Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix 40th Anniversary Festival & Week Of Events Starts July 15-24, 2022
July 24, 2022 @ 8:00 am - 8:00 pmFree
The largest vintage street race in the country, the 40th Annual Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix, takes place over ten days and features racing, auto exhibits, parties, parades, and motorsport activities. The marathon takes place through the streets of Pittsburgh and through the hills of Schenley Park.
If you haven’t experienced real vintage street racing, then this event is for you. Spectators attend the car shows and watch the vintage racing from the beautiful Bob O’Conner Golf Course. The races honor that of the origins of sports car road racing in the 40’s and 50’s at Watkins Glen and Elkhart Lake. The PVGP in Schenley Park remains the nation’s only vintage race held on city streets.
The PVGP races through Schenley Park are considered by many drivers to be the most challenging race course worldwide. With 22 turns, 11 elevation changes, approximately 100 telephone poles, an expanse of stone wall, and numerous manhole covers, it’s no wonder the 2.33-mile circuit tests driving skills and entertains crowds.
The races start at 8:30 am each day and run until approximately 5:00 pm. The race schedule is listed below. Car Show participants can enter the show grounds beginning at 9:30 am. To register for the International Car Show, visit the Registration Home.
The mission of the event is to produce a world-class vintage automotive event that raises funds for autistic and intellectually/developmentally disabled individuals in the Pittsburgh region. Because of the generous support from our volunteers and sponsors, we have donated over $6 million since 1983.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
- July 15 – 17 9:00 AM – PVGP Historics at Pitt-Race
- July 15, 6:30 PM – Black Tie & Tailpipes Gala
- July 18, 5:00 PM – Walnut Street Invitational Car Show
- July 20, 6:00 PM – Tune-Up at SouthSide Works
- July 21, 6:00 PM – Passport to Elegance
- July 23 – 24 – ALL DAY – Schenley Park and Schenley Park Race Weekend
2022 SCHENLEY RACE WEEKEND CAR SHOWS
Leading up to our International Car Show & Race Weekend at Schenley Park, there are five different car shows. Each has its own distinct identity.
The Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix has so many different car shows that we created this overview section just to help everyone keep them straight! Bob Speer is the Grand Prix’s car show chairman.
He has the immense task of coordinating all of our car shows during race week and throughout the entire year.
Walnut Street Invitational Car Show
Monday, July 18 – 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Waterfront Car Cruise Tuesday
Tuesday, July 19 – 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Downtown Car Display
Wednesday, July 20 – 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Tune-Up at South Side Works
Wednesday, July 20 – 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
There is so much that happens on the Race Weekend in Schenley Park that we can’t fit it all on one page – so here are some quick links to individual events that occur over the weekend.
International Car Show
British Car Day – Saturday July 23
Vintage Ride Experience – Saturday July 23
Vintage Races thru the streets of Schenley Park
Opening Ceremonies – Sunday July 24
Spectator Parking on Flagstaff Hill
British Car Day
Cars N Coffee
Patron Parking – Sunday July 24
Spectator parking is available on Flagstaff Hill, across the street from Phipps Conservatory for a $25 donation per car per day – proceeds directly benefit our charities. Your donation will also include up to 5 adult event admissions per car.
From 9:00 AM through 6:00 PM Free air-conditioned shuttle buses will take you to the golf course or over to the start/finish line.
To get there turn right from Forbes Avenue onto Schenley Drive Extension, just before you reach the Carnegie Museum, and proceed through first light and across the bridge.
If you want to use a GPS plugin the Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens at One Schenley Park, Pittsburgh, PA 15213.
There are parking lots and garages in Oakland and near Carnegie Mellon – but they do not offer free shuttle buses up the hill to Schenley Park.
Lastly there is no parking available at the Schenley Park golf course clubhouse.