Many thanks to BMWCCA, both the national organization and the local Allegheny Chapter for hosting an incredible O’Fest during the Grand Prix in July. There were Bimmers everywhere during the week and over 750 at Schenley Park. Take a look at the photo gallery below to see the magnitude!
The Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix is excited to have BMW as our 2018 Marque of the Year and to host the BMW Car Club of America’s 2018 Oktoberfest here from July 9 through 15. BMW CCA is bringing their largest annual gathering – with hundreds of BMWs expected. Many thanks to the Allegheny Chapter of the BMW CCA for their commitment – they are one of our most active car clubs that have supported our event for decades and we look forward to celebrating with them this July.
Each year, the BMW CCA holds its preeminent national celebration of all things BMW in a different location around the country. It is the ultimate motorsport family reunion, including parties, banquets, vendors, track days, autocrosses, rallies, a concours and more! 2018 is also the 50th Anniversary of the BMW 2002 in North America – we will have dozens of them on the track both weekends, at our Race Week events and on the fairways of Schenley Park.
There will be something for every BMW enthusiast. The Historics at Pittsburgh International Race Complex on July 6-8 will have two BMW Race Groups with 100 Bimmers expected on track. O’Fest participants will return to Pitt Race throughout the week for track events, an autocross, car control clinics and other events. O’Fest will also feature a TSD rally, gymkhana, driving tours, receptions and banquets. If that’s not enough, participants will also join the Grand Prix during the week for multiple car shows, a concours, a Tune-Up Party and a Jet Center Party before convening at Schenley Park for Race Weekend on July 14-15 where owners will park trackside to watch BMWs participate in the vintage races and celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the iconic BMW 2002!
Mike Renner will be on the track at Schenley with his BMW Ring Taxi. Stay tuned for announcements on other racers and historic BMWs that will be on track.
The 2018 PVGP will be a bucket-list week of excitement and fun for any BMW enthusiast. Stay tuned for other surprises that have yet to be announced!
BMW Car Corral at Schenley Park – July 14/15
Because of the large number of BMW participants expected on Race Weekend in Schenley Park and the complexity of registering for a week full of activities, the BMW Car Club of America (BMWCCA) will be handling all BMW registration – except for the PVGP events listed below. The cost for the BMW Car Corral at Schenley Park is $75 for the weekend. For those who are not members of the BMWCCA, the $75 Corral registration will include your membership to the BMWCCA for one year. The entire German Hill portion of the golf course is dedicated to BMW O’Fest and all BMWs must register here. Registration includes car parking for the weekend. Lunch and parade lap on Sunday are available as add-ons. BMW Marque of the Year Car Corral and Oktoberfest Registration
BMW Club and Vintage Racers – Both Weekends
The PVGP will handle registration for BMW racers at Pitt Race Complex and Schenley Park. BMW Races at 2018 PVGP Signing-up through Motorsport Registry does not reserve your spot in the races – you must register and pay the PVGP directly . Click Here for Racer Registration
Tune-Up Party – Wednesday, July 11
The PVGP Tune-Up Party on Wednesday, July 11 on the north shore is moving the Heinz Field and we hope to see more that 100 BMW O’Fest participants make the short drive from Station Square and join us. Registration is Now Open
PVGP Historics at Pitt Race – July 7-8
There will be two special BMWCCA run groups at Pittsburgh International Race Complex. Tickets are available for $20/day or $30/weekend and you can purchase as you enter. The BMW CCA is hosting a lunch for drivers and spectators on Saturday and Sunday.
BMW is the PVGP Marque of the Year so the poster shows a 1974 BMW 2002 Turbo on the track in traditional white race livery. It was created by world renowned automotive artist Guy Allen.
The number 36 on the driver’s door signifies the 36th anniversary of the PVGP. This year also marks the 50th anniversary of the BMW 2002’s introduction to the United States. The BMW 2002 is one of the most popular cars on the track and on the show field at the PVGP.
The BMW Classic Car Club will be participating in the 2018 PVGP and O’fest. The Club is a not-for-profit corporation and is the successor of the BMW Vintage & Classic Car Club of America, which itself was founded in 2003 as the only official BMW club in the USA solely dedicated to classic BMWs.
The Club’s mission is to promote the interest in, the ownership of, and preservation of classic BMWs, as well as to encourage their use and visibility. They do this mainly through the organization of and the participation in specific events, and the publication of a quarterly magazine THE ULTIMATE CLASSIC. They are in contact with other BMW clubs in order to keep members abreast of events and happenings in the US as well as abroad. A strong emphasis is being place on social contacts between members. The Club also maintains a register of members and their cars.