Downtown Parade & Car Display
Date: Wed, July 18th 2012
Time: 10:30 AM – 2:00 PM
Admission Info: Free Event
Event Category: Festivals, Fairs & Parade
External Link: Event Website
The Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix hosts a parade and car display in downtown Pittsburgh. We are pleased to announce that we are adding a fourth location for 2012 – an all day show at the Fort Pitt Museum at Point State Park. We are grateful to UBS for sponsoring this event for the second consecutive year.
The parade has a new starting point – the Rivers Casino! The casino is beside Heinz Field on the North Shore. Cars will stage in the parking lot across street from the main entrance, and will pass under the marque as they head into town. The PVGP is excited about this new partnership. Please email Rich Spring if you would like to participate in the parade....
. .If you work Downtown, Wednesday of Race Week is a great day to take a long lunch break. Nestled among the skyscrapers several of downtown’s most prominent addresses open their courtyards for a sparkling preview of the upcoming weekend’s shows and races.
The car show starts with a parade into Pittsburgh from Rivers Casino on the north side at 10:30. Please arrive as close as possible to 9:00 AM to ensure your space in the parade. Due to an ever growing interest, no reserved parade spaces are available except for sponsor vehicles. Parade participation is restricted to antique, classic or race cars.
Registration Opens 8:00 AM
Parade Stages: 8:30 – 10:00 AM
Parade Departs: 10:30 AM
Cars Displayed downtown: 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
The Parade Lap enters the city at 10:45 AM and thunders through the streets, dropping off cars at four locations:
DJ Kelli Burns is appearing at our Market Square Car Show, providing musical entertainment during all afternoon.
The event is free to the public, but space is limited for show cars, if you are interested in participating in the parade and showing your car afterward please contact the captains:
- Parade, PPG, Market Square and parade Richard Spring
- U.S. Steel Tower Jerry Longstreth
- Fort Pitt Museum at Point State Park - Joy Balentine
Many thanks to the City of Pittsburgh and the plazas that host our car shows – we appreciate their generosity.
After the car display walk on over and join us for the PVGP Tune-Up at Bossa Nova from 6:00 until 9:00 PM. There will be a Happy Hour, appetizers and a display of race cars – only $40.
Brought to you by:
Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix