Saturday July 20 & Sunday, July 21, 2013
All Italian cars, all makes and ages, are welcome to the third annual Cortile Italian Car Show. Enjoy the entire weekend at the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix overlooking the car shows on the Schenley Park Golf Course. Italian cars will be displayed on the 18th hole of the golf course.
Enjoy a spectacular Italian lunch on Saturday within the cool comfort of the adjacent Pittsburgh Golf Club. The Sunday Cortile car show does not include lunch or entry to the clubhouse, but there will be a special private trackside viewing area at the Westinghouse Fountain (Turn 9) for Cortile participants to watch the races. Your cars will be on display on Sunday and PVGP staff will be on hand in the Cortile area all day. Follow the @CortilePVGP on Twitter too!
The entrance to the Cortile is on Northumberland Street, off of Forbes Avenue, just below the Schenley Park Golf Course clubhouse. Show opens each day at 9:30 AM and cars are displayed from 11:00 AM until 5:00 PM. Cortile and Grand Prix are held rain or shine.
Mid-Atlantic Sports Cars hosts the “Cortile Cup” an award started in 2011 for the most significant or exciting Italian car on display during Saturday’s viewing. In addition to this award, there will be awarding trophies for the best Alfa, Fiat, Lancia, Maserati, Ferrari, Lamborghini and Italian specialty car.
The judging for these awards will be done by a panel of three, which will be anchored by Wayne Long, owner of Mid-Atlantic Sports Cars. This will be a relaxed judging as the addition of awards is meant to enhance the experience for the participants.
Each year the Cortile selects a marque or model to highlight for the annual event based upon historical significance. In 2013 the cars of Ferarri will be recognized with a special display to honor the 50th year of the Ferarri Club.
What does it cost for me to participate?
Cost is $100 per car and includes lunch for two. Additional lunches can be purchased. A cash bar will also be available. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER ONLINE NOW. for the car show. Your $100 entry fee benefits the Autism Society of Pittsburgh and Allegheny Valley School. Each entry receives a complimentary PVGP poster, race program and dash plaque. Pre-Registration ends Friday, July 13. After July 13th all entries will be $120 per car with no guarantee of lunch. Register early so we make enough food!
What is the Cortile?
The Cortile is the Italian Car Show, at The Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix which will again meet on July 20-21, 2013. In Italian “Cortile” translates into courtyard which is an appropriate name for our display of fine Italian machina on the 18th fairway of the Bob O’Connor Golf Course at Schenley Park. As you may know, The Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix is the only Vintage Race held on city streets in North America and includes some white knuckle off-camber turns brushing stone walls in s-bends downhill. (if you think that’s a mouthful to read you should see it in person!)
How did the Cortile start?
In 2008, at the 26th 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.
The Cortile is a two day car show of All Italian cars, all makes and ages are welcome. Be sure to Marque 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.
- Car Show
- Art Shows
- Jessica Lee Jazz & Blues
- Car Show
- Racing and Wine and Cheese @ Turn 9 in our Private Viewing area in the cool picturesque setting of the Westinghouse Fountain
Where is The Cortile?
The Cortile can be found at GATE G Traveling up Forbes Avenue from Oakland turn right on Northumberland Street and travel a short distance toward the Pittsburgh Golf Club. Once you enter the club’s driveway you will be directed onto the 18 fairway of the golf course. The Cortile has it’s own private entrance so you can bypass all of the inbound traffic, but is also the only car show that boasts the glorious setting of our host The Pittsburgh Golf Club, which offers a cash bar. The Show opens on Saturday and Sunday at 9:30 AM and cars are displayed until 5:00 PM. Cortile and Grand Prix are held rain or shine.
“The Cortile” Italian Car Show at the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix
There are special sponsorship opportunities to sponsor the Cortile at the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix. Please review the Cortile Sponsorship – PDF and contact Dan DelBianco for details.