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Chriss Swaney/Carnegie Mellon
412-268-5776
Dan Torisky/ Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix
412-243-8882
Ray Smith/Shop 'n Save
412-225-5745

For immediate release:
May 9, 2003

Carnegie Mellon and Vintage Grand Prix To Announce New Collegiate Race Event

PITTSBURGH—Carnegie Mellon University and the Vintage Grand Prix will introduce a new race this season for college-age drivers at a press event, 11:30 a.m. Monday, May 12, at Carnegie Mellon.

The new Richard M. Caliguiri Collegiate Invitational Race, named in honor of the late Pittsburgh mayor, will be held July 19 in Schenley Park. The Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix, presented by Shop 'n Save, is in its 21st year.

Carnegie Mellon mechanical engineering students will lead a field of racing competitors from a handful of universities, including the University of Pittsburgh, Ohio State University, Pennsylvania State University and West Virginia University. Students will compete in homemade racecars designed to reach speeds of 120 mph.

The collegiate race is part of the annual Vintage Grand Prix race event, which supports programs and services of the Autism Society of Pittsburgh and Allegheny Valley School.

Race details will be unveiled by Jim Garrett, associate dean of Carnegie Mellon's College of Engineering, and Vintage Grand Prix Race Chairman Michael Connolly.

WHEN: 11:30 a.m., Monday, May 12.

WHERE: Engine Lab, Hamerschlag Hall, Carnegie Mellon University, off Frew Street and Schenley Park.

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