The 35th annual Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix (PVGP), presented by the Greater Pittsburgh Automobile Dealers Foundation, concluded on Race Weekend (July 15-16) at Pittsburgh’s Schenley Park. Leading up to the weekend was 10 days of events that included car shows, parades, a gala, a new party in an airplane hangar, vintage races, and much more.
This year, several Merakey Allegheny Valley School consumers attended PVGP events as charity ambassadors. They mingled at the Black Tie & Tailpipes Gala, sang the National Anthem, rode in race cars at Pitt-Race, and waved to the crowds as they participated in the race weekend Opening Ceremonies Parade. We are grateful to the ambassadors for representing Merakey AVS so well! The beautiful weather drew huge crowds to Schenley Park for Race Weekend. The park was filled with spectacular cars of all ages, makes and models – including numerous Camaros, the 2017 Marque of the Year. Spectators participated in activities designed for all ages, including the qualifying races on July 15 and the finals on July 16.
We are grateful to the many family members, friends, and employees who came out to Schenley Park to volunteer and sell PVGP merchandise. The sunny weather helped to make this weekend a huge success. THANK YOU to our army of volunteers!
The PVGP is a volunteer-led organization with more than 1,000 participants coming together to run the entire event from laying the race track, to collecting donations, to selling merchandise. The event brings race fans from around the world to Pittsburgh to experience this truly unique festival of vintage cars. We are grateful to all volunteers for their efforts to ensure the event runs smoothly, is enjoyable to the spectators, and is a huge success for the charities. Since its start in 1983, the PVGP has raised more than $4.75 million for its two charities - Merakey Allegheny Valley School and the Autism Society of Pittsburgh.
Save the date for PVGP 2018: July 6 – 15, with Race Weekend on July 14 and 15. BMW will be the Marque of the Year in 2018!
For more about the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix, visit www.pvgp.org.