Sunday, July 16, 2017 – Schenley Park
Take a parade lap of the Schenley Park race track in your own car, then watch the Sunday races from your private and exclusive parking spot overlooking the vintage races at turns 17 and 18 – the always exciting serpentine! Patron Parking is one of the best and oldest traditions of the Grand Prix, and an important fundraiser – all proceeds benefit the Autism Society of Pittsburgh and Allegheny Valley School.
Patron Parking is a reserved parking area on the Schenley Park golf course to watch the races. Assorted picnics, tailgate parties and even lavish catered spreads dot the landscape. Spaces are wide enough for your sports car or SUV. Buy multiple spaces and put up a tent or set out a picnic.
Questions? Please email John Gloninger
There is a limited supply of Patron Plus Tents available for single day use:
20′ x 20′ Patron Parking Plus Tent with 4 tables and 25 chairs – $2,000
20′ x 30′ Patron Parking Plus Tent with 6 tables and 35 chairs – $3,500
20′ x 40′ Patron Parking Plus Tent with 8 tables and 50 chairs – $5,000
Patron spots will be held/guaranteed from the previous year if purchased before May 31, 2017
Entrance – Gate F
Patrons now enter the Schenley Park Golf Course from East Circuit Drive which can be found at the end of Darlington Road – you will be directed onto the golf course through GATE F. We advise you to enter Schenley Park through Squirrel Hill on East Circuit, but if you come in on Forbes Avenue or Schenley Drive you can still gain access by turning left on Darlington Road, it might take longer though. The cars participating in the Patron Parade will park along East Circuit Drive They will enter and exit the race course at the top of the Serpentine.
You are encouraged to take advantage of the unique opportunity to take part in our Opening Ceremony by driving your vehicle on a parade lap of the track. The parade stages just outside the new entrance. Vehicles will park in line along East Circuit Drive between 9:00 and 10:30 am Sunday morning. The parade begins at approximately 11:00 am and ends at 11:45 am.
Patron parking is held on the fairways of a golf course therefore motor homes, RV’s and vehicles over 4,000 pounds are not permitted. Tents are permitted but they can not be erected prior to your entrance on Sunday morning at 9:00 am. Live or broadcast music is not permitted because of the close proximity of other patrons – besides, we all want to hear the races!
VIP Parking at Pitt Race – July 8/9
The PVGP is not just a one weekend event any longer. We now include multiple events over a two week period. One of these events is the PVGP Historic Races at the Pittsburgh International Race Complex in Beaver Falls. The PIRC facility has grown into a ‘state of the art’ motorsport complex and the PVGP hosts a weekend of Historic Races. The PVGP team of volunteers, racers and patrons will all be on hand to enjoy a weekend of high performance vintage motor racing.
We have created a VIP parking option at the PVGP Historic Races. On top of a grassy hilltop overlooking both the North and South tracks you can ‘park & picnic’ while enjoying a commanding view the races. – just like Schenley Park. A short stroll over the hill and you are in the paddock where the race teams prepare the cars. A bit further along you can visit the Event Center, Wilson Karting Circuit (Go Karts) and the VDA (vehicle dynamics area) where you can watch a live ‘Auto Cross’ event.
VIP parking will be based on a ‘first come, first served’ basis and will be limited in number. The ‘one time’ all day fee is only $25 per car plus standard per person event admission fees at the gate.
John Gloninger – Chair
Heidi Hess Buckley – Registration
Joy Balentine – Registration
Scott Glace – Parking Coordinator
Janel Capezzuto – Volunteers
CaroleAnn Krause – Volunteers
Craig McVicker – Setup
John Gloninger – Chair