Category: News

Merry Christmas!

We can’t think of a better, or faster, way for Santa to deliver Christmas presents than in a vintage red MG – the signature car of the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix! As our 35th year draws to a close, it’s time to reflect on our success and give thanks to our volunteers, sponsors and partners […]

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Get Your Special Edition PVGP Terrible Towel

Cheer on the Steelers in Grand Prix Style!   PURCHASE ON-LINE HERE   The PVGP has its own “Terrible Towel” commemorating our founding 35 years ago, and our co-founder, Myron Cope, who served on our Board of Directors until his passing in 2008. These special edition Terrible Towels were sold at our events this July to commemorate […]

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Victory Lap Celebration – October 26, 2017 at the Hofbräuhaus

This year-end event recognizes the contributions of our sponsors, partners and car clubs and honors our volunteers who make this event possible. We take a few hours to celebrate the past year’s event and take a “Victory Lap” before sitting down and beginning to plan for the next year. The Hofbräuhaus is an integral sponsor and we are […]

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Thanks to All Involved

July 17, 2017 – The 35th Annual Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix has come to a close as the checkered flag was waved on Sunday afternoon.  We want to thank everyone involved for another successful year. Hundreds of thousands of dollars will be raised for the Autism Society of Pittsburgh and Allegheny Valley School. The final […]

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I GAVE

The Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix Race Weekend at Schenley Park has been a free event for spectators for all 35 years. It is still free, but since it is a charity event that costs hundreds of thousand of dollars to stage, the PVGP is suggesting a mere $2.00 donation per person or $5.00 per family […]

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Alan Patterson – PVGP Racer, Founder and Ambassador Passes Away

  July 1, 2017 – PVGP founder Alan Patterson passed away on Friday, June 30. Alan was a vintage racing legend and served as our first race director in 1983, and the organization’s first meetings were held in his Shadyside garage. Alan Patterson raced vintage sports cars at some of the most prestigious tracks in the […]

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Jim “Rocky” Farrar, Beloved Volunteer, Passes Away

November 30, 2016 – The Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix family is deeply saddened to announce that Jim Farrar suffered a heart attack and died at his home on Friday, October 28. Known as “Rocky” by his family, friends and the eastern US motorsport community he was the heart and soul of our volunteers. Rocky was wonderful and caring […]

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2016 PVGP Takes a Victory Lap

Sponsors, partners and volunteers gathered last night at the Hofbrauhaus on the South Side to take a victory lap. 125 people were on hand to toast our 34th year. The staff at the Hofbräuhaus did an excellent job with the buffet and kept the cold beers coming. Our charity Ambassadors were presented plaques and we sincerely […]

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2016 Jaguar Poster by Tavis Coburn

May 21, 2016 – Each year the Grand Prix poster becomes the new trademark for the event and is reproduced on the billboards, on the race program cover, on merchandise and on the event advertising. It almost always features the Marque of the Year and becomes the mark of the event. This year’s artist Tavis Coburn […]

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2016 Grand Marshal Anatoly “Toly” Arutunoff

May 9, 2016 – Long time racer, bon vivant, and super car enthusiast Toly (Anatoly) Arutunoff is a 60+ year SCCA member, an H-Production national champion. He competed in the Targa Florio, Sebring, Daytona, as well as the legendary Cannonball Run. He’s written two books about his fascinating days racing around the world. He also […]

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