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PVGP Upcoming Events! 

The 2024 Calendar has been posted, and the excitement has begun! To volunteer with us during an event, give us an email or a call! 

  • Car Show at the Terminal
    Car Show at the Terminal
    Sat, Jun 08
    Pittsburgh
    Jun 08, 2024, 9:30 AM – 2:00 PM
    Pittsburgh, 2101 Smallman St, Pittsburgh, PA 15222, USA
    Jun 08, 2024, 9:30 AM – 2:00 PM
    Pittsburgh, 2101 Smallman St, Pittsburgh, PA 15222, USA
    "Markets at the Terminal also takes place that day and every Saturday from 10 AM – 2 PM. Shop local vendors outside the 18th Street Passageway while enjoying music by DJ Breis Gordan. The car show and all of the activities are free and open to the public. Public Parking is available for spectators"
  • Kick-Off Rallye
    Kick-Off Rallye
    Sun, Jul 21
    Houston
    Jul 21, 2024, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
    Houston, 101 W Pike St, Houston, PA 15342, USA
    Jul 21, 2024, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
    Houston, 101 W Pike St, Houston, PA 15342, USA
    "Our Kick-Off Rallye is truly the kick-off event of the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix as it occurs one week before our Race Week. The competition consists of a combined Monte Carlo/Gimmick rally requiring no prior experience. You can compete in any vehicle you like."
  • Walnut Street Invitational Car Show
    Walnut Street Invitational Car Show
    Mon, Jul 22
    Pittsburgh
    Jul 22, 2024, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Pittsburgh, Walnut St, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Jul 22, 2024, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Pittsburgh, Walnut St, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    "Nestled on Shadyside’s charming Walnut Street you will see 135 rare, classic and exotic cars the length of the street. This popular long-running show features some of the region’s finest and most unique vehicles. "
  • Historics at Pitt Race
    Historics at Pitt Race
    Fri, Jul 26
    Wampum
    Jul 26, 2024, 9:00 AM – Jul 28, 2024, 5:00 PM
    Wampum, 201 Penndale Road, Wampum, PA 16157, USA
    Jul 26, 2024, 9:00 AM – Jul 28, 2024, 5:00 PM
    Wampum, 201 Penndale Road, Wampum, PA 16157, USA
    "The Historic Race Weekend provides plenty of excitement for the entire family. Visit the cars and drivers in the expansive paddock and watch the races from several vantage points. Food/drink vendors and sponsors are located throughout the facility."
  • Blacktie & Tailpipes Gala
    Blacktie & Tailpipes Gala
    Fri, Jul 26
    Pittsburgh
    Jul 26, 2024, 6:30 PM – 11:00 PM
    Pittsburgh, 426 Fox Chapel Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15238, USA
    Jul 26, 2024, 6:30 PM – 11:00 PM
    Pittsburgh, 426 Fox Chapel Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15238, USA
    "Our Blacktie & Tailpipes Gala opens Grand Prix Race Week in formal style! This is a must for any auto enthusiast who enjoys shiny cars, fine dining and great company. In addition to being one of the city’s best summer parties, it is also a significant fundraiser for our charity partners."
  • Waterfront Car Show
    Waterfront Car Show
    Tue, Jul 30
    Pittsburgh
    Jul 30, 2024, 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Pittsburgh, Waterfront Dr, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Jul 30, 2024, 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Pittsburgh, Waterfront Dr, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    "This is a large car show open to anyone who wants to show off their ride -that includes old cars, new cars, trucks and motorbikes. The car show is a fantastic place for auto aficionados, hot rodders, gearheads, car crazy people as well as families to gather for a few hours and enjoy the cars. "
  • Sewickley Stampede & Roundup
    Sewickley Stampede & Roundup
    Tue, Jul 30
    Sewickley
    Jul 30, 2024, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
    Sewickley, 509 Beaver St, Sewickley, PA 15143, USA
    Jul 30, 2024, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
    Sewickley, 509 Beaver St, Sewickley, PA 15143, USA
    "Get ready for the Sewickley Stampede and RoundUp. It’s a street block party with race and exotic cars."
  • Downtown Car Display
    Downtown Car Display
    Wed, Jul 31
    Location is TBD
    Jul 31, 2024, 11:00 AM – Jul 31, 2025, 2:00 PM
    Location is TBD
    Jul 31, 2024, 11:00 AM – Jul 31, 2025, 2:00 PM
    Location is TBD
    "If you work downtown, Wednesday of Race Week is a great day to take a long lunch break. The Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix hosts two distinct car displays in the golden triangle."
  • Tune-Up @ SouthSide Works
    Tune-Up @ SouthSide Works
    Wed, Jul 31
    Pittsburgh
    Jul 31, 2024, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Pittsburgh, 424 S 27th St Suite 300, Pittsburgh, PA 15203, USA
    Jul 31, 2024, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Pittsburgh, 424 S 27th St Suite 300, Pittsburgh, PA 15203, USA
    "The PVGP looks forward to celebrating our 41st year by partying SouthSide Style for our annual Tune-Up as we prepare for the races and car show just a few days later."
  • Countryside Tour
    Countryside Tour
    Thu, Aug 01
    Latrobe
    Aug 01, 2024, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
    Latrobe, 171 Jamison Ln, Latrobe, PA 15650, USA
    Aug 01, 2024, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
    Latrobe, 171 Jamison Ln, Latrobe, PA 15650, USA
    The tour departs from the Ramada Inn, in the lovely and historic town of Ligonier, and follows a delightful collection of scenic, twisting, lightly-traveled back roads through Pennsylvania’s beautiful Laurel Highlands. Be advised, this is a DRIVING tour and not for the faint of heart.
  • Passport to Elegance Hangar Party
    Passport to Elegance Hangar Party
    Thu, Aug 01
    Butler
    Aug 01, 2024, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
    Butler, 473 Airport Rd #2, Butler, PA 16002, USA
    Aug 01, 2024, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
    Butler, 473 Airport Rd #2, Butler, PA 16002, USA
    "This high-flying party, presented by UBS Walnut Wealth Management Group, produced by LUXE Creative and styled by TWIN PINE, lands at Pittsburgh-Butler Regional Airport for a return engagement "
  • Drivers Reception
    Drivers Reception
    Fri, Aug 02
    Pittsburgh
    Aug 02, 2024, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
    Pittsburgh, 5857 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15217, USA
    Aug 02, 2024, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
    Pittsburgh, 5857 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15217, USA
    Friday’s parade and car show are open to the public and there is no charge to come and watch. This is a great way to meet our drivers, grab some dinner and shop in Squirrel Hill. Please join us for this preview of the cars that will race through Schenley Park on the weekend.
  • Schenley Park Race Weekend
    Schenley Park Race Weekend
    Sat, Aug 03
    Pittsburgh
    Aug 03, 2024, 9:30 AM – Aug 04, 2024, 5:00 PM
    Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Aug 03, 2024, 9:30 AM – Aug 04, 2024, 5:00 PM
    Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    "One of the most unique automotive experiences ever! 125 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, a food court and a LiveStream stage."
  • Bentley Pittsburgh Invitational
    Bentley Pittsburgh Invitational
    Sun, Aug 25
    Wexford
    Aug 25, 2024, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
    Wexford, 15001 Perry Hwy, Wexford, PA 15090, USA
    Aug 25, 2024, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
    Wexford, 15001 Perry Hwy, Wexford, PA 15090, USA
    "The Bentley Pittsburgh Invitational is an event that benefits the charities of the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix. This private event limited to just 115 vehicles, has raised nearly 60 thousand dollars for the charities PVGP."
  • 5 Card Garage Tour
    5 Card Garage Tour
    Sat, Sep 07
    Location is TBD
    Sep 07, 2024, 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM
    Location is TBD
    Sep 07, 2024, 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM
    Location is TBD
    "The Tour will include many diverse collector cars and automobilia. There will be other surprises as well. We thought you may get bored just looking at cars all day. When you arrive at the first location, you will tour the incredible collection of items and be given your itinerary for the day."
Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix Through The Years
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2018 Race Week Calendar

 

July 6 through 15, 2018

10-DAYS OF EVENTS DEDICATED TO CELEBRATING THE AUTOMOBILE  

Entering our 36th year the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix started out as a single day race in Schenley Park in 1983. Our tribute to motorsport history culminates that magical weekend, our event has matured into a 10-day celebration spanning six venues and …

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Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix

anticipation of thrilling vintage car gatherings and activities associated with the prestigious Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix
anticipation of thrilling vintage car gatherings and activities associated with the prestigious Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix

Anita has been the Autism-Pittsburgh's “spokeskid” at various PVGP Events for about 10 years.  Click on the picture above to hear her speech at this year's event.

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GREATER PITTSBURGH AUTOMOBILE DEALERS FOUNDATION

PREVIEW PARTY & PVGP CHARITY CHECK PRESENTATION

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2018

We are grateful to be the beneficiaries of the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix since 1983.

History — How it All Began

The entire history of the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix can be summarized as follows: Art McGovern, racing enthusiast, and his friend, Mary Beth Gmitter, had long felt that the street s of Pittsburgh’s Schenley Park were an ideal venue for a wheel-to-wheel vintage car racing event. They approached the city and discovered they would need a charity to be the beneficiary of any money such an event might raise. They chose the Autism-Pittsburgh, who recommended a second well-known local charity, Allegheny Valley School, and the voice of the Steelers, Myron Cope, to sell it. And sell it they did to Mayor Dick Caliguiri, vintage car driver owners, racecourse layout planners, a source of volunteers, city workers, sponsors, insurance companies, and a sanctioning body. It took three months to put everything in place and the first race was held on Labor Day weekend, September 3, 1983.

Except for the founders, names are less important than the remarkable roles played by all those who — then and since — have been captivated and consumed by their vision. From volunteers, drivers and car clubs to charities and sponsors, the right people have stepped up and into our history. From Day One to the present, they have enabled the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix to evolve from one day of vintage racing and a tiny car show to an internationally recognized two-week celebration of automotive historical excellence, plus pride in our city and its big, big heart.

Charities and Ambassadors

Since its founding in 1983 the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix Association’s mission has been to produce a world-class vintage racing event to raise funds that help provide advocacy, residential care, treatment and sup­port for individuals with autism and intellectual and developmental disabilities through the Autism-Pittsburgh and Allegheny Valley School. 

The Ambassador program has been expanded to welcome the new ambassadors to join Anita and Brandon. They all characterize the impact that the two charities have in our community. Thousands of lives have been dramatically improved through the educational and residential programs that the Autism So­ciety and AVS provide. Our ambassadors put a face on the charities, and let the public see that their donations and efforts have a real and lasting affect.”

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anticipation of thrilling vintage car gatherings and activities associated with the prestigious Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix
Contributions have helped the Autism-Pittsburgh to:
  • Train legal and juvenile justice professionals

  • Develop middle school autism curriculum

  • Provide summer education to prevent seasonal regression

  • Produce training film for travelers with autism

  • Collaboratively tutor autistic students with S.T.E.M. skills

  • Conduct parent support group and provider in-services

  • Educate governmental officials on autism needs

  • "Higher Contact" transitioning program to link businesses and organizations to individuals with autism 

The mission of the Autism-Pittsburgh, found­ed in 1966, is to provide advocacy, information, and referral on care, treatment, educational, habilitative and other life-improving service options for those with autism, their parents and families, and to the professionals who work with them.

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Contributions have helped Allegheny Valley School to:
  • Create outdoor recreational spaces

  • Build and equip sensory program areas

  • Acquire vocational and prevocational tools and materials

  • Make facility improvements

  • Purchase furnishings for residences and program areas

Allegheny Valley School’s mission is to provide qual­ity programs and facilities to help the individuals with developmental disabilities entrusted to our care to live with purpose and dignity, and to provide opportuni­ties and choices for our clients to grow and function at their full potential as independently as possible.

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1996 Ewings Mill Road • Coraopolis, PA 15108
412-299-7777 • www.avs.net
Terrence N. McNelis, President & CEO, Allegheny Valley School

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