Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix at Schenley Park July 14-23, 2023
July 14, 2023 @ 9:00 am - July 23, 2023 @ 5:00 pm$25
The Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix is set to host a remarkable ten-day vintage racing event, offering an array of thrilling activities for car enthusiasts and collectors alike. The event will take place from July 14 to July 23, 2023, primarily centered at the Pittsburgh International Race Complex. However, it will also extend beyond the track to the picturesque streets of Pittsburgh and the scenic hills of Schenley Park.
At the heart of the event lies the Race Weekend in Schenley Park, an absolute must-see experience for all car enthusiasts. This signature event showcases 150 vintage racers competing on the city streets, captivating the attention of over 100,000 spectators. Alongside the exhilarating races, visitors can explore the massive car show featuring 3,000 show cars, sponsor tents, vendors, and a food court, creating an immersive automotive extravaganza.
Get ready for a remarkable ten-day celebration of vintage cars with a diverse lineup of thrilling events. From Grand Prix races to car parades, cruises, street festivals, tours, and galas, this extravaganza has something for every automotive enthusiast. Witness the power and elegance of vintage cars in action, explore scenic routes, admire stunning car collections, enjoy street festivals, immerse yourself in the International Car Show at Schenley Park, and experience the exhilaration of karting racing. This unforgettable celebration promises an incredible experience, showcasing the beauty and heritage of classic automobiles while bringing together enthusiasts from around the world.
“We’re often asked what’s new,” said Dan DelBianco, PVGP Executive Director. “Our schedule, like most major events, remains basically the same year to year, it’s the different cars and personalities that are intertwined with our event that make up what is new.”
“We’ve even added three new events this year with a Car Show at the Terminal in the Strip last month and the Sewickley Stampede & Roundup during Race week and coming in August, we debut the 5 Card Garage Tour” added DelBianco. Source: pvgp.org
HIGHLIGHTED BELOW ARE SOME KEY EVENTS:
Historics at Pitt Race (July 14-16, 2023)
Everyone will have the opportunity to witness the thrilling action and feel the race cars at the PVGP Historics held at the Pittsburgh International Race Complex. This Pitt Race will showcase speed, muscle, and fierce competition among legendary cars from the 60s and early 70s. Racing fans can expect a full display of Mustangs, Corvettes, Jaguars, BMWs, Porsches, Alfa Romeos, and many other iconic vehicles.
Further racers will be able to explore the race car paddock area, catch the races from various vantage points, and enjoy the offerings from food and drink vendors located throughout the facility. For fans seeking a personal need for speed, kart rentals are available on the .82-mile karting track, allowing speeds of up to 45 mph. (Read More About the Historics at Pitt Race)
Walnut Street Invitational Car Show (Monday, July 17, 2023)
Take a stroll along Shadyside’s charming Walnut Street Invitational Car Show and witness a display of 135 rare, classic, and exotic cars that offer a glimpse of what awaits at the PVGP International Car Show later in the week. Carefully selected by invitation only, this popular and long-running show features some of the region’s finest and most unique vehicles, promising a collection rarely seen at other car shows and cruises.
Vintage Races (July 22-23, 2023)
Prepare for an extraordinary sight as the PVGP races vintage cars through the actual city streets of Schenley Park. This thrilling event predominantly showcases European sports cars from the fifties and sixties, providing a challenging racecourse that many drivers consider to be among the most demanding worldwide. (View More About The Vintage Races)
ABOUT THE PITTSBURGH INTERNATIONAL RACE COMPLEX
The Pittsburgh International Race Complex, covering 400 acres, offers an exceptional motorsports facility. It features a 2.8-mile road course boasting 19 corners and varying elevations, a .83-mile Wilson Karting Track renowned for its speed, and a 6-acre skid pad designed for specialized training in performance and evasive driving maneuvers, including autocross and drifting.
As the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix continues to captivate automotive enthusiasts, this year’s event promises an unforgettable experience, combining the thrill of vintage racing, stunning car displays, and the breathtaking scenery that surrounds it all. (Read More About The Pittsburgh International Race Complex)
SUMMARY OF EVENTS AND TICKET PRICES
Front Gate Admission: $25
The Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix offers single-day admission at a cost of $25 per person when purchased in advance through their official website. Tickets purchased at the gate will be priced at $30. Children aged 12 and under can enter for free. Each ticket grants access for one day and can be used on either Thursday, July 13, Friday, July 14, Saturday, July 15, or Sunday, July 16. Parking outside the gate is included at no additional cost. For those who prefer to park within the two special trackside car shows, reservations can be made through the Vivenu portal.
VIP Parking on Spectator Hill: $30
For attendees seeking a special parking experience, VIP Parking on Spectator Hill is available at a cost of $30 per day. It should be noted that this fee is in addition to the regular admission fee. VIP Parking provides exclusive parking within the track facility, offering a remarkable view of the north and south tracks from the top of Spectator Hill.
Water Tower Car Corral Parking: $15
Attendees who wish to showcase their own show cars have the opportunity to be a part of the Water Tower Car Corral. By parking near the water tower on the hill overlooking the final turn of the track, participants can enjoy a fantastic vantage point to observe the races and witness a wide variety of cars. To park in the Car Corral, a donation of $15 per car is required, in addition to the regular admission fee.
Charity Track Rides: $40 donation
During lunchtime on both Saturday and Sunday, the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix organizes Charity Track Rides in various collector cars. This exciting experience allows spectators to join racers and track instructors for a thrilling lap around the 2.8-mile racetrack. In exchange for a $40 donation to their supported charities, participants can enjoy the exhilaration of the ride. With the Shelby Convention taking place this year, the Charity Track Rides promise the inclusion of notable vehicles such as GT40s, Cobras, and Shelby race cars, with the option for a special lap priced at $100.
Shelby Convention ((July 13-15)
The Shelby American Automobile Club’s 48th Annual convention (SAAC-48) returns to the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix, offering three full days of activities for Shelby enthusiasts from Thursday, July 13 through Saturday, July 15. Shelby owners can look forward to open track sessions and parade laps on Thursday and Friday, providing them with an opportunity to enjoy the track.
The following day, on Saturday, July 15, there will be a Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix Car Show with official Concours Judging a plethora of antique, vintage, and classic car collections. Throughout all three days, Shelby vendors and partners will be present in the Vehicle Dynamic Area. Car crazy fans can register for SAAC-48 activities online through the provided link.
Karting (All Days)
Throughout the entire weekend, the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix offers junior car racers the opportunity to experience the thrill of karting on the esteemed .83-mile Wilson Karting Circuit race track. This world-class circuit allows drivers to reach speeds of up to 45 MPH. The cost of karting includes the use of a kart, gas, and all necessary safety equipment. Racers should note that closed-toe shoes are required for this activity. Additionally, racers must have a height between 5′ and 6’2″ to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience. No age requirements are specified. For more detailed information, interested individuals can contact 724.535.1000.
KARTING PRICING AT THE PITTSBURGH VINTAGE GRAND PRIX
- $42 2-SEAT SINGLE SESSION
- $72 2-SEAT TWO PACK SESSION
- $93 2-SEAT THREE PACK SESSION
- Here is detailed information on Karting
These activities and offerings at the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix provide a range of exciting opportunities for attendees to immerse themselves in the world of vintage cars, showcasing the event’s commitment to delivering an unforgettable experience to automotive enthusiasts.
Parking at the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix ($30)
The Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix offers public parking on Flagstaff Hill for $30 and up to 4 people. There will be a free air-conditioned shuttle bus that will take you to the golf course or start/finish line. Flagstaff Hill is across the street from the Phipps Conservatory. You can enter from the intersection of Frew Street and Schenley Drive. (See Google Maps)