Most vintage cars are for show not for street racing, but not in Pittsburgh!
PITTSBURGH - This weekend Pittsburgh will again host the nation's largest vintage sports car racing event and the only one staged on city streets. The 35th annual Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix Race will take place on July 15 and 16 at Schenley Park.
Race weekend will feature more than 150 vintage race cars, 2,500 international show cars and a commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Camaro. Last year's direct spending to the Pittsburgh region was $11.2 million.
"We are honored that the organizers of the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix continue to hold this iconic event here in our great city," said Jennifer Hawkins, executive director of SportsPITTSBURGH. "When we are asked by the national and international media to speak about the things that make Pittsburgh unique... things that can only be found in Pittsburgh... the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix is certainly on that list. Pittsburgh is a major sports destination due to our ability to host a wide variety of sports events at both indoor and outdoor venues or in the case of the Grand Prix, on our city streets."
The Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix has raised more than $4.75 million for two local charities, the Autism Society of Pittsburgh and the Allegheny Valley School. Last year alone, the organization raised a record number of $405,500.
"We are excited to again be holding the 35th annual Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix in this great city," said Dan DelBianco, executive director of the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix. "This has become an international event, and it would not happen if not for the hard-work and planning of our thousands of volunteers. Whether you enjoy racing, have always had a fascination with fast cars, or just are looking for something unique to do in Pittsburgh, the Vintage Grand Prix hosts some of the top racers, car clubs and car shows in the world."
About the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix
The Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix's mission is to produce a world-class vintage racing event in order to raise funds to help provide residential care, treatment and support for developmentally disabled individuals in the Pittsburgh region.
As the sports development division of VisitPITTSBURGH, SportsPITTSBURGH's primary goal is to attract and host a wide variety of sporting events in the region, providing the experience and expertise to reinforce Pittsburgh's reputation as a legendary sports town.