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BMW – 2018 Marque of the Year

The Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix is excited to have BMW as our 2018 Marque of the Year and to host the BMW Car Club of America’s 2018 O’Fest in here from July 9 through 15. BMW CCA is bringing their largest annual gathering here – with 1,000 enthusiasts and 500 BMWs. Many thanks to the Allegheny Chapter of the BMW CCA for their commitment – they are one of our most active car clubs that have supported our event for decades.

Each year, the BMW CCA holds its preeminent national celebration of all things BMW in a different location around the country. It is the ultimate motorsport family reunion, including parties, banquets, vendors, track days, autocrosses, rallies, a concours and more!  2018 is also the 50th Anniversary of the BMW 2002 in North America – we will have dozens of them on the track both weekends, at our Race Week events and on the fairways of Schenley Park.

There will be something for every BMW enthusiast. The Historics at Pittsburgh International Race Complex on July 6-8 will have two BMW Race Groups with 100 Bimmers expected on track. O’Fest participants will return to Pitt Race throughout the week for track events, an autocross, car control clinics and other events.  O’Fest will also feature a TSD rally, gymkhana, driving tours, receptions and banquets. If that’s not enough, participants will also join the Grand Prix during the week for multiple car shows, a concours, a Tune-Up Party and a Jet Center Party before convening at Schenley Park for Race Weekend on July 14-15 where 500 owners will park trackside to watch BMWs participate in the vintage races and celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the iconic BMW 2002!

The 2018 PVGP will be a bucket-list week of excitement and fun for any BMW enthusiast. Stay tuned for other surprises that have yet to be announced!

The PVGP will handle all race registration while the BMW CCA will handle registration for O’Fest and the BMW car show at Schenley Park – all proceeds benefit the PVGP charities.

O’Fest Registration Opens in Here in Early Spring


Register here in early Spring 2018. Because of the large number of participants expected, the BMW CCA will be handling all registrations for O’fest and PVGP Marque of the Year activities. PVGP guests will not need to be CCA members to participate in traditional PVGP events.


49th Annual O’Fest and Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix July 2018 from BMW CCA on Vimeo.

The BMW Classic Car Club will be participating in the 2018 PVGP and O’fest. The Club  is a not-for-profit corporation and is the successor of the BMW Vintage & Classic Car Club of America, which itself was founded in 2003 as the only official BMW club in the USA solely dedicated to classic BMWs.

The Club’s mission is to promote the interest in,  the ownership of, and preservation of classic BMWs, as well as to encourage their use and visibility. They do this mainly through the organization of and the participation in specific events, and the publication of a quarterly magazine THE ULTIMATE CLASSIC. They are in contact with other BMW clubs in order to keep members abreast of events and happenings in the US as well as abroad. A strong emphasis is being place on social contacts between members. The Club also maintains a register of members and their cars.