Tune-Up @ SouthSide Works

Wednesday, July 31, 2024

The PVGP looks forward to celebrating our 42nd year this year by partying SouthSide Style for our annual Tune-Up as we prepare for the races and car show just a few days later.

The Grand Prix’s Tune-Up Party has been a popular Race Week event since it was created back in 2006. It debuted at Bossa Nova downtown on 6th Street and grew so large that it spread across the river to the Roberto Clemente Bridge and PNC Park, then to Heinz Field. The party shifted gears and moved to the SouthSide Works in 2021 and it was a huge success. Hundreds of cars will gather for a fabulous car show, including race cars, exotics, antiques and show cars for this exciting street festival in the streets surrounding SHOP 412 and the SouthSide Works Town Square. Many thanks to Bank of America for their tremendous support!



2023 PVGP Tune-Up

Cost & Registration

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.

There is no host restaurant, so you are free to grab a bite at any of the wonderful local restaurants, including the Cheesecake Factory and the Hofbräuhaus. The PVGP will also have food and drink trucks available.

Registration can only be done through the Vivenu online portal below. There is no mail-in option. After registering and paying online, you must bring a printed receipt or show it on your mobile device to gain entry. Your receipt will contain a QR code scanned upon entry to facilitate a quick and touchless process. We strongly encourage you to pre-register now – the event typically sells out, and there are no day-of entries available.

Directions and Entry Information

  • In an effort to simplify entry, please be prepared to show the QR code on your showclix receipt. This code is valid for your entry only and is non-transferable.
  • Registrants should enter the event at S. Water Street and Tunnel Boulevard by the Hot Metal Bridge and proceed to 28th Street; exceptions as noted below. Other streets will be blocked off at various locations and barriers will not be moved.  Once at a designated entry, volunteers will happily direct you to a parking spot. Exception groups. Cars and Coffee Members should use the 26th Street and Tunnel Boulevard entrance ONLY These guidelines are in place for quick and efficient parking, please abide accordingly.
  • Cars may begin arriving at 5:00 PM & should be in place by 6:00 PM. Early arrivals will NOT be accommodated as we have a small window of time to block the streets and allow entry.  We cannot have cars blocking the city streets prior to 5 pm.
  • Once your car is in place, please proceed toward the Hofbrauhaus to retrieve your registration packet. The desk will be at 27th Street and Tunnel Street.  Your packet will include your placard (if pre-registered), the drink tickets for the number of people you indicated would be in your car at registration (2 per paid guest), and a decal.  The drink tickets are valid for “special PVGP drinks” at the drink trucks located throughout the area.
  • To minimize on-site transactions, there is no need to purchase additional drink tickets for the event. You can buy additional beverages from the various drink trucks as described above.

The SouthSide Works is Pittsburgh’s premier city lifestyle center. Uniquely positioned on the Monongahela riverfront and nestled in Pittsburgh’s historic and bustling Southside neighborhood on the site of the former J&L Steel Works. Visit national retailers and convenience shops, grab a bite or go out for a night. SouthSide Works is also home to some of the country’s most notable companies and nonprofits and now, the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix Tune-Up!

Shop412 was born in late 2007 with the aim of creating a brand that celebrated Pittsburgh’s emerging generation of cultural creators and professional athletes—all inspired by the Burgh’s proud blue-collar heritage. Pittsburgh native brothers and cofounders Christian and Aaron Kinkela thought that the best way to represent their hometown was to create a logo and brand steeped in the insight that “In Pittsburgh, Hometown is Hero.”

Over the past five years, Shop412 has produced product collaborations and engaged launch events for the Pirates, Penguins, and Pitt, as well as fantastic t-shirts for the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix!

Shop412 is located at 420 S 27th Street in the SouthSide Works complex and is the headquarters for the PVGP Tune-Up Party.  Many thanks to Christian and Aaron Kinkela.

Maralee Williams – Chair
Cathy Dernorsek
Bob Speer
Cliff Laschon
Barb & Jerry Longstreth

Founders & Honorary Chairs
Dotti & John Bechtol
Rosemary & Joe Mendel

Join our team of Sponsors – 2023 Tune-Up Sponsorship PDF




Event details: Start date Wednesday, July 31, 2024 6:00 pm End date 9:00 pm Calendar Tune-Up @ SouthSide Works

Maralee Williams

Organizer details


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