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2017 Race Week Calendar

July 7 through 16, 2017


10-DAYS OF EVENTS DEDICATED TO CELEBRATING THE AUTOMOBILE

 

Now in our 35th year the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix started out as a single day race in Schenley Park in 1983. Our tribute to motorsport history culminates that magical weekend, our event has matured into a 10-day celebration spanning six venues and two counties. The links in this section will give you just a taste of what has become PVGP Race Week.  Basically, it is two featured weekends of vintage racing with a cast of supporting car shows and motorsport events in between.

Kick-Off Rallye

Sunday, July 2 – 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

While the Rallye does not fall with our 10 day race week it is the Kick-Off event for the Grand Prix! If you like cars and country roads this is a great way to spend a summer Sunday- a Rallye is like a countryside tour and a scavenger hunt rolled into one. Rallye starts and ends at the Quaker Steak & Lube in Cranberry. Your $75 entry includes dinner and soft drinks at the restaurant afterward.

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Black Tie & Tailpipes Gala

Friday, July 7 – 6:30 pm – 11:00 pm

The Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix will host our annual black tie party benefiting our charities. We will be taking the party to the Pittsburgh Field Club in Fox Chapel – this formal event is a must for any auto enthusiast. Andrew Stockey returns as our emcee and Billy Hartung is our musical entertainment. Tickets are $250 each.

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Racer Test & Tune at Pitt-Race Complex

Thursday, July 6

Our vintage race drivers get a chance to tune their racers and practice on the track for the races that weekend. $225 for the day for racers, free to the viewing public. This year also features a Driver’s School for anyone interested in getting into vintage racing – details.

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PVGP Historics at Pitt-Race Complex

Weekend July 7-9 – 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

The 14th Annual PVGP Historic Race Weekend held at the Pittsburgh International Race Complex presents a variety of vintage (pre 1960) and historic (after 1960) racing along with related activities in Beaver Falls, PA. This will be the first race on the extended 2.8 mile track. Watch the races and take a spin on the Wilson Karting track – proceeds benefit our charities. $15 per day or $25 for the weekend, kids under 12 are free. Bring your car out to the track and lay some rubber.
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Invitational Car Show on Walnut Street

Monday July 10 – 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Nestled on Shadyside’s charming Walnut Street view rare, classic and exotic cars – a sampling of what is to come on the weekend at Schenley Park. Show cars by invitation, free to spectators.
Sponsored by Eyetique

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Waterfront Car Cruise

Tuesday July 11 – 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join us and see over 650 cars of all marques. $5 donation to our charities is suggested.
Sponsored by Guardian Storage

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Downtown Parade & Plaza Display

Wednesday July 12 – 10:30 – 2:00 pm

100 Race and show cars will gather at Station Square beginning at 9:00 and thunder into downtown Pittsburgh at 10:30 on their way to car displays at the U.S. Steel Tower, PPG Place and Market Square.
Sponsored by Piatt Sotheby’s International Realty

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Grand Prix Tune-Up  @ Atria’s

Wednesday July 12 – 6:00 pm– 9:00 pm

This event just gets bigger and better each year. Headquartered at Atria@PNC Park the party spills onto the sidewalk and street. Race cars, show cars and antique cars are displayed on Federal Street in front of PNC Park and stretch across the entire span of the Roberto Clemente Bridge proving a scenic view of the Golden Triangle like you’ve never seen before. $40 per person includes 2 drinks and a $20 Off your next visit to Atria’s coupon. Bridge parking is only available when you buy 2 or more tickets.
Sponsored by Metz Lewis Brodman Must O’Keefe 

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Countryside Tour

Thursday July 13 – 10:00 am– 3:00 pm

The Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix hosts a Countryside Tour as part of its race week events and you’re invited to tour with your vintage car (1983 and older). The Coventry Inn hosts a lunch in downtown Indiana.
Sponsored by The Coventry Inn

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“Passport to Elegance” Jet Center Party

Thursday July 13 – 7:00 pm– 11:00 pm

This is an exciting new event to celebrate our 35th anniversary. Travel back in time to mingle with the best amongst rare and exotic vintage cars and airplanes, dine on international culinary delights and open bar cocktails, enjoy a live concert entertainment experience by Beatlemania Now and have a chance to win Delta Airline tickets or a Richard Branson Bulova watch. This soiree will be held in the 18,000 square foot hangar of the Voyager Jet Center at the Allegheny County Airport and combines everything the discerning party-goer is looking for.
Sponsored by UBS Walnut Wealth Management

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Forbes Avenue of Speed – Parade and Driver Reception

Friday July 14 – 6:30 pm– 8:30 PM

The Grand Prix returns to nearby Squirrel Hill as our racers thunder through the streets and display their race cars on Forbes Avenue between Shady and Murray Avenues. The car show is open to the public while the drivers enter Orr’s Jewelers for a private reception.
Sponsored by Orr’s Jewelers

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Schenley Park Car Shows and Race Qualifying

Saturday, July 15

International Car Shows & British Car Day – 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Come see classic, antique, and exotic vehicles including British, American, German, Asian and Italian cars on the golf course. Special Saturday displays in the Italian Cortile and British Car Day. Weekend displays for Camaro Marque and Cars N Coffee. Watch 150 vintage racers compete on the track all day to quality for Sunday’s featured races. $35 per car in the Car Show.

International Car Show
MINI Track Rides
Food Courtyard
Italian Cortile Car Show
Camaro Marque of the Year Display
British Car Day – Saturday July 15
Vintage Ride Experience – Saturday July 15
Vintage Races thru the streets of Schenley Park
Spectator Parking on Flagstaff Hill
Shuttle Buses

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Vintage Race Practice and Qualifying Heats – 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

8:15 AM – 5:00 PM Cars on track
noon – 1:00 PM Vintage Lap Experience.

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Schenley Park Race Day

Sunday, July 16 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Our 10-day event closes with a bang as we continue with our races and car shows all day long. 8:15 AM to 10:15 AM Warm-up & Practice Laps 11:00 AM to noon Opening Ceremonies, Parade laps by Camaro Marque and Patron Parkers 12:00 to 5:00 PM Vintage Races 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM International Car Show on golf course

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There is so much that happens on the Race Weekend in Schenley Park that we can’t fit it all on one page – so here are some quick links to individual events that occur over the weekend.

International Car Show
MINI Track Rides
Food Courtyard
Camaro Marque of the Year Display
Vintage Races thru the streets of Schenley Park
Opening Ceremonies – Sunday July 16
Hofbrauhaus Winners Circle
Spectator Parking on Flagstaff Hill
Shuttle Buses
Patron Parking – Sunday July 16

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