July 15/16, 2017
THE PORSCHE CLUB STAGES ONE OF THE LARGEST SHOWS AT SCHENLEY PARK
The Grand Prix congratulates the Allegheny Region of the Porsche Club of America for their tremendous support of our event since the beginning.
Anchoring German Hill, the Porsche Club has been one of the Grand Prix’s largest and most supportive car clubs over the years. It’s members have played key roles in the growth and success of our car shows and races.
Registration for Porsches is handled exclusively by our partners at the Porsche Club and ends in 4 months on July 5, 2017 11:59 PM EDT
Attend one of the most spectacular vintage races in the world – and party ARPCA style! The Pittsburgh Vintage grand Prix, now in its 35th year, is our Club’s biggest annual event. Come join hundreds of your fellow Club members, guests from other regions, and friends as we again gather on the lawn at Schenley Park to enjoy our cars, races and above all, camaraderie that has grown over the years. Whether this is your first PVGP weekend, or 35th, now is the time to register and get this event on your calendar. The PVGP takes place in scenic Schenley Park in the heart of Pittsburgh. This is one of 2 vintage races that occur on public streets in the world, the other of course being Monaco. It is also our largest fundraiser of the year – proceeds are donated through PVGP to the Autism Society of Pittsburgh and the Allegheny Valley School . Last year was a non-marque record for us and for the PVGP overall, raising $405,500!
This year promises to be better still, and once again sunshine is predicted for the ENTIRE weekend! To top off the festivities, we will have a very special gathering of historic Porsches on display. To celebrate the 40th year anniversary of the Porsche 928 being named as the European Car of the Year at the Geneva International Auto Show, we have lined up a historic collection of 928s, including VIN #1 and VIN #6 of the initial 11 preproduction cars that campaigned the new model roll-out in 1977. Those two cars will be accompanied by a large gathering of many other very special and significant sharks on display. In addition, we will bring back the hugely successful Top 10 Peoples’ Choice Concours, which is open to all registered Porsches.
Here are the highlights of the weekend of activities to enjoy:
Friday, July 14:
- Pre-PVPG Glacier Tour Rally – John Malobicky’s great rally route through the remnants of the ice age is returning for a third year. The rally will start from the DoubleWide Grill parking area, the location of our PVGP Welcome and Kick-Off Party. Mandatory Drivers meeting starts at 1:45 p.m. First car off at 2:00 p.m.This event has become so successful that we will be limiting registrations to the first 60 cars in 2017. Be sure to add this event to your list of activities when you register for the PVGP.
- Weekend kick-off Party at the Double Wide restaurant in Cranberry Township PA – This will be our fifth year hosting our out-of-town club members traveling to participate in the PVGP. The festivities begin at 5:00 p.m. Come watch as the Porsches return from the Glacier Tour Road Rally, while enjoying the company of your fellow Porsche enthusiasts at this great venue near the host hotels and the turnpike, just north of Pittsburgh. In addition to an impromptu gathering of Porsches of all varieties, it will also include a special display of the 928s gathering for the 40th anniversary weekend. All local and distant Porsches welcome.
Saturday, July 15:
- International Car Show on Golf Course – over 2,500 cars will be on display covering many marques. (PVGP Marque for 2016 is Chevrolet Camaro celebrating it’s 50th Birthday)
- Catered Tailgate Party (starts at 12:00 Noon)
- Top 10 Peoples’ Choice Concours (open to all PVGP registered Porsches)
- Door prizes
- Vintage Racing Time Trails (come see many of our club members participating in the races throughout Schenley Park.)
Sunday, July 16:
- Porsche Car Show Day 2
- Catered Tailgate Party (starts at 12:00 Noon)
- Vintage Car Races (again, cheer our club members on!)
Registration Options and Pricing
- Friday Glacier Tour and Road Rally – $20 Donation Per Vehicle
- Friday PVGP Weekend Welcome and Kickoff Party sponsored by Porsche Cars North America – FREE!
- Saturday-only ($85) includes registration for one vehicle and TWO people, parking in the Porsche corral, eligibility in the Saturday Concours, silent auction and door prizes, two lunches with unlimited soft beverages, access to ARPCA tents and the race course.
- Sunday-only ($75) includes registration for one vehicle and TWO people, parking in the Porsche corral, two lunches with unlimited soft beverages, access to ARPCA tents and the race course.
- Full Weekend Package ($150) for one car and TWO people on both Saturday and Sunday. The package includes parking in the Porsche corral, two lunches with unlimited soft beverages, eligibility for the Saturday concours, silent auction and door prizes, access to the ARPCA tents and the race course.
- Additional meal tickets for either day: $20 per person (must be bought with a pre-registration package – no walk on lunch tickets sold)
- The WALK-ON (On-site registration) rate is $85 per day (no weekend discount) and will include parking in the Porsche corral, lunch for two with unlimited soft beverages, eligibility for the raffles and door prizes, access to the ARPCA tents and race course.
NO DISCOUNTS APPLY TO WALK ON PRICING
PLEASE PRE-REGISTER TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE TIMELY DISCOUNTS.
Note: Registration closes July 5th at 11:59PM. The Club may accept a limited number of late registrations but your credit card will be immediately charged. Email Ed Rice using link above to inquire. NO REFUNDS FOR ANY REASON, INCLUDING BAD WEATHER, WILL BE ISSUED AFTER JULY 5, 2017 AS THIS IS A CHARITABLE EVENT. Any registrations after close will be completed on-site at a “walk-on” rate (see above).
See you at the races!
Ed Rice – Allegheny Region Porsche Club
2011 was the 50th anniversary of the Allegheny Region of the Porsche Club of America. On March 25, 1961, 31 Porsche owners and P.C.A. members gathered at McSorley’s Restaurant in the North Hills to form their own P. C. A. Chapter. Visit the Allegheny Region’s website to learn more about their history. Porsche was the marque of the year in 1994 and 2002, each time they set a new record for charitable funds raised by the marque including 2011 when $73,500 was raised from the Marque and $200,000 was split between our charities.