July 24/25, 2021 Weekend
If you haven’t experienced vintage street racing, this signature event of the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix should be on your bucket list. Nearly 200,000 spectators fill the golf course and surrounding Schenley Park streets to experience car shows and vintage racing honoring that of the origins of sports car road racing in the 40’s and 50’s at Watkins Glen and Elkhart Lake. The PVGP in Schenley Park remains the nation’s only vintage race held on city streets.
The races start at 8:30 am each day and run until approximately 5:00 pm. See Race Schedule. Spectators are free to enter at any time. Car Show participants can enter the show grounds beginning at 9:30 am. To register for the International Car please visit our Registration Home.
The PVGP races through Schenley Park are considered by many of the hundreds of drivers to be the most challenging race course worldwide. With 22 turns, 11 elevation changes, approximately 100 telephone poles, an expanse of stone wall and numerous manhole covers, it’s no wonder the 2.33 mile circuit tests driving skills and entertains crowds.
The best place to watch the races is from the 456 acre Bob O’Connor Golf Course where the Grand Prix stages its International Car Show. These car shows are mainly supported by local car clubs but are also open to the public for only $40 for the weekend. There are dozens of sponsor tents, a village full of vendors and plenty of food and refreshments. There is no cost for spectators to enter, but we do encourage donations. All proceeds benefit our charity partners.
There is so much that happens on the Race Weekend in Schenley Park that we can’t fit it all on one page. Below are links to individual events that occur over the weekend.
There is so much that happens on the Race Weekend in Schenley Park that we can’t fit it all on one page – so here are some quick links to individual events that occur over the weekend.
International Car Show
MINI Track Rides
British Car Day – Saturday July 24
Vintage Ride Experience – Saturday July 24
Vintage Races thru the streets of Schenley Park
Opening Ceremonies – Sunday July 25
Hofbrauhaus Winners Circle
Spectator Parking on Flagstaff Hill
British Car Day
Corvette Marque of the Year
Cars N Coffee
Patron Parking – Sunday July 25
There are practice/warm-up sessions each morning. Qualifying races take place on Saturday with the Featured Races on Sunday. Both afternoons feature exciting racing as groups are separated by engine size and year of manufacture. There is little difference to spectators between Saturday and Sunday’s track action, as over 150 sports cars will compete.