Cortile della Corsa

Weekend August 3-4, 2024

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 August 3-4, 2024. Enjoy the entire weekend at the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix overlooking the car shows on the Schenley Park Golf Course.

For more details and expanded content visit The Home of the Cortile

Proiettore Macchina

Each year the Cortile selects a marque or model to highlight for the annual event based upon factors such as historical significance, unique local interest, brand resurgence, etc. Autovetture Piccole is the theme we have selected our 2024 Proiettore Macchina! ​Small cars such as the Iso Isetta helped rebuild war-torn Europe after World War II, and there has continued to be a special place in everyone’s heart for Fiat 500s, Fiat Jollys, and Innocenti Minis. Macchina piccola! Let’s get small.

 

French Quarter

The PVGP invited cars manufactured in France to join the Cortile in 2021. It adds a wonderful French touch to an already great show. Visit the French Quarter Car Show page.

For more details and in depth information on the PVGP Italian Cortile visit Cortile Pittsburgh

Location

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.

Registration Open

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 21, Your $175 Entry includes:

  • Weekend parking for your car in the Cortile on the golf course

  • Cortile gift, car decal, PVGP poster and PVGP Race Program

  • Lunch for two in the Pittsburgh Golf Club on Saturday, August 3

  • Dashcard with a unique Bio of your car

  • Lanyard Badges – Required for admission to the Clubhouse

  • VIP Admission at the Turn 9 Westinghouse Pond “Wine on 9” to watch the races

  • Additional Saturday lunches can be purchased for $50 each

  • There are no lunches available Sunday

  • You can register for Sunday only for $100

 

Car Information
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.

Schedule – Saturday, August 3

  • 8:30am Coffee at Convive Coffee truck
  • 9:00am Gates open for parking
  • 9:00am Westinghouse Pond opens
  • 9:00am Cortile Cup Judges begin Tour
  • 12:00 Cortile Cup Winner Announced.
  • 11:30am – 1:00pm Lunch
  • 1:30pm Cortile Cup Awards presented and Cortile Cup Class winners move to winners circle.
  • 2:00pm Meet the Judges
  • 5:00pm show ends for the day. Westinghouse Fountain area closed

Schedule – Sunday, August 4

  • 9:00am Gates open. Westinghouse Private Race viewing area opens.
  • 10:00am – 2:00pm WINE ON NINE WINE TASTING DURING THE PARADE LAP AND RACES
  • 09:00am – 5:00pm – Westinghouse Pond open – Visit the renovated Westinghouse Pond. A Perfect time to bring some cheese to sample with the wine or order a brick over pizza at the Cortile and bring it down.
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Hotel Partners

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 helping to raise charitable funds. During Race Week at least 20% of the visitors are from out-of-town and on average, EventConnect can save you 24%. Click the box below check out the hotel partners and the great deals available.

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2022 PVGP Cortile

Schedule – Saturday, August 3

  • 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, August 4

  • 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.

 

PROIETTORE MACCHINA 2024: AUTOVETTURE PICCOLE

Each year the Cortile selects a marque or model to highlight for the annual event based upon factors such as historical significance, unique local interest, brand resurgence, etc.

Autovetture Piccole is the theme we have selected our 2024 Proiettore Macchina!

​Small cars such as the Iso Isetta helped rebuild war torn Europe after World War II and there has continued to be a special place in everyone’s heart for Fiat 500’s. Fiat Jolly’s and Innocenti Mini’s.   Macchina piccola!  Let’s get small!
 
Many other Iconic marques like Alfa RomeoFerrari, Fiat , LanciaLamborghini & Maserati will also grace the fairway!

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.

Contact

For more details, please visit the Cortile website