Schenley Park Race Weekend

Weekend July 14 & 15, 2018  9:30 AM – 5:00 PM

THE NATION’S LARGEST AND ONLY VINTAGE RACE RUN ON CITY STREETS

 

If you haven’t experienced vintage street racing, this signature event of the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix should be on your bucket list. Over 200,000 spectators fill the golf course and surrounding Schenley Park streets to experience car shows and vintage racing honoring that of the origins of sports car road racing in the 40’s and 50’s at Watkins Glen and Elkhart Lake.

The races start at 8:30 am each day and run until approximately 5:00 pm. See Race Schedule. Spectators are free to enter at any time. Car Show participants can enter the show grounds beginning at 9:30 am. To register for the International Car please visit our Registration Home.

The PVGP races through Schenley Park are considered by many of the hundreds of drivers to be the most challenging race course worldwide. With 22 turns, 11 elevation changes, approximately 100 telephone poles, an expanse of stone wall and numerous manhole covers, it’s no wonder the 2.33 mile circuit tests driving skills and entertains crowds.

British Car Day at Schenley ParkThe best place to watch the races is from the 456 acre Bob O’Connor Golf Course where the Grand Prix stages its International Car Show. These car shows are mainly supported by local car clubs but are also open to the public for only $35 for the weekend. In addition to the 3,000+ vehicles on display, there are dozens of sponsor tents, a village full of vendors and plenty of food and refreshments. Over the weekend, 200,000 spectators are expected to come out and watch the races. There is no cost for spectators to enter, but we do encourage donations. All proceeds benefit our charity.

There is so much that happens on the Race Weekend in Schenley Park that we can’t fit it all on one page. Below are links to individual events that occur over the weekend.

The Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix is best know for our race weekend in Schenley Park. This webpage is for spectators and car show participants. If you are a driver looking for information on racing at Schenley Park please follow this link: Visit Driver’s Page.

There is so much that happens on the Race Weekend in Schenley Park that we can’t fit it all on one page – so here are some quick links to individual events that occur over the weekend.
International Car Show
MINI Track Rides
Food Court
Italian Cortile
British Car Day – Saturday July 14
BMW Marque of the Year
Vintage Ride Experience – Saturday July 14
Vintage Races thru the streets of Schenley Park
Opening Ceremonies – Sunday July 15
Hofbrauhaus Winners Circle
Spectator Parking on Flagstaff Hill
British Car Day,
Italian Cortile,
Cars N Coffee
Shuttle Buses
Patron Parking – Sunday July 15

There are practice/warm-up sessions each morning. Qualifying races take place on Saturday with the Featured Races on Sunday. Both afternoons feature exciting racing as groups are separated by engine size and year of manufacture. There is little difference to spectators between Saturday and Sunday’s track action, as over 150 sports cars will compete.

Race Weekend Links

BMW - 2018 PVGP Marque of the Year

BMW is our 2018 Marque of the Year and to celebrate, the BMW CCA is bringing their annual national O'Fest to the Grand Prix in July! Look for 1,000 BMW enthusiasts to converge on Pittsburgh for Race Week and Schenley Park. Details

Donate Your Used Car to the PVGP

Vehicles for CharityIn partnership with Vehicles For Charity, the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix accepts pre-owned vehicles which will be auctioned to raise money for our charities. Fast, free pick-up, friendly service and better than a low trade-in or high repairs. You get a tax benefit while helping our charities. Donate Today

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