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2015 Marque of the Year Schedule

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Kick-Off Rallye

Sunday, July 5 11:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Car enthusiasts test their driving and navigation skills on a “mystery course” through the streets of Pittsburgh. This is a fun, casual event that starts in Oakland and ends at the Spaghetti Warehouse in the Strip District. There will be a special award category for Marque participants.

$60.00 per car entry includes meal for driver and navigator, $15 for each additional guest.

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Blacktie & Tailpipes Gala

Friday, July 10 7:00 – 11:00 PM

Our annual black-tie celebrates automobiles at South Hills Country Club in Whitehall.

$200 per person until June 1, then tickets are $250 each (tickets not available at the door)

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PVGP Historic Races at Pitt-Race Complex

July 10-12 Weekend 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Come out to watch an exciting variety of vintage (pre 1959) and historic (post 1960) racing.. Reserved parking for Marque participants will be available at the Car Corral tent on the hill overlooking the final turn of the race circuit. The Wilson Karting Track at PIRC will be open to the public during our race weekend so spectators can take part in some racing of your own. $20 for 10 minutes (approximately 10 laps). On Saturday night bring out your car and drag race on the front straight of the track with the Flashlight Drags!

$20 per person for lunch each day, plus $15 daily entry into racetrack.

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Walnut Street Invitational Car Show

Monday, July 13  5:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Nestled on Shadyside’s charming Walnut Street you’ll find over 125 rare, classic and exotic cars, including a special display of our Marque of the Year cars. The Car Show is free and open to the public, show cars by invitation only.

No cost to attend this event.

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Car Cruise at the Waterfront

Tuesday, July 14 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Join 750 car owners at the Waterfront in Historic Homestead and see even more cars of all marques. All Marque owners are invited and welcome – a special parking area will be reserved.

$5 donation per car requested at the entrance

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Downtown Parade & Car Display

Wednesday, July 15  11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

100 race and show cars will parade through Pittsburgh to car displays at the U.S. Steel Plaza, PPG Place and Market Square from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm. There will be a special all day car show at the Fort Pitt Museum at Point State Park. There will be space for over two dozen Marque cars within our 4 shows.

No cost to participate in show or parade or to attend.

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PVGP Tune-Up Party at Atria’s

Wednesday, July 15  6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

A Happy Hour/Nightime Car Show downtown at Atria’s at PNC Park. A display of two dozen race cars will be parked out front on Federal Street. The Roberto Clemente Bridge will be closed for our event and we hope to fill it with MINI’s. $40 Entry includes one complimentary drink and appetizers. For an additional $20 you can park your Marque of the Year car on the bridge during the event.

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Countryside Tour

Thursday, July 16 10:00 AM- 6:00 PM

The Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix will host a Countryside Tour as part of its race week events and you’re invited. This tour will start at a location-to-be-determined in Pittsburgh. The tour will take you along the back roads of Pennsylvania with a lunch time destination at the English style Coventry Inn in downtown Indiana. After lunch the tour will continue along the back roads and return to Pittsburgh

The cost of the tour is $60.00 and will include your car entry and two people. Lunch for two people at the Coventry Inn is included. If you elect to have one car and lunch for one person, the cost is only $45.00. Space is limited to 30 cars or 60 lunches, so please register early.

$60.00 for two people, $45 for single entries. Includes lunch.

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Marque Show at Schenley Park

Saturday July 18 and Sunday July 19. 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

All Marque owners are invited to take part in the weekend festivities at Schenley Park. Participants will be treated to lunch and refreshments. A Race Program and dash plaque, are included with registration. There are plans for a display of new, vintage and race significant Marque’s. During the weekend 2,000 cars from all parts of the world are displayed on the golf course.

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Vintage Race Practice & Qualifying Heats

Saturday, July 19 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

175 Vintage racers practice in seven morning groups and qualify for Sunday’s featured races in the afternoon.

Races are free to spectators



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Vintage Lap Experience

Saturday, July 20 noon – 12:45 PM

Take this rare opportunity to experience a lap of the Schenley race circuit as a passenger in an actual vintage racecar. Feel the wind as your experienced driver navigates the 2.3 mile track at speeds that will surprise and invigorate you.

$40 Donation per lap – no advance sales

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Mini Parade

Opening Ceremonies/Parade Lap

Sunday, July 19 10:45 – 11:45 am

Marque of the Year cars take a parade lap of the track, joined by Patron Parkers, our Grand Marshal, and local government officials. Afterward MOY participants drive back to the tent to enjoy the afternoon’s car shows and races.

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Vintage Racing at Schenley Park

Sunday, July 19 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Watch seven vintage race groups on the track participating in 8-lap practice races in the morning then sit back and enjoy our main event; the Winner’s Circle vintage races in the afternoon.

Races are free to spectators

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