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2023 Volunteer Opportunities 

Kick Off Rallye
July 9, 9-4 PM
Dual Devils Garage in Houston, PA

This is a one-day event that kicks off the Grand Prix with a 3-hour road tour and lunch afterward. the event starts and ends at Dual Devils Garage in Houston, PA. It is the one event where you can basically do what you want. Help direct the cars at the starting line, run a checkpoint, along the circuit, conduct booth sales, or learn about the fun of a timed race on city streets. No prior experience needed. 

Click HERE to sign-up today!

                Car Shows
Monday 7/17 – Walnut Street in Shadyside 
Tuesday 7/18 – Waterfront Car Cruise 
Wednesday 7/19 – Downtown Car Display
Wednesday 7/19 – Tune-Up at SouthSide Works 
Thursday 7/20 Countryside Tour 
Thursday 7/20 Passport to Elegance Party 
Friday 7/21 Forbes Avenue of Speed 
Race Weekend Car Shows at Schenley Park  7/22 thru 7/24
Post Event Clean-Up 7/24

This is a great opportunity to work around a myriad of unique and interesting cars you may have only heard of before! Volunteers help to register cars, direct traffic, and assure that the needs of each participating car club are met during the days of the show at Schenley Park and other events.

Click HERE to sign-up today!

Passport to Elegance Hanger Party
Set-Up Wednesday 7/19: 9:00 Am to 1:00 PM
Set-Up Thursday 7/20: Shifts 10:00 AM to Midnight
Clean Out: Thursday 7/20 10:00 PM thru Friday 7/21 6:00 AM

This is an exclusive hangar party at the Pittsburgh Butler Airport on Thursday, July 20. We are in need of volunteers to assist with the management of the auction and guest registration. Volunteers are needed to make sure silent auction bids are properly recorded on the auction roster and to help coordinate the end of auction activities

Click HERE to sign-up today!

Historics at Pittsburgh International Race Complex
July 13-16th 
Pittsburgh International Race Complex

PVGP has an abundance of volunteer jobs for the Hisotrics at Pittsburgh International Race Complex.

Click HERE to check them out and sign-up today!

Schenley Park Race Weekend
July 22 & 23 
Schenley Park

Join us for a day full of family-friendly automobile-themed activities at the Bob O’Connor Golf Course in Pittsburgh’s Schenley Park.

Click HERE to sign-up today!


BlackTie & Tailpipes Gala
July 14, 4-11 PM
Fox Chapel Golf Club

This is an elegant black-tie party held on Friday, July 14 at the Fox Chapel Golf Club We need volunteers to assist with the management of the auction and guest registration. Volunteers are needed to make sure silent auction bids are properly recorded on the auction roster and to help coordinate the end of auction activities.

Click HERE to sign-up today!

Race Track Set-Up & Tear Down
July 18 - 21
July 24 - 26

Many of us are going like gangbusters before the spectators and cars show up. The track and display facilities need to be ready for the weekend’s flurry of activities by Friday night. We would love to have a few more people get the place ready to roll! Afterward, we do the reverse and tear down the temporary track and prepare the streets for “normal activity” in Schenley Park.


Click HERE to sign-up today!.

PVGP Upcoming Events! 

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Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix

2018 Race Week Calendar


July 6 through 15, 2018


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

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.




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.”

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.

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

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