Racing Through Time: The Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix

Did you know… the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix, started in 1982, is the largest and longest continually-running vintage sports car race in the United States? Ten days of events ranging from parades, galas, country cruising tours, and specialized car shows culminate into a competitive road race on the challenging, serpentine roads through Schenley Park. Sunday spectators are treated to 150 vintage cars speeding around the 2.2 mile track in decade-by-decade heats, beginning with pre-War cars, up through the mid-60’s.  More than 2,000 vintage cars are on display at the International Car Show, which is held on the fairways of the park during Race Weekend. BMW, Porsche, Jaguar, MINI, Volkswagon, and others are conveniently grouped together, while local food trucks and hospitality tents keeps us sustained and hydrated enough to drool. Fans of Triumph, Aston Martin, or Rolls Royce should head to the park on Saturday for British Car Day. The Grand Prix is free for spectators, but parking costs around $20, which goes to the Grand Prix charities. It is a great way to spend the day with the family or car-loving friends. Pack a picnic, bring a chair, and prepare to have an incredibly unique experience.

CREDITS: Thank you to the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix for permission to share their photos.

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