Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix Braces For Hot Weekend
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — From all over the country, people are arriving this weekend for the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix at Schenley Park.
“There are so many spectators lining the fences it’s like it’s back in the 50’s and 60s when they stared racing these cars back then,” Mike Zappa said.
But drivers and spectators alike are going to have to deal with an unusually hot weekend.
“In the car, it’s probably 130 degrees,” Zappa said. “We wear a cool suit that has ice in it that circulates through your vest to keep your body, your core temperature down.”
For fans lining the fences, they’ll have more conventional solutions to stay cool.
“Stay hydrated, wear a hat, walk around, don’t sit a lot,” Steve Weber, an organizer, said. “Walk some because you just want to keep your body moving. There’s a lot of shade throughout the park.”
In fact, the drivers encourage families to spend some time in the paddock area where the cars are stored and prepped for the races.
“The drivers love to show off their cars,” Weber said. “Lots of times if you have a little, kid they’ll put the child in the car so you can take pictures.”