Finish line at the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix race with vintage cars riding down open roads

Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix Motorsport Festival

Experience a world-class, one-of-a-kind automotive event inside a city park!

The Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix (PVGP), celebrating its 41st anniversary in 2023, is the nation's largest vintage street race and the only one staged on public roads. 

It’s considered by drivers to be the most challenging racecourse worldwide with its tight turns, elevation changes and natural obstacles like stone walls, curbs, manhole covers and telephone poles.

Mark your calendar for the 2023 Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix July 14-23, 2023

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Race Weekend has lots of family-friendly, automotive-themed activities. Whether you’re a car enthusiast, a spectator or just curious to know more about the event, come and spend the weekend in this lush urban park. Experience the excitement of the races and the beauty of the landscape. 

See colorful, classic cars navigate the park’s bends. Cheer for your favorite car or driver and grab a snack or a cool drink at Vendor Village. Check out the 2023 PVGP Race Week lineup: 

2023 Special Events

The Shelby American Automobile Club’s 48th Annual convention (SAAC-48) and Team Shelby Northeast Region return to the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand July 13-15 with three full days of activities for Shelby enthusiasts. Look for open track sessions for Shelby owners Thursday and Friday, a Car Show Saturday and two days of track at the Pittsburgh International Race Complex.

The 2023 Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix will celebrate Ferrari as the Marque of the Year and honor the Ferrari North American Team at Schenley Park July 22-23.

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A History of Charity

The PVGP began in 1983 to raise funds to help provide residential care, treatment and support for autistic and intellectually and developmentally disabled individuals in the Pittsburgh region. In the past 41 years, the PVGP Association has raised more than $6 million for the Pittsburgh Autism Society and Merakay Allegheny Valley School.

2021 PVGP Schenley Park Vintage Races

Upcoming Race Weekends

  • 2023: Race Week July 14-23 and Schenley Park Race Weekend July 22/23
  • 2024: Race Week July 19-28 and Schenley Park Race Weekend July 27/28