Pittsburgh, PA — The Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix, presented by the Greater Pittsburgh Automobile Dealers Foundation, unveiled major schedule changes to this year’s events in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
After consulting with city officials and stakeholders, the PVGP is canceling its July 17-26 Race Week, but plans a full return July 16-25, 2021 with Corvette remaining as Marque of the Year. The 2020 event cancellation also takes out the Vintage Indy Registry’s presence at this year’s event.
The Race Weekend at Schenley Park, PVGP Historics at Pitt Race, Blacktie & Tailpipes Gala, Walnut Street Car Show, Downtown Parade, Tune-Up Party, Jet Center Party and Kick-Off Rallye will return next year.
The PVGP is still planning to host its July 21 Waterfront Car Cruise and the July 23 Countryside Tour to Jamison Farm. In the months ahead the PVGP will work with their car club partners and sponsors to launch a series of driving tours, car shows and fund raisers to continue to support its selected charities that have been hit hard during the pandemic.
“We have explored every avenue for staging our traditional races and car shows in Schenley Park along with our 10 days of Race Week events, but it is just not possible to proceed under current circumstances,” said PVGP Executive Director Dan DelBianco. “To provide outlets for eager car enthusiasts, we plan to create smaller events this year to raise funds for our charities. I would like to thank our fans and sponsors for their support and patience in these challenging times. We look forward to hosting a full slate of events next year to carry on this great tradition.”
The PVGP will return all registrations and tickets minus any processing and credit card fees for cancelled events, and encourages registrants to consider donating all or part of their payments to support the event’s charity partners that serve individuals with autism and intellectual and developmental disabilities.