The 2010 event season has finally begun to unfold. Planning for the PVGP has been underway for some time. This promises to be another outstanding year.
We have improved some of the paddock facilities and amenities, expanded the VSCCA race control tent to accommodate larger entertaining and dining facilities. The driver’s reception on Friday evening has become a greatly anticipated event held in some of the most prestigious venues in Pittsburgh. This year we have elected to host it directly at the track—you will be able to drive your cars there to create a nice display and the facility will remain open for the entire weekend. It will overlook the track and all subsequent meals, meetings, etc. will be held in this area.
Repairs and improvements have been made to the course, eliminating some of the rougher paving in some of the corners. We are looking into the use of transponders and will have more information on this as we get closer to Pittsburgh. The transponders, if we use them, will be available for rental. We have expanded the eligibility in each of the groups to accommodate more cars which normally do not conform to VSCCA specification.
Audi is the featured marque this year and it is expected to draw a large contingent on the show field. Corvette and Yenko Chevrolets are the spotlight cars and will have a display location in the revised paddock facilities. This year is the 100th Anniversary of Alfa Romeo; we will feature an all Alfa-Romeo race on Saturday afternoon with a blend of Pre- and post-war Alfa Romeos.
For the past 27 years, PVGP Association and the VSCCA have worked together to support the Autism Society and Allegheny Valley School, making it possible for further research, and to enhance the lives of developmentally disabled people. Your participation in this great event has made much of this possible. Several years ago we started the Roundel Sponsorship of cars, which is an opportunity for you to increase your donation to these fine charities. As a sponsor, you receive custom roundels for your car with your number, and the sponsorship funds go directly to the charities. Please contact Molly for more information regarding sponsorship.
Again, this year I have been blessed to work with my two event co-chairs, Jake Jacobson and Jerry Greaves and the amazing dedication of Molly and Barb. We have been able to work together with PVGP Association’s Rocky Farrar and his wonderful group of volunteers. Together we offer you the opportunity to enjoy and participate in the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix, recognized worldwide as a premier vintage racing event, the only vintage race in America held on city streets through the spectacular Schenley Park in downtown Pittsburgh. Please join us in making the 28th running of the PVGP the very best ever.
See you in Pittsburgh!
All the best,