The Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix started out as a single single day race in Schenley Park in 1983. Our tribute to motorsport history culminates that magical weekend, our event has blossomed 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. The complete Grand Prix schedule can seem overwhelming so we hope this page helps layout our entire event. Basically it is two weekends of vintage racing with supporting car shows and events in between. There is also a Kick-Off Rallye that occurs on July 6, outside the 10 day window.
Sunday July 6 First car off at 11:31 AM
Car enthusiasts match their driving skills against a “mystery course” through the streets of Pittsburgh. This 2-3 hour event combines your driving and navigation skills. It is a fun, casual way to kick-off our Race Week. Rallye starts at the Visitors Center in Schenley Park and finishes at the Spaghetti Warehouse in the strip district with a car show and a meal.
Blacktie & Tailpipes Gala
Friday, July 11 at Longue Vue Club in Verona 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM
The Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix will host our annual blacktie party benefiting the PVGP charities. A must for any auto enthusiast. Tickets are $250 each.
Racer Test & Tune at Pitt-Race Complex
Friday, July 11
Our vintage race drivers get a chance to tune their racers and practice on the track for the races that weekend. $165 for the day, free to the viewing public.
PVGP Historics at Pitt-Race Complex
Weekend July 12/13 9:00 am – 5:00 PM
The 11th 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. Watch the races and take a spin on the Kart track – proceeds benefit our charities. $15 per day or $25 for the weekend, kids under 12 are free. Saturday night features the Flashlight Drag Races. Bring your car out to the track and lay some rubber – details.
Invitational Car Show on Walnut Street
Monday July 14, 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.
Waterfront Car Cruise
Tuesday July 15, 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Join us and see over 500 cars of all marques. $5 donation to our charities is requested. Sponsored by Guardian Storage Solutions and the Waterfront
Downtown Parade & Car Display
Wednesday July 16, 10:30 – 2:00 PM
100 Race and show cars will thunder through downtown Pittsburgh on their way to car displays at the U.S. Steel Tower, PPG Place, Market Square and Point State Park.
Grand Prix Tune-Up
Wednesday July 16, 6:00 pm– 9:00 pm
A special happy hour downtown. Live entertainment and silent auction. $40 per person at the door includes tapas and one complimentary cocktail. Sponsored by Metz Lewis Brodman Must O’Keefe
Thursday July 17 10:00 am– 3:00 am
The Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix hosts a Countryside Tour as part of its race week events and you’re invited. The inaugural event was a great success and our second year was even better. The Coventry Inn hosts a lunch and there is no specific requirement for participation.
Hard Rock Cafe – “Cars & Guitars” Concert
Thursday July 17 7:00 pm– 1:00 am
The Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix is excited to hold this event at the Hard Rock Cafe at Station Square for the second straight year. Featuring the Gathering Field and Maddie Georgi.
Forbes Avenue of Speed – Race Car Parade
Friday July 18 6:45 pm– 8:00 pm
Now in its third year, our vintage racers will participate in a parade into nearby Squirrel Hill and stop on Forbes Avenue to show their cars.
Schenley Park Car Shows and Race Qualifying
Saturday, July 19
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 golfcourse. Watch 150 vintage racers compete on the track all day to quality for Sunday’s featured races. $30 per car in the Car Show.
Vintage Race Practice and Qualifying Heats – 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
6:30 AM to 2:00 PM – Driver/Crew Worker Registration 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM – Technical Inspections 8:15 AM – 5:00 PM CARS ON TRACK noon – 1:00 PM Sunoco Vintage Lap Experience
Schenley Park Race Day
Sunday, July 20
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 MINI Marque and Patron Parkers 12:00 to 5:00 PM Vintage Races 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM International Car Show on golf course