Big crowds enjoy Coatesville Grand Prix

Thousands of fans came out this past weekend for the Coatesville Grand Prix this past weekend. Thousands flocked to the City of Coatesville for the sixth annual Coatesville Invitational Vintage Grand Prix. Fans were treated to the thrill of watching drivers of vintage racing cars and motorcycles dating from 1900 to 1977 compete individually over a challenging 2.2-mile road course that wound through...

FAQ: What you need to know about the Coatesville Grand Prix

The Parade of cars from the 2021 Coatesville Grand Prix Experience the thrill of vintage autos and motorcycles revving through the heart of historic Coatesville, giving spectators a flashback to what the early days of American motorsports looked like. The family-fun motor sport event takes place on Saturday, September 17, with related events leading up to the Grand Prix on Thursday and Friday, September...

Events planned to celebrate Humphry Marshall’s 300th Anniversary

a picture of one of the 10 banners now displayed in West Chester and Marshallton, West Bradford Township. Artwork on the banner by the celebrated Chester County artist Adrian Martinez. If you live in the county seat of West Chester, you may have seen one of the banners (shown here) put up by the Humphry Marshall 300 Committee announcing the 300th anniversary of Marshall’s birthday.  The ad-hoc committee...

Chester County Studio Tour returns in May

Since the last County Studio Tour in May 2021, local artists have gone back into hibernation mode. We have been in our studios developing our ideas, nurturing our intuition, and perfecting our skills. Once again, we will emerge this May to share our creative environment and new artwork. This creative hibernation has blossomed into an official two-day event with signs, banners, and a catalogue highlighting...

Coatesville Christmas parade returns Dec. 4 and is bigger than ever

Once again this year, Chester County’s largest hometown parade, down the historic Lincoln Highway, takes place on Dec. 4. The Coatesville Christmas Parade, a holiday classic, begins at 10:00 a.m. starting at Strode Avenue and Lincoln Highway, and ends at the performing and judging area at 11th Avenue and Lincoln Highway. Originally a community project in the 1950s, the parade was then taken up...

Coatesville Grand Prix roars back with successful return

(L – R): Coatesville City Council Person Donald Folks, Brian Hoskins Trophy recipient Jim Frank, and Clay Kovatch from Brian Hoskins Ford at the 2021 Coatesville Invitational Vintage Grand Prix. COATESVILLE — Thousands lined the streets of Coatesville to cheer on nearly 50 drivers and riders of vintage cars and motorcycles as they charged through the historic city during the 5th Annual Coatesville...

Coatesville Grand Prix returning for 2021

Images from the 2019 Coatesville Grand Prix. COATESVILLE — The City of Coatesville is eagerly preparing to welcome visitors back to one of the country’s few remaining vintage motor sport events. The iconic Coatesville Invitational Vintage Grand Prix returns for its fifth year on Saturday, September 18, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. www.coatesvillegrandprix.com Spectators...

Thomas tapped to lead Coatesville Grand Prix

Lisa Thomas COATESVILLE — As community events re-emerge after year-long shutdowns, the City of Coatesville’s biggest attraction, the Coatesville Invitational Vintage Grand Prix, will return Saturday, September 18, and the City has engaged event and sports marketing professional Lisa Thomas as Event & Sponsorship Director to manage its growth. “As the region is opening up after COVID-19, the...

What To Do: Dia de Los Muertos, Halloween celebrations across the region

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times November 1 is a special day in Mexico and in Mexican American communities throughout the states. It is the day known as “Dia de Los Muertos” — the Day of the Dead. It is a festive day when families remember and honor their loved ones who have passed away. In Mexico, every ranch, town and city have special ways to commemorate this day. Casa...

Art Watch: The most important art weekend of the year

The Chester County Studio Tour is this weekend By Lele Galer, Columnist, The Times The hugely anticipated art event of the year is here, The Chester County Studio Tour, is this weekend Saturday and Sunday. This year an astonishing 179 artists are showing and selling their artwork in 72 art studio locations throughout Chester County Saturday May 20th 10am-6pm, and finishing up the next day Sunday May...