General Info & FAQ – Schenley Park

Entry Confirmation

We do not notify you if your race entry is accepted, but if your entry is rejected or in question you can expect to be notified by the Competition Committee quickly. If you are accepted you will see your entry posted online by race group in late June. To appear in the official race program, your entry must be received by June 25.


The PVGP does not take control of the Schenley Park and Prospect Drive until 8:00 AM Friday morning. If you arrive in town with your trailer and wish to park in the paddock on Thursday you must do so at your own risk, no PVGP security is provided until Friday night. Longtime PVGP volunteers Bob Borgo and Ken Murin run the Schenley Park paddock and will begin assigning your paddock spots promptly at 8:00 AM Friday. If you are already in the paddock before 8:00 AM Friday we ask that you not begin unloading because you may be asked to move to another location or to change your set-up to make more room for others. There is a small group of sponsor drivers that have reserved spots and some that move-in early. If you wish to become a sponsor please email the PVGP for details.

Drivers should email Ken Murin if you have any questions about paddock arrangements. We can fit nearly 175 cars, but it takes careful planning and it helps if we know any special needs beforehand. The PVGP thanks Bob, Ken and the one thousand volunteers that make our event possible.

Refund Policy

Your race entry will be fully refunded if you notify Event Chairman or registrar before your tires hit the track on Saturday morning.

Fuel and Tires

110 octane race fuel will be available in the paddock on Saturday ONLY back in the Paddock Circle on Prospect Drive from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Sorry, at this time no tire dealers are expected to be present


Friday, July 19
8:00 AM Paddock Opens
1:30 PM – 5:30 PM Driver/Crew Registration at Paddock entrance
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM Roving Technical Inspection in Paddock
3:30 PM – 4:00 PM First Time Driver Orientation at Paddock entrance
4:00 PM – 5:30 PM Walking Tour of Track (Mandatory for first-time drivers)
5:30 PM – 6:00 PM Mandatory Drivers Meeting – Legends of Schenley Park
6:15 PM – 6:20 PM Stage for Parade to Driver’s Reception
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM Driver’s Reception at Orr’s Jewelers on Forbes Avenue
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Driver/Crew Registration at Start/Finish
Late entries will need to meet with Registrar, CASH or CHECK ONLY.  NO CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTED on site.

Saturday, July 20
6:30 AM – Noon. Driver/Crew/Worker Registration located at PIT OUT tent.

Sunday, July 121
7:00AM – 10:00 AM Crew/Worker Registration located at PIT OUT tent.

Technical Inspection

Tech is run by Tivvy Shenton in the paddock
Friday 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM – Noon
PVGP 2019 Tech Inspection Form – PDF

Special Features

We are hosting an Axis vs Allies race on Saturday. Please look at the Race Schedule as you may be running in several groups.

New Driver Orientation

On Friday, We will conduct a track walk through for new drivers, although experienced drivers are welcome.
3:30 PM – 4:00 PM First Time Driver Orientation at Race HQ Tent
4:00 PM – 5:30 PM Walking Tour of Track (Mandatory for first-time drivers)

Special Car Requirements

Sound Restrictions: Yes
Quiet Hours: 8:00 pm to 8:00 am all weekend.
Antifreeze permitted: No
Transponder Required: Yes. Cars without transponders will be gridded by Timing & Scoring and may start in back.  No transponder rentals available – sorry.
See our Rules & Regulations for a complete list of car requirements.


Two crew are included, along with driver with each race entry. Crew must check in during Registration hours and receive wrist band for access to the HOT PITS.


A PVGP authorized food vendor will be set-up in the paddock selling breakfast & lunch all weekend. Hours are as follows:
Friday from 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday from 7:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Sunday from 7:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Dinner is provided free for driver and two crew  members on Saturday night at the Race HQ Tent after the races (approximately 6:00 PM).

Hagerty Driver Lunches

Hagerty Insurance is sponsoring lunch for drivers and crew this year! At registration you will receive four passes for complimentary lunch for you and your crew. They are valid Saturday and Sunday at the Tambellini Food Truck located in the lawn area across from the entrance to the paddock. Each ticket is good for a sandwich (cheese steak, 1/2 pound burger, Italian sausage, 2 hot dogs or chicken fingers) a soft drink (Pepsi products, iced tea or water) and french fries.They will also have a Hagerty Hydration Station tent near the food truck with cold drinks all weekend and coffee and donuts on Saturday morning.

Driver’s Reception

The Driver’s Reception will be at Orr’s Jewelry Store on Forbes Avenue in nearby Squirrel Hill on Friday night from 6:30 – 8:30 includes carving station and heavy appetizers, free for driver and one crew. There are a limited amount of additional tickets that can be can be purchased at registration for $25 each (cash only).


There will be volunteers as in the past to provide some security but this will be limited. Schenley Park is a public area that can not be entirely closed to the public.  All entrants should take precautions for their own security. Close and lock up if no one will be at your trailer.

Tent, RV and Camping

Drivers/crew only on a very limited basis. There is no electrical power or shower facilities available. Overnight stay is not permitted in the CitiPark.


The PVGP has several hotel partners, each agreeing to make a donation to our charities. Click here for details and links.

What to See and Do in Pittsburgh

There is plenty to do in and around Pittsburgh while you are here for the races. Carnegie Museum and Phipps Conservatory are walking distance from Schenley Park, Squirrel Hill is a mere 5 blocks and downtown is only 5 miles away. See Visit Pittsburgh for details.


John Bechtol – Schenley Park Competition Director 412-767-8611
Bob Borgo – Race Director 412-310-4601

Entry Form & Donations

We are using a dual entry form to apply for both the Pitt Race and Schenley Park race weekends. Race groups at Schenley have been expanded so if you would like to participate on both weekends see if you are eligible: Qualified Cars for Schenley Park.

The following are the suggested donations for participating in the PVGP Races. Your donation is tax deductible. Any additional donation to the PVGP is appreciated and is tax deductible as well. Please print a copy of your registration as an acknowledgement of your contribution to the PVGP.

Schenley Park Vintage Races
Race entry: $525
2nd or 3rd Car/Same Driver Additional Flat fee: $200 additional per car
Single session Allies vs Axis Race  $75 additional (must be already entered as racer)

Combo Entry
Discounts given for entering both race weekends. Must be same driver, but does not have to be same car.
Race entry: $975