COATESVILLE — Telemundo62 sports anchor Jaime Becerril will return as guest emcee to the sixth annual Coatesville Invitational Vintage Grand Prix on Saturday, Sept. 17, between 10:30 a.m. and noon. Passionate about all Philadelphia sports, Jaime is a longtime avid motorsports fan. He is joined by hometown professional announcer Bob Reiner who has anchored the show since its inception, bringing years of vintage car and motorcycle knowledge to life with his colorful commentary.
The main event attracts thousands of visitors and residents, who will have the rare opportunity to experience the thrill of seeing five heats of vintage automobiles and motorcycles—from 1900 to 1977—in person as they traverse a challenging 2.2-mile route through the historic city. Streets of Coatesville. It is the only remaining Grand Prix in North America that is still run on city streets. For a complete list of events, times, course maps and more, visit https://coatesvillegrandprix.com/home.
Saturday general admission is free with excellent visibility along the entire course. The opening festivities begin at 8:30 a.m. and the action runs until noon. Beginning at 10:00 a.m., spectators will have access to this year’s new “infield” Grand Prix Beer Garden at Third Avenue and Lincoln Highway, sponsored by Jeff D’Ambrosio Auto Group and featuring food trucks from Deer Creek Malt, Splitting Edge Ax Throwing. and family sports, all just steps away from the start/finish line. Lots of shopping will be available at the Grand Prix Vendor Village featuring local and regional vendors and sponsors.
Tickets are available for the highly anticipated PRIXview party on Thursday, September 15th. Special display of selected vintage vehicles. The premier social event of the week is hosted by CIVGP committee member Crosby Wood and his wife Nancy at their historic Brooklawn home and co-sponsored by the Western Chester County Chamber of Commerce and CIVGP committee members. Tickets are $65 each and include cocktails, light fare and music. PRIXview tickets are available at https://coatesvillegrandprix.com/prixview-party.
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 tour the city and preview the course. Bring your pre-1977 hot rods, classic and restored cars! No entry fee or registration required; However, all vehicles must be licensed. Parking for cruise-in participants will be available on Lincoln Highway between First and Fourth streets where spectators can watch up close.
The Brandywine Motorsports Club continues to support the program with expertise in course design, driver registration, and competition oversight. Driver registration remains open at https://coatesvillegrandprix.com/rules%2Fregistration.
Major sponsors this year include Jeff D’Ambrosio Auto Group and The Coatesville Youth Initiative (made possible by Jennifer and Bob McNeil). Additional top sponsors are Brian Hoskins Ford, Howell Engineering & Surveying, Buckley Brian McGuire & Morris LLP, and JGM USA.
A portion of proceeds from sponsorships, PRIXview party tickets, event parking and souvenir sales benefit Coatesville Parks and Recreation initiatives.
For event details, vendor information, PRIXview Party ticket sales, driver registration, and volunteer opportunities, visit www.coatesvillegrandprix.com.