Shelbys, SAAC, Fords and Cantwell Will Reign at July 11-21 PVGP

Pittsburgh, PA — The Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix has named Shelby and Mustang as the honored 2019 Marque of the Year, and they will be the focus of each event during the July 11-21 event.
Photo: Bill Stoler

And for the first time on the East Coast, the Shelby American Automobile Club (SAAC) and Team Shelby are combining to stage their national convention; it will take place July 11-13 during the PVGP.

The SAAC-44 National Convention and Team Shelby East Coast Grand Nationals will be a highlight of the PVGP Historics at Pittsburgh International Race Complex (PIRC) as hundreds of Shelbys are on hand for high-performance track days, a road rally, a Poker Run, Concours judging and popular ballot car shows.
Also part of the PVGP is the Formula Ford Mini Festival as part of the 50th anniversary of the Formula Ford in the United States.
Everything gets underway July 13-14 with Pitt Race, a weekend of vintage sports cars, monoposto and historic race cars — and including a dedicated Formula Ford race group.
Then July 20-21, the nation’s largest vintage street race comes to the stone-walled, tree-lined streets of Schenley Park, and it will also feature a dedicated Formula Ford race group. Get all race info.
Overseeing all of the action as this year’s Grand Marshal is Chuck Cantwell, the engineer selected by Carroll Shelby to develop what would become the classic Mustang GT350. Cantwell also guided performance and prototype testing for the Shelby Mustang, working directly with legendary Shelby drivers including Ken Miles. He served as a GT350 test driver and raced prototypes with the SCCA early in the car’s development.