This annual event brought $12.9 million in direct spend to the region in 2017
PITTSBURGH – This weekend, Pittsburgh will once again host the nation’s largest vintage sports car racing event, the only one staged on city streets. The 36th annual Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix Race will take place on July 14 and 15 at Schenley Park.
Race weekend will feature 3,000 show cars on the Bob O’Connor Golf Course at Schenley Park, where spectators will watch the vintage vehicles race through the streets. BMW Car Club of America is in town all week with their Oktoberfest – hundreds of BMWs will be featured in the Grand Prix on German Hill as part of the car show – including a parade of BMWs on the track.
“We are honored that the organizers of the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix continue to hold this iconic event here in our great city,” said Jennifer Hawkins, executive director of SportsPITTSBURGH. “When we are asked by the national and international media to speak about the things that make Pittsburgh unique… things that can only be found in Pittsburgh… the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix is certainly on that list. Pittsburgh is a major sports destination due to our ability to host a wide variety of sports events at both indoor and outdoor venues or in the case of the Grand Prix, on our city streets.”
“We are excited to again be holding the 36th annual Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix in this amazing city,” said Dan DelBianco, executive director of the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix. “This has become an international automotive event, and it would not happen if not for the hard-work and planning of our volunteers and the City of Pittsburgh. Whether you enjoy racing, have always had a fascination with fast cars or just are looking for something unique to do in Pittsburgh, the Vintage Grand Prix hosts some of the top racers, car clubs and car shows in the world.”
About the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix
The Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix’s mission is to produce a world-class vintage racing event in order to raise funds to help individuals with autism and intellectual/developmental disabilities in the Pittsburgh region. Since 1983, the PVGP has donated over $5 million dollars.
As the sports development division of VisitPITTSBURGH, SportsPITTSBURGH’s primary goal is to attract and host a wide variety of sporting events in the region, providing the experience and expertise to reinforce Pittsburgh’s reputation as a legendary sports town.