Left to right, Bernie Martin/PVGP, Andrew Stockey/WTAE and Dan DelBianco/PVGP

PITTSBURGH, PA (February 20, 2023) The Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix officially dropped the green flag to start their 2023 event at the Pittsburgh International Auto Show this past weekend. Andrew Stockey WTAE Anchor & Sports Director had the honor to reveal the poster during the show.

2023 Poster
Toronto artist Tavis Coburn created this magnificent poster. His unique style is inspired by 1940s comic book art, the Russian avant-garde movement, and printed materials from the 1950s/60s. Over the years Tavis’ work has garnered many accolades, including top honors from The Society of Publication Designers, and the Society of Illustrators.

The striking poster depicts a 1963 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta racing on track with a 1963 Shelby Cobra 289 FIA Roadster in hot pursuit, the way they would have raced 60 years ago. The Ford vs Ferrari theme mirrors the fact that the PVGP is honoring both Ferrari and Shelby this summer.

Ferrari Marque of the Year
The cars of Maranello, Italy are the honored Marque. Ferrari owners from around the country are planning to converge on Pittsburgh. According to Bernie Martin, Managing Director of the Italian Cortile, “the PVGP will pay homage to NART, the North American Racing Team. Ferraris will be featured at the Cortile della Corsa at Schenley Park on July 22/23 and during all 10 days of the PVGP. Details

Shelby Convention
The Shelby American Automobile Club (SAAC) and Team Shelby are combining forces to stage their 48th national convention during the PVGP Historics at Pitt Race July 13-15. Enthusiasts will participate on track Thursday and Friday building toward Saturday with a massive car show and a Shelby Race featuring Shelby Cobras, Mustang GT350s and GT40s.

“We’re excited to return to the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix, one of the most exciting heritage motorsports events in the country,” said Aaron Shelby, member of the Carroll Shelby International board. “With the Carroll Shelby Centennial celebrated during the week, we encourage the Shelby community to attend.”

July 14-23 Race Week
The PVGP features two weekends of racing. The first weekend is the Historics at Pittsburgh International Race Complex. The second weekend features vintage racing on a 2.33-mile road course through the streets of Schenley Park in front of 100,000 fans and 3,000 show cars on the Bob O’Connor Golf Course. Between the race weekends there are numerous car shows, parties, rallies, and parades.  See the entire 10-Day Calendar of Events.

Dan DelBianco (412) 559-3500  delbianco@pvgp.org
Bernie Martin (412) 996-5700 bernardtmartin@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.