Every year the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix selects a car to be honored as the Marque of the Year (pronounced Mark). We are excited to announce MINI will be the honored Marque of the 2014 Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix. MINI’s of all years will be featured throughout all 10 days of our event.
If you are a MINI owner or enthusiast, you won’t want to miss this. The PVGP is the nation’s largest vintage race event, covering ten full days – with each event focusing on MINI. All MINI’s are welcome, brand new and vintage. Our 2014 Race Week is slated for July 11 through 20 with July 19/20 as Race Weekend at Schenley Park.
The culmination of Grand Prix Race Week occurs on the July 19/20 weekend in Schenley Park, Pittsburgh, where organizers have reserved space for the first 500 Mini’s to be on display on the golf course overlooking the vintage races. Mini owners will be part of the country’s largest vintage race event and have an opportunity to take a parade lap on the 2.3 mile street circuit in front of 100,000 spectators! MINI of Pittsburgh is hosting the marque pavilion and promises to bring special guests and cars from museums and private collections, even special racing editions.
2014 Grand Prix Race Week Schedule
Here are the events during our ten day festival where Mini’s will take center stage:
Kick-Off Rallye Sunday, July 6
While driving your own Mini you can participate in this three hour tour through Pittsburgh and the countryside. There will be special awards for Mini competitors. Details
Blacktie & Tailpipes Gala, Friday, July 11
This grand affair will celebrate in formal black tie style at Longue Vue Club. Details
PVGP Historic Weekend at Pitt-Race Complex – July 11-13
There will be a Mini Corral and tent at trackside where owners can display their cars and watch the races all weekend. Bring your Mini and get on the track’s front straight-away for the Flashlight Drags on Saturday night. Details
Invitational Car Show on Walnut Street – Monday, July 14
This invitation only show will feature more than a dozen significant Mini’s. Let us know about your special Mini and you might get one of the coveted spots! Details
Waterfront Car Cruise – Tuesday July 15
Join 700 other car owners where the Mini will be the centerpiece with dozens of the little buggars on display! Details
Downtown Race Car Parade & Display – Wednesday July 16
There are opportunities for 20 Mini’s to participate in the 100+ car parade and plaza display including a special display at Point State Park. Details
Grand Prix Tune-Up at Bossa Nova – Wednesday July 16
Plan to attend this exclusive event on 7th Street downtown – Racing Mini’s will be featured. Details
Countryside Tour – Thursday July 17
Travel through the back roads of Western PA for an unforgettable journey in your Mini. All cars are welcome. Details
Concert at the Hard Rock Cafe – Thursday July 17
The Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix is excited to hold this event for the second year at the Hard Rock Cafe at Station Square. A night of fun and music. Details
Schenley Park Race Weekend – July 18-20
The weekend opens on Friday night with a parade of race cars through nearby Squirrel Hill. The main event on Saturday and Sunday features a Mini Marque Pavilion for the first 500 Mini’s as part of the 2,000 car International Car Show. Throughout the weekend watch vintage races on the city streets adjacent to the marque display. Details
Many exciting events will occur during this ten day event, so please don’t hesitate to contact Jerry Longstreth/PVGP Marque Coordinator if you have any questions.
The Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix Association is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization with a mission to hold a world-class vintage automotive event for charity. It is the region’s premier summer event for hundreds of thousands of automotive enthusiasts in that it combines charitable fundraising with car shows and vintage sports car racing on city streets. Since 1983 this volunteer-driven event has raised $3.5 million for the Autism Society of Pittsburgh and Allegheny Valley School.