That is, if you like cars that are actually works of art!

The Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix has been around since 1983 and is a great week plus car events all over the city. (July 1-15, 2018)

Who knows the owner who requested this paint job?

And the Owner

And the Owner

obviously did some drugs

obviously did some drugs

once upon a time

once upon a time

(Janis Joplin)

We’ve attended multiple times and it’s always a treat to spend the day walking at Schenley Park (on the Bob O’Connor Golf Course), chatting here and there with the car owners and those who come to admire.

Cars are grouped by model–everyone has a section: BMW, Bentley, Mustangs, Army vehicles … the list goes on and on.

Husband owns a 1964 GTO and this weekend, we drove that to GTO row and parked next to some other beauties. I choose this picture of it because it makes me laugh.

GTO and...

GTO and…

And yes, we had a small mishap on the way there and blew an air filter inside one of the three carburetor thingy whosiwasits.

not so fun

not so fun

 

You can purchase rides (proceeds to the charity)

One year a friend wound up with a ticket to ride in one of the race cars and passed it along to Alex. He had a fine time spinning around the only Street-course in the USA used for grand prix racing. I love that the car owners/drivers do this!

On hand to purchase: race paraphernalia, multiple food options, and race programs. Proceeds from items bought from the racing association go to the Autistic Society of Pittsburgh and Allegheny Valley School. Although statistics aren’t in for this year, in 2014, $360,000 was raised. Holding this event since 1983, they’ve raised $4.75 million to date. Bravo!

In 2004, the Pittsburgh International Race Complex was constructed north of the city. This almost three mile track enables racing fans to experience this large-motor cars (Mustangs, Corvettes, my favorite–the Jaguar–to race full-tilt on a track just for them.

If you go, remember it’s on a golf course–very little shade to be found. Wear a hat, slather on sunscreen, wear comfortable shoes, and drink lots of water.

Here are a few parting shots:

car engines

He looks at the engines…

I look at the pretty

I look at the pretty

Vintage taxi

We saw a neighbor drive his grandson to school in this vintage taxi!

Aren’t they beauties? Hope to catch you there some summer day.

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