Dan DelBianco – Executive Director
Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix Association
Phone 412.559.3500 firstname.lastname@example.org
For Immediate Release
PITTSBURGH, PA (July 3, 2021) The Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix, presented by the Greater Pittsburgh Automobile Dealers Foundation, is ready to get “Back on Track” and resume their events. The PVGP Historic Races at Pitt Race Complex get underway on July 16-18 with historic cars from the 60’s and 70’s competing on one of the nations’ finest road racing courses . The following weekend, July 24/25, the Grand Prix returns to race through the twisty roads of Pittsburgh’s beautiful Schenley Park with an International Car Show on the Bob O’Connor Golf Course.
Executive Director Dan DelBianco explains all the excitement “the enthusiasm for all our events is building as we get closer to Race Week. Racer and car show registrations are well ahead of past year’s pace with several events already sold out. The Grand Prix hosts 10 days of events with something for everybody. We have big-bore racing in Beaver County and vintage races through an idyllic city park. We have car shows for exotic cars, vintage cars, even a car cruise for muscle cars.
In addition to the two race weekends, PVGP’s Race Week events include the Blacktie & Tailpipes Gala at Valley Brook Country Club on July 16 with 1986 Indy 500 winner Bobby Rahal scheduled to appear and auction off a special Indy 500 racing package. The cars shows start at the Walnut Street Invitational Car Show on Monday, July 19, a Waterfront Car Cruise on Tuesday, July 20, and the Downtown Car Show and Tune-Up on Wednesday, July 21. The Tune-Up Party has been a popular Race Week fixture since 2006. It moves to the SouthSide Works, where hundreds of cars will gather for a fabulous car show and street festival. For more information, visit www.pvgp.org/calendar for details and tickets.
“The Greatest Cars in Racing” are coming to the PVGP for a display and exhibition laps on July 24/25, courtesy of Bobby Rahal Auto Group. “Indy in the Park” will feature a dozen cars that raced in the Indianapolis 500 that will take to the track each afternoon for exhibition laps. Vintage Indy™ is dedicated to the history and preservation of Indianapolis 500 championship cars.
Corvette is our 2021 Marque of the Year. There is a full schedule of events where Corvette owners of all years are encouraged to participate – all years are welcome. Many thanks to the Western PA Chevy Dealers for their support – we are looking forward to seeing the new C8 Corvette in Pittsburgh this summer.
Starting this year, a $5 minimum contribution is being requested for spectators walking into the Schenley Park Race Weekend, though children 12 and under are still admitted for free. The costs to stage this event are significant and we want to continue hosting this event and helping our deserving charity partners at the Autism Society of Pittsburgh and Merakey AVS. Please help support this great event and its cause – to produce a world-class vintage automotive event in order to raise funds to help provide residential care, treatment and support for autistic and intellectually/developmentally disabled individuals in the Pittsburgh region. “We appreciate the community support that has helped us raise $5.9 million for our autism charities since we started in 1983. We look forward to a great series of events spread out over the region this coming July, and crossing the $6 million finish line” said Dan DelBianco, PVGP executive director.
The Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix, presented by the Greater Pittsburgh Automobile Dealers Foundation, is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization with a charity mission. The organization was founded in 1983 and has raised nearly $6 million for the Autism Society of Pittsburgh and Merakey Allegheny Valley School for individuals with autism and intellectual/developmental disabilities.