36th Annual Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix Begins

$5 Million Later

Larry Richert and John Shumway
July 13, 2018 - 10:52 am
Vintage Car


The 36th Annual Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix takes place this Saturday and Sunday.

Dan Delbianco, Executive Director for the Pittsburgh VIntage Grand Prix, joined KDKA Radio on Friday to explain the event and its purpose.

Dan tells listeners the experience is unique;

“150 race cars on the street, 3,000 show cars, and probably 100,000 spectators watching it all. That’s a special enough event that there’s only a couple things like that in the world.”

There are obstacles and deterrents throughout the course.

“Two and half miles of twisting, turning, city roads with manhole covers, curbs, stone walls, telephone poles. It's quite interesting.” Delbianco continued,

“It’s Free to spectators to watch. We have paid parking available at Flagstaff Hill which is right across from Phipps, and a shuttle bus will take them up to the golf course. That’s the best place; anywhere on the Bob O’connor Golf Course,” Delbianco said.

He said the event will feature classic cars, some older than the people watching.

“A lot of cars from the 30’s 40’s and 50’s that are racing out there. Very valuable too.” Delbianco added.

He also tells KDKA about his experience driving a “vintage” car.

“It’s a throwback. You have to drive a stick shift. There is no power steering, there is no electronics inside of it.”

Hours of operation go from 9am-5pm on Saturday and Sunday. 

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