July 11-14, 2019 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
$20 per day (children under 12 are free)
Experience the heart pounding thunder of the PVGP Historics at Pitt Race Powered by Ford! If you are looking for more speed, muscle and thunder than the city streets of Pittsburgh during Schenley Race Weekend can handle, the PVGP Historics at Pittsburgh International Race Complex is the place to be. Since 2004, racers from all over the country have come to the PVGP Historics at the 2.8 mile purpose-built track 40 miles northwest of Pittsburgh for fierce and competition between the legends of the 60s and early 70s, including Mustangs, Corvettes, Jaguars, BMWs, Porsches and Alfa Romeos, to name a few.
This weekend provides plenty of excitement for the entire family. Visit the cars and drivers in the expansive paddock and watch the vintage races and exhilarating racing. If you feel the personal need for speed, that can be done too. For a donation to the charity, you can experience a lap on the track in a racecar with a driver or rent a go-kart and reach speeds up to 45 mph on the .82 mile karting track. Look for this event to grow in popularity and numbers in the coming years.
On Thursday, July 11 through Saturday, July 13, the SAAC-44 National Convention and Team Shelby East Coast Grand Nationals will be held during the PVGP Historics. Look for hundreds of Shelby’s and thousands of enthusiasts to converge on PIRC for high performance track days, a road rally, a Poker Run, Concours Judging and popular ballot car shows, and a few surprises. There will be action on the track and events on both Thursday and Friday for registered participants with a car show and councours on Saturday on the VDA. Register your Shelby for the Convention on SAAC44.
Pittsburgh International Race Complex has added a 1.2 mile South Track that expanded the circuit to a roaring 2.8 miles with 18 turns. With a layout that flows over hilly natural terrain, the course offers exciting elevation changes and several blind-entry turns that challenge the abilities of drivers and riders alike.
VIP Parking on Spectator Hill
The expanded track has opened up 2 acres of prime viewing area at the confluence of the North and South Tracks. This plateau is reserved for VIP Parking. For a flat fee of $25 each day you can park on top of the hill with a view of the new south track and picnic all day.
Drive your show car to the event and be a part of the Car Corral. Park near the water tower on the hill overlooking the final turn of the track. A great way to watch the races and see a wide variety of cars. No cost to participate in the car show – but you must pay the race event entry of $20 per day at the gate. Email Bob Speer to get your pass to park under the Water Tower.
The vantage point form Spectator Hill allows you to see more track than any other vantage point. The sloping grass hillside is the perfect place to picnic and watch the races.
Candy’s Charity Rides noon-1:00 PM Sat & Sun
At lunch each day spectators have an opportunity to experience a lap of the track in a real race car. Named in honor of Candy Stephani, longtime volunteer, and wife of former Race Chairman Ralph Steinberg, who passed away in 2011. For a $25 donation you can experience a a lap on the entire 2.8 mile circuit. $60 for a lap in a GT40 or Shelby Cobra. Unlike Schenley Park where the rides are only on Saturday, at PIRC we conduct the rides on Saturday and Sunday. Get Details.
Karting – All weekend
You can get on the track yourself – take a spin on the Wilson karting track where you can reach speeds of 45 MPH! Both the red Birel Rock Karts as well as the black Junior Rental Karts will be available to accommodate most drivers eight years old and up. PIRC will donate a percentage of the proceeds to the Grand Prix charities. The kart, gas and all safety equipment are all included. No flip-flops or sandals permitted and children must be 10 or older. Call 724.535.1000 for Get Details.
Test & Tune – Thursday
There will be a Test & Tune Session hosted by the PVGP between Shelby sessions. Proceeds will benefit our charities. Racers from both PVGP weekends are eligible. Spectators are welcome to watch. Get Details
From Pittsburgh, take the PA Turnpike west toward Ohio and take Exit 13 Ellwood City/Beaver Falls. Go north on Route 18 for 2.6 miles and turn left into PIRC. Drive time from downtown Pittsburgh is 50 minutes.