Cars showcased ahead of Pittsburgh’s Vintage Grand Prix

The 35th annual Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix will take place July 15th and 16th at Schenley Park.

Before the big event, a car show was held Downtown Wednesday. Cars were lined up around the circle in Market Square. There were many different varieties, including several Camaro’s. The 50th anniversary of the Camaro is being celebrated this year.

One car resembled a typical 1950’s look and had a “Big Boy” burger and fries resting on the window ledge. Another more modern car was being painted in live art session.

The Vintage Grand Prix is a family affair for Michael and Colby Schindel. This father and son, not only love vintage cars, but also race in the event. Michael has been part of the Vintage Grand Prix since the beginning. Colby went from just tagging along with dad to now joining in on the race.

SportsPittsburgh serves as the title sponsor of the Vintage Grand Prix. Executive Director at SportsPittsburgh Jennifer Hawkins spoke about the Pittsburgh’s relationship with the Vintage Grand Prix. “We are honored that the organizers of the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix continue to hold this iconic event here in our great city.”

Over $4.75 million has been raised by the Vintage Grand Prix for two local charities, the Autism Society of Pittsburgh and the Allegheny Valley School. $405,500 was raised last year alone. Stop by the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix this weekend. It’s free to attend!