The Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix is a world-class vintage racing event. It is not only America’s largest vintage race but the only one run on city streets – the way sports car racing began. Accordingly, it is one of Western Pennsylvania’s premier events which honors PVGP’s founding vintage auto enthusiasts while simultaneously leveraging this venue to benefit charity. Funds raised help to provide residential care, treatment, and support for autistic and developmentally disabled individuals in the greater Pittsburgh area through the Autism Society of Pittsburgh and Allegheny Valley School.
The PVGP is synonymous with Schenley Park and 2019 marks the 37th consecutive year of racing through the beautiful park setting. Vintage racing at Schenley Park is the culmination of a 10-day Race Week highlighted by Historic Races at PittRace, numerous car shows, cruises, a Black-tie gala, and “Kick-Off” Rally. Since 1983 the patrons, sponsors, and volunteers of the PVGP have donated more than $5,000,000 to the named charities.
ARPCA is one of the premier car clubs in Western PA which support the expansive car show at Schenley Park, week-long social events, and club members who participate in the vintage races. “German Hill” is anchored by ARPCA with “Porsche Field” at the epicenter of Schenley Park. In 2011 the ARPCA displayed approximately 500 Porsches on the golf course featuring one vehicle from each model year of our club; 2015 brought a first time ever to PVGP when ARPCA Event Chair Ed Rice and countless others worked overtime persuading the Rock-n-Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, OH and Joplin Family Trust to lend the original Janice Joplin psychedelic 356. Doing so enabled 250,000 car show patrons to view this art and music memorabilia piece not only closer than possible in the Rock Hall, but more importantly for free!
Each year provides a unique experience with more than 150 vintage cars racing through Schenley Park and over 3,500 vintage, classic, and exotic cars on display throughout the golf course. The PVGP is rated one of Jalopnik Media’s Top 10 Car Events in the country.
Please join us in supporting the PVPG charities through this world-class automotive event.