VSCCA to Bolster PVGP’s Pre-War and Formula/Sports Racer Grids at Schenley Park
For Immediate Release – November 11, 2019
The Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix (PVGP) and the Vintage Sports Car Club of America (VSCCA) are thrilled to announce that they will be working together at Schenley Park starting in 2020. Specifically, the VSCCA will bring their formidable grid of Pre-War cars to race through the streets of Schenley Park. The VSCCA is regarded as the guardian of pre-war sports cars in North America and Schenley Park, with its haybales and stonewalled street course, is recognized as the ideal circuit to race and showcase them. The Pre-War Group will incorporate all pre-1941 cars and will also include MGTC models (1945 -1950) and certain other immediate postwar sporting cars on an individual basis.
The VSCCA will also manage the PVGP’s group for Sports Racers and Formula Cars. This group will reorganize to include Pre-1961 Formula 2, Formula 3 (500cc), Formula Junior, Sports Racing including Modifieds, Pre-1963 1500cc & under, and Pre-1963 Lotus 7’s.
Cars eligible for both groups will be evaluated for inclusion by VSCCA. All racers in these and other groups will, however, apply for inclusion with the PVGP normal processes. Entry will open December 1.
On Sunday afternoon, both groups will be recognized in the PVGP Hofbräuhaus Winner’s Circle. The top three finishers will be recognized as well as one driver, recognized by the VSCCA, who will represent the their commitment to car preparation and track conduct. VSCCA members continue to be welcome to participate in the other PVGP race groups: Under 1.0 Litres, Under 1.5 Litres, Over 2.0 Litres, Preservation and Formula Ford.
The VSCCA’s members have always been an important part of the PVGP’s Schenley Park races. Their stewardship helped guide the vintage races at Schenley Park for the first three decades.
2020 will represent the 38th consecutive year of racing through Pittsburgh’s idyllic Schenley Park. The July 25/26, 2020 vintage race weekend expects 200,000 spectators and caps off 10 days of racing, car shows, parties and parades all to raise funds for charity.
The Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix, presented by the Greater Pittsburgh Automobile Dealers Foundation, is the country’s only vintage street race and one of the premier automotive events in the world. 2020 will be our 38th consecutive year of hosting a 10-day motorsport festival from July 17 through 26. It starts with our Historic Races at Pitt Race Complex and builds throughout the week with car shows, parades, a Blacktie Gala, a Tune-Up Party, including the Passport to Elegance Jet Center Party. The event culminates with our signature vintage races through the stone wall, hay bale lined streets of Schenley Park surrounding a golf course with 2,500 show car shows and 200,000 spectators on the July 25/26 weekend.
The Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix Association is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization with a mission to raise funds for individuals with autism and intellectual and developmental disabilities. Since 1983 we have donated nearly $6 million help our community.