Media Credentials

Photographer Hot Pass
THE PVGP OFFERS 10 DAYS OF EVENTS WITH OPPORTUNITIES TO GET CLOSE TO THE ACTION

 


Media Tent at Schenley Park Vintage Races – July 24/25, 2021

Bob O’Connor Golf Course
5370 Schenley Drive
Pittsburgh PA 15217

Media MapLocation: Along Schenley Drive across the street from the clubhouse at the entrance to Vendor Village. Qualified media who apply three weeks prior will be mailed a complimentary Parking Pass that provides free parking on Flagstaff Hill (clubhouse parking is limited and only available for TV trucks). A free shuttle bus will take you for the 5-minute ride up to the Golf Course. Please disembark at the “Main Entrance” stop at the top of the hill and the Media Tent is located directly to your right.

Hours: 7:00 AM until 3:00 PM Saturday and Sunday

Sign In & Hospitality: Once you arrive and sign in you will be given a press kit, press credential lanyard, and our staff will direct you to areas of the event that may interest you. The media tent will be fully staffed with on-site media contacts to answer questions and guide and transport you and your equipment to where you need to be.

Credentialed media-only complimentary amenities:

  • Race Program and Media Lanyard
  • Private area with tables and chairs
  • Phone charging station
  • Electrical power for laptop
  • Refreshments and boxed lunch
  • Access to hot passes*

Hot Pass Guidelines for Motorsport Media at Schenley Park

The Hot Zone is the area inside the snow fence that keeps the public a safe distance from the live racing.  Motorsport media must have prior experience working at racetracks or as being a corner worker to qualify for a Hot Pass. This is for professionals and not the place for amateurs or social media photographers. To be approved you must apply through the link on the top of this page by June 15 and sign our waiver/release.  You will also be required to sign our agreement – please review the Media Guideline PDF before the event to save time. Hot Passes will not be issued at the event.

If you wish to receive Ht Pass Credentials to work inside the snow fence, along the race track you must follow our established rules:

  • Corner workers act as both safety crew & police – follow their instructions explicitly.
  • Respect sightlines of the corner workers, make sure that they can see you and the race cars at all times.
  • Never cross the track or move to another station without specific instructions from the workers.
  • There are various other volunteers, ambulance, firemen and tow truck personnel – be aware of them and ask if you are in the way, be ready to move. They are there to work and save lives.
  • Appropriate clothing: tan or white is best. Do not wear bright red, yellow or black clothing -these colors are the same as caution flags and have meaning to the drivers – drivers are instructed to stop or slow down when they see certain colors and they are traveling at high speeds.
  • Absolutely no sandals or high heels or open-toe shoes. Long pants are correct and a long sleeve shirt is nice to have.
  • Do not use a FLASH – the drivers need to see the workers & flags and do not need any distractions.
  • Other than your equipment – Water, sunblock, a light foldable raincoat and bug spray may come in handy. Gum, granola bars, trail mix or other light snacks might be nice to have. No Alcoholic beverages until the day is over.
  • Have fun but remember it is a privilege for all of us to be close where we can document the action – consider others and BE SAFE

Race Registration Chief Donna McDonough has retired so we are no longer issuing Hot Passes at the event. They must be applied for in advance and approved Motorsport Media will be mailed the appropriate passes and credentials.


PVGP Historics at Pitt-Race- July 15-18, 2021

Pittsburgh International Race Complex
201 Penndale Road Wampum PA 16157
724 535-1000

Location: Media and Drivers check-in on the ground floor of the trackside Timing Tower.

Hours: 7:00 AM until 2:00 PM Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday

Contact: Dan DelBianco to answer questions.

Sign: Qualified media will be mailed gate passes. Once you enter the track park in the public parking lot, walk up to the new Timing Tower at the track.

Credentialed media-only complimentary amenities:

  • Race Program and Media Lanyard
  • Private area with tables and chairs
  • Phone charging station
  • Electrical power for laptop
  • Refreshments
  • Access to hot pass must apply through PIRC, the PVGP does not control hot passes at the track.