Schenley Park & additional locations

July 18 & 19
Various times

You still have seven more days to experience the high-speed thrills at one of the most unique summertime events to take place in Pittsburgh. Now underway, the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix boasts exciting activities and special events taking place through July 19th at venues all around town.

Courtesy of the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix.

If you love vintage motor sports car racing—or if you’re a car, truck and speed buff—you don’t want to miss the 33rd annual Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix. What began as a single day race in Schenley Park in 1983, has transformed into a 10-day celebration spanning six venues, two counties and a love of all things on four wheels.

The excitement will really rev up at the always highly anticipated Race Weekend on July 18 and 19 in scenic Schenley Park. The only vintage race event run on actual city streets and the largest vintage race event in the U.S., Race Weekend attracts 200,000-plus spectators for a dramatic course throughout this beautiful urban greenspace.

Watch in awe as some 150 vintage racers will test their skills and dazzle crowds, through what is considered by many drivers to be the world’s most challenging race course. The 2.33-mile circuit includes 23 turns, along with haybales, manhole covers, telephone poles and stone walls.

MGs racing in Schenley Park. Photo by Matthew Little.

Race Weekend also features a slew of related family-friendly activities, including an International Car Show, British Car Day, Vintage Races, Opening Ceremonies, a parade and qualifying races.

A favorite spot to watch is the 456-acre Bob O’Connor Golf Course where the PVGP also stages its impressive International Car Show featuring 2,000-plus vehicles on display. There is no cost for spectators during Race Weekend, but do note that the PVGP encourages donations, because all proceeds benefiting the Autism Society and Allegheny Valley School.

Additional highlights include the 12th annual PVGP Historics at the Pittsburgh International Race Complex, Walnut St. car show in Shadyside, car cruise at The Waterfront, Downtown parade and car display, scenic countryside tour through the Laurel Highlands, tune-up party at Atria’s and a benefit concert at the Hard Rock Cafe.

View a complete schedule of PVGP events and activities.

Jennifer BaronArts & Entertainment / Jobs Editor

Jennifer has worked at the Mattress Factory, Brooklyn Museum of Art and Dahesh Museum of Art and is co-author of Pittsburgh Signs Project: 250 Signs of Western Pennsylvania. She also is co-coordinator...