1964 Triumph TR4- Russ Kolesar.
1964 Triumph TR4- Russ Kolesar.

Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix 2014 – Report and Photos

The Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix 2014 was held July 19-20 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. An estimated crowd of more than 200,000 spectators visited the 10-day festival that culminated with the 32nd annual races staged on the scenic, yet technically challenging circuit at Schenley Park.

The Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix (PVGP) is unique in America, as it’s the only vintage car race staged on public roads amidst the public 456-acre Schenley Park. The 2.33 mile circuit is comprised of 23 turns, complete with two lane roads, bridges with stone walls, curbs, manhole covers and telephone poles.

A field of more than 150 vintage race cars participated in the 2014 Pittsburgh Vintage GP, grouped together by engine size and year of manufacture in six race classes and two featured races. There were practice warm-up sessions each morning, with qualifying races on Saturday and the featured races staged on Sunday. Notable and interesting entries traversing the challenging Schenley Park track included the 1959 Abarth Zagato 750 GT; 1964 Causey P6 Special; 1959 Quantum Two; 1956 Turner 803; 1949 Jaguar XK120; 1928 Riley Brooklands; 1960 BMW 700 Sport; 1957 Elva MkI; 1957 Porsche 356 and 1960 Elva MkIV.

Similar to the 2013 races, photographer Michael DiPleco also documented the 2014 PVGP, offering the following pictures that not only show the field of historic race cars, but also the unique setting of the Schenley Park track. We split up Michael’s 191 images into two galleries. The first gallery starting below features our favorite images, all displayed in the full-width view of Sports Car Digest, while the second gallery and race results can be found on the last page of the article and gives a comprehensive view of all the photographs.

Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix 2014 – Featured Photo Gallery

1959 Gemini Formula Jr.- Victor Pastore.
1959 Gemini Formula Jr.- Victor Pastore.
Group 6- Vintage Sport Racer, Formula Jr. and Formula Vee.
Group 6- Vintage Sport Racer, Formula Jr. and Formula Vee.
1970 Lotus Europa- Luke Bittenbinder.
1970 Lotus Europa- Luke Bittenbinder.
Dennis Racine- 1966 Morris Mini Cooper S.
Dennis Racine – 1966 Morris Mini Cooper S.

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1961 Austin-Healey Frogeye Sprite - Gregory Kozuhowski.
1961 Austin-Healey Frogeye Sprite – Gregory Kozuhowski.
1969 Abarth Scorpione SS- Mark Maehling.
1969 Abarth Scorpione SS- Mark Maehling.
Brian Dolan- 1964 Sunbeam Tiger.
Brian Dolan- 1964 Sunbeam Tiger.
1957 Elva Mk1- Chris Patterson.
1957 Elva Mk1- Chris Patterson.

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  1. Thanks for the great pictures of Russ Kolesar and also of the 1949 XK120 Jag #23 (my brother and my dad).

  2. Wow! Michael really captured the excitement of the event. It’s on my bucket list and these photos just convinced me that 2015 will find me in PA. Thanks

  3. Brings back lot’s of memories. Fantastic photos, beautiful cars, challenging track all provides for a weekend you’ll long remember.

  4. Such amazing photos! They really show all of the excitement and history behind the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix. Thanks!

    Lauren Licht #233