Join Us as Jaguar Takes Center Stage in Pittsburgh July 8-17

By Bryan Williams, Jaguar Club of Pittsburgh

The Jaguar Club of Pittsburgh will be a major participant as Jaguar is honored as Marque of the Year at the 2016 Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix July 8-17 in Schenley Park, Pittsburgh – and we hope you can join us!

The PVGP is special not only because it’s the only vintage races in the U.S. still run on city streets, but because the event benefits two worthy charities – the Autism Society of Pittsburgh and the Allegheny Valley School. Since 1983, the Grand Prix has donated $4.35 million to the two charities, including a record $400,000 for 2015.

If you own a new or vintage Jaguar or are just a Jaguar enthusiast, the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix this is the place to be this summer. Jaguars will be featured throughout all 10 days of the event, from car shows to the races.

Here is a listing of all of our events with details on where Jaguars will take center stage:

Blacktie & Tailpipes Gala – Friday, July 8 This grand affair will celebrate in formal black tie style at Allegheny Country Club. A special display area for Jaguars will be reserved in front of the club for any attendee bringing a Jaguar that night.

PVGP Historics at Pitt Race – July 8-10 Come out to watch historic races at the newly expanded track at Pittsburgh International Race Complex. Jaguars are sure to be in the races. You can park with other Jaguars on Spectator Hill VIP Parking.

Invitational Car Show on Walnut Street – Monday, July 11 This invitation-only show will feature a dozen significant Jaguars from the Jaguar Club of Pittsburgh.

Waterfront Car Cruise – Tuesday, July 12 Join 700 other car owners for a cruise at the Waterfront Mall in Homestead. A special area is reserved for all Jaguars.

Downtown Race Car Parade & Display – Wednesday, July 13 There are opportunities for old and new Jaguars to participate in the 100+ car parade and plaza display.

Grand Prix Tune-Up at Atria’s  – Wednesday, July 13 Plan to attend this exclusive event downtown at Atria’s at PNC Park. – Jaguars of all years will be parked on the Roberto Clemente Bridge and rare Jaguars will be in the corral in front of Atria’s.

Countryside Tour – Thursday, July 14 Travel through the back roads of Western Pennsylvania for an unforgettable journey. Jaguars manufactured before 1984 are encouraged to compete.

Schenley Park Race Weekend – July 16/17 The main event on Saturday and Sunday features a special display area for Jaguars as part of the 2,000 car International Car Show. Throughout the weekend watch vintage races on the nearby city streets.

As a participant in the Marque of the Year for the basic $100 registration fee, you will receive:

-- Entrance and one parking space to the Marque of the Year fairway on Race Weekend, July 16 and 17. 

-- A PVGP program and dash plaque.

-- One lunch each day, Saturday and Sunday. Additional lunches can be purchased separately through the PVGP – Marque of the Year web site registration form.

The Sunday Parade Lap of the race course will be available to all Marque of the Year registrants for an additional $25. This activity can be purchased separately through the PVGP – Marque of the Year web site registration form. Get all the details at www.pvgp.org .

The Jaguar Club of Pittsburgh will be holding its JCNA-sanctioned Concours d’Elegance as part of the Race Weekend activities. For information or to register for the Concours, contact Bryan Williams, concours chief judge, at 412-751-2355 or dsw222hataol.com.