Duke MegaDork
7/13/21 9:28 a.m.

Hello all!

Brandywine Motorsport Club is proud to be managing all technical and safety aspects of the 2021 Coatesville Vintage Grand Prix driving event!

September 18, 2021 marks the 5th annual running of this popular exhibition of vintage racers (well, except 2020 - thanks, COVID).  The event features race cars and race motorcycles from 1900-1975, demonstrating their speed on the Streets of Coatesville road course.  Drivers will run timed lapping sessions, exhibiting the performance of these vintage machines.

I know some of you here are familiar with this spectacular vintage driving event.  Pictures and videos of past events, and other information can be found at www.coatesvillegrandprix.com .  It is hugely popular with the community and a lot of fun.

BMC is actively seeking volunteers for driving event management positions - flaggers, corner workers, grid marshals, tech inspectors, and other supporting roles.  Spend the day up close with many rare and exciting race cars and motorcycles, being driven at speed.

There is no cost to you - it's a free backstage pass!  We are also offering additional perks such as annual Club membership and credit towards entry fee for a future BMC event. Lunch will be provided by BMC for all volunteers.  Experience is appreciated but not required.  If you have worked the course at an autocross event, you are familiar with the basic duties involved.

Details on volunteering are at http://msreg.com/CVGP-volunteer - please check it out and sign up to be involved in running this one-of-a-kind event.

This year there will be an open cruise night on Friday evening before Saturday's Grand Prix.

If you have a vintage racing car or motorcycle and would like to drive / ride in the Grand Prix, information is available here:  http://msreg.com/CVGP2021 .  We will feature the following classes:

  • Group 1: 1900 to 1950 - Open wheel race cars
  • Group 2: 1930 to 1975 - 4-cylinder race cars
  • Group 3: 1930 to 1975 - 6-cylinder race cars 
  • Group 4: 1930 to 1975 - 8 to 12 cylinder race cars
  • Group 5: 1930 to 1975 - racing motorcycles (all)

We have room for [48] cars and [24] motorcycles, and registrations are starting to fill up.  We would love to see some first-timers share their vintage race vehicle with the crowd!

[edit - updated vehicle quantities]

Duke MegaDork
7/21/21 1:05 p.m.


Bring your car or yourself out.  It's a really fun event.


rattfink81 Reader
7/21/21 2:19 p.m.

Thanks for posting this, I live up near Reading so I'm planning on dragging the family out to this. 

Duke MegaDork
8/13/21 12:13 p.m.

Bump again!  We still need both race entries and volunteers!

Do you have a 1975 or older vintage race car or motorcycle? The Coatesville Vintage Grand Prix is looking for driver / rider entries!  September 18th is the 5th annual running of this fun event in eastern PA. Show your classic off during timed lapping sessions on the Streets of Coatesville road course - passing permitted!

Entry details and preregistration at the link: msreg.com/CVGP2021

Volunteer to be a track marshal for the day and get our undying gratitude, lunch, and some valuable shwag:  msreg.com/CVGP-volunteer


AxeHealey GRM+ Memberand Dork
8/13/21 12:43 p.m.

Very cool! I need to make it out there sometime. 

Duke MegaDork
8/13/21 12:56 p.m.

In reply to AxeHealey :

How about... next month?


Donebrokeit UltraDork
8/13/21 1:40 p.m.

I went to the last event, had a great day.

AxeHealey GRM+ Memberand Dork
8/13/21 1:59 p.m.
Duke said:

In reply to AxeHealey :

How about... next month?


Have you seen my tow rig? I'd have to leave now to get to Philly in time.

Seriously - that looks like an awesome event. 

Duke MegaDork
8/13/21 2:14 p.m.


If anybody does come out to watch, please stop by the timing / scoring RV just a bit past the start / finish line and introduce yourselves!


Tom1200 SuperDork
8/13/21 3:35 p.m.

Thank goodness this event is across the country. My Datsun qualifies and I have an open offer to run a friends early 70s GP Yamaha, the temptation would be to much.

Duke MegaDork
8/27/21 8:58 a.m.

OK, vintage racers!  CVGP preregistration closes in just 1 week - 04 September.

Details and preregistration are in the first post above.

Volunteer registration closes on 11 September, and we can still use more hands.  Info and link on that above as well.

Thanks!  We hope to see you there.


Donebrokeit UltraDork
9/18/21 11:06 p.m.

Monkey out for a ride.


Is the sizing okay?

Donebrokeit UltraDork
9/18/21 11:19 p.m.


Feedyurhed UltraDork
9/19/21 5:30 a.m.

Great pics! Thanks for posting.

TurnerX19 UltraDork
9/19/21 9:00 a.m.

Who oiled the track in front of the mini-mart? Off line at least.

Pepe New Reader
9/19/21 9:31 a.m.

Damn, wish I've heard about this a few days ago.

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