The best way to see our event and maximize exposure throughout Race Week. Now entering its 8th year, the MINI Track Rides sponsored by Phil DiLucente is a huge success and one of our most exciting sponsor opportunities. Three new race-equipped MINI Coopers are custom wrapped and showcased on the track and at the Grand Prix Race Week events. Best of all, as a sponsor, you are able to put your guests into these cars to experience a hot lap on the actual race tracks. Vince Longo Jr. and his trained drivers take riders around the track for an experience and view you can only get from inside a car.
There are still slots available for sponsors to catch a ride at Pitt-Race for the July 7/8 weekend and at Schenley Park for the July 14/15 weekend. You can buy a track session at Schenley Park – all three seats for one heart stopping lap in one Mini during the lunch rides is only $150 -limited availability. Email Vince Longo Jr. to arrange.
There is a Track Rides hospitality tent in Schenley Park where guests can eat and drink while they wait for their rides. The MINI Track Rides Tent is located at the top of the Serpentine turn and offers one of the best vantage points to watch the weekend’s races.
Cars can be made available for sponsors to display at their locations before and during Race Week. The PVGP can issue gift certificates ahead of the event so that they can be given away as promotions or prizes for customers.
There will also be a VIP room for the Track Rides at Pitt Race in the new Timing Tower and it is reserved for sponsors and guests! An air-conditioned area with food, refreshments, beer and a view of the track! Email Vince Longo Jr. for sponsorship opportunities.
Support a great cause and experience the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix from the track!
Thanks to the tireless efforts of Vince and his team, new sponsors are added each year. MINI of Pittsburgh remains the car sponsor of the Track Rides. Phillip DiLucente has once again stepped up to a full sponsorship – thanks Phil! Signs By Tomorrow will handle the immense task of wrapping all three MINIs. We want to welcome back all the sponsors below.
Our new location at the top of the Serpentine, in Schenley Park has worked out great. The MINI Track Rides Tent offered a great vantage point to watch the weekend’s races while also becoming our entry point onto the track for all of our rides.
The tent is hosted by Kate Longo and she provides the sponsors with plenty of food and drinks provided by the Post Office Deli. Sponsors get VIP treatment to an exclusive venue to watch the weekends activities by special invitation.
$92,000 Raised, and Counting!
To date the MINI Track Rides have raised over $92,000 for autistic and intellectually/developmentally disabled individuals in the Pittsburgh region!