Historics at Pitt Race

Friday, July 26, 2024
July 26-28, 2024

Experience the heart-pounding thunder of the PVGP Historics at Pittsburgh International Race Complex. If you are looking for speed, muscle and thunder, this is the place to be. Since 2004, racers from all over the country have come to the 2.8-mile purpose-built track 40 miles northwest of Pittsburgh for fierce competition between the legends of the 60s and early 70s, including Mustangs, Corvettes, Jaguars, BMWs, Porsches and Alfa Romeos, to name a few.

See the cars and drivers in the expansive paddock and watch the races from several vantage points. Food/drink vendors and sponsors are located throughout the facility. Including Helltown Brewing – the “Official Beer of the PVGP.” If you feel the personal need for speed, that can be done too. For a donation to the charity, you can rent a kart and reach speeds up to 45 mph on the .82-mile karting track. Look for this event to grow in popularity and numbers in the coming years.

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Feature: 60th GT40 Reunion

The legendary GT40 turns 60 this year, and a grand reunion is planned in conjunction with the PVGP Historics. It seems not long ago that it was the first American car to win the prestigious 24 Hours of Le Mans. The mystique of this legendary car grows with time. This gathering will feature original GT40 race cars, recreations, and modern-day versions like the Ford GT. This is your chance to see them up close. The paddock and VDA at Pitt Race will be packed with GT40s and enthusiasts of this historic car. Track sessions on Friday, Saturday and Sunday with the featured GT40 Race on Sunday afternoon.

Many famous and historic GT40s will be in attendance, along with significant people who were involved in the development, racing and history of these fabulous cars. For information and details, visit the PVGP’s GT40 Reunion Homepage.

Feature: Historic Stock Car Racing Association (HSCRA)

This will be the first time the HSCRA will race in the PVGP.  The HSCRA, renowned for its commitment to preserving and celebrating the history of stock car racing, will bring a new dimension to the PVGP Historics. The group is open to all stock cars that ran in one of the major NASCAR series. There are different classes for each era and type of car—even trucks. Scott Dolfi, who happens to be the Operations Manager at Pittsburgh International Race Complex, plans to race his 2016 Chevy Silverado, which ran in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series.

Front Gate Admission

The single-day admission cost is $25 per person per day when purchased in advance through this website. Cost at the gate will be $30. Children 12 and under are free. Each ticket is good for a one-day entry that can be used on either Thursday, July 25, Friday, July 26, Saturday, July 27, or Sunday, July 28. Parking outside the gate is included at no cost. If you wish to park within the two special trackside car shows that can be done thru our Vivenu portal above.

VIP Parking on Spectator Hill

This is a special parking area on the top of Spectator Hill with an incredible view of the track.The cost is $30 per day to park your car all day and throw a tailgate party or erect a pop-up tent. This fee is in addition to your admission to enter the gate. There are no other public parking options within the facility other than Spectator Hill and the water tower since the GT40 Reunion is being staged in the Vehicle Dynamics Area all weekend.

Water Tower Car Corral Parking

Drive your show car to the event and be a part of the Car Corral. Park near the water tower on the hill overlooking the back straightaway and final turn of the track. A great way to watch the races and see a wide variety of cars. It requires a $10 donation per car per day to park in the Car Corral. This is in addition to your admission at the gate. here are no other public parking options within the facility other than Spectator Hill and the water tower since the GT40 Reunion is being staged in the Vehicle Dynamics Area all weekend.

GT40 Charity Track Rides

At lunchtime on Friday, Saturday and Sunday we conduct the PVGP Track Rides for Charity. To celebrate the 60th Reunion of the legendary GT40 we are offering a ride in a GT40 or Ford GT on the 2.8-mile racetrack. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to catch a ride in this racing icon. Your $60 donation benefits our charities. Rides are limited to 50 minutes each day so get your tickets now. Timing depends on track conditions and race schedule – rides are scheduled from noon until 12:50 PM each day.

Comcours d’ Lemons

The Concours d’ Lemons, a tongue-in-cheek show celebrating the Un-Best of the automotive world, clatters onto the driveway leading up to Spector Hill on Saturday, The inaugural appearance of the whimsical and irreverent event opens at 9:00 am and at 9:45am the judging begins on the field. By 11:00 am, the Judging is complete, and open bribery of the judges is permitted over lunch and from noon – 1:00 pm. The awards ceremony starts at 1pm. If you are trailering your monstrosity, trailer parking will be in the grass leading down to the South Paddock. Your $35 fee includes gate entry for one person and entry for your car inside the facility to participate in the judging.

Karting – All weekend

Take a spin on the world-class .83-mile Wilson Karting Circuit, where you can reach speeds of 45 MPH! The kart, gas, and all safety equipment are included. Closed-toe shoes are required. The drivers must be between 5′ and 6’2″ tall. No age requirements. Call 724.535.1000 to Get Details.

2023 PVGP Historics at Pitt Race


Pittsburgh International Race Complex is a 400-acre motorsports facility featuring a 2.8-mile road course with 19 corners and multiple elevation changes, a .83-mile-long Wilson Karting Track that is one of the fastest around, and a 6-acre skid pad for specialized training in performance and evasive driving maneuvers including autocross and drifting. Pitt Race offers something for everyone.

The full road racing course at Pitt Race features 19 turns following the natural elevation of the landscape of Western, PA. These hills and valleys are highlighted in an 85-foot vertical elevation change between turns 3 and 6 along with numerous blind turns and 4 high-speed straight-aways. Pitt Race provides something for all styles of racing, from technical sections and turns where lines mean everything to areas where high horsepower cars can stretch their legs. Spectator Hill provides the perfect perch for watching some great racing, with a view of about 70% of the track.



From Pittsburgh, take the PA Turnpike west toward Ohio and take Exit 13 Ellwood City/Beaver Falls. Go north on Route 18 for 2.6 miles and turn left into PIRC. Drive time from downtown Pittsburgh is 50 minutes.

Pittsburgh International Race Complex
201 Penndale Road
Wampum PA 16157
(724) 535-1000

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Event details: Start date Friday, July 26, 2024 9:00 am End date Sunday, July 28, 2024 5:00 pm Calendar Historics at Pitt Race
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