The Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix is preparing to get back on track this year. Participants and fans will be pleased to hear that we are planning to resume our Race Week events. These plans are all subject to the evolving covid protocols. The PVGP is committed to making the health safety of our community and participants our top priority. That’s why we have signed on to the PGH Commitment – a pledge with our partners at Visit Pittsburgh to deliver a gold standard in health and safety practices.

Corvette will be our featured Marque of the Year and Viper is the Spotlight Car. A special Vintage Indy Exhibition is coming to Schenley Park. Stay tuned for announcements about our other events, including a new venue for our Tune-Up Party.

There is something at the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix for anyone who has any kind of fondness for things that go “vroom.” The following schedule contains more information and links to register. See our Photo Galleries and learn how to get involved as a volunteer.

 

2021 Race Week Calendar


Kick-Off Rallye
Sunday, July 11 – 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

If you like cars and country roads, this is a great way to spend a summer Sunday and kick off the Grand Prix. The Rallye is like a countryside tour and a scavenger hunt rolled into one. This is a casual and fun event with no experience required. Your $75 entry includes participation in the Rallye and lunch for driver and navigator. Rallye starts and ends at Smokey Bones at Pittsburgh Mills.


PVGP Historics at Pitt-Race Complex
July 15-18  9:00 am – 5:00 pm

If you’re into hearing the thunderous roar of historic cars and ground pounders on a 2.8-mile purpose-built track at the Pittsburgh International Race Complex, this is the weekend for you. The PVGP Historics have developed into one of the PVGP’s most popular and growing events. On Saturday and Sunday from noon to 1:00 pm, for a donation to the charity, there is even a chance for spectators to experience a thrilling lap on the track with a racecar driver. Admission is $20 per day; kids under 12 are free.
Powered by Ford


Black Tie & Tailpipes Gala
Friday, July 16 – 6:30 pm – 11:00 pm

This formal event benefiting our charities is a must for any auto enthusiast as the designated parking area turns into a car show. We are pleased to announce Lexus Pittsburgh as the lead sponsor. For the first time, we are holding the party at Valley Brook Country Club in Canonsburg.
Sponsored by Rahal Auto Group


Invitational Car Show on Walnut Street
Monday, July 19 – 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Nestled on Shadyside’s charming Walnut Street is a sampling of what’s to come on the weekend at Schenley Park with this impressive display of rare, classic and exotic cars. Show cars by invitation; free to spectators.


Countryside Tour
Tuesday, July 20 – 10:00 am– 3:00 pm

If you have a vintage car (1983 and older), you’re invited to tour the Laurel Highlands with us. The route changes each year. We are excited to announce that the tour is returning to Jamison Farm for an incredible lunch and continuing through the southwestern Pennsylvania countryside. Traditionally a Thursday event, the tour is moving to Tuesday.
Sponsored by Jamison Farm

 


Waterfront Car Cruise
Tuesday, July 20 – 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Just about any car can be found among this impressive gathering of approximately 600 vehicles at the Waterfront Shopping Center in Homestead. The show is open to all vehicle makes and years for a $5 donation to our charities. Vendors will be present.
Sponsored by Guardian Storage and the Waterfront


Downtown Plaza Display
Wednesday, July 21 – 10:30 am – 2:00 pm

This show will be staged at three locations in 2021 with cars at PPG Place, Market Square and USX Plaza. The cost is $10 to participate with proceeds benefiting our charities. There will not be a parade this year.


Grand Prix Tune-Up Party & Automotive Showcase
Wednesday, July 21 – 6:00 pm– 9:00 pm

The Grand Prix’s Tune-Up Party has been a popular Race Week event since it was created back in 2006. It debuted at Bossa Nova downtown on 6th Street and grew so large that it spread across the river to the Roberto Clemente Bridge and PNC Park, then to Heinz Field. The party is now shifting gears and moving to the Town Square at the Southside Works. Hundreds of cars will gather for a fabulous car show including race cars, exotics, antiques and show cars for this exciting street festival in the streets surrounding the Cheesecake Factory and the Hofbräuhaus.


Schenley Park Race Weekend
Saturday, July 24

International Car Show  – 9:30 am – 5:00 pm

Join us for a day full of family-friendly automobile-themed activities at the Bob O’Connor Golf Course in Pittsburgh’s Schenley Park. Thousands of classic, antique and exotic vehicles fill the golf course for our International Car Show. If speed is more your thing, watch 150 vintage racers compete on the track all day to qualify for Sunday’s featured races. During the day, grab a snack at our food courtyard or shop at our Vendor Village. International Car Show entry fee is $50 per show car for the weekend. Charity donation for spectators aged 12 and over is only $5 per day.

International Car Show
Vintage Indy Car Exhibition
MINI Track Rides
Food Courtyard

Italian Cortile Car Show
British Car Day – Saturday, July 24
Vintage Ride Experience – Saturday, July 24
Vintage Races thru the streets of Schenley Park
Spectator Parking on Flagstaff Hill
Shuttle Buses
Donation Stations

Vintage Race Practice and Qualifying Heats – 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

8:15 AM – 5:00 PM Cars on track – Race Schedule
noon – 1:00 PM Vintage Lap Experience.

 


Schenley Park Race Day
Sunday, July 25, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Our 10-day event closes with a bang as we continue with our races and car shows all day long.

8:15 AM to 10:15 AM Warm-up & Practice Laps – Race Schedule
11:00 AM to noon Opening Ceremonies, Parade laps by Marque of the Year and Patron Parkers
12:00 to 5:00 PM Vintage Races
9:30 AM to 5:00 PM  International Car Show on the golf course

International Car Show – 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Join us for a day full of family-friendly automobile-themed activities at the Bob O’Connor Golf Course in Pittsburgh’s Schenley Park. Thousands of classic, antique and exotic vehicles fill the golf course for our International Car Show. If speed is more your thing, watch 150 vintage racers warm up in the morning and compete in the Hofbrauhaus trophy races in the afternoon. During the day, grab a snack at our food courtyard or shop at our Vendor Village. International Car Show entry fee is $50 per show car for the weekend. Charity donation for spectators aged 12 and over is only $5 per day.

There is so much that happens that we can’t fit it all on one page – so here are some quick links to individual events that occur on Sunday.

International Car Show
Vintage Indy Car Exhibition
MINI Track Rides
Food Courtyard

Vintage Races thru the streets of Schenley Park
Opening Ceremonies – Sunday, July 25
Winners Circle
Spectator Parking on Flagstaff Hill
Shuttle Buses

Patron Parking – Sunday, July 25
Donation Stations

 


Future PVGP Race Week Dates

2022: July 15-24 and Porsche will be the Marque
2023: July 14-23
2024: July 19-28