British Car Day

Saturday, August 3, 2024

One of the highlights of Grand Prix Race Weekend in Schenley Park is British Car Day, sponsored by the Western Pennsylvania Triumph Association (WPTA). It features 500 of England’s best sports and luxury automobiles. Located in the middle of the golf course, the British Car Show is the anchor of our International Car Show on Saturday.

2024 marks the 43rd year of this great event and the 36th year that it has taken place in conjunction with the PVGP International Car Show at Schenley Park. During the past 35 years, the WPTA has donated $194,500 toward the Grand Prix charities! British Car Day is the largest annual British-only car show in Pennsylvania, and its proceeds have always been donated to charity.

The WPTAs British Car Day was held at Hartwood Acres from 1981 to 1986. In joining the Grand Prix in 1987, an immediate synergy was evident. That relationship has continued to be a huge success, with each event complimenting the other.


Special TVR Car Club of North America Weekend Show

The PVGP welcomes the TVR Car Club of North America to our International Car Show at Schenley Park. The TVRCCNA exists to preserve the TVR marque in North America and to unite owners of these rare sports cars, providing a community to support owners and enhance the enjoyment of these vehicles. The PVGP is staging a special weekend show for all TVRs in the fairway next to British Car Day. Enter through Gate A at the top of Schenley Drive on the left. Your show will be alongside the British Car Display hosted by the Western PA Triumph Association. Details and Registration HERE.


Hotel Partners

The PVGP has partnered with Event Connect as our hotel partner portal. This ensures that PVGP attendees, car club partners, sponsors, and racers have the best accommodations at the lowest rates while helping raise charitable funds. Approximately 20% of our visitors are from out-of-town and EventConnect can save them 24%. Click the box below to check out our hotel partner deals

British Car Day


The 43rd British Car Day, produced & sponsored by the Western Pennsylvania Triumph Association, will be held again this year in conjunction with the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix. Over 400 outstanding British cars and motorcycles are expected, and your participation will help Merakey Allegheny Valley School and Autism Pittsburgh, the two local charities that benefit from our efforts. To date, WPTA has contributed $194,500 to the charities. WPTA is proud to produce this event and sponsor the Vintage Grand Prix. So, come out to Schenley Park for a great day and join us in celebrating the 43rd anniversary of this superb show.

  • Saturday, August 3, 2024 at Schenbley Park
  • Pre-registration ends July 12: $40 per vehicle. After that, you must register at the gate on August 3, 2024, at Schenley Park at $50 per vehicle.
  • Field admission for Pre-registered cars from 8:00 a.m. to noon.
  • Show from 12 noon to 3 p.m. (Rain or Shine)
  • Awards will be presented at 3:30 p.m. Ballots are accepted until 3. p.m
  • Only British vehicles, please. No “replicas” or highly modified cars and bikes are accepted.
  • Participation of marque clubs and other groups is encouraged and invited.
  • Dash plaque for all pre-registered vehicles.
  • British Car Day registration includes admission to the British car display on Sunday, August 4. The Schenley Park Ground Rules will be the same for Sunday, with the following exceptions: Admission from 9:30 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. at the British Car Day entrance on Darlington Road. (same entrance as Saturday) • You may bring a different British Car on Sunday. But it must be British. Bring your BCD windscreen card to enter the display. Your parking spot will not be the same on Sunday as it was on Saturday.

Contact Clayton Yonker at (412) 997-2983 Registration also available online at:

Please do not use the PVGP online registration – Download the 2024 WPTA British Car Day Brochure PDF and mail your registration directly to the WPTA.

British Car Day includes all British-made cars, including, but not limited to, Aston Martin, Austin, Austin-Healey, Bentley, Jaguar, Lotus, Land Rover, Mini, MG, Morgan, Rolls Royce, Sunbeam, and Triumph. For more details, don’t hesitate to contact the Western Pennsylvania Triumph Club directly. Please note that there is a special weekend show for TVR – Visit here for info.


British Cars are displayed on the 4th and 6th fairways of the golf course. Enter Schenley Park from the top of Schenley Drive you will be directed to turn left onto Darlington Road, then turn right onto East Circuit Road and enter the golf course through GATE F on your right. The display area starts on the fairway below the British Car Day tent.

British Car Day – Ground Rules

  • All vehicles must be driven onto the display area
  • All vehicles will be parked in designated areas only by order of arrival. Vehicles failing to display in proper class will be disqualified from judging.
  • All vehicles must be in position by 12:00 noon. Late arrivals will be turned away.
  • All vehicles must remain in position until 4:00 pm. No movement is permitted between 12:00 noon and 4 p.m. All vehicles must vacate the display area by 5 pm.
  • Awards will be presented at 3:30 pm.
  • In the event of rain during the event, vehicles must remain in position until released by British Car Day officials.
  • In an emergency requiring egress, a British Car Day official will escort you off the grounds.
  • Commercial advertising and “For Sale” signs are prohibited. Authorized PVGPA “For Sale” signs may be purchased at the WPTA tent and displayed.
  • The Western Pennsylvania Triumph Association reserves the right to modify or move field arrangements as required due to inclement weather.
  • No Tents are allowed on the show field due to liability concerns.

Western Pennsylvania Triumph Association

The WPTA was formed in 1977 by Ed Major and Ed Woods. Its original goal was the preservation, restoration and enjoyment of the Triumph TR2 and TR3 automobiles. Over the years the WPTA has opened its membership to all Triumphs, including the very last models imported to the US in 1981 – the TR8 and Spitfire. The WPTA currently boasts over 200 members, many of whom own British cars other than Triumphs but still enjoy the many activities of the WPTA. Over the years, British Car Day has enjoyed continued growth and popularity, becoming one of the major attractions of the PVGP weekend at Schenley Park. Participants come from as far away as Michigan, New Jersey, Maryland, Florida and Canada.  Although this show is traditionally known as British Car Day and is held on Saturday, it has been extended into Sunday as well. Any participant from Saturday can take part by bringing their dash card from Saturday and entering through Gate A on Schenley Drive.

$194,500 Donated to Date

It is the unique character of this event that allows it to continually attract such a large and diverse congregation of vehicles and owners. The attractive and scenic setting of the Schenley Park Golf Course, the relaxed atmosphere, and its proximity to a race featuring vehicles of similar heritage, all combine to attract a wide range of entrants. Participation of this scale, in combination with in-spirit donations of many entrants, has allowed British Car Day to directly contribute generously to our charities. The Grand Prix is grateful to the WPTA for their immense contributions to help establish and grow our International Car Show – donating $185,000 through 2022.

Join the WPTA

Be sure to visit the British Car Day tent at Schenley Park to find out more about how to join the WPTA and or the club representing your favorite Marque. Visit their website. For more details please contact the Western Pennsylvania Triumph Club directly.