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Downtown Parade & Plaza Display

Wednesday July 12, 2017

Downtown Display by Matthew Little #PVGP


Downtown Display

If you work downtown, Wednesday of Race Week is a great day to take a long lunch break. Nestled among the skyscrapers several of downtown’s most prominent addresses open their plazas to help us promote the upcoming car show. The Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix hosts a parade and 4 distinct car displays in the golden triangle. The parade starts at Station Square, where cars will stage in the parking lot next to the Gateway Clipper. Check-in opens at 8:00 am. – look for signs directing you. You don’t have to participate in the parade, you are permitted to go directly to your assigned car display location. between 10:30 and 10:45 am.


Registration & Cost

The cost is only $10 to participate in the Downtown Parade and Plaza Display. Proceeds benefit the Autism Society and Allegheny Valley School. Registration opens in February.



parade #PVGP by Dan Vaughan ConceptCarz.comThe car show starts with a parade into Pittsburgh that departs at 10:30 am. Please arrive at the Gateway Clipper parking lot in Station Square as close as possible to 9:00 am to ensure your space in the parade. Due to space limitations parade participation is restricted to antique, classic or race cars. Sponsor cars are also included. Parade check-in opens 8:00 am and stages from 9:00  – 10:30 am. Parade Departs: 10:40 am for the 10 minute parade across the river and into the city. Cars are displayed from 11:00 am until 2:00 pm. The Parade enters the city and thunders through the streets, dropping off cars at four locations:


Jerry Longstreth is the captain of the Downtown Parade and Car Display. Please contact him with questions regarding participation in the parade or the car displays. Many thanks to Rich Spring for his many years of managing and growing this event.

Many thanks to the City of Pittsburgh and the plazas that host our car shows – we appreciate their generosity. After the car display come on over and join us for the Tune-Up Party at Atria’s from 6:00 until 10:00 PM. There will be plenty of great food and drink and a display of race and show cars – only $40. For $100 you can park you car on the bridge and receive 2 tickets into Atria’s.