DISPLAY AND SELL YOUR PRODUCTS AT THE GRAND PRIX
Thank you for your interest in becoming a vendor at the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix. With over 250,000 spectators, the Grand Prix is the ultimate Western PA event to showcase your products and services. Founded in 1983 the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix has grown to become the country’s largest vintage race event and the only one run on city streets.
Within our 2017 Race Week we offer three distinct events where vendors can be a part of the nation’s largest vintage race event.
– Schenley Park July 15/16 weekend
– Waterfront Car Cruise – Tuesday July 11
– Pitt Race Complex July 8/9 weekend
The PVGP is a charity event. Funds raised are donated to the Autism Society of Pittsburgh and Allegheny Valley School
Contact and Purchase Links
Don Privett manages all three of our Vendor Village locations. You can email Don Privett or call him 412-390-4712 with any questions.
Vendor Village at Schenley Park Vintage Races
July 15/16, 2017 Weekend
Vendor Village at Schenley Park has been transformed with uniformed tents and a dedicated vendor pathway. Each vendor spot now includes a PVGP supplied white hi-peak tent with a backwall. Three sizes of tents (10×10, 15×15 and 16×26) are available. This greatly improves the appearance and set-up of the tents – increasing traffic flow and business through the entire Vendor Village area. Tables, chairs, tent sidewalls and electricity are available for rent and will be in your tent when you arrive.
This is a dedicated area within Schenley Park that provides an excellent opportunity for you to display and sell your products and services to over 200,000 weekend spectators.
Vendor set-up is from noon – 7:00 PM on Friday July 14. You will need special permission if you must move-in on Saturday and hours are limited from 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM. Vendors must be moved out by 7:00 PM Sunday. Sales should begin by 10 AM and close at 5:00 PM each day. This village is built on a golf course so your display cannot involve RV’s, heavy trucks heavy, handling equipment or building materials. Please call Don Privett at 412) 390-4712 to discuss if your display involves more than a tent, table and chairs.
The backwall will provide you with an area behind your tent to park one support vehicle. If you have a second vehicle or a vehicle longer than 15 feet you will not be able to park them behind your tent and you will need to purchase adequate space alongside. If you have your own tent, display or custom trailer that you feel you must use to vend please contact the Grand Prix to discuss an optional location.
Small Vendor Tent 10’ x 10’ Hi-Peak tent with 10’ backwall – $725.00
Medium Vendor Tent 15’ x 15’ Hi-Peak tent with 15’ backwall – $1,025.00
Large Vendor Tent 16’ x 26’ Hi-Peak tent with 26’ backwall – $2,095.00
Car for Sale Space for 1 car, does not include room for a tent or table – $150.00
Tent sidewall fits all tents, can be tied back – $25.00 each
Tables – 6 foot banquet tables – $10.00 each
Chairs – Brown metal/plastic chairs – $2.50 each
Electric – 5 kW gas generator (PVGP to supply fuel) within 30′ of your tent – $200.00
Auto Restoration Shops
We offer a special vendor sponsor package for automotive restoration shops – Details
Paddock and Cortile Vendors
There are a limited amount of spaces in the paddock for vendors of racing related equipment and in the Cortile for Italian car vendors. Costs and times are the same. Please let us know if this is of interest to you on your application.
The Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix hosts a Food Courtyard at the center of activities in Schenley Park on Race Weekend. Spectators can stop in for lunch, a snack or just to get out of the sun for a cool drink or a treat. There is seating provided with 12 umbrella tables set up in the courtyard with a view of the race track!
Vendors interested in selling food or drinks at any PVGP event must first contact the PVGP and apply for spot.
Vendor Village at PVGP Historics at Pitt-Race
July 8/9, 2017 Weekend
Now in it’s 14th year, the loud and exciting PVGP Historic Races provide another opportunity for you to exhibit during our Race Week. Spaces are a generous 15′ wide x 15′ deep and you can purchase adjacent spaces if needed.
Each spot is $250 for the weekend. There is no discount on additional spaces.
Vendor’s may set-up beginning on Saturday morning from 8:00 AM until 10:00 AM. Sales begin at 9:00 AM and close each day at 5:00 PM. The facility must be turned over Sunday night we ask that each vendor pack-up by 7:00 pm Sunday.
Vendor Village at Waterfront Car Cruise
Tuesday July 11, 2017
While our race weekends attract tens of thousands of spectators, don’t forget about our Waterfront Car Cruise. Within a few short hours you will be exposed to an enthusiastic crowd of several thousand. The audience is composed of auto enthusiasts who bring their car, families out for the evening and shoppers from the hundreds of Waterfront stores.
Our Car Cruise at the Waterfront shopping center in Homestead is expecting 500-700 cars and is open to the public for free from 4:00-9:00 PM. The Grand Prix displays cars and vendors in the parking lot between First Commonwealth Bank and Steak n Shake. No power or tents are available – you will need to bring your own.
Three parking spaces (approximately 18′ x 27′) are allocated and you can purchase additional spots as needed. You can set-up beginning at 2:00 PM.