The Coatesville Invitational Vintage Grand Prix is a unique event where spectators will experience the sights and sounds of historically significant cars and motorcycles, racing through the city of Coatesville.
New this year is a Friday Cruise-in event featuring vintage cars, trucks and special interest vehicles. From 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., the public is invited to cruise in their hot rods, classic and restored cars and can park their vehicles on Lincoln Highway between 1st and 5th streets where spectators can get an up-close look. No entry fee or registration is required; however, all vehicles must be licensed. In addition, the Coatesville Rotary Club will host a ticketed PRIXview Party on Thursday night, September 16, at Brooklawn (Tickets coming soon.)
The main event begins Saturday, September 18th at 8:00am with a Color Guard performance of the National Anthem and cars will leave the start at 8:30. Classic vehicles, dating from the early 1900's through 1975, leave the pit at 9am and follow a 2 mile course throughout the city. Local vendors, food and beverage trucks, and a VIP Beer Garden add to the day's entertainment!
“It looked like Watkins Glen in the ’50s. It was the most fun I’ve had yet behind the wheel.”
— Jon Keesey
“Hoping this is something that continues every year... My family and I had a great time!!! It was great to see so many people in Coatesville get out to enjoy it!!”
— Kelly MacNamee Davis
“What a great day for Coatesville! Everyone was enjoying themselves, great cars, great food. I’m hoping this will be an annual event!”
— Tom Sweeney
The first and only city in Chester County, Coatesville is home to 13,000 neighbors and is undergoing economic and cultural revitalization that integrates innovation, education, and smart economic development, fueled by four Opportunity Zone tracts and a lively entrepreneurial spirit grounded in its historic past. Founded in 1915, Coatesville’s Historic District features many resources listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The City is home to the nationally recognized Coatesville Invitational Vintage Grand Prix.