Bob Speer, Car Show Director of the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix, is proud to announce that Studebaker will be the Spotlight Car of the 2017 PVGP. The Spotlight Car Honor is the PVGP’s way of recognizing a particular car model, manufacturer or car club that contributes to our International Car Show at Schenley Park. The Spotlight is a Car Show designation that is a secondary to the Marque for cars that don’t qualify as the marque because of quantity or manufacturer financial support.
The Studebaker has a long and storied history as a leading American automobile manufacturer including a history in motorsports when they entered 5 cars in the Indianapolis 500 in 1932. The company opened in 1852 and closed over 50 years ago in 1966. For a more complete history and photos please visit Hemmings History of the Studebaker and the Studebaker National Museum.
The cost is the same as all other American cars – $35.00 for the weekend. As the Spotlight car, owners have the option to take their cars on the track for a parade lap! For an additional $25.00 donation to our charities Studebaker owners can participate in the Opening Ceremonies on Sunday, July 16 at 11:00 am. You must be registered in the car show to be eligible to take the parade lap.