Hey guys, just got the letter for the PVGP this year. It will be held between the 8th and the 16th of july with events throughout the entire time, and then the car show on the 15th, and the races on the 16th. Here is the list of events.
Many think the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix takes place every third weekend in July. While it is true that our tribute to motorsport history culminates that magical weekend in Schenley Park, our event has grown into a 10-day celebration spanning six venues and two counties. The links in this section will give you just a taste of what has become PVGP Race Week in southwestern Pennsylvania.
2006 PVGP Race Week Schedule
Kick-Off Rallye Sunday July 2 First car off at 12:01
Car enthusiasts match their driving skills against a "mystery course" through the streets of Pittsburgh. Starting at South Craig Street in Oakland.
Test & Tune at BeaveRun Friday, July 7, 2006
Vintage drivers get a chance to practice on the BeaveRun track. $150 for the day. Details
PVGP Historic Races at BeaveRun Weekend July 8 & 9 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
PVGP Historic Race Weekend held at BeaveRun present a variety of vintage (pre 1960) and historic (after 1960) racing along with related activities at BeaveRun MotorSports Complex in Beaver Falls, PA
VRG Sanctioned Race Groups
Group 1: Small Bore Production Cars (MG TD, Alfa Romeo, Sprite, Abarth) and selected others
Group 2: Medium-bore Production and pre-1960 Big-bore (Allard, Jaguar XK140, MGB, TR4, Porsche)
Group 3: Open-wheel and Sports-racing cars (Formula Ford, Lotus 22 & 23, Elva Mk VII)
Group 4: American Ground Pounders and Big-bore Production Cars (Mustang, Corvette, Cobra, GT40)
Group 5: BMW/Porsche Challenge
Group 6: Jaguar Marque of the Year Race
Steel Cities SCCA Solo II Autocross July 8 & 9 Weekend at BeaveRun
The Steel Cities Region of the Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) hosts an all weekend Autocross. Registration is from 8:30 until 9:30 and competition runs from 10:00 am until 5:00 pm. Cost $75.00 for the weekend includes event entry, gate pass, dinner and T-shirt. Details
“Black Tie & Tailpipes” Gala Saturday July 8, 6:30 pm – 11:00 pm
The Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix will host our annual black tie party at the Fox Chapel Golf Club, benefiting the PVGP charities. Reservations required - $150 per person. Details
Invitational Car Show on Walnut Street Monday July 10, 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Nestled on Shadyside’s charming Walnut Street view a sampling of rare, classic and exotic cars. Show cars by invitation, free to spectators.
PVGP Car Cruise Tuesday July 11, 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Join us at the Waterfront located in Historic Homestead and see even more cars of all marques.
Downtown Pittsburgh Car Display Wednesday July 12, 11:00 am– 2:00 pm
Shows will be held at PPG Plaza and the U.S. Steel Building. Please contact Rich Spring or Jerry Longstreth, info on CONTACT page.
Bossa Nova Roars Wednesday July 12, 6:00 pm– 9:00 pm
A special happy hour downtown at Bossa Nova on 7th Street. $30 per person for tapas and cocktails. More details to follow
PVGP Tune-Up Night at the Hard Rock Cafe Thursday July 13, 7:00 pm
Join us at the Hard Rock Cafe in Station Square as we tune-up for Race Weekend. Featuring several rare cars on display outside the Hard Rock and 3-4 bands performing to raise money for our charities.
Schenley Park Car Shows and Race Qualifying - Saturday July 15
Schenley Park Combined Car Shows & British Car Day - 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Classic, antique, and exotic vehicles including British, American, German, Japanese, and Italian.
Vintage Race Practice and Qualifying Heats - 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday, July 15, 2006
6:30 AM to 2:00 PM - Driver/Crew Worker Registration
8:00 AM to 12:00 PM - Technical Inspections
CARS ON TRACK 8:15 AM Practice
VSCCA Sanctioned Race Groups:
– Pre War (Pre 1941) and MG/MGT
– Under 1 Litre and Preservation (Pre 1960)
– Sports Racers and Formula Junior
– Small Bore thru ’65, Modified and H Production
– Over 2 Litres (Pre 1960)
– Under 2 Litres and Preservation
– Jaguar Marque Race
6:30 PM Driver, Crew & PVGP Volunteer Party at Hospitality Tent at Start/Finish,
compliments of the PVGP. Dinner, refreshments and music.
Schenley Park Race Day - Sunday, July 16.
7:00 AM Sunday Services – Pavilion behind Timing & Scoring at Start/Finish
7:00 AM to 11:00 AM Crew/Worker Registration
8:15 AM to 10:15 AM 15 Minute Warm-up Practice
10:30 AM to 11:45 AM Opening Ceremonies
Parade laps by Marque of the Year, Patron Parkers, Thunder Run, Sponsors and government officials.
11:00 AM MANDATORY Drivers Meeting VSCCA Tent in Paddock
12:00 to 5:00 PM 7 Races (8 lap races or 30 Minutes whichever comes first)
9:30 AM to 4:00 PM Larry Smith Memorial Car Show -
Featuring the best from Saturday's car shows, honoring fellow volunteer on the clubhouse side of the golf course.
This is an amazing event that I have been attending since birth and my dad has been since the start of it. If your a car person you will love this event, you name it and it will be there. Germans, exotics, american muscle cars, british cars, kit cars, motorcycles, and even a hot air balloon for rides. This is the country's largest vintage car meet and race. Please come and support the italian section!!!