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Schenley Park Race Weekend

Weekend July 14 & 15, 2018

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THE NATION’S LARGEST AND ONLY VINTAGE RACE RUN ON CITY STREETS

 

If you haven’t experienced vintage street racing, this signature event of the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix should be on your bucket list. Over 200,000 spectators fill the golf course and surrounding Schenley Park streets to experience car shows and vintage racing honoring that of the origins of sports car road racing in the 40’s and 50’s at Watkins Glen and Elkhart Lake.

The PVGP races through Schenley Park are considered by many of the hundreds of drivers to be the most challenging race course worldwide. With 22 turns, 11 elevation changes, approximately 100 telephone poles, an expanse of stone wall and numerous manhole covers, it’s no wonder the 2.33 mile circuit tests driving skills and entertains crowds.

British Car Day at Schenley ParkThe 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. 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 3,000+ vehicles on display, there are dozens of sponsor tents, a village full of vendors and plenty of food and refreshments. Over the weekend, 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. All proceeds benefit our charity.

There is so much that happens on the Race Weekend in Schenley Park that we can’t fit it all on one page. Below are links to individual events that occur over the weekend.

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.

 


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
Food Court

Italian Cortile
British Car Day – Saturday July 14
BMW Marque of the Year

Vintage Ride Experience – Saturday July 14
Vintage Races thru the streets of Schenley Park
Opening Ceremonies – Sunday July 15
Hofbrauhaus Winners Circle
Spectator Parking on Flagstaff Hill
Shuttle Buses

Patron Parking – Sunday July 15

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 and Sunday’s track action, as over 150 sports cars will compete.

2018 Schedule

Detailed Race Schedule by Group 

Saturday, July 14
20 Minute Practice Race Sessions 8:30 – 11:50
Gates Open for International Car Show Participants 9:30
International Car Show 11:00 – 4:00
FEATURED CARS SHOWS
   British Car Day, Italian Cortile, Cars N Coffee BMW 11:00 – 4:00
CAR CLUB SPONSORED SHOWS
   AudiBMWSubaruMINIPorsche, 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 from Lamar VIP Tent noon – 12:45
25 Minute Qualifying Races for All 8 Groups 1:00 – 5:00
BMW 2002 Race 1:00 – 1:30
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 15
Vintage Warm-up Sessions 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 BMW 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