Vintage Indy Cars Coming to Grand Prix this July!

March 9, 2020 – The Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix, presented by the Greater Pittsburgh Automobile Dealers Foundation announced today that the Vintage Indy Registry is bringing a paddock full of Indy 500 race cars to Schenley Park on the July 25-26 Race Weekend. Bobby Rahal Automotive Group will sponsor the event that will feature close to 18 racers.

“Indy in the Park” will feature a fan-friendly vintage Indy paddock, where fans can see the cars up close. Each afternoon, fans will see the cars on track on the scenic Schenley Park 2.33-mile road/street course circuit in exhibition sessions. The paddock will be at the top of Schenley Drive near Phipps Conservatory, alongside the race circuit on at the intersection with Panther Hollow Road.

Bobby Rahal Auto Group
Rahal is a Gold Sponsor of the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix. In lieu of their hospitality tent on the golf course Team Rahal will sponsor the Indy in the Park Exhibition and will have a presence beside the display. Sunil Lahoti, Vice President of Team Rahal, about the partnership, stated “sponsoring Indy in the Park is in line with our automotive group’s racing heritage.  We are excited for the cars but more so to be able to assist towards the PVGP charities.” 1986 Indy 500 winner Bobby Rahal is scheduled to appear on the weekend.

Vintage Indy Registry
The Vintage Indy Registry is dedicated to the history and preservation of Indianapolis Championship Cars from 1911 through 1999. 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. The Registry represents each individual car’s carefully and accurately documented legacy assembled from museums, collections and individual owners of “The Greatest Cars in Racing”. Learn more about the Vintage Indy Registry

Michael Lashmett, Vintage Indy CEO excitedly stated “the members of the Vintage Indy Registry 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 placing 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 four stops around the country. The tour begins on April 18 at WorldWide Technology Raceway in Madison, IL. Moving into the summer, June 13 and 14 will see the vintage Indy cars back at the historic Milwaukee Mile for Vintage Indy’s second annual “Legends at the Mile”. After the Pittsburgh stop, Vintage Indy’s third edition of “Open Wheel Icons,” running in companion to Indy Car’s Bommarito 500 at WorldWide Technology Raceway on August 21-22.

 Confirmed Indy Cars for Exhibition at 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.
Bobby Rahal’s 1966 Jerry Grant/Pacesetter Homes AAR Eagle Ford Details
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

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 Registry
Michael Lashmett
‭(424) 230-9155‬