The Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix, the Pitt Stop MINI Club, and MINI of Pittsburgh would like to invite you and members of your organization to the 2014 PVGP MINI Marque of the Year events. The PVGP is the nation's largest vintage race event, covering ten full days - with each event focusing on MINIs. This is a must for any MINI owner or fan. MINI's, old and new are welcome. The culmination of 2014 Grand Prix Race Week occurs on the July 19/20 weekend in Schenley Park, Pittsburgh, where organizers have reserved space for the first 500 MINIs to be on display in the middle of the golf course overlooking the vintage races. MINI owners will be part of the country's largest vintage race event and have an opportunity to take a parade lap on the 2.3 mile street circuit in front of 100,000 spectators! The MINI of Pittsburgh dealership and the Pitt Stop MINI Club will host the Marque Pavilion. Detail information about the PVGP Marque of the Year events can be found at: MINI – 2014 Honored Marque | Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix, including hotel information and information about each specific event throughout race week. If you are interested in any the events, please reply with additional contact information so that we may provide you and your organization with more detail information. Listed below are some of the events you can expect to see and attend during this 10 day festival of car shows, races and special events. Kick-Off Rallye Sunday, July 6 Kick-Off Rallye | Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix While driving your own MINI you can participate in this three hour tour through Pittsburgh and the countryside. There will be special awards for MINI competitors. Blacktie & Tailpipes Gala, Friday, July 11 Blacktie & Tailpipes Gala | Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix This grand affair at the Longue Vue Club will celebrate in MINI formal black tie style. PVGP Historic Weekend at Pitt-Race Complex - July 12/13 PVGP Historics at Pitt Race Complex | Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix These historic races feature a variety of vintage and modern race cars. There will be a MINI Corral and tent at trackside where owners can display their cars and watch the races all weekend. Invitational Car Show on Walnut Street - Monday, July 14 www.pvgp.org/shadyside This invitation only show will feature a ten significant MINIs. Let us know about your special MINI and you might get one of the coveted spots! Waterfront Car Cruise - Tuesday July 15 Car Cruise at the Waterfront | Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix Join 700 other car owners where the MINI will be the centerpiece. Downtown Race Car Parade & Display - Wednesday July 16 www.pvgp.org/parade There are opportunities for 20 MINIs to participate in the 100 car parade and plaza display. Grand Prix Tune- Wednesday July 16 Tune-Up Party | Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix Plan to attend this exclusive event in downtown Pittsburgh - Racing MINIs will be featured. Countryside Tour - Thursday July 17 Countryside Tour | Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix Travel through the back roads of Western PA for an unforgettable journey in your MINI. Hard Rock CafÃ© - Thursday July 17 Hard Rock Cafe – Cars & Guitars | Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix An evening of great music provided by the pure American roots rock of the Gathering Field. Schenley Park Race Weekend - July 18-20 International Car Show at Schenley Park | Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix The main event on Saturday and Sunday features a MINI Marque Pavilion for the first 500 MINIs as part of the 2,000 car International Car Show. Throughout the weekend watch vintage races on the city streets adjacent to the marque display. There's a lot going on so please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions, Jerry Longstreth/PVGP Marque Coordinator [email protected] Amber Back/Pitt Stop MINI Club [email protected] Bob Speer/PVGP Car Show Director [email protected] For complete details on the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix visit Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix 1000 Gamma Drive, Suite 106 | Pittsburgh, PA 15238 | 412 559-3500 | [email protected] The Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix Association is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization with a mission to hold a world-class vintage automotive event for charity. It is the region's premier summer automotive event with 250,000 attendees. The 2014 Race Week runs from July 11 through 20, culminating with our vintage races through the streets of Pittsburgh and car shows at Schenley Park on the weekend of July 19/20. Since 1983 this volunteer-driven event has raised over $3.5 million for the Autism Society of Pittsburgh and Allegheny Valley School.