Bradley Price, 1959 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spyder.
Bradley Price, 1959 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spyder.

Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix 2015 – Report and Photos

The Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix 2015 was held July 10-19 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. An estimated crowd of more than 300,000 spectators visited the 10-day festival that culminated with the 33rd 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. Sports Car Digest’s own Dwight Knowlton led the PVGP parade as Grand Marshal, in addition to creating the stunning poster art for this year’s event. Dwight was amazed by the scope and scale of the 10-day event and looks forward to returning.

A field of more than 150 vintage race cars participated in the 2015 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.

Similar to 2013 and 2014, photographer Michael DiPleco also documented the 2015 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 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 can be found on the last page of the article and gives a comprehensive view of all 389 photographs.

Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix 2015 – Featured Photo Gallery

Ian Wisbon 1964 Austin Mini.
Ian Wisbon 1964 Austin Mini.
The Mighty 555 Alfa Romeo Sprint Veloce of Santo Spadaro.
The Mighty 555 Alfa Romeo Sprint Veloce of Santo Spadaro.
Darryl Streed Bugye Sprite.
Darryl Streed – Bugye Sprite.
Bob Duell pushes the Panhard Dyna hard up German Hill.
Bob Duell pushes the Panhard Dyna hard up German Hill.

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Bob Fairbanks drive the 1965 Devin Sabb H-Mod.
Bob Fairbanks drove the 1965 Devin Sabb H-Mod.
Panhard Dyna
Panhard Dyna
Group 44 Triumph TR6
Group 44 Triumph TR6
Ray Morgan's 1928 Riley Brooklands
Ray Morgan’s 1928 Riley Brooklands

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  1. Schenley Park! I just learned of this race within the last year, I’m a Monterey guy.

    Is this not the most authentic looking vintage race still around? I will attend this race in the next 5 years. Such a cool course.

  2. 1972 Lynx FV, Oliver Scigliano
    The Air Cleaner on the side would point to a F B looks like a staight 4 bot a boxer 4
    Further by 72 would it have had wings

  3. Thank You Sports Car Digest and Michael DiPleco for this excellent coverage of the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix. I was privileged to participate five times in my friend “Luigi” , 1960 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider Veloce. A true road course in the most original sense. I hope we get to enjoy the PVGP for many years to come. Always a big thanks to the many volunteers who make the PVGP possible. To my friends on the course…. please remember this is 7/10ths racing. keep them shiny side up and off the very hard walls light poles trees fire hydrants and especially the tip em over curbs. Event longevity = less damage. Racers and railbirds alike should have this one high on their bucket list

    Best regards,
    Sam slosilveralfa #173

  4. Thanks for being there to record the PVGP Schenley activities on & off track. Great photos of some beautiful machinery. Weather wise it was the best weekend I recall in the 22 years of racing an MG (#450) at this special event.