Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix September 2011
The Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix, presented by Shop 'n Save, is quite a unique vintage racing event. It is not only America's largest vintage race, but the only one run on city streets – the way sports car racing began. It is one of Southwestern Pennsylvania's premiere events, one whose mission is to celebrate and honor our founding vintage auto enthusiasts while simultaneously using this venue to benefit charity. Funds raised help provide residential care, treatment and support for autistic and developmentally disabled individuals in the greater Pittsburgh area through the Autism Society of Pittsburgh and Allegheny Valley School.
The PVGP is synonymous with Schenley Park and 2011 marked the 29th consecutive year racing through the beautiful park setting. Vintage racing at Schenley Park is the culmination of a 10-day Race Week highlighted by Historic Races at BeaveRun, numerous car shows, cruises, a Blacktie Gala, and our Kickoff Road Rallye.
The end goal of this event is to raise funds for the charities and to provide quality vintage racing. Because of the generous support and contributions from the sponsors, and the dedication of the volunteers, the PVGP has been able to donate $2.95 million to two deserving charities: the Autism Society of Pittsburgh and Allegheny Valley School.
2011 was a watermark year as they raised a record $200,000 for charity and welcomed UBS and Suzuki as new major sponsors. The PVGP assumed full responsibility for sanctioning the Schenley Park Races and dozens of individuals stepped up to make it possible.