Capture the hometown festivities of Pittsburgh with this Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix painting. I never knew that Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania held the largest vintage sports car event in the United States. It’s a 10 day festival with over 250,000 spectators held every year in Schenley Park. The grand prix race started back in 1983 and has become the longest running vintage road race in the nation. As such, it now has international recognition as one of the premier vintage motorsports events. Who knew all this happened in Pittsburgh.
Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix Painting
The Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix, or PVGP, hosts 150 racers, over 2,500 show cars and motorbikes with about 250,000 weekend spectators. I call that a big event. The street race course is considered one of the most challenging on the vintage race circuit. It runs through Schenley Park and completes a 2.3 mile circuit. Riders have to maneuver around 23 turns, phone polls, manhole covers, stone walls and even a few haybales. It’s not easy but makes for a good spectator sport. There’s also fun after the race. The festivities now include a celebratory black tie gala, a downtown parade and car show. The event also donates money to charities. Since 1983, the even has raised $5.5 million for autistic and developmentally challenged individuals throughout the Pittsburgh region. I think that’s worth a checkered flag.
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