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Schenley Park Race Weekend

Weekend July 15 & 16, 2017

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The Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix is best know for our race weekend in Schenley Park. This webpage is for spectators and car show participants. If you are a driver looking for information on racing at Schenley Park please follow this link: Visit Driver’s Page.

Schenley Park is the scene of our nation’s largest vintage race event and the only one run on actual city streets. 150 vintage racers gather here each July to test their skills and entertain the crowd. The PVGP races through Schenley Park are considered by many drivers to be the most challenging race course worldwide. The 2.33 mile circuit has 23 turns, haybales, manhole covers, phone poles and stone walls.


British Car Day at Schenley Park

The best place to watch the races is from the 456 acre Bob O’Connor Golf Course where the Grand Prix stages its International Car Show with over 2,000 vehicles on display. These car shows are mainly supported by local car clubs but are also open to the public for only $35 for the weekend. In addition to the car shows there are dozens of sponsor tents, a village full of vendors and plenty of food and refreshments. 200,000 spectators are expected to come out and watch the races – there is no cost for spectators to enter, but we do encourage donations. Proceeds from the event benefit charity.

There is so much that happens on the Race Weekend in Schenley Park that we can’t fit it all on one page – so here are some quick links to individual events that occur over the weekend.
International Car Show
MINI Track Rides
Eat, Drink, Be Local Food Tent
Italian Cortile
British Car Day – Saturday July 15
Vintage Ride Experience – Saturday July 15
Vintage Races thru the streets of Schenley Park
Opening Ceremonies – Sunday July 16
Hofbrauhaus Winners Circle
Spectator Parking on Flagstaff Hill
Shuttle Buses
Patron Parking – Sunday July 16

There are practice/warm-up sessions each morning. Qualifying races take place on Saturday with the Featured Races on Sunday. Both afternoons feature exciting racing as groups are separated by engine size and year of manufacture. There is little difference to spectators between Saturday’s and Sunday’s track action as over 150 sportscars will compete.

2017 Schedule

Detailed Race Schedule by Group 

Saturday, July 15
20 Minute Practice Race Sessions for Groups 1-8 8:30 – 11:50
Gates Open for International Car Show 9:30
International Car Show 11:00 – 4:00
FEATURED CARS SHOWS
   British Car Day, Italian Cortile, Cars N Coffee 11:00 – 4:00
CAR CLUB SPONSORED SHOWS
   Audi, BMW, Subaru, MINI, Porsche, VW 11:00 – 4:00
NATIONAL CAR SHOWS
   American, European, Asia 11:00 – 4:00
   Vintage Motorbike Show 11:00 – 4:00
Vintage Track Rides at Lamar VIP Tent noon – 12:45
25 Minute Qualifying Races for All 8 Groups 1:00 – 5:00
Porsche BMW Challenge sponsored by Sewickley Car Store 5:00 – 5:30
MINI Track Rides from top of Serpentine 8:30 – 5:00
Sponsor Tents and Vendor Village on Golf Course 10:00 – 5:00
Sunday, July 16
Vintage Warm-up Sessions for Groups 1-7 8:30 – 11:00
Parades: Marque, Spotlight and Patron Parking 11:00 – 11:30
Opening Ceremony and National Anthem 11:30 – noon
25 Minute Featured Races – Hofbrauhaus Winner Circle noon – 5:00
Patron Parking 9:30 – 5:00
Gates Open for International Car Show 9:30
International Car Show 11:00 – 4:00
FEATURED CARS SHOWS
Italian Cortile, Cars N Coffee 11:00 – 4:00
CAR CLUB SPONSORED SHOWS
Audi, BMW, Subaru, MINI, Porsche, VW 11:00 – 4:00
NATIONAL CAR SHOWS
American, European, Asia 11:00 – 4:00
Vintage Motorbike Show 11:00 – 4:00
MINI Track Rides from top of Serpentine 8:30 – 5:00
Sponsor Tents and Vendor Village on Golf Course 10:00 – 5:00

OUR SPONSOR PARTNERS