PVGP Drivers School

PVGP Driver’s School at Pitt Race Complex
Thursday July 5, 2018

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The Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix is hosting a Driver’s School at Pittsburgh International Race Complex. The school is held in conjunction with our PVGP Historics Race Weekend during the Test & Tune Sessions on Thursday July 5.

The school is conducted by E. Paul Dickinson and his team at Track Instruction Program (TIPs). Students that successfully complete the school and race in subsequent weekend without incident will be issued a Vintage Motorsports Council (VMC) Competition license.

VMC LogoDue to the stunning growth of vintage racing over the past decade, vintage events can now be found virtually year-round somewhere in North America.  So, if you plan on racing a lot with other clubs, you may wish to also obtain a VMC Racing License. One VMC function is to issue a national vintage competition license which is accepted at other vintage clubs across the country.  To apply you must be a member in good standing of one of the VMC organizations.  Your application should be sent to your host organization in order that they may affirm your status and that you meet certain safe driving requirements.  Upon their approval and endorsement, they forward your completed application to the VMC Secretary who then issues your VMC completion license.

You must supply your own car for the school and it must have a roll bar and safety belts. Several of the sessions will be wheel to wheel. While it does not have to be a vintage or historic car for you to use at the school, your car must qualify to race on the weekend if you wish to receive your license at the same time.

To receive your PVGP Vintage Driver’s Competition License you must complete the Thursday Driver School (both classroom and track) and then enter the subsequent PVGP Historic Races on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. If you finish the race weekend without incident and receive the approval of our TIPs instructors you will become licensed and will be able to race with us at Schenley Park on the following weekend. 

Students will spend the entire day at the Pitt Race Complex starting at 7:15 AM. There will be a combination of classroom training, track touring, a track walk and on-track driving.  A boxed lunch will be included.

Registration can be done through our on-line Race Registration link in the far right column.

E. Paul Dickinson
One-on-one high performance coaching, where the driving force is you!

E PaulE. Paul has applied the latest knowledge in high-performance driving instruction to practical situations for more than thirty years. For ten years, he was the owner/chief instructor of a 40 acre SCCA Approved driver training center that also provided accredited law enforcement driver training programs.

E PaulE. Paul is a Six Time SCCA National Solo Champion, past member of Porsche’s Endurance Racing Team and also holds FIA, Grand-Am, ALMS, Historic and SCCA Professional Competition Licenses, is Chief Instructor for Historic SportsCar Racing (HSR), and conducts The Vintage Motorsports Council’s Instructor Certification Program. He is a federal and multi-state certified Law Enforcement Driving Instructor. He holds Instructor Certificates with the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (GLYNCO) and is a past Board Member and Certified Instructor of the Association of Professional Law Enforcement Vehicle Response Trainers (ALERT).

His commitment to excellence is the foundation of a successful consulting practice serving law enforcement agencies, corporate organizations, motorsports professionals and individuals throughout North America.

Visit E Paul’s website


Registration Open

The cost for the single day Drivers School will be $475. If you stay and race with us on the 3-day weekend at PIRC the $500 entry fee will be reduced and your total cost would be $875.

1. 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.

2. If you wish to use a credit card you can click the ShowClix link. But you must still complete the paper form and mail in to Donna McDonough.