2020 Race Week Calendar

July 16 through 26, 2020


A UNIQUE 10-DAY AUTOMOTIVE FESTIVAL THAT CELEBRATES 38 YEARS AND BENEFITS CHARITY

What started as a single day race in 1983 has grown into a motorsport festival with two full race weekends and 10 days of parties, parades and car shows. There is something at the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix for anyone who has any kind of fondness for things that go “vroom.” The following links will give you just a taste of what the PVGP has to offer.


Kick-Off Rallye

Sunday, July 12 – 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

If you like cars and country roads, this is a great way to spend a summer Sunday and kick off the Grand Prix. The Rallye is like a countryside tour and a scavenger hunt rolled into one. This is a casual and fun event with no experience required. Your $75 entry includes participation in the Rallye for driver and navigator.


PVGP Historics at Pitt-Race Complex
July 16-19  9:00 am – 5:00 pm

If you’re into hearing the thunderous roar of historic cars and ground pounders on a 2.8 mile purpose-built track at the Pittsburgh International Race Complex, this is the weekend for you. The PVGP Historics have developed into one of the PVGP’s most popular and growing events. On Saturday and Sunday from noon to 1:00 pm, for a donation to the charity, there is even a chance for spectators to experience a thrilling lap on the track with a racecar driver. Admission is $20 per day; kids under 12 are free.
Powered by Ford


Black Tie & Tailpipes Gala

Saturday, July 18 – 6:30 pm – 11:00 pm

This formal event benefiting our charities is a must for any auto enthusiast as the designated parking area turns into a car show. We are pleased to announce Lexus Pittsburgh as the lead sponsor and we look forward to new and  exciting happenings – location to be determined.
Sponsored by Lexus Pittsburgh


Invitational Car Show on Walnut Street

Monday July 20 – 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Nestled on Shadyside’s charming Walnut Street is a sampling of what’s to come on the weekend at Schenley Park with this impressive display of rare, classic and exotic cars. Show cars by invitation; free to spectators.


Waterfront Car Cruise

Tuesday July 21 – 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Just about any var can be found among this impressive gathering of approximately 600 vehicles at the Waterfront Shopping Center in Homestead. The show is open to all vehicle makes and years for a suggested $5 donation to our charities. Vendors will be present.
Sponsored by Guardian Storage and the Waterfront


Downtown Parade & Plaza Display

Wednesday July 22 – 10:30 – 2:00 pm

The thunder of 100 race and show cars can be heard from Station Square into downtown Pittsburgh as they parade their way to car displays at the U.S. Steel Tower, PPG Place and Market Square. Cost is $10 to participate in the parade and car display with proceeds benefitting our charities.


Grand Prix Tune-Up Party

Wednesday July 22 – 6:00 pm– 9:00 pm

Details to be announced. It is the city’s most unique car show and party featuring many cars that race with us in Schenley Park and at Pitt Race Complex along with specialty cars. The best part is that any attendees can bring their own cars to be a part of the show. Cost is $50 per person and includes two complimentary drinks. Children 12 and under are only $25 each.
Sponsored by Bank of America


Countryside Tour

Thursday July 23 – 10:00 am– 3:00 pm

If you have a vintage car (1983 and older), you’re invited to come tour the Laurel Highlands with us. The route changes each year. We are excited to announce that the tour is returning to Jamison Farm for an incredible lunch and continuing through southwestern Pennsylvania countryside.
Sponsored by Jamison Farm



“Passport to Elegance” Jet Center Party

Thursday July 23 – 6:00 pm– 10:00 pm

This first-class soiree is held in the 18,000 square foot hangar of the Lynx Jet Center at the Allegheny County Airport and combines everything the discerning partygoer is looking for in a charity event. Mingle with the best amongst rare and exotic vintage cars and airplanes while you experience palette-pleasing internationally inspired culinary delights and wine pairings and enjoy live local music in a unique environment.
Sponsored by UBS Walnut Wealth Management


Forbes Avenue of Speed – Parade and Driver Reception

Friday July 24 – 6:30 pm– 8:30 PM

Experience the sights, sounds and smells of the vintage race cars as they parade from the paddock at Schenley Park into Squirrel Hill and are displayed on Forbes Avenue between Shady and Murray Avenues. Meet the racers in person and get up close with the cars. The show is open to the public while the drivers enter Orr’s Jewelers for a private reception.
Sponsored by Orr’s Jewelers


Schenley Park Race Weekend

Saturday, July 25

International Car Show  – 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Join us for a day full of family-friendly automobile-themed activity at the Bob O’Connor Golf Course in Pittsburgh’s Schenley Park. Thousands of classic, antique and exotic vehicles fill the golf course for our International Car Show. If speed is more your thing, watch 150 vintage racers compete on the track all day to qualify for Sunday’s featured races. During the day, grab a snack at our food courtyard or shop at our Vendor Village. Spectators are free, but donations are encouraged. International Car Show entry fee is $40 per show car for the weekend.

International Car Show
MINI Track Rides
Food Courtyard

Italian Cortile Car Show
British Car Day – Saturday July 25
Vintage Ride Experience – Saturday July 25
Vintage Races thru the streets of Schenley Park
Spectator Parking on Flagstaff Hill
Shuttle Buses

Vintage Race Practice and Qualifying Heats – 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

8:15 AM – 5:00 PM Cars on track
noon – 1:00 PM Vintage Lap Experience.

 


Schenley Park Race Day

Sunday, July 26 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Our 10-day event closes with a bang as we continue with our races and car shows all day long.

8:15 AM to 10:15 AM Warm-up & Practice Laps
11:00 AM to noon Opening Ceremonies, Parade laps by Marque of the Year and Patron Parkers
12:00 to 5:00 PM Vintage Races
9:30 AM to 5:00 PM International Car Show on golf course

International Car Show – 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Join us for a day full of family-friendly automobile-themed activity at the Bob O’Connor Golf Course in Pittsburgh’s Schenley Park. Thousands of classic, antique and exotic vehicles fill the golf course for our International Car Show. If speed is more your thing, watch 150 vintage racers warm up in the morning and compete in the Hofbrauhaus trophy races in the afternoon. During the day, grab a snack at our food courtyard or shop at our Vendor Village. Spectators are free, but donations are encouraged. International Car Show entry fee is $40 per show car for the weekend.

There is so much that happens that we can’t fit it all on one page – so here are some quick links to individual events that occur on Sunday.

International Car Show
MINI Track Rides
Food Courtyard

Vintage Races thru the streets of Schenley Park
Opening Ceremonies – Sunday July 26
Hofbrauhaus Winners Circle
Spectator Parking on Flagstaff Hill
Shuttle Buses

Patron Parking – Sunday July 26