitt Race – Saturday, July 27, 2024

Your $50 Entry Donation includes:

  • Single day gate entry into the Pitt Race facility for two adults (children 12 and under are free).
  • Additional adults are $25 each.
  • Parking spot on the lawn overlooking the final turns of the race track.
  • Entry into MINI of Pittsburgh Hospitality Tent.
  • Track offers food concessions and Helltown Beer nearby.
  • Register by clicking the Vivenu box at the bottom of this page.

Kick-Off Rallye – Sunday, July 21

If you like cars and country roads, this is a great way to spend a summer Sunday in your Mini. 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 a special award for the top Mini. Includes a deluxe cookout dinner and a great seasonal rotation of 17 Helltown Taproom craft beers. Tour their car exhibits and check out upcoming cars for auction in their showroom. Details and registration here

Registration Now Open

When you register and pay online through our Vivenu platform, please print or save the receipt on your mobile device. You will need to bring that receipt to gain entry. Thank you for supporting the PVGP and our charities.

MINI Track Rides

Vince Longo Jr. and MINI of Pittsburgh are teaming up to get MINIs ready for track laps at Schenley Park and Pitt Race. Now in its 11th year, the MINI Track Rides program is a huge success and one of our most exciting way for fans to get on track. Three race-equipped MINI Coopers are custom-wrapped and showcased on the track and at Grand Prix Race Week events. Vince Longo Jr. and his certified racers take riders around the track for an experience and view you can only get from inside a car. Details

Hotel Partners

The PVGP has partnered with Event Connect as our hotel partner portal. This ensures that PVGP attendees, car club partners, sponsors, and racers have the best accommodations at the lowest rates while helping raise charitable funds. Approximately 20% of our visitors are from out-of-town, and EventConnect can save themyou24%. Click the box below to check out our hotel partner deals.

Many thanks the team at MINI Pittsburgh for their support!