Shelby & Mustang – Marque of the Year

The Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix has named Shelby & Mustang as their 2019 Marque of the Year.

Shelby Conventions
For the first time on the east coast, the Shelby American Automobile Club (SAAC) and Team Shelby are combining forces to stage their national convention and they are doing it during the 2019 PVGP!

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 at Pittsburgh International Race Complex (PIRC) race weekend in Beaver County. This will be the 16th year that the PVGP will race at the 400-acre motorsports facility featuring a 2.8-mile road course with 19 corners and multiple elevation changes, a .83-mile Wilson Karting Track that is one of the fastest around, and a 6-acre paved skid pad for autocross and drifting. Pitt Race offers something for all motorsport enthusiasts.

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. See the detailed schedule at bottom of this page.

Racing
Every year the PVGP has Shelbys racing at Pitt Race. Below you will see Robert Andersson in his Shelby Cobra leading two Shelby GT350s. Jim Dolan will be there in his Shelby GT40 and Shelby Cobra. For more details on vintage racing please visit our Shelby Racing Page.

Shelby Marque Preview

Race Week
The celebration continues as Shelby and Mustangs will be featured throughout the PVGP Race Week events, appearing at car shows and parties around Pittsburgh. See schedule below for details and links.

Shelby & Mustang Display at Schenley Park
The celebration of Carroll Shelby culminates in Schenley Park for a 2,500 vehicle car show and vintage  races through the streets on the July 20 and 21 race weekend. Shelby and Mustang owners will park in a special show and have the option of a parade lap on the track Sunday.

There will be a special display of significant and historical Shelbys and Mustangs at Schenley Park, including racing GT40s. We will also have special guests making appearances. Check back in the spring for more details. Please email the PVGP for details.

The Marque of the Year display at Schenley Park will include all years of Mustangs, Shelbys, GT40’s, Ford Shelby F150 trucks, Sunbeam Tiger’s and Ford powered Shelby licensed continuation and replica cars such as Superformance and Factory Five. Non Ford powered Shelbys’ such as Vipers and Dodge Omni GLH are welcome to be in the International Car Show, but would be displayed within a Shelby Mopar display in the American Car Show.The PVGP hosted the national BMW Car Club’s Oktoberfest convention in 2018 and it was regarded as one of the best ever. Pittsburgh is building a reputation as the destination for national car club conventions and gatherings.

The Greater Pittsburgh Mustang Club is a longtime supporter of the PVGP and they are enthusiastically leading the charge for our Shelby & Mustang Marque of the Year efforts. Jason Uhler has assembled a team of volunteers. Look for new announcements and updates as plans for 2019 get underway.

The 37th Annual Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix is the nation’s largest vintage street race. The 11-day event includes car shows, parades, a blacktie gala, a Jet Center Party and a Tune-Up event at Heinz Field. Please see schedule below for details and links.

If you are interested in being a sponsor at any of the Shelby/Mustang events at the 2019 PVGP, please contact Dan DelBianco. Here is a PDF for PVGP Shelby Marque Display Offerings


PVGP Schedule for Shelby & Mustang Activities

Historic Race Weekend at Pittsburgh International Race Complex

Thursday, July 11 – Pitt Race Complex
– SAAC and Team Shelby members participate in 3 different track sessions all day.
– Team Shelby Social Event, details to be announced.
– Some vintage Shelby’s will participate in Test & Tune sessions on the track in preparation for the weekend races.
– Admission is $20 per day, children 12 and under are free. Hours are 9 AM – 5 PM
– Shelby Club photo at start/finish line at 5:30 PM
– SAAC Social at Doubletree Hotel in Cranberry 7:00 – 10:00 PM
– Team Shelby Dinner at Olde Stonewall
Details

Friday, July 12 – Pitt Race Complex
– SAAC and Team Shelby members participate in 3 different track session all day.
– SAAC Dinner at Doubletree Hotel in Cranberry
– Vintage Shelbys and Mustangs will race in Group 5 “Ground Pounders”. Details
– Admission is $20 per day, children 12 and under are free. Hours are 9 AM – 5 PM
– SAAC Dinner at Doubletree Hotel 6:30 – 10:00 PM
Details

Saturday, July 13 – Pitt Race Complex
– SAAC and Team Shelby Car Show and Concours
– Vintage Shelbys and Mustangs will race in Group 5 “Ground Pounders”
– Single session Shelby Marque of the Year Race at 4:00  for qualified vintage racers
– Admission is $20 per day, children 12 and under are free. Hours are 9 AM – 5 PM
Details

Sunday, July 14 – Pitt Race Complex
– Vintage Shelbys will race in Group 5 “Ground Pounders”
– Historic and vintage cars will be on track the entire day with winners recognized in the Hofbrauhaus Winners Circle.
– Admission is $20 per day, children 12 and under are free. Hours are 9 AM – 5 PM
Details

Events in Pittsburgh

Sunday, July 7 – Kick-Off Rallye
– This is a fun and friendly rallye through the countrysides of Pittsburgh
– It starts on Flagstaff Hill in Schenley Park at 10:00 and finished at Red Robin at Pittsburgh Mills
– Meal and awards are included with a special category for Mustangs
Details

Saturday, July 13 – Blacktie & Tailpipes Gala
– A $275 per person formal event at Carnegie Museum in Pittsburgh
– Mustangs will be parked in a special car show
Details

Monday, July 15 – Walnut Street Invitational Car Show
– This is an invitational Car Show in Shadyside with 125 cars and an expected crowd of 5,000
– Spots reserved for 12 Shelbys and Mustangs in the show – Greater Pittsburgh Mustang Club will select the cars
– Show is free to attend and runs from 5:00 PM until 9:00 PM
Details

Tuesday, July 16 – Waterfront Car Cruise
– This is an open to the public car cruise at the Waterfront Shopping Center in Homestead
– $5 donation to be in the show that features 750 cars of all types
– Special area for Mustangs and Shelby’s
Details

Wednesday, July 17 – Downtown Parade and Car Display
– Cars meet at Station Square and parade into downtown Pittsburgh at 11:00 AM
– Three plazas will host car displays unto 2:00 PM
– $10 donation to be in the show, Shelby’s and Mustangs will be parked at PPG Place
Details

Wednesday, July 17 – Tune-Up at Heinz Field
– This is a car themed party at Heinz Field, home of the Pittsburgh Steelers from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
– $50 donation per person, $25 to put your car in the Showcase Show around the outside of Heinz Field and along the River Walk
Details

Thursday, July 18 – Countryside Tour
– A spirited tour of the Laurel Highlands countryside
– Open to vintage cars only from 1983 and prior
– The tour stops at Jamison Farm for an incredible lunch
Details

Thursday, July 18 – Passport to Elegance Jet Center Party
– This is an exclusive party at the Voyager Jet Center at the County Airport in West Mifflin
– Concours cars and vintage airplanes and an exclusive party setting in the hangar
– $375 donation per person includes food and open bar
– Several special Shelbys will be on display and a P-51 Mustang plane
Details

Friday, July 19 – Forbes Avenue of Speed
– This is a race car parade from the paddock to nearby Squirrel Hill that starts at 6:30 PM
– Drivers park race cars on Forbes Avenue and go into Orr’s Jewelers for a private reception
– A select number of significant Shelby’s and Mustangs will also participate in the parade and show
– There is no cost to watch the parade or show but the Orr’s Reception is private for racers and crew only
Details

Race Weekend and International Car Show at Schenley Park

Saturday, July 20 – Marque of the Year Car Exhibit
– Be a part of the International Car Show on the Bob O’Connor Golf course with 2,500 vehicles
– Shelby and Mustang Car Weekend Display. Cost is $65 discounted to $50 until June 7.  (no single day rate available)
– Participants receive commemorative PVGP Race Program, decal and special parking for weekend
– Watch vintage races through the streets of Schenley Park
– No cost for spectators, but donations for our charities are encouraged
Details

Sunday, July 21 – Marque of the Year Car Exhibit
– Be a part of the International Car Show on the Bob O’Connor Golf course with 2,500 vehicles
– Shelby and Mustang Car Weekend Display. Cost is $65 discounted to $50 until June 7.  (no single day rate available)
– Participants receive commemorative PVGP Race Program, decal and special parking for weekend
– Opportunity to drive your Shelby or Mustang on track for parade lap at 11:00 AM – $25 donation. You must be registered in the show to take a lap
– No cost for spectators, but donations for our charities are encouraged
Details

Links

Shelby & Mustang Weekend Car Show at Schenley Park – PDF

Shelby Marque Sponsorship & Advertising – PDF

Trailer Parking

PVGP Hotel Partners

Racer Entry Forms

History of PVGP Marques