Schenley Park Race Weekend – July 18-21, 2013
Together with the Pittsburgh BMW dealers and the BMW CCA, the Allegheny Chapter has raised over $200,000 for the Grand Prix charities in just the past six years! The Allegheny Chapter has a reputation for its warm hospitality and many believe that the BMW tent is the best place to watch the races as the racers enter the golf course after sprinting up the hill to turn #13. This year the Club has put together a terrific four day program that offers something for every BMW enthusiast. Participants can enjoy their cars on track, on tours and in shows. You do not have to be a member of the BMW Club to take part in the activities, but if you have an interest in BMWs, you’ll find that the Club has plenty to offer. As always, all years and models of BMWs are welcome!
The BMW Club plans to keep many of the successful events of recent race weeks while adding and tweaking others to keep the schedule fresh. Here is the tentative list of events planned:
BMW Schedule for 2013
PVGP Historic Races – July 13 and 14 weekend
- Trackside German Car Corral featuring reserved parking catered picnic lunch and hospitality tent – $20 per person/per day for lunch
- Historic Racing all weekend
Schenley Park Weekend – July 18 thru 21
- Thursday July 18 – Driving Tour to Flight 93 Memorial in Shanksville, then meet for dinner afterward at the Hofbräuhaus in Pittsburgh’s Southside
- Friday July 19 – Covered Bridges Driving Tour and Welcome Dinner at the Pittsburgh Golf Club in Schenley Park. Satch Carlson will be the keynote speaker.
- Weekend July 20/21 – BMW CCA Corral with reserved trackside parking, catered lunch and hospitality tent. Vintage racing through the streets of Schenley Park, within 250 feet of tent! Be a part of the 2,000 strong car show
BMW CCA to Spotlight Z Cars
BMW Racing at Schenley Park
PVGP Vintage Races at Schenley Park – July 20/21 2013
The Allegheny Chapter BMW CCA is hosting its annual Club Race as part of the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix and we are very excited that the Schenley Park races will once again include 2002 racecars and other vintage BMWs. The PVGP benefits the Autism Society of Pittsburgh and Allegheny Valley School. Below is a quick summary of the eligility and registration requirements for this year’s event. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our Chapter’s race coordinator, Brett Sutton.
PVGP invites drivers of vintage BMW race cars to participate in this year’s event in Schenley Park. The Chapter is excited by the return of the BMW race cars to Schenley Park and we look forward to a large group of 700s, New Classe cars and 2002s to challenge the strong presence expected by “that other German Marque” at this year’s event! If you own a vintage BMW that is not on the list of approved cars or have raced in the Park previously with a non-listed BMW, please contact us to discuss eligibility.
Register for the Schenley Park weekend using PVGP’s Dual Registration Form available here. If you are registering for both Club Race championship points for the club race at PIRC and also bringing an accepted vintage vehicle to Schenley Pack, please fill out both the online Club Race registration and submit the PVGP dual weekend registation form.
BMW Club Activities at Historic Races
PVGP Historic Races at Pitt-Race on July 13/14, 2013
Be a part of the action at Pittsburgh International Race Complex. The BMW Club supports the Grand Prix by sponsoring the BMW/Porsche Club Challenge, now in it’s 9th year. The BMW Club also supports a car show at PIRC by hosting the German Marque tent.
The BMW CCA joins the Vintage Racer Group (VRG) to comprise the PVGP Historics at Pitt-Race. The VRG features cars from the 50′s 60′s, and 70′s; Allards, MG’s, Triumph’s, Elva’s, Cobra’s, Camero’s, Mustangs, Porsche’s, Jaguar’s and of course BMW’s. Winners are awarded trophies in the Winners Circle. Be a part of the action and race the 1.6 mile track.The BMW/Porsche Club Race is open to all licensed BMW Club Racers. However, in recognition of BMW’s involvement in racing at the club level, please contact us if you are a licensed racer but have a car that does not meet BMW CCA Club Race requirements. The VRG and PVGP has traditionally been very cooperative in placing BMW cars into appropriate non-club race groups. Information is available here regarding the optional July 12 Test & Tune practice day at Pitt-Race.
Liberty Mutual Car Corral
Racers love coming to this event due to the wonderful reception they receive. The Allegheny Chapter and Liberty Mutual are co-hosting a Car Corral and invite all BMW race drivers and crew to join them for lunch – the stories and friendship shared last year were great. The race entry fee will entitle you to lunch for driver and one crew member both Saturday and Sunday. Additional lunches will be available for $20 apiece. At the suggestion of some of those who attended last year, we hope to collect a brief biography (name, car number, hometown, and an interesting detail or two) from each driver along with a driver and/or car photo. We would like to print flyers with this information so the BMW fans can cheer on their favorites. The host hotel for this event is the Cranberry Marriott. Information is available here. The Marriott Pittsburgh North, only 15 miles from the track. Call 724-772-3400 for reservations.
The BMW Club will provide on-site lunch registration until the food runs out. Parking is still available in the car corral. Please contact Eric Zagrocki of the BMW Club with any questions.
DoubleTree by Hilton Pittsburgh – Green Tree
101 Doubletree Drive Pittsburgh PA 15205
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A mere three miles from downtown Pittsburgh and only 15 minutes from Schenley Park, the Double Tree Hotel is known for its superb service and exceptional amenities. They have a special block of rooms reserved for BMW at only $109.00 per night on July 18-21 Please make sure to mention that you are with the Grand Prix and a donation will be made to our charities.