Events Announced for Sixth Annual Coatesville Invitational Vintage Grand Prix

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Image via the Coatesville Invitational Vintage Grand Prix.

Plans have been unveiled for the Sixth Annual Coatesville Invitational Vintage Grand Prix on Saturday, Sept. 17, with special events scheduled for Thursday and Friday evenings. 

Guests will experience the thrill of watching up to 80 vintage automobiles and motorcycles — dating from 1900 to 1977 — individually traverse a challenging 2.2-mile course that winds through the historic city streets of Coatesville.

Brandywine Motorsports Club continues to support the event with expertise in overseeing the course design, driver registration, and competition. Driver registration is open here.

General admission is free and spectators will enjoy vendors, food trucks and a new beer garden, all just steps away from the start/finish line. Proceeds from sponsorships, PRIXview Party tickets, and souvenir sales benefit the Coatesville Parks and Recreation initiatives. 

Grand Prix weekend kicks off with the PRIXview Party on Thursday, Sept. 15 from 6 PM to 9 PM. This evening is hosted by CIVGP committee member Crosby Wood and his wife Nancy at their historic Brooklawn Estate, just 15 minutes from downtown Coatesville in the rolling hills of Unionville. 

Co-hosted by the CIVGP Committee and the Western Chester County Chamber of Commerce, the PRIXview Party is one of the premier social events of the year and sold out in 2021. Enjoy an exclusive display of select vintage vehicles while mingling with drivers, event sponsors, committee members and other enthusiasts. Tickets are $50 and include cocktails, light fare and music. Tickets go on sale in July.  

On Sept. 16, the eve of the Grand Prix, the Friday Evening Cruise-in features vintage cars, trucks and special interest vehicles. Open to all car enthusiasts, this special evening allows non-competitors to cruise through the city and preview the course. Bring your pre-1977 hot rods, classic and restored cars.

No entry fee or registration is required; however, all vehicles must be licensed. Parking for Cruise-in participants will be available along Lincoln Highway between 1st and 4th Streets where spectators can get an up-close look. 

The Coatesville Invitational Vintage Grand Prix has welcomed early sponsorship commitments from Brian Hoskins Ford, Coatesville Express Car Wash, PECO, Pennoni, the Coatesville Youth Initiative — underwritten through the generosity of Jennifer and Bob McNeil — and Urban Outfitters. Sponsorship and vendor opportunities are an ideal way to boost visibility and show community support.  

To learn more about tax-deductible sponsorship opportunities, visit coatesvillegrandprix.com or contact Lisa Thomas at sponsorship@coatesvillegrandprix.com.  

For event details, vendor information, PRIXview Party and VIP ticket sales, and driver registration, visit coatesvillegrandprix.com or e-mail info@coatesvillegrandprix.com

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