Forbes Avenue Circuit Returns to Vintage Grand Prix
By Meghan Poisson-DeWitt
A shot from the last Forbes Avenue of Speed in 2013 taken by Mattew Little
The Pittsburgh Grand Prix, a favorite among locals and car enthusiast from across the country, is the largest vintage car race in the county. It began as a single day event in 1983 and has since grown into a 10 day event that draws in over 250,000 spectators. The Pittsburgh Grand Prix is an event with a mission: “to produce a world-class vintage racing event in order to raise funds to help provide residential care, treatment and support for developmentally disabled individuals in the Pittsburgh region.” With events starting July 3rd with the Kickoff Rally and ending on July 17th with the Shenley Park Race Weekend, there are plenty of opportunities to enjoy these amazing cars as they race and parade around the city!
As the Grand Prix enters it’s 34th year, SHM is thrilled to announce the return of the Forbes Avenue Race Car Parade and Display! The “Forbes Avenue of Speed” event, last held in 2013, features over 75 cars, including racing, classic and Marque of the Year cars. The parade starts in Schenley park, winding down Beacon Street to Shady Avenue before turning onto Forbes Avenue. Both sides of Forbes Avenue between Shady and Murray will be transformed into an fantastic car show!
The parade begins at 6:30 with the entire event ending at 8pm. Both events parade and car show are open to the public and free of charge.
This year, this amazing automotive event coincides with the Squirrel Hill Sidewalk Sale! Head to Forbes and Murray Avenues from Thursday, July 14th to Saturday, July 16th to find the best deals of the year on clothing, shoes, household items, gifts, and so much more. The Sidewalk Sale will also feature musical performances and a collection of food trucks, the perfect compliment to our fantastic local eateries and shops! Don’t miss out on this amazing weekend!