PVGP to Honor Shelby and Alfa Romeo in 2019

PVGP to Host National Conventions and Honor Shelby/Mustang and Alfa Romeo in 2019

The Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix is excited to announce that it will be hosting the national car club conventions for both Shelby and Alfa Romeo during its July 11-21, 2019 Race Week.

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.

Shelby & Mustang Marque of the Year

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 together and they are doing it during the 2019 Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix!

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 dinners on both Thursday and Friday for registered participants.

The celebration of Shelby continues as Shelby and Mustangs are featured throughout PVGP Race Week at car shows and parties in and around Pittsburgh culminating in Schenley Park for a massive car show and races through the streets on the July 20 and 21 race weekend. Details


Alfa Romeo Spotlight

The 2019 Alfa Romeo Owner’s Club (AROC) national convention is coming to Pittsburgh and will be hosted by Three Rivers Alfisti, the local chapter of AROC. The theme is “Cortile della Corsa” which translates to Courtyard of Racing” and marks the first time the national convention will honor Alfa’s racing heritage. It starts on Wednesday, July 17 with an afternoon parade and car show at Point State Park and the Tune-Up at Heinz Field that night and continuing with a track day at PIRC on Thursday and a concert that night. On Friday there is a Rallye, a tour, a picnic and dinner. The events move to the PVGP’s Italian Cortile at Schenley Park on the July 20/21 weekend as 400 or more guests from all over North America display their Alfa’s on the golf course and watch vintage Alfas race through the streets of the city park. There are displays, car shows, a concours, banquets, even a wine tasting. Something for every Alfa Romeo fan. Visit the Three Rivers Alfisti site for more details and registration. On Saturday afternoon there will be a single session for all Alfas that are competing at Schenley Park. Details

Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix

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 street race and one of the premier automotive events with 250,000 attendees. The 37th Annual Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix is the nation’s largest vintage street race. The 10-day event includes car shows, parades, a blacktie gala, a Jet Center Party and a Tune-Up event at Heinz Field.  The 2019 Race Week runs July 11-21, culminating with the vintage races through the streets of Pittsburgh and car shows at Schenley Park on July 20/21.

CONTACT:

Dan DelBianco – Executive Director
Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix Association
Cell 412.559.3500  delbianco@pvgp.org