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Re: SAAC-44 - July 11-13, 2019, Pittsburgh International Race Complex
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2018, 06:50:22 AM »
We are excited to be the Featured Marque of the gala Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix.

Much more info about this event will be published over the next few months...
...you can learn about this great event here--->  https://www.pvgp.org/

The SAAC-44 web site will be open by the end of November.
Online Registration should be ready by end of December

Steve McDonald Formally known as Mcdonas

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Re: SAAC-44 - July 11-13, 2019, Pittsburgh International Race Complex
« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2018, 07:49:54 AM »
Road trip! It’s only about 4+ hours away. Now got to convince wife we need to stay all week
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Re: SAAC-44 - July 11-13, 2019, Pittsburgh International Race Complex
« Reply #3 on: November 10, 2018, 07:53:15 AM »
Awesome, looks great  8)
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Re: SAAC-44 - July 11-13, 2019, Pittsburgh International Race Complex
« Reply #4 on: November 10, 2018, 08:17:00 AM »
It looks like a need to book a flight for that time from germany. It will be my 6th saac meet then. I would love to bring my shelby but to ship it overseas and the time without it will be not nice.
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Re: SAAC-44 - July 11-13, 2019, Pittsburgh International Race Complex
« Reply #5 on: November 10, 2018, 11:54:57 AM »
Local and my birthday weekend. Maybe the rulers will let me play this year. 🤪

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Re: SAAC-44 - July 11-13, 2019, Pittsburgh International Race Complex
« Reply #6 on: November 10, 2018, 12:40:16 PM »
Rest of the emailed message:
Announcing...

SAAC-44 - July 11-13, 2019, Pittsburgh International Race Complex

We are excited to be the Featured Marque of the gala Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix.

Much more info about this event will be published over the next few months...

...you can learn about this great event here---> https://www.pvgp.org/

The SAAC-44 web site will be open by the end of November.

Online Registration should be ready by end of December.


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Re: SAAC-44 - July 11-13, 2019, Pittsburgh International Race Complex
« Reply #7 on: December 04, 2018, 10:59:05 AM »
Hi All just curious if the convention site was close to being online?
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Re: SAAC-44 - July 11-13, 2019, Pittsburgh International Race Complex
« Reply #8 on: December 07, 2018, 10:34:59 AM »
As a Pittsburgh native and active volunteer of the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix each year, I can't say how excited I am to have the convention back in town (so much has been done to the track -- now PittRace since it was last here for SAAC-34 when it was a much smaller track called BeaveRun) but more importantly the fact that Shelby is Marque of the Year for the PVGP.  I cannot overstate how incredible this event is each year.  It spans the better part of 10 days beginning with the weekend SAAC will be at PittRace and then there are events around the City of Pittsburgh each night leading up to the big races in a beautiful park near downtown Pittsburgh (next to Carnegie Mellon University and Pitt).  That following weekend for the races will yield about 3,000 cars all over the golf course for an incredible show on Saturday as the racing is occurring on city streets all around you.  It is the only such vintage race in the county still run on city streets.  That weekend will draw several hundred thousand people.  Shelby being Marque will have a prominent spot and involvement in each of the events throughout the week and will have a special parking area for the weekend at Schenley park.  The website, which has already been provided, provides a lot of details, but I would be happy to answer any questions any SAAC members have about that event.  This really is a wonderful car event in which Ford is heavily involved.  Last year, Henry Ford III's Ford GT was there in a display with my '65 GT350 among other cars.  Please try to figure out how you can stay all week -- you won't be sorry!!!  I didn't mention that they pull about 100 exotic cars as well for the shows (Ferrari's, Lambos), it is run by over 1,000 volunteers, and is 100% for charity (Autism society).  I will be working on the Marque of the Year committee for the PVGP, so am certainly open to any suggestions as well.  Hope to see you in "the Burgh"!!!!
Jason
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Re: SAAC-44 - July 11-13, 2019, Pittsburgh International Race Complex
« Reply #9 on: December 07, 2018, 11:17:57 AM »
As Jason stated a really great event! 

Along with the change of ownership the track has been expanded since SAAC was last there.  See attached, the area in the orange box was the track then, the additional section has been added since and they can run 2 smaller events or combine them for a longer racing surface.

Back in 2011 "The Cars of Carroll Shelby" was a featured Marque and SAAC's own Fran Kress is there with some Shelby automobiles every year.

(Just as a FYI, the national Alfa Romeo Club will also be holding their annual National gathering at this event, but they will be more to the second weekend events - according to a buddy with an Alfa.)

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'67 Shelby Headlight Bucket Grommets http://www.saacforum.com/index.php?topic=254.0
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Re: SAAC-44 - July 11-13, 2019, Pittsburgh International Race Complex
« Reply #10 on: December 07, 2018, 04:30:02 PM »
JD,
To elaborate on the Alfas, they will actually be staying at the same host hotel as SAAC coming in just after the convention is over. They are expecting 200 cars and they are looking to place a $4 million one in the lobby!  I know that because my friend, who is also very active in the Grand Prix and is a Mustang guy, is the Sales Manager at the hotel.  I usually park with Fran at the event in Schenley Park.  There are several local vintage Shelbys around town who usually attend.  There is a real nice invitational event in town on Monday July 15th where about 200 cars are roped off on an affluent street and we hang out for beer and pizza at a local establishment.  Shelbys will be parked together right in front.  If anyone is able to attend that event, please let me know what you plan to bring and I can provide that information to the gentleman who runs the event (his dog was named Shelby if that tells you anything about his interests!).  There isn't a lot of room, but I'm sure he would love to have a nice selection of vintage cars there.
Jason
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1968 GT350 #760
2006 GT-H #20
1964 Sunbeam Tiger #336
1964 1/2 Mustang convertible -12th day of production
1989 Saleen SSC #94