The Pittsburgh Vintage is excited to welcome the Formula Ford Mini Festival to our event as part of the 50th Anniversary of the Formula Ford in the United States. Our two unique race events provide the ideal combination of vintage and historic racing in a 10-day motorsport festival.
FORMULA FORD MINI FESTIVAL Encompassing both weekends most cars will be accepted ‘as raced’ per the rules of a recognized vintage racing series. Cars must have a log book to be accepted. All cars must have a Ford Engine per SCCA or Monoposto rules. Cars must run on vintage Formula Ford treaded tires. There will be a class within the overall race group for most Formula Fords manufactured between 1969 and 1999. General classifications will be as follows, with awards and podiums for all four car classifications at each event:
- Historic Fords – First generation Formula Ford (Vintage Formula Ford) cars generally fitted with front radiators, outboard suspension and brakes.
- Club Fords – Second generation Formula Ford (club ford) cars campaigned in 1973 thru 1981.
- Early Modern Fords (Post Club Ford) – Cars manufactured between 1982 and 1989 with a distinct chassis mid rail on which the front and rear roll structures are mounted.
- Modern Formula Fords – Cars manufactured between 1984 and 1999 with a ‘tub type’ tube frame. This classification includes the Swift DB 1 and other cars with this type of construction.
PITT RACE – JULY 13-14 We kick things off in grand style with a weekend of vintage sports cars, monoposto and historic race cars on the challenging Pittsburgh International Race Complex. There will be a dedicated Formula Ford race group that has a practice session Saturday morning and a qualifying race that afternoon. Race day, Sunday, has a short warn-up in the morning with the featured afternoon race where the winner is recognized in the Hofbräuhaus Winner Circle by the timing tower. Your entry includes the Driver’s Reception in the Conference Center on Friday night and driver/volunteer dinner on Saturday night.
SCHENLEY PARK – JULY 20-21 This is followed by a week of motorsport activities throughout Pittsburgh, capped off by the nation’s largest 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. 75,000 fans will park show cars on the golf course and watch the races. There will be a dedicated Formula Ford race group that has a practice session Saturday morning and a qualifying race that afternoon. Race day, Sunday, has a short warn-up in the morning with the featured afternoon race where the winner is recognized in the Hofbräuhaus Winner Circle. Your entry includes the parade and Driver’s Reception on Friday night in Squirrel Hill and the driver/volunteer dinner on Saturday night.
SANCTIONING The PVGP stages and sanctions both race weekends. We welcome licensed drivers from all vintage race organizations. We want to especially thank our friends at the VRG and the VSCCA who helped establish our races and continue to participate with us on a major scale.
CHARITY Since 1983 our racers have shared the wheel in helping to donate $5 million to help individuals affected by autism and intellectual disabilities. Entry fees are suggested donations and are tax deductible.
Formula Ford Coordinator: Bob Albert (412) 551-5311
Competition Director: John Bechtol (412) 680-2292
PVGP Historics: Ken Murin (412) 860-7263
Race Registrar: Donna McDonough 412-714-3560
Please download and complete the PDF linked below and mail in to Donna McDonough at the PVGP with a check. You can pay by credit card through showclix link, but you must still complete and mail in the form.