THE HOME FOR ALL RACER INFORMATION AND LINKS
To the left you will find links for race groups, eligibility, schedules and hotel accommodations for both race weekends. If you can’t find what you’re looking for please send us an email . The PVGP extends a big thank you to the drivers for making our event possible!
The Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix Association has a rich 34-year history and is enthusiastic about the future. Our two unique race events provide the ideal combination of vintage and historic racing in a complete 10-day motorsport festival. For 2017 we kick things off in grand style with a 3-day weekend of vintage sports cars, monoposto and historic race cars on the newly expanded and challenging Pitt Race Complex. This is followed by a week of motorsport activities throughout Pittsburgh, capped off by the nation’s only vintage street race through the stone-walled, tree-lined streets of Schenley Park in the original spirit of vintage racing that took place on public roads in the 1940s and 1950s. All PVGP events benefit charity, with $4.5 million raised to help individuals with autism and developmental disabilities.
The driving goal of the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix is to honor our automotive history by encouraging the preservation and racing of vintage cars in a format that emphasizes driver safety and etiquette while presenting a friendly environment for our drivers and 200,000 enthusiastic fans.
The Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix Association stages and sanctions both race weekends. We welcome licensed drivers from all vintage race organizations to race with us at these two unique venues. We want to especially thank our friends at the VRG and the VSCCA who helped establish our races and continue to participate with us on a major scale. There are links to the left for details and listings of eligible cars, rules and regulations.
The Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix has grown into a 10-day celebration of the automobile. Our Race Week activities link the two race weekends, including a black tie gala, a parade through downtown Pittsburgh, a Countryside Tour and a Tune-Up Party that spans the Roberto Clemente Bridge and PNC Park and three distinct car shows. New this year is a Jet Center Party on Thursday, July 13. Please join us for all 10 days!
The PVGP’s mission remains the same as it was in 1983, “To host a world-class vintage race event that celebrates our automotive heritage and raises money for charity.” Proceeds benefit the Autism Society of Pittsburgh and Allegheny Valley School. Since 1983 our racers have shared the wheel with the PVGP in donating $4.75 million to help individuals in Western Pennsylvania affected by autism and developmental disabilities. PVGP entry fees are suggested donations for participating and are tax deductible.
Registration Opens January 2017
There are two ways to enter to race in the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix, which includes the Historic Races at Pitt Race Complex on July 7-9 and the Vintage Races at Schenley Park on July 14-16. Discounts are available if you enter both race weekends, and the PVGP will provide free storage of your race rigs between race weekends.
1. You can print out and complete the PDF Entry Form below and mail in with a check.
This is the only Entry Form available. It can be used for either race weekend or for a combined entry.
2. If you wish to use a credit card you can click the link below and use our secure portal at ShowClix – You will still need to mail in a completed paper entry form with a copy of your racing license and medical form.
Your race entry will be fully refunded if you notify Event Chairman before your tires hit the track on your first practice session.
Schenley Park Vintage Races July 14-16, 2017
PVGP Historic Races at PIRC July 7-9, 2017
If you have any race related questions please contact any of the following Grand Prix Competition Committee members:
John Bechtol cell (412) 680-2292 Schenley Park Competition Director
Bill Haus 412 828-3433 Race Director – Historics at PIRC
Ken Murin 412 653-0949 Assistant Race Director- Pit & Paddock
Donna McDonough 412 714-3560 Race Registrar