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2018 Race Week Calendar

July 6 through 15, 2018


A UNIQUE 10-DAY AUTOMOTIVE FESTIVAL CELEBRATES 36 YEARS

What started as a single day race in 1983 has grown into a motorsport festival with two full race weekends and 10 days of parties, parades and car shows. There is something at the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix for anyone who has any kind of fondness for things that go “vroom.” The following links will give you just a taste of what the PVGP has to offer.

Kick-Off Rallye

Sunday, July 1 – 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

If you like cars and country roads, this is a great way to spend a summer Sunday and kick off the Grand Prix. The Rallye is like a countryside tour and a scavenger hunt rolled into one. Your $75 entry includes participation in the Rallye, dinner, beer and soft drinks for driver and navigator at the South Park Museum.

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Black Tie & Tailpipes Gala

Friday, July 6 – 6:30 pm – 11:00 pm

This year our annual black tie gala returns to Fox Chapel Golf Club. This formal event benefiting our charities is a must for any auto enthusiast. Entertainment provided by No Bad Juju. Tickets are $275 each.

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PVGP Historics at Pitt-Race Complex

Weekend July 6-8 – 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

If you’re into hearing the thunderous roar of approximately 250 registered ground pounders on a 2.8 mile purpose-built track at the Pittsburgh International Race Complex, this weekend is for you. Now in its 15th year, the PVGP Historics have developed into one of the PVGP’s most popular and growing events. On Saturday and Sunday from noon to 1:00 pm, for a donation to the charity, there is even a chance for spectators to experience a thrilling lap on the track with a racecar driver. Admission is $20 per day or $30 for the weekend; kids under 12 are free. There is also a car show beneath the water tower overlooking the final turn so bring your special car out to the track!
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Invitational Car Show on Walnut Street

Monday July 9 – 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Nestled on Shadyside’s charming Walnut Street is a sampling of what’s to come on the weekend at Schenley Park with this impressive display of rare, classic and exotic cars. Show cars by invitation; free to spectators.

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Waterfront Car Cruise

Tuesday July 10 – 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Just about any vehicle can be found among this impressive gathering of approximately 750 vehicles at the Waterfront Shopping Center in Homestead. Car show open to all vehicle makes and years for a suggested $5 donation to our charities.
Sponsored by Guardian Storage

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Downtown Parade & Plaza Display

Wednesday July 11 – 10:30 – 2:00 pm

The thunder of 100 race and show cars can be heard from Station Square into downtown Pittsburgh as they parade 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 Party

Wednesday July 11 – 6:00 pm– 9:00 pm

Our Tune-Up event is moving down stream to Heinz Field! There will be more than double the space we had on the bridge to handle this growing event. The PNC Champions Club within Heinz Field will be the new headquarters with Car Showcase surrounding the stadium. The always popular race car corral will be on the plaza in front of the stadium and the Riverwalk and will be expanded to include more specialty and exotic cars. The Car Showcase will be on the plazas, Art Rooney Way and General Robinson Street.Cost is $50 per person and includes admittance into the PNC Champions Club at Heinz Field with complimentary heavy hors d’oeuvres. Cash bars will be set-up throughout the venue. $25 additional to display your car with the Car Showcase surrounding the stadium.

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Countryside Tour

Thursday July 12 – 10:00 am– 3:00 pm

If you have a vintage car (1983 and older), you’re invited to come tour the Laurel Highlands countryside with us culminating in a delicious lunch hosted by The Coventry Inn in downtown Indiana, PA.
Sponsored by The Coventry Inn

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“Passport to Elegance” Jet Center Party

Thursday July 12 – 6:00 pm– 10:00 pm

This first-class soiree is held in the 18,000 square foot hangar of the Voyager Jet Center at the Allegheny County Airport and combines everything the discerning partygoer is looking for in a charity event. Mingle with the best amongst rare and exotic vintage cars and airplanes while you experience palette-pleasing internationally inspired culinary delights and wine pairings and enjoy live local music in a unique environment. Tickets are $375 each.
Sponsored by UBS Walnut Wealth Management

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Forbes Avenue of Speed – Parade and Driver Reception

Friday July 13 – 6:30 pm– 8:30 PM

Experience the sights, sounds and smells of the vintage racecars as they parade from the paddock at Schenley Park into Squirrel Hill and are displayed on Forbes Avenue between Shady and Murray Avenues. Meet drivers and get up close and personal with the cars. The car display 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 Race Weekend

Saturday, July 14

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

Join us for a day full of family-friendly automobile-themed activity at the Bob O’Connor Golf Course in Pittsburgh’s Schenley Park. Thousands of classic, antique and exotic vehicles fill the golf course for our International Car Show. If speed is more your thing, watch 150 vintage racers compete on the track all day to qualify for Sunday’s featured races. During the day, grab a snack at our food courtyard or shop at our Vendor Village. Spectators are free but donations are encouraged. International Car Show entry fee is $35 per show car.

International Car Show
MINI Track Rides
Food Courtyard

Italian Cortile Car Show
BMW Marque of the Year and O’Fest

British Car Day – Saturday July 14
Vintage Ride Experience – Saturday July 14
Vintage Races thru the streets of Schenley Park
Spectator Parking on Flagstaff Hill
Shuttle Buses

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 15 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 BMW 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 There is so much that happens that we can’t fit it all on one page – so here are some quick links to individual events that occur on Sunday.

International Car Show
MINI Track Rides
Food Courtyard
BMW Marque of the Year and O’Fest

Vintage Races thru the streets of Schenley Park
Opening Ceremonies – Sunday July 15
Hofbrauhaus Winners Circle
Spectator Parking on Flagstaff Hill
Shuttle Buses

Patron Parking – Sunday July 15

 

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2019 PVGP Dates

The 2019 PVGP Race Week is scheduled from July 12 through 21. The 10 day event is slated to begin with the PVGP Historics on July 12-14 and the Blacktie Gala on Saturday, July 13. The Schenley Park Race Weekend will close it out on July 20/21.

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