Summer driving tour -- an invite from Chicago region

FRI July 22 thru MON July 25

Event Limit: 60 cars and 90 people... (No exceptions!)

So far, 33 cars and 62 people have registered.

The Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix (PVGP) is one of two vintage car races on city streets in the U.S. We will be driving to Pittsburgh on Friday 7/22. We will stop for a nice BBQ lunch along the way in New Philadelphia, Ohio. We should arrive at 6 p.m. or so Friday evening. 

I have reserved a block of 65 rooms at the Hampton Inn Pittsburgh University/Medical Center for each night (Friday thru Sunday). The discounted room rate is $169 per night plus tax. Use this link to make your reservation:(ctrl click)

No payment is due for the hotel until we arrive on July 22, 2022.                                  

The Allegheny Region PCA (ARPCA) runs a great event in Schenley Park (where the race course is….). Attendees park their Porsches together on a fairway, on the golf course. The parking location is a 2 minute walk to the race course.  The ARPCA provides a wonderful catered lunch on Saturday and Sunday right on the golf course. Did I mention that every single fairway will be covered with cars from every imaginable marque? It’s an honest to goodness cargasm! Attendees are welcome to tour the paddock area which is just full of amazing and historical race cars. Free shuttle buses run to the paddock all day. You can walk right up and touch the race cars and talk to the owners/drivers.

We will caravan to the event from the hotel on Saturday and Sunday morning. The qualifications/racing is through by 5 or 6 pm each day. The hotel will provide a segregated parking area for our Porsche’s. A washing area is also available for the “concours” diehards.

We will make sure that you have time to explore Pittsburgh which is a great town that has lost its rust-belt reputation! Great shopping, dining and sightseeing are available.

The hotel has approved a PCA CHICAGO cocktail party in the hotel lobby on Saturday evening/night. So we can take over the lobby and party like it’s 1999. (Unfortunately without Prince.)

On Sunday evening, we will dine as a group at the Monterey Bay Fish Grotto restaurant high atop Mt. Washington. We will travel by motor coach to and from the restaurant. No parking and no DWI opportunities. The food is great and so is the view of the city. You will see why they call it Three Rivers Stadium! (Ask anyone who has been..)

You are free to drive home at your leisure on Monday 07/25/22.  

Once you make a room reservation, please send me an e-mail to let me know you plan to attend and provide the requested information. I will need the names and e-mails of all of the attendees. I will also need you to identify the vehicle you will be driving. No e-mail, no additional information! You decide…..   Questions? John Diwik 630-962-9224

Posted on Monday, May 23, 2022 7:14 AM, updated on Monday, May 23, 2022 7:28 AM
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