The signature event of the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix is the Schenley Park Race Weekend. This should be on everybody’s bucket list. 150 vintage racers compete over city streets as 100,000 spectators watch the races and browse the car show which contains 3,000 show cars, sponsor tents, vendors and a food court.
The PVGP races vintage cars through the actual city streets of Schenley Park that are mostly European sports cars from the fifties and sixties. This circuit is considered by many drivers to be the most challenging race course worldwide. With 22 turns, 11 elevation changes, telephone poles, curbs, stone wall and numerous manhole covers, it’s no wonder the 2.33-mile circuit tests driving skills and entertains crowds.
There are practice/warm-up sessions each morning. Qualifying races take place on Saturday with the Featured Races on Sunday. Both afternoons feature exciting racing as groups are separated by engine size and year of manufacture. There is little difference to spectators between Saturday and Sunday’s track action, as 150 sports cars will compete.
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