Revving Up for the 7th Annual Coatesville Invitational Vintage Grand Prix: Everything You Need to Know

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COATESVILLE, PA — The City of Coatesville takes center stage from September 14 to 16 when it hosts the Coatesville Invitational Vintage Grand Prix, one of the most iconic motorsport events in the country. It’s a rare chance to see up to 90 unique vintage race cars and motorcycles perform. A new feature this year, the 1st Annual Vintage Auto/Moto Show, will be held just steps away.

The fun unfolds at the PrixView Party on Thursday, September 14 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the historic Brooklawn home of Crosby and Nancy Wood, cohosted by the Western Chester County Chamber of Commerce. The ticketed event features entertainment by the Joe Hillman Band, food and beverage trucks, and an exclusive up-close look at some of the vehicles entered in the Grand Prix.

The public is invited to Cruise-in the City on Friday, September 15 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Step back in time and experience a cool night of cruising along classic vehicles and motorcycles. Cruisers can preview the course, park between 1st and 5th Avenues, and mingle with fellow motorsport enthusiasts (FREE; all vintage and present cars welcome).

Come early and get a front-row view at the 7th Annual Coatesville Invitational Vintage Grand Prix on Saturday, September 16 between 9:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Watch over 70 vintage machines roar along Lincoln Highway and witness the skill of drivers of nostalgic cars and motorcycles as they navigate the challenging 2-mile road course. The Start/Finish line is located at 3rd and Lincoln Highway, with guest emcee Telemundo62 Sports Anchor Jaime Becerril and renowned motorsport commentator Bobb Rayner calling all the action.

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Group I: 1900-1950 Open Wheel Race Cars
Group II: 1950-1983 4- and 6-cylinder Race Cars
Group III: 1950-1983 6-, 8- and 12-cylinder Race Cars
Group IV: 1900-1983 500cc and under Race Motorcycles
Group V: 1900-1983 Over 500cc Race Motorcycles

Enjoy music and entertainment, a vendor village, local restaurants and food trucks, and a refreshing beer and wine garden. Kids will have a blast, especially at the soapbox derby! Adjacent to the event, the 1st Annual Vintage Auto/Moto Show, sponsored by Brian Hoskins Ford and brought to you by Motor House Media, will feature a curated selection of vintage cars and motorcycles. The event is free to attend.

Public parking is available at Gateway Park, the National Iron & Steel Heritage Museum (adjacent to Gateway Park), The Flats at 115 West Lincoln Highway, and 190 West Lincoln Highway.

A portion of the proceeds benefits Coatesville Parks and Recreation quality of life initiatives. This year’s Grand Prix lead sponsors include Coatesville Youth Initiative (made possible by Jennifer and Bob McNeil), Brian Hoskins Ford, Jeff D’Ambrosio Auto Group, Cedarville Engineering Group, Cleveland-Cliffs Inc., and JGM USA.

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7th Annual Coatesville Invitational Vintage Grand Prix

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