January 21, 2023 – The Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix announces a partnership with EventConnect as our hotel partner portal. This relationship ensures that PVGP attendees, car club partners, sponsors and race teams that take part in the 10 day PVGP Motorsport Festival in July have the best accommodations at the lowest rates while at the same time helping to raise charitable funds.

During the PVGP’s July 21-23 Schenley Park Race Weekend at least 20% of the visitors are from out-of-town and staying in local lodging. On average, EventConnect will save them 24% on the lodging rates.

Visit the PVGP EventConnect page to check out the hotel partners and the great deals available. “By leveraging the purchasing power of the PVGP fans, car show participants and racing teams we are not only able to get excellent rates, but a portion of each nights stay at our partner hotels is contributed to the PVGP charities.” stated Dan DelBianco, the Executive Director of the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix.

EventConnect removes group travel pain points with sporting events like the PVGP with a feature-rich event management platform that instantly connects you to hotels with dedicated support from real people. Any individual using the PVGP lodging portal will also be eligible for special gifts at check-in courtesy of SportsPITTSBURGH and the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix.

Your Own Room Block
Car clubs and team leaders also can create their own room block of up-to 30 rooms, so they can stay together at the same hotel.  They can then share their own booking link with their group through the same online booking engine.

Best Rates
The Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix has been guaranteed the best group rate that is available. “As a result you are not going to get a better rate at our partner hotels on your own!” Stated Bernard Martin, Director of Communications at the PVGP.  “That said, Individuals may find a better “deal’ but generally those prices will not include the add-ons such as parking, valet, etc that are most often part of the group package rate negotiated by the PVGP.” He added.

Dan DelBianco (412) 559-3500  delbianco@pvgp.org
Bernie Martin (412) 996-5700 bernardtmartin@pvgp.org
Susan Gera (724) 396-9372 media@pvgp.org

About the PVGP
Begun in 1983, the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix Motorsport Festival features two weekends of racing action. The first weekend is the PVGP Historics at Pitt Race. The second weekend is racing on a 2.33-mile road course set on the streets of Schenley Park.  Between the race weekends there are car shows, parties, car shows road rallies, and more. The PVGP is a volunteer driven 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization with 1,200 volunteers. Our mission is to provide residential care, treatment and support for people with autism and intellectual/developmental disabilities. Since 1983, we have donated $6.4 million to Autism-Pittsburgh and Merakey Allegheny Valley School.