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Vintage Motorbike Show

July 14/15, 2018


MOTORBIKE SHOW AT THE GRAND PRIX IN SCHENLEY PARK

Motorbikes of all historic, vintage and antique brands are welcome to join in and strut their stuff. Bring on the Italians, Americans, Brits, Asians, Germans, and more.

MOTORBIKELOGO2Since 2012 motorbike friends, collectors and enthusiasts have met on the hill above the serpentine of Pittsburgh’s Schenley Park during the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix. Come celebrate with us again. Take in the vintage races and car shows from one of the best vantage points in the park and enjoy a picnic under the cool shade of the trees.

In keeping with the spirit of the PVGP, all classic, vintage, antique and historic racing motorbikes are invited to participate in the PVGP International Car Show at Schenley Park. The show runs from 9:30 AM until 5:00 PM Saturday and Sunday.

Your participation in the show contributes to the PVGP charities.Enjoy the weekend’s event under the shade trees and refreshment tent above the serpentine turn of the race course while relaxing with a fascinating mix of two-wheeled icons of the near and distant past.

Special British Motorcycle Exhibit

The Ohio Valley BSA Owners Club, with great help from Bud and Barb Kubena , are staging a can’t-miss British Bike Exhibit this year. Concours worthy bikes from BSA, Triumph, Matchless, Velocette, Sunbeam, Norton and Triton. Show will include about 20 bikes and will be on display Saturday and Sunday.

Cost – Register Online or Pay as you Enter

The entry fee is $20 for the weekend and includes exclusive motorcycle entrance to the park:

      • Weekend spot on the golf course
      • Parking in the motorcycle paddock and picnic grounds.  
      • Access to the Motorbikes at the PVGP hospitality tent. 

Contact

We want to thank Tip Paul and the Moto Guzzi Club for establishing the PVGP Vintage Motorbike Show and growing it into a thriving event. Tip is stepping down as the director of the event after 5 years but he promises to be there with his bikes…he deserves a chance to sit back and enjoy what he has helped create.

We are asking all motorbike organizations to get involved. If you, or your club is interested in participating or volunteering to be part of the team, please contact John Gloninger.

The Ohio Valley BSA Owners Club is also partnering with us and bring a special display of BSA’s. If you would like to participate with the the club please get in touch with Bud and Barb Kubena.

 

 

The BMW Club Four Winds Riders are participating in the Motorbike Show. If you have any questions please  contact  Ted Sohier.

 

MGNOC Our  original Vintage Motorbike host club is still part of the action. Please contact Tip Paul.

 Visit the Motorbike Facebook page

All Motorcycles are Welcome

Day of show registration is available. please enter from Darlington Road.

There is no overnight camping available and limited trailer parking – please inquire.

Motorbike map

The show takes place on the corner of the golf course along Darlington Road and East Circuit Road. See map below. Please enter from Squirrel Hill into East Circuit and directly into the park. You can preregister or pay at the gate. A PVGP vendor will be nearby all weekend selling food and drinks.

 

Special Motorbike Guest: Erik Buell

Erik Buell was an enthusiastic young rider who became a service technician, then a national championship level AMA Expert motorcycle racer. He earned a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh, and also ran a racing accessories business. He will be appearing at Schenley Park on the July 15/16 weekend at the Motorbike show. He is bringing three special bikes with him – stop by and take a look!

Joining Harley-Davidson in 1979, Erik continued in professional racing, and worked in a series of positions, achieving Senior Project Engineer. Although offered a Chief Engineer position in 1983, Erik left Harley-Davidson, starting Buell Motor Company, Inc. to manufacture American sport motorcycles.

By 1988, Harley-Davidson had acquired controlling interest in Buell. Erik became part of the leadership team at Harley-Davidson as well as Chairman and CTO at Buell. In 2009, Harley-Davidson had a massive restructuring due to the recession, and closed Buell.

Shortly after, Erik started Erik Buell Racing, Inc., and in three years was producing EBR brand motorcycles, racing them  at the highest level of AMA and World Superbike, and providing engineering design and development consulting services.

Erik has received over 50 patents, various awards including Motorcyclist of the Year and Entrepreneur of the Year, and was chosen to be in the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame.

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