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David Hobbs to serve as honorary race director of the PVGP Historics

The Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix (PVGP) is set to host the 60th GT40 Reunion during the July 25-28 PVGP Historics this year at Pittsburgh International Race Complex in Wampum. The organization recently announced that David Hobbs will attend and serve in dual capacities as the Honorary Race Director for the PVGP Historic Races and the Master of Ceremonies for the GT40 60th Reunion.

In a 31-year driving career, Hobbs raced in almost every imaginable category: endurance sports racers, touring cars, Formula 1, Formula 5000, IndyCar, IMSA, Trans-Am, Can-Am, and NASCAR. As a former GT40 racer for Gulf Oil, he will be right at home this July in Pittsburgh, where there will be an abundance of GT40 history.

Following his Racing career, Hobbs entered broadcasting, becoming a revered figure on SpeedTV, CBS, ESPN and NBCSN, providing insightful commentary for NASCAR, Formula One, and the IndyCar series. His deep understanding of automotive history and Racing dynamics, coupled with his engaging storytelling ability, have earned him numerous accolades in the broadcasting realm. David Hobbs’s involvement is set to significantly elevate the atmosphere of the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix for all attendees.

“We are thrilled to have David Hobbs join us in these pivotal roles. Our collaboration with the PVGP allows us to produce an event that truly honors the GT40’s significant heritage and its impact on motorsports,” said Rick Muck, Managing Director of AutoventureUSA and the GT40 Reunion. This reunion commemorates the GT40’s 60 years of Racing legacy and aligns perfectly with the PVGP commitment to celebrating automotive history”.

GT40 REUNION

The paddock and VDA at Pitt Race will be packed with GT40s and enthusiasts of this historic car. There will be track sessions on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, with the GT40 Featured Race on Sunday afternoon. Schedule The Reunion is welcoming all Ford GT variants, from the original 1964 Ford GT, which became the GT40 in both Mk I and Mk II versions, the Mk IV, which won the two races it entered, the reborn 2005-2006 Ford GT, and the latest in the Ford GT lineup, the 2017-2024 Ford GT which returned Ford to LeMans with a class win on the 50th anniversary of Ford’s iconic 1-2-3 Finish. Ford-powered, accurate replicas are also welcome to attend.

Click HERE for a detailed PVGP schedule and links to all events.

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