An exciting event that delivers results for you and valuable funds for charity
Thank you for your interest in sponsoring the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix. Our charitable event is truly unique because it combines the Pittsburgh region’s most exciting summer festival with auto racing thereby creating an exceptional marketing opportunity that also raises a significant amount of funds for individuals with autism and intellectual/developmental disabilities. Organizations must be an official sponsor of the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix in order to promote, sell or solicit at all of our events.
In 2019 we will celebrate our 37th year by presenting an unparalleled week of vintage sports car racing and related activities to the delight of nearly 250,000 fans. Race Week kicks off with the PVGP Historics at Pitt Race and a black tie party fundraiser, continues throughout the week with car shows and concerts and culminates with our traditional vintage races through the streets of Schenley Park on the July 20/21 weekend. The Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix remains our country’s largest vintage sports cars race on city streets.
The Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix offers an extensive selection of sponsorship opportunities for your organization to become part of our celebrated event. Race Weekend at Schenley Park is the perfect venue for you to entertain your customers; throw a party for your employees; raise awareness of your organization; showcase your product; or simply watch the races with friends and family.
See our current list of sponsors – our partners in the country’s largest vintage race event!
Sponsorships are still available. For as little as $5,000 you can become a sponsor of our event and there are a variety of different ways for you to get involved. We can even design a custom package to suit your needs. I invite you to navigate this site to learn more about this event and give me a call at 412 559-3500 or email a request and we’ll send you a 2019 PVGP Sponsorship package and we can talk about the possibilities!
Get in on the race!
PVGP Executive Director/Sponsorship
2019 Sponsorship Packages
Most of our sponsorship packages have a provision for you to put up a tent or display on the grounds at Schenley Park. Each package has different allowances for the square footage of your tent. In addition to the sponsorships at Schenley Park we also have opportunities to associate your company with individual events throughout Race Week. We also welcome the opportunity to create a custom package to suit your needs.
Bronze Sponsorship – $5,000
This is our entry level package that allows sponsors to gain exposure through PVGP Race Program advertising and banner placement. The advantage is maximum impressions without the added cost of supplying and catering your own tent. 12 single day passes to our VIP Pavilion are just one of the many items you receive. The VIP Pavillion is an exclusive tent located inside corner 16 of the racetrack, food and drink are complimentary for all guests.
There is a BronzePlus package that costs $6,500 and increases to 16 single day VIP passes or has an option to erect a 20′ x 20′ tent for the weekend.
Silver Sponsorship – $9,000
This package is ideal for sponsors who want to economically entertain on the golf course. The 600 square foot tent allowance permits up to a 20’ x 30′ tent. This is one of our most popular packages with car clubs and small companies. The sponsorship also allows for display of several cars around the tent. This package is also available with an option of 25 single day VIP Pavillion passes in lieu of a tent.
There is a SilverPlus package that costs $12,000 and increases the allowable tent size to 30′ x 30′ for the weekend or 35 single day VIP passes.
Gold Sponsorship – $16,000
At the Gold level sponsors can erect a 30’ x 40’ tent at Schenley Park or bring their own show properties. Sponsors at this level and above can have their logo included on the poster. This package is also available with an option of 50 single day VIP Pavillion passes in lieu of a tent.
Platinum Sponsorship – $30,000
This package is for sponsors that wish to entertain at Schenley Park in a big way. Allowance for tent space is increased to 1,600 square feet, perfect for a party sized 40′ x 40’ tent. This package is also available with an option of 90 single day VIP Pavillion passes in lieu of a tent. Sponsor’s logo is also included on the 42 local Lamar billboards – one of our most coveted amenities.
Premier Sponsorship – $40,000
This is a package for sponsors that wish to take full advantage of the hospitality opportunities at Schenley Park. Tent square footage allowance increases to 2,400 and allows for multiple locations of display materials. This package is also available with an option of 120 single day VIP Pavillion passes in lieu of a tent.
Individual Event Sponsorships
Can be combined with above packages
Forbes Avenue of Speed/Driver’s Reception Sponsor – $10,000
Friday, July 19
Join drivers and their crews for a gathering at Orr’s Jewelers in Squirrel Hill. The racers parade their cars on the city streets and assemble on Forbes Avenue for a car show. Includes logo placement, promotion, web presence and an opportunity to promote your business at the reception. You will receive tickets to the VIP Pavilion at Schenley Park that weekend and a half page ad in the race program. Event Details
Vintage Ride Experience Sponsor –$5,000
Saturday, July 20
During Saturday’s lunch break at Schenley Park our racers graciously offer rides on the actual race track in their vintage cars to raise funds for our charities. Your company is included as part of the event name. Staged from below the VIP Tent on the golf course this packages includes 20 VIP tickets, signage and 20 certificates for free rides. Event Details
Italian Cortile Sponsorship –$2,500 – $15,000
July 20/21 Weekend
Our Italian Courtyard in Schenley Park has grown over the last 10 years into a national premiere showcase for Italian cars and associated products. On Saturday there is a spectacular Italian car show with judging and a delicious lunch within the exclusive Pittsburgh Golf Club. On Sunday the show continues and participants are invited to gather down at the Westinghouse Fountain for a private trackside viewing of the races from corner 9. Event Details
Patron Parking Sponsor – $10,000
Sunday, July 21
Patron Parking is a one day private parking area with the best view of the track on Race Day in Schenley Park. Your name will be included on all Patron Parking advertising and promotional items. Includes a 20’ x 20’ tent and 4 space for 4 cars and participation in the Patron Parade. Your logo will also be included on the participant gift. Event Details
International Car Show Sponsor –$15,000
July 20/21 Weekend
Your name will appear on all advertising and banners for the International Car Show on the Schenley Park Golf course with over 2,500 cars. This sponsorship opportunity includes a 20’ x 20’ tent for your use at the entrance to the Car Show on the clubhouse side of the golf course. You can also get involved in judging and awards for best of show. Event Details
Kick-Off Rallye Sponsor –$5,000
Sunday, July 7
Car enthusiasts match their driving skills against the competition. You are invited to navigate this “mystery course” through the streets of western PA. Your name would be included in title and you would receive 2 free entries and reservations for 10 people at the dinner afterward. Event Details
PVGP Black Tie Gala Sponsor -$1,000 – $7,500
Saturday, July 13
A unique Grand Prix party where auto enthusiasts, sponsors, racecar drivers, media and celebrities gather to toast Race Week. This blacktie gala will be held at Carnegie Museum. Sponsorship packages include tickets, recognition during the gala along with VIP passes and amenities at Schenley Park. Event Details
VIP Lounge at Pitt Race Sponsor -$5,000
July 13/14 weekend
The 2nd floor of the Conference Center at Pitt Race Complex is available for the PVGP Historics weekend to watch 250 thundering muscle and historic racers. This air-conditioned lounge has an ideal view of the track from a private room. Advertising, promotional amenities, passes and VIP parking are included. Event Details
Walnut Street Invitational Car Show Sponsor -$15,000
Monday, July 15
This public event in Shadyside is an opportunity for spectators to see a diverse collection of cars and is a preview for the Schenley Park show. Includes your name in the event title and on advertising, 20 passes to the party at Mario’s East End Saloon. You are also entitled to display 2 vehicles and receive VIP tickets at Schenley Park. Event Details
Waterfront Ride & Drive Sponsor -$5,000
Tuesday, July 16
The Waterfront Car Cruise is held at the Waterfront Shopping Center in Homestead with over 750 classic and vintage cars on display and 5,000 spectators. The huge parking lot is perfect for a display and the surrounding roads are ideal for a Ride & Drive event. Event Details
Downtown Car Display Sponsor -$10,000
Wednesday, July 17
This is a great opportunity for car enthusiasts to parade from Station Square into the city and display cars in several plazas. Your name will appear on advertising and 3 banners can be displayed at each site. Includes space for 3 vehicles in the parade and show. Includes 4 tickets to the VIP Pavilion each day of Race Weekend. Event Details
Grand Prix Tune-Up Sponsor Packages – $2,500 – $5,000
Wednesday, July 17
Our most popular Race Week event is now staged at the home of the Pittsburgh Steelers. Sponsor a great happy hour event at Heinz Field from 6:30 pm – 9 pm. Race cars roar through the city streets and park in front of the stadium and along the river. Includes complimentary tickets to the event, advertising, signage and VIP passes to our Race Weekend at Schenley Park. Event Details
“Passport to Elegance” Jet Center Party -$5,000 – $10,000 Packages
Thursday, July 18
Voyager Jet Center’s hangar at the Allegheny County Airport is transformed into a summer soiree with strolling food stations and live music. Includes tickets, signage, a display area within the hangar to set-up a table or display a vehicle outside. Includes tickets to the VIP Pavilion on Race Weekend at Schenley Park. Event Details
Please contact Dan DelBianco at 412 559-3500 to discuss and secure sponsorship opportunities.