Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix Rebrands, Reveals New Logo

December 13, 2022 – The Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix is rebranding itself for 2023. PGVP Executive Director Daniel DelBianco announced, “the new logo features an open-wheel grand prix racer speeding over a red, white and blue flag. The car number is 83 – representing our founding in 1983. We are now the longest-running vintage race in the country.”

1972 Merlyn MK20 Formula Ford racing through Schenley Park at the 2022 PVGP. Photo by Bill Stoler

Dan Holmes, PVGP Creative Director, designed the logo and extensive corporate guidelines. “Dan has been the driving force behind our graphics and marketing materials, including event logos and posters, for nearly two decades. This new design adds a sense of exhilaration to the logo and rebrands us as the motorsport festival that we have become known for,” said DelBianco.

The PVGP started as a single day race in 1983. The event was born in Alan Patterson’s Shadyside garage, and his red 1948 MG-TC appeared at the center of the logo and remained for 40 years. Between its founding and the present, PVGP has grown into a national event with a 10-day motorsport festival and two race weekends.

Merchandise with the new logo will be available in time for the Pittsburgh International Auto Show in February.



CONTACTS:

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, a city park adjacent to the Carnegie Mellon and University of Pittsburgh campuses.  Between the race weekends there are car shows, parties, car shows road rallies, and more. PVGP is a volunteer-run event with 1,200 volunteers. The PVGP is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization with a charity mission and has raised $6 million for Autism-Pittsburgh and Merakey Allegheny Valley School for individuals with intellectual disabilities and autism. 

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