This year’s event to bring an estimated $14.4 million into the local economy
PITTSBURGH – This weekend, Pittsburgh will once again host the nation’s largest vintage sports car racing event, and the only one staged on city streets. The 37th annual Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix Race will take place July 20-21 at Schenley Park.
Race weekend will feature 2,500 show cars on the Bob O’Connor Golf Course at Schenley Park, where spectators will watch the vintage vehicles race through the streets. As Ford’s Shelby and Mustang are the Marques of the Year, Ford Performance and Neighborhood Ford Store will be on site to preview the world’s most power-dense supercharged production V8. A special presentation for the most powerful street-legal Ford in history is set for the Downtown Car Show in Market Square on Wednesday, July 17.
“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 several area venues, or in the case of the Grand Prix, on our city streets.”
“We are excited to again be holding the 37th 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 without 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 more than $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 while providing planners and local stakeholders with the expertise and professionalism required to host a world-class event in the Pittsburgh region.