FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 28, 2018
Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix Association
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Come see the new events and rare sightings at the 36th Annual PVGP
There are several annual national automotive events that have chosen Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix to hold their prestigious events. In addition, attendees will get the chance to see many rare vehicles and sights right here in person at PVGP that they would have to travel far and wide to even get a glimpse at.
Kastner Cup Triumph Race – Saturday, July 7
The Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix Historics were chosen as the 2018 race venue for the prestigious 16th annual Kastner Cup, an annual award for one Triumph racing competitor in the US. R. W. “Kas” Kastner, a well-known production car racer in the 1950’s and the winner of the 1959 SCCA Championship in his 1958 TR3A Triumph, founded the award.
“The Pittsburgh International Race Complex, with its exciting 2.8-mile track with huge elevation changes, fast sections and big runoff areas will certainly prove exciting for the Triumph TR’s, GT6 and Spitfires being brought together to run this national race,” said Jim Dolan, 2018 Kastner Cup event chairman.
Kas Kastner himself is geared up to race in Pittsburgh saying “it is an honor to bring together these great cars and their drivers each year. The mix of camaraderie and competition remains as strong today as when we raced these great cars in the 60’s & 70’s. I am looking forward to another exciting event.”
Ace Spade Rally Featuring Exotic Cars at Tune-Up Party– Wednesday, July 11
Wednesday night is time to get tuned-up for the weekend’s races in Schenley Park. We have the ideal event to get you ready – the Grand Prix’s Tune-Up Party at Heinz Field. Previously anchored at PNC Park the event moves to Heinz Field, allowing for more display space for the Car Showcase on the Riverwalk, on the Gate A plaza and on Art Rooney Avenue.
The 2018 Ace Spade Rally is a 6-day rally from Toronto Canada that comes down to Columbus, Ohio, over to Knoxsville, Tennessee, then takes on the challenging Tail of the Dragon on the way to Asheville, North Carolina and then head north to Pittsburgh, arriving in time to attend the Tune-Up event. They visit resorts and casinos and wherever they stop it becomes a social attraction. The group consists of 85 exotic, late model cars such as Ferrari, Lamborghini, McLaren, BMW, Mercedes and Audi. Each car is badged with the Ace Spade car decals. It’s quite a sight to see. If you want to see these cars, meet the competitors and enjoy the night, visit pvgp.org/tune-up for tickets and details.
Happy 70th Birthday to Porsche!
To celebrate this milestone, the Allegheny Region Porsche Club of America is featuring the Race Cars of Porsche at the PVGP Passport to Elegance Jet Center Party. Two significant Porsche race cars with racing provenance, including one with a class podium finish at the 24 Hours of Le Mans and the RC Cola Porsche 962, and the Flying Lizard Motorsports 996 GT3 RS. Both cars, along with hundreds of other Porsches will be on the fairways of Schenley Park on July 14/15.
BMW Annual Oktoberfest – July 6-15
As PVGP’s 2018 Marque of the Year, BMW, in conjunction with the BMW CCA, is bringing their 49th Annual O’Fest to Pittsburgh throughout the entire 10-day PVGP.
This is the largest annual celebration of all things BMWs with 1,000 enthusiasts and hundreds of BMWs expected throughout the festival week. It is the ultimate BMW motorsport family reunion, including parties, banquets, vendors, track days, autocrosses, rallies, a concours, a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the iconic BMW 2002 and more!
There will be something for every BMW enthusiast. The Historics at Pittsburgh International Race Complex on July 6-8 will have two BMW Race Groups with nearly 100 Bimmers on track. O’Fest participants will return to Pitt Race throughout the week for track events, an autocross, car control clinics and other events. In Pittsburgh the O’Fest will feature a TSD rally, gymkhana, driving tours, receptions and banquets. If that’s not enough, participants will also join the Grand Prix during the week for multiple car shows, a concours, a Tune-Up Party and a Jet Center Party before convening at Schenley Park for Race Weekend on July 14-15 where the owners will park trackside to watch BMWs participate in the vintage races and celebrate.
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 one of the nation’s premier automotive events with 250,000 attendees. The 2018 Race Week runs July 6-15, culminating with the vintage races through the streets of Pittsburgh and car shows at Schenley Park on July 14-15. Visit PVGP.ORG for more.