The Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix is honored to be selected as one of the sites to host Vintage Indy™️

The Exhibition is one of the main attractions during the Schenley Park Race Weekend on July 24/25. “Indy in the Park” will feature a fan-friendly paddock, where fans can see the cars up close and meet the drivers. Each afternoon after lunch, fans get a once-in-a-lifetime chance to see the cars on the track of the Schenley Park 2.33-mile road/street course circuit in exhibition sessions.

The cars shown below are scheduled to appear. As of early May, there are 15 former Indy 500 cars scheduled to appear. This list may grow or change as the season progresses. Please understand these are exhibition laps, not a race. The cars will not come close to achieving race speed – just stretching their legs on the 2.3 mile street circuit.

“Many thanks to the Bobby Rahal Automotive Group, Hagerty Motorsports and Vintage Indy for making this possible.” said PVGP executive director Dan DelBianco exclaimed, “I can’t wait to hear the roar of these incredible machines as they fire up the engines each afternoon and take to the track for exhibition laps. Our event is all about honoring our motorsport heritage and we are thrilled to bring this to Pittsburgh.”

Vintage Indy™️
The Vintage Indy™️ is dedicated to the history and preservation of Indianapolis Championship Cars from 1911 through 2001. With the collective efforts of enthusiasts, specialists, and professionals, the Registry’s goal is to ensure that these cars are more broadly appreciated and their history correctly preserved for future generations. Vintage Indy represents each individual car’s carefully and accurately documented legacy assembled from museums, collections, and individual owners of “The Greatest Cars in Racing”.

Michael Lashmett, Vintage Indy CEO excitedly stated “the members of Vintage Indy™️ are honored with the invitation to bring these iconic Indianapolis cars to the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix, we all acknowledge the history of this storied event and look forward to bringing these historic cars before the throngs of fans along this scenic street course. A first really, the roar of vintage Indy cars in Schenley Park and all for a wonderful charitable cause. I can’t wait to hear the first Offy fire up! This is going to be thrilling for everyone!”

The PVGP is one of only four stops scheduled around the country in 2021: Road America/Wisconsin in June, Pittsburgh in July, the WorldWide Technology Raceway in Madison, IL in August, and the inaugural Big Machine Music City Grand Prix in Nashville on August 6-8.

 Here is a sampling of the Indy Cars scheduled for the exhibition at the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix:

Erie, PA’s George Lyons’ 1963 Jim Rathmann / Lindsey Hopkins Watson Offy Details
Bruce Linsmeyer’s 1968 Lotus 56 STP Turbine.
Chuck Jones’ 1972 Joe Leonard/Vel’s Parnelli Jones Racing Samsonite Special Details
1986c #4 Roberto Guerrero True Value/STP March
Dr. Bob Dicks’ 1963 #98 Parnelli Jones “Old Calhoun” Willard Battery Special Details
Steve Francis’ 1967 Bill Simpson/Gilbert Cheetah Chevrolet
Philippe de Lespinay’s 1972 Bobby Unser/AAR Olsonite Eagle Offy Details
Mike Lynn’s 1932 #7 Brightwood Airport “B” Block Miller Details

 

Rick Rowland’s 1979 Tom Bigelow/Penske Genesee Beer Special Details
Bud Taylor’s 1964 AJ Foyt/Sheraton Thompson Special
Jerry Sullivan’s 1961 Johnny Boyd/Watson Leader Card Special
Bob Receveur’s 1961 AJ Foyt/ Trevis Bowes Seal Fast Special
Mick Anderson’s #92 AAR Chassis 7224 Eagle/Chevy Details
Ken Muller’s 1959 #56 Jim Hurtubise Travelon Trailer Special Watson
Brad Edwards in his 1971 Gene White Firestone Mongoose

The Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix, presented by the Greater Pittsburgh Automobile Dealers Foundation, is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization with a mission to host an annual world-class vintage automotive event to raise funds for individuals with autism and intellectual and developmental disabilities. It is the nation’s largest vintage event and the only one run on city streets. 

Contact:
Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix Association
Dan DelBianco
412.559.3500

Vintage Indy
Michael Lashmett
‭(424) 230-9155‬