PITTSBURGH, PA – February 21, 2024 – The Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix proudly announces that Vintage Indy™ will again appear at their Race Weekend in Schenley Park. These historic Indianapolis 500 cars will be paddocked by Phipps Conservatory and taken to the track in two daily sessions. Fans can watch these Brickyard legends from the paddock, the car show on the golf course, or the start-finish line as they maneuver the challenging street circuit with stone walls, telephone poles, manhole covers and haybales.

Vintage Indy™, established in 2017, is dedicated to the history and preservation of Indianapolis cars to ensure these icons survive for future generations. Featuring a fan-friendly paddock that spans up to 70 years of Indy car history and design.

Michael Lashmett, President of Vintage Indy, expressed his excitement for the return of the iconic cars of Indianapolis to Schenley Park for the 2024 Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix. Lashmett stated, “The PVGP volunteers, the setting in Schenley Park, and the people of Pittsburgh make this a world-class event!”

Among the cars expected this year are the stunning 1972 Patrick Racing dayglo red STP Eagle Offy and the late John Andretti’s 1991 Surfers Paradise Australia race-winning Pennzoil Lola.

With the slogan of Driving Indy Past into the Present. Vintage Indy dedicates itself to the history and preservation of Indianapolis championship cars from 1911 through 2004. Vintage Indy’s goal is to help ensure that these cars are more broadly appreciated and that their history is correctly preserved for future generations of racing fans. Vintage Indy website

Race fans in Pittsburgh are pumped for the return of Vintage Indy. People are still talking about the sights and sounds of these historic Indy cars as they thundered through the tight stone-walled streets of Schenley Park and across Panther Hollow Bridge three years ago.

In 2021, Al Unser Jr was here as our Honorary Race Director and Pittsburgh’s Chip Ganassi appeared – stay tuned to see who will be coming this summer! The fan-friendly paddock will be located over by Phipps Conservatory to allow more room for fan interaction and a chance to see the cars up close and meet the drivers and the mechanics. Best of all, you can catch them as they start their engines to warm up before each race session.

Vintage Indy at 2021 PVGP


VINTAGE INDY 2024 SCHEDULE

Vintage Indy’s 2024 schedule features four other major events, three of which will be in conjunction with IndyCar® races. The historic cars will open their tour in Southern California, working with HMSA for an inaugural stop at one of IndyCar’s crown jewels, the Grand Prix of Long Beach, April 19-21.

June 6-9, Vintage Indy will be featured on Road America’s IndyCar weekend for the fifth consecutive year in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin.

After appearing with the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix on August 2-4, Vintage Indy heads west to the oval at WWT Raceway in Madison, Illinois, for the seventh straight year in conjunction with IndyCar’s Bommarito 500 on August 16-17.

Pontiac, Michigan’s stunning M1 Concourse, will close out Vintage Indy’s tour with a third annual appearance at the American Speed Festival October 3-6.

Many thanks to Brian Hart for supplying all of these spectacular photos.


About the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix
Founded in 1983, the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix Motorsport Festival features two weekends of racing action. The first weekend is the PVGP Historics at Pittsburgh International Race Complex. The second weekend is racing through a 2.33-mile road course set on the streets of Schenley Park. Between our race weekends, we stage car shows, parties, road rallies, and a black tie formal. The PVGP is driven by 1,200 volunteers dedicated to staging the country’s largest and longest-running vintage race event. It is also a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization with a mission to provide residential care, treatment and support for people with autism and intellectual/developmental disabilities – donating $6.7 million to date.

Contact
Dan DelBianco Phone 412 559-3500