by Bernard Martin
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Pittsburgh, PA - The Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix (PVGP) is proud to announce that Ferrari and N.A.R.T. - North American Racing Team, will be honored as Marque of the Year at the 2023 event. The two entities have a rich and fascinating history inextricably intertwined to Pennsylvania, and their association has led to some of the most memorable moments in the world of motorsports.
Ferrari, one of the most iconic and successful brands in motorsports, has been a timeless symbol of speed, power, and passion. Enzo Ferrari, the founder of the company, began his career as a test driver for a small car company in Milan and later worked for Alfa Romeo as a racing driver and team manager. In 1929, he established the Scuderia Ferrari racing team to support and develop race driver talent, which quickly became one of the most successful teams in the sport.
After dissolving Scuderia Ferrari in 1937, Enzo Ferrari founded Auto Avio Costruzioni, which produced the first Ferrari-badged car in 1947. Ferrari quickly established itself as a dominant force in the world of racing, winning numerous races and championships in Formula One and other international motorsports events.
Luigi Chinetti Sr. played a significant role in Ferrari's early success in America. He was appointed as the official importer of Ferrari cars to the United States in the late 1940s, and his passion for the brand and belief in the potential of American drivers and teams led him to establish the North American Racing Team (NART) in 1958.
The 2023 Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix will showcase the rich history and legacy of Ferrari and N.A.R.T. Many chapter members of the Ferrari Club of America from throughout North America have already committed to congregating in Pittsburgh for Tifosi centered events. The events are expected to attract a vast number of motorsport enthusiasts and will feature a wide range of activities, including car shows, races, and exhibitions.
The Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix is a charity event that has donated more than $6.5 million to the Autism Society of Pittsburgh and the Allegheny Valley School over the last 39 years. The 2023 event promises to be another successful and memorable occasion, with Ferrari and N.A.R.T. taking center stage.
About the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix
Begun in 1983, the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix Motorsport Festival features two weekends of racing action. The first weekend is the PVGP Historics at Pitt Race on July 14-16 2023.
The second weekend, July 22-23, 2023, is racing on a 2.33-mile road course set on the streets of Schenley Park. Between the race weekends there are car shows, parties, car shows road rallies, and more.
The PVGP is a volunteer driven 501 (c) (3) non- profit organization with a mission to provide residential care, treatment and support for people with autism and intellectual/developmental disabilities. Since 1983, $6.4 million has been donated locally to Autism-Pittsburgh and Merakey Allegheny Valley School.
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