Our 2013 Race Week is slated for July 12 through 21 with July 20/21 as Race Weekend at Schenley Park. Mustang, that iconic ride of American muscle car motoring and racing, will be our honored Marque of the Year as they celebrate their 50th anniversary. The Neighborhood Ford Stores promise to pony up and throw a first class party!
If you are a Mustang owner or enthusiast, we’re inviting you to the PVGP Mustang races and car show events. The PVGP is the nation’s largest vintage race event, covering ten full days – with each event focusing on Mustangs. This is a must for any Mustang owner or fan. Mustangs of all years are welcome as we gear up to celebrate Mustang’s 50th Anniversary.
The culmination of Grand Prix Race Week occurs on the July 20/21 weekend in Schenley Park, Pittsburgh, where organizers have reserved space for the first 500 Mustangs to be on display in the middle of the golf course overlooking the vintage races. Mustang 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! Ford is hosting the marque pavilion and promises to bring special guests and Mustangs from museums and private collections, even special racing editions.
2013 Grand Prix Race Week Schedule
Here are the events during our ten day festival where Mustangs will take center stage:
Kick-Off Rallye Sunday, July 7
While driving your own Mustang you can participate in this three hour tour through Pittsburgh and the countryside. There will be special awards for Mustang competitors. Details
Blacktie & Tailpipes Gala, Friday, July 12
This grand affair will celebrate in Mustang formal black tie style at the South Hills Country Club. Details
PVGP Historic Weekend at Pitt-Race Complex – July 13/14
These historic races will feature a special race for historic Mustangs through the mid 70’s. There will be a Mustang Corral and tent at trackside where owners can display their cars and watch the races all weekend. Bring your Mustang 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 15
This invitation only show will feature more than a dozen significant Mustangs. Let us know about your special Mustang and you might get one of the coveted spots! Details
Waterfront Car Cruise – Tuesday July 16
Join 700 other car owners where the Ford Mustang will be the centerpiece. Details
Downtown Race Car Parade & Display – Wednesday July 17
There are opportunities for 20 Mustangs to participate in the 100+ car parade and plaza display. Details
Grand Prix Tune-Up at Bossa Nova – Wednesday July 17
Plan to attend this exclusive event on 7th Street downtown – Racing Mustangs will be featured. Details
Countryside Tour – Thursday July 18
Travel through the back roads of Western PA for an unforgettable journey in your Mustang. All cars are welcome. Details
Schenley Park Race Weekend – July 19-21
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 Mustang Marque Pavilion for the first 500 Mustangs as part of the 2,000 vehicle 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 $3.2 million for the Autism Society of Pittsburgh and Allegheny Valley School.