2024 Schenley Park Race Groups

Pre-War, Preservation & Under 1 Liter

Recognized pre-war and select cars that fit with a pre-war type run group. Certain later models may be accepted on application. Select immediate postwar sports cars on an individual basis. Preservation is predominantly European sports cars run stock, just the way they were produced in the 50′s & 60′s when they were driven to the track. Small displacement (typically under 1 liter) sports cars in production prior to 1975, Formula 3 cars up to 1965. Roll bars, fuel cells and HANS devices are recommended, but not required for this group. Starting in 2022 the PVGP is allowing entry into this group of larger cars that are more interested in touring and will not be eligible for the podium. Includes 1936-1939 MGTA & MGTB (1292cc or 1250cc)

Vintage Sports Racers & Formula Racers

Limited production sports cars, racing “specials” built or in production prior to 1963, pre-1961 Formula 2, Formula 3 (500cc), and Formula Junior.  Certain later models may be accepted on application. Sports Racers (up to 1500cc). Formula 2, 3 and Junior. Sports Racers & Limited Production GT. Includes Formula Fords that must have a Ford Engine per SCCA or Monoposto rules and must run on vintage Formula Ford treaded tires.  There will be a class within the overall race group for most Formula Fords manufactured between 1967 and 1981. Post 1981 Fords subject to approval.

Production Under 1.5 Liters

Recognized sports cars and sedans under 1.5 liter displacement in production prior to 1975. All Formula Vees. Certain later model sports cars may be accepted on application. Now includes 1945-1949 MGTC and MGTD and MGTF through 1955.

Sports Cars Under 2.0 Liters

Recognized sports cars and sedans under 2.0 litre displacement in production prior to 1975. Certain later models may be accepted on application.

Sports Cars Over 2.0 Liters

This is typically the fastest group of the weekend. Recognized production sports cars and sedans typically over 2.0 liters displacement in production prior to 1975. Includes Corvettes through 1962. Certain later model sports cars are accepted on application.

Axis vs Allies – Sunday

Pitting American and British racers versus German, Japanese and Italian. The winners from three classes are awarded in the Winner’s Circle on Sunday afternoon: Under 1.5 Liters, Under 2 Liters and Over 2 Liters. A $50 donation is requested from participants.

Ragtime Racers 

A race exhibition group for 1920 and earlier race cars to provide a traveling show at various events across the U.S. showcasing these amazing machines in a historical setting. There are dozens of significant race cars from this era sitting in museums  and collections all across North America that deserve to be seen at speed, as they were meant to be. Until now, a suitable venue to bring these cars out as a group hasn’t existed. Our group allows spectators to experience the sights, sounds, and smells of these cars at race tracks, tours and shows giving them a taste of what it was like during the “Heroic Age” of auto racing.

Vintage Indy

These historic Indianapolis 500 cars will be paddocked by Phipps Conservatory and taken to the track in two daily sessions. Fans can watch these Brickyard legends from the paddock, the car show on the golf course, or the start-finish line as they maneuver the challenging street circuit with stone walls, telephone poles, manhole covers and haybales. Among the cars expected this year are the stunning 1972 Patrick Racing dayglo red STP Eagle Offy and the late John Andretti’s 1991 Surfers Paradise Australia race-winning Pennzoil Lola. Vintage Indy™, established in 2017, is dedicated to the history and preservation of Indianapolis cars to ensure these icons survive for future generations. Featuring a fan-friendly paddock that spans up to 70 years of Indy car history and design.