2019 will mark the 37th year for the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix! I trust that all of you are looking forward to the 2019 racing season. I know that I am.
As you think about or have already begun to prep your cars for 2019, I would highly recommend that you take a look at the article written by Jim Malone on pages 18-20 in the December issue of Victory Lane. The article is titled “It Is Never Too Soon To Prepare For Next Season” – it is well written and it will give you lots to think about in the next several months.
As you would expect, planning is well under way for the PVGP events this coming July. On the heels of BMW celebrating their national convention during the 2018 PVGP, we are excited to announce that the Shelby American Automobile Cub (SAAC) and Team Shelby are bringing the Team Shelby East Coast Grand Nationals, and SAAC-44, the Shelby American Automobile Club’s National Convention at the PVGP Historics at Pitt Race Complex. We invite you to an unparalleled celebration of the Shelby marque at PIRC and throughout the week.
Alfa Romeo Owner’s Club (AROC) is also bringing their national 2019 convention to Pittsburgh. Alfa will be the Spotlight car at Schenley Park and the “Cortile Della Corsa” or “Courtyard of Racing” feature with a Saturday race. This exciting event will attract 400 or more guests from all over North America.
In the coming months look for information in the Serpentine eNewsletter regarding Hoosier tire sales (the Hoosier rep and his folks will be joining us). Also, we are contemplating a better way to check for rule-compliant racing tires and may make this effort easier by checking tires when racers come to the podium (obviously, if we find non-compliant tires on a podium-finishing car, someone else will be taking that place). More later.
On a much more somber and sad note, we lost Richard Sanders Scott, better known to most of you as “Scotty”, last September. We will all miss Scotty. One of the early organizers of our race in the Park, his grace and charm and his yellow Lola were on display for many years. A gentleman and a gentleman driver, he will be missed.
lf you have questions, please give me a shout via email or on my cell anytime 412.680.2292.
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To the left you will find links for race groups, eligibility, schedules and hotel accommodations for both race weekends. If you can’t find what you’re looking for please send us an email . The PVGP extends a big thank you to the drivers for making our event possible!
The Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix Association has a rich 36-year history and is enthusiastic about the future. Our two unique race events provide the ideal combination of vintage and historic racing in a complete 10-day motorsport festival. For 2019 we kick things off in grand style with a 3-day weekend of vintage sports cars, monoposto and historic race cars at the challenging Pitt Race Complex. This is followed by a week of motorsport activities throughout Pittsburgh, capped off by the nation’s only vintage street race through the stone-walled, tree-lined streets of Schenley Park in the original spirit of vintage racing that took place on public roads in the 1940s and 1950s. All PVGP events benefit charity, with $5 million raised to help individuals with autism and developmental disabilities.
The driving goal of the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix is to honor our automotive history by encouraging the preservation and racing of vintage cars in a format that emphasizes driver safety and etiquette while presenting a friendly environment for our drivers and 200,000 enthusiastic fans.The Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix Association stages and sanctions both race weekends. We welcome licensed drivers from all vintage race organizations to race with us at these two unique venues.
You can print out and complete the PDF Entry Form below and mail in with a check.
This is the only Entry Form available. It can be used for either race weekend or for a combined entry.