PVGP and VRG to Race Together Again at Pitt Race Complex Beginning in 2020
For Immediate Release September 11, 2019
The Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix (PVGP) presented by the Greater Pittsburgh Automobile Dealers Foundation, and the Vintage Racer Group (VRG) are pleased to announce that they will be combining efforts for the PVGP Historics at Pittsburgh International Race Complex (PIRC) starting in 2020. This team combines the foremost vintage racing organization in the East with one of the premier race events in the country. The 3-day event is slated for July 17-19 and will feature nearly 300 vintage and historic racers at this world class track outside Pittsburgh.
In the 16 years since its inception in 2004, the PVGP Historics at PIRC has grown to establish itself as a premier stand-alone vintage and historic race weekend. The challenging and beautiful 2.8-mile circuit is reminiscent of the great race circuits of the past. For many, racing at Pitt Race is the lynchpin of their race season and so the PVGP Historics has become a must-attend race on the historic and vintage circuit.
The VRG is a non-profit vintage race organization, run by racers, for racers. It is best known for its focus on safety and for its ability to run efficient race events. The addition of the PVGP Historics to the VRG 2020 schedule puts this great event right in the middle of a race season that begins in April at VIR, with race weekends at The Jefferson 500 at Summit Point in May, Thompson Vintage Festival in June and finishes with the Lime Rock Fall Festival in September, The Bog at Watkins Glen in October and The Turkey Bowl at Summit Point in November.
PVGP Executive Director Dan DelBianco stated “VRG members have supported our races since their club was formed back in 2005. We are looking forward to a great partnership developing as the PVGP Historics get bigger and better each year. We anticipate a large number of VRG members will participate and provide some great racing in Beaver County. This event is a major fundraiser for our charities and kicks off our 10-day event each July that concludes with the PVGP vintage races through Schenley Park the following weekend. We encourage competitors to return and race at Schenley Park and we provide free storage of rigs so that racers can tow once and race twice.”
Pittsburgh International Race Complex’s Kathy Stout is equally excited about the arrangement affirming “Congratulations to PVGP and VRG on their partnership to continue the growth of vintage racing in the Eastern United States. We are excited to promote and host this premier event at our facility.”
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The Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix, presented by the Greater Pittsburgh Automobile Dealers Foundation, is the country’s only vintage street race and one of the premier automotive events in the world. 2020 will be our 38th consecutive year of hosting a 10-day motorsport festival from July 17 through 26. It starts with our Historic Races at Pitt Race Complex and builds throughout the week with car shows, parades, a Blacktie Gala, a Tune-Up Party, including the Passport to Elegance Jet Center Party. The event culminates with our signature vintage races through the stone wall, hay bale lined streets of Schenley Park surrounding a golf course with 2,500 show car shows and 200,000 spectators on the July 25/26 weekend.
The Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix Association is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization with a mission to raise funds for individuals with autism and intellectual and developmental disabilities. Since 1983 we have donated nearly $6 million help our community.
PVGP Media Contacts
Dan DelBianco Executive Director & Media 412 559-3500
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