Media Credentials

The #PVGP Offers 10 Days Of Events With Opportunities To Get Close To The Action

Please read all of the information below before clicking and completing the Media Credentials form at the bottom of this page.

PVGP Media Contacts

Bernard Martin  Director of Communications (412) 996-5700

Susan Gera  PVGP Media (724) 396-9372

Manfred Woodall Media ‭(412) 215-4452‬

Eric Zagrocki – Car Shows and Jet Center Party

Dan DelBianco Pre-event Media and Photos (412) 559-3500

Media Center at Schenley Park Vintage Race Weekend
July 22/23, 2023

Bob O’Connor Golf Course
5370 Schenley Drive
Pittsburgh PA 15217

Location: Media check-in is moving to the new golf course clubhouse on Schenley Drive. Qualified media who apply three weeks prior will be mailed a complimentary Parking Pass that provides free parking on Flagstaff Hill where a shuttle bus will take you for the 5-minute ride up to the Golf Course. Please disembark at the “Main Entrance” stop at the top of the hill and the golf course clubhouse is located directly to your left.

Hours: 8:00 AM until 3:00 PM Saturday and Sunday

Sign In & Hospitality: Once you arrive and sign in you will be given a press kit, press credential lanyard, and our staff will direct you to areas of the event that may interest you. The media center will be fully staffed with on-site media contacts to answer questions and guide and transport you and your equipment to where you need to be.

Credentialed media-only complimentary amenities:

  • Race Program and Media Lanyard
  • Private area with tables and chairs
  • Phone charging station
  • Electrical power for laptop
  • Refreshments and boxed lunch
  • Access to hot passes*

Hot Pass Guidelines for Motorsport Media at Schenley Park

The Hot Zone is the area inside the snow fence that keeps the public a safe distance from the live racing.  Motorsport media must have prior experience working at racetracks or as being a corner worker to qualify for a Hot Pass. This is for professionals and not the place for amateurs or social media photographers. To be approved you must apply through the link on the top of this page by June 15 and sign our waiver/release.  You will also be required to sign our agreement – please review the Media Guideline PDF before the event to save time. Hot Passes will not be issued at the event.

If you wish to receive Hot Pass Credentials to work inside the snow fence, along the race track you must follow our established rules:

  • Corner workers act as both safety crew & police – follow their instructions explicitly.
  • Respect sightlines of the corner workers, make sure that they can see you and the race cars at all times.
  • Never cross the track or move to another station without specific instructions from the workers.
  • There are various other volunteers, ambulance, firemen and tow truck personnel – be aware of them and ask if you are in the way, be ready to move. They are there to work and save lives.
  • Appropriate clothing: tan or white is best. Do not wear bright red, yellow or black clothing -these colors are the same as caution flags and have meaning to the drivers – drivers are instructed to stop or slow down when they see certain colors and they are traveling at high speeds.
  • Absolutely no sandals or high heels or open-toe shoes. Long pants are correct and a long sleeve shirt is nice to have.
  • Do not use a FLASH – the drivers need to see the workers & flags and do not need any distractions.
  • Other than your equipment – Water, sunblock, a light foldable raincoat and bug spray may come in handy. Gum, granola bars, trail mix or other light snacks might be nice to have. No Alcoholic beverages until the day is over.
  • Have fun but remember it is a privilege for all of us to be close where we can document the action – consider others and BE SAFE

Race Registration Chief Donna McDonough has retired so we are no longer issuing Hot Passes at the event. They must be applied for in advance and approved Motorsport Media will be mailed the appropriate passes and credentials.

PVGP Historics at Pitt-Race- July 15-16, 2023

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

Location: Media and Drivers check-in on the ground floor of the trackside Timing Tower.

Media Check-In Hours:
Saturday, July 15: 8:00 AM until 3:00 PM
Sunday, July 16:  8:00 AM until 3:00 PM

Hot Passes:
Only qualified media will be allowed inside the track – you must apply directly through Pitt Race Complex here to get a PIRC press vest. The PVGP does not control hot passes at the track.

Sign: Qualified media will be mailed gate passes. Once you enter the track park in the public parking lot, walk up to the new Timing Tower at the track.

Credentialed media-only complimentary amenities:

  • Race Program and Media Lanyard
  • Private area with tables and chairs
  • Phone charging station
  • Electrical power for laptop
  • Refreshments

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