Cortile della Corsa
Weekend July 21- 23, 2023
Italian Cortile at the PVGP
The Cortile della Corsa has been described as the crown jewels of the car shows at the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix. Cortile is Italian for “Courtyard” and it’s befitting the name because of the gorgeous Italian vehicles that sit in front of The Pittsburgh Golf Club promontory.
The Cortile features the best of Italian design, with sports cars from Alfa Romeo, Ferrari, Fiat, Lancia, Lamborghini and Maserati among others.
Saturday at the Grand Prix is when the Cortile Cup is awarded for best in show and for each Italian Marque. On Sunday, the Car Show Participants move to the Westinghouse Pond VIP Area for “Wine on Nine” to watch the racers negotiate the exciting hairpin at Turn 9.
All Italian cars, all makes and ages, are welcome to the annual Cortile Italian Car Show July 22-23, 2023. Enjoy the entire weekend at the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix overlooking the car shows on the Schenley Park Golf Course.
Ferrari is the PVGP’s Marque for 2023. There is a weekful of activities planned. Ferrari Club of America Chapters from around North America will be joining us as we honor the incredible racing history this iconic racing marque. We are also developing some plans to honor NART, the North American Racing Team, founded in 1958 by Luigi Chinetti to promote the Ferrari marque in United States through success in endurance racing. Click here for details and registration for Ferrari MOY.
In 2021 the PVGP invited cars manufactured in France to the Cortile. It adds a wonderful French touch to an already great show. Visit the French Quarter Car Show page.
The Cortile car show is on the 18th fairway of the Schenley Park Golf Course. Entry is from Northumberland Street by the Pittsburgh Golf Club.
You can register now by clicking the Vivenu link below. You can bring as many people in your car as you like. Each passenger will be given a wristband, good for reentry. Online registration closes at 11 PM on July 14, Your $150 Entry includes:
- Weekend parking for your car on the golf course
- Cortile t-shirt, car decal, PVGP poster and PVGP color race program
- Lunch for two in the Pittsburgh Golf Club on Saturday, July 22
- Dashcard with a unique Bio of your car
- Lanyard Badges – Required for admission to the Clubhouse
- VIP Admission at the Westinghouse Pond to watch the races
- Additional lunches can be purchased for $45 each
- There are no lunches available Sunday
Registration can only be done through our above online Vivenu portal. Once you register, you will need to go back in and add the year, make, and model of your car – it is imperative that you enter this information so that you get a dash card and be placed in the proper show. You will need to bring that receipt to gain entry. Your receipt will contain a QR code that will be scanned upon entry to facilitate a quick and touchless process. We strongly encourage you to pre-register now to ensure you get a spot on the field and to speed up the entry process. Refunds and single-day discounts are not available.
The PVGP has partnered with EventConnect as our hotel partner portal. This ensures that PVGP attendees, car club partners, sponsors and race teams have the best accommodations at the lowest rates while at the same time helping to raise charitable funds. During the Race Week at least 20% of the visitors are from out-of-town and on average, EventConnect can save them 24%. Click the box below check out the hotel partners and the great deals available.
Schedule – Saturday, July 22
- 8:00 AM Trailers unloaded by special arrangement
- 9:00 AM Gates open
- 9:00 AM Westinghouse Pond VIP area opens
- 9:00 AM Clubhouse opens for coffee & snacks
- 10:00 AM Cortile Cup Judges begin the tour
- 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM Lunch
- Noon – Cortile Cup Winner Announced
- 1:30 PM Cortile Cup Awards presented in the Winner’s Circle
- 5:00 PM show ends for the day, Westinghouse Fountain area closed
Schedule – Sunday, July 23
- 9:00 AM Gates open. Westinghouse Pond Private Race viewing area opens
- 10:30 AM – 1:30 PM – Visit the Westinghouse Pond for “Wine on Nine”, a perfect time to bring some wine/cheese and enjoy the races!
- 5:00 PM show ends for the day
Online registration closes at midnight on July 14.
The “Proiettore Macchina” or Featured car for the 2023 Cortile is Ferrari.
We invite you to join us in celebrating Ferrari as our Marque of the Year. Our Motorsports Festival will also honor the Ferrari NART – North American Race Team in our Italian Cortile Show at Schenley Park on July 22/23. Ferrari has a rich history of craftsmanship and innovation and a passion for the best.
The Italian Cortile History
At the 2008 running of The Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix, “All Italian Cars” were featured as the “Marque of the Year” We had an overwhelming response! But there was no local car club and no local dealers to manage an all Italian car show. So, as a direct result, in 2009 the PVGP introduced “The Cortile”, a very unique, opulent area befitting the gorgeous Italian gems that participate. The Cortile is a PVGP run event and not a club event which makes it rather unique from many of the other car shows that occur over the Grand Prix weekend.
Now in it’s 12th year, the Cortile is a two-day car show of All Italian cars, all makes and ages are welcome. Be sure to mark your calendar and come and enjoy the weekend at the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix overlooking the International car show on the Schenley Park Golf Course. It should be a spectacular weekend.