Ready, Set, Prix! Vintage car rally set to start
The weekend of racing finally is here.
After black-tie events and mystery tours through the area, the real events of the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix take place July 20 and 21 in Schenley Park. MGs, Bugattis, Jaguars, Porsches, you name it, will be roaring through the park.
Besides being fun, the grand prix has raised $3.2 million since 1983 for the Autism Society of Pittsburgh and the Allegheny Valley Schools.
Besides the racing, there will be a display of about 400 Ford Mustangs, the grand prix marque, or honored car of the year. The Mustangs will be in all of their forms, including the tough star of the film “Bullitt” from 1968.
The afternoon Countryside Tour on July 18 is sold out — and has been for a month — but here is the lineup for the rest of the weekend:
• Cars & Guitars — 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. July 18: An evening of music at the Hard Rock Cafe on the South Side. $15
• Race Car Parade — 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. July 19: Racing cars parade from Squirrel Hill into Schenley Park. Free
• Car Shows and Qualifiers — 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 20: Qualifying races start at 11 a.m. while car show begins at 9 a.m. Free
• Race Day — 8:15 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 21: Practice laps begin 8:15 a.m., car show starts 9:30 a.m. and racing begins at noon. Free
Bob Karlovits is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. Email bkarlovits@ tribweb.com or call 412-320-7852.
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