Vintage Charity Lap Experience

The Grand Prix’s Charity Lap Experience is an exciting and rare opportunity for spectators to experience a real lap of the Schenley Park race track at lunchtime Saturday and at Pittsburgh International Race Complex on the weekend.

A Unique Experience!

The Grand Prix’s Charity Vintage Lap Experience is an exciting opportunity for spectators and race fans to experience a real lap of the race track in an authentic vintage race car. It is available on both weekends. Where else can you take a lap of the race track and raise funds for charity? Our racers enjoy this almost as much as the passengers!

Schenley Park – Saturday, August 3, 2024

While you can drive the circuit at Schenley Park in your own car on 51 weeks out of the year, but it is quite a different story in a race car on a closed circuit with an experienced driver behind the wheel! 

The entrance to the track is next to the Lamar VIP Tent at turn 15 on the golf course. This event grows more popular each year, so you may want to get there early to get a spot in line. For a $50 per lap donation on a first-come basis. Tickets can not be purchased in advance – cash and credit cards only. Rides run from noon until 12:50 PM only (weather and track conditions permitting).


Pitt Race – July 26 – 28, 2024

At lunch on Friday, Saturday and Sunday we conduct the PVGP Track Rides for Charity. Our racers and track instructors take spectators for a lap of the 2.8 mile racetrack. With the GT40 6oth Reunion joining us in 2024 the laps will done exclusively in GT40s, Ford GTs and continuation GT cars for $60 per lap.

Our generous vintage racers take time out of their lunch break to share their cars with our participants. The lap takes about 5 minutes. The racers drive at less than race speed, but you will certainly experience all the sights, sounds and smells of a real vintage lap.

In addition to being a once-in-a-lifetime experience, it also helps raise funds for our charities. Many thanks to our drivers for contributing their time as well as fuel and tires for this worthy cause.

You can purchase your tickets to the PVGP Historics and the Vintage Rides HERE NOW.


Vintage Ride Procedures – Participants

  1. All participants for rides will enter the track through the designated gate.
  2. All participants MUST sign the waiver prior to passing through the gate to the track.
  3. There is no age restriction – but all participants must be at least 46″ tall.
  4. Participants must take the next car in line.
  5. All riders MUST wear seat belts (minimum) and shoulder harnesses if the car is provided with them.

General Information

  1. No one will be permitted on Track during the Rides except the authorized cars.
  2. Workers remaining on Station during the Lunch Break/Patron Rides will maintain Track security and maintain radio contact with Control.
  3. Control will be manned during this event and will call for flags or any equipment necessary in case of an emergency.
  4. All vehicles participating in this event must be off Track surface before any worker vehicles leave the pit area to return to the station.