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PVGP Historics at Pitt-Race Complex

PVGP Historics at Pitt-Race Complex July 2014
The PVGP Historic Races at the Pitt-Race Complex (previously known as BeaveRun) started in 2004 and has grown over the past decade into a vintage race event that stands alone. Pittsburgh International Race Complex is the ideal venue for racing the big thunderous Mustangs, Corvettes and Jaguars – cars that need a big track to test the mettle of these ground pounders. Also racing were open wheel competition with Formula Fords and Formula Juniors. The best of Europe was represented by BMW, Porsche, Jaguar, Lotus and Alfa Romeo.

The Pittsburgh International Race Complex is a purpose-built track, 40 miles northwest of Pittsburgh. It has recently come under new ownership and has been renamed from BeaveRun. Plans are underway to add the South Track extension in late 2014, stretching the track from 1.6 miles to a full size 3.4 miles. Many other improvements have already been made.

PIRC's North Track is ideally suited to high performance driver training, racing of all types, vehicle demonstrations and testing. The track is 1.5 miles in length and has 12 turns. With a layout that flows over hilly natural terrain, the course offers exciting elevation changes and several blind-entry turns that challenge the abilities of drivers and riders alike.

At lunch each day spectators had an opportunity to experience a lap of the track in a real race car. Named in honor of Candy Stephani, longtime volunteer and wife of VRG Race Chairman Ralph Steinberg who passed away in 2011.

15 minutes after the historic and vintage racing was completed on Saturday, the Flashlight Drags began. The track's front straightaway was converted into a 1/8 mile drag race complete with a flashlight start and electronic scoring. The Flashlight Drags joined up with the PVGP in 2011 and has raised a lot of smoke and over $2,500!

There was a 1-on-1 Autocross training with expert autocross instructors. This was an open event hosted by the Steel City Region of the SCCA. No points were awarded and no experience needed. Friday was a practice event. Saturday and Sunday was the Autocross / Solo School.

Every year the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix selects a car to be honored as the Marque of the Year (pronounced Mark). The Marque of the 2014 Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix is Mini. The last time Mini was marque was back in 2003.

Galleries

1968 Lotus Type 51  
1969 Merlyn MK IIA  
1969 Merlyn MK17  
1972 Royale RP-16  
1975 Merlyn MK 29  
1976 Hawke DL15  
1978 Crossle 32F  
1978 Zink Z10  
1980 Crossle 40F  
1981 PRS RH01  

1953 MG TD  
1956 Alfa Romeo Giulietta  
1956 Turner 803  
1958 MG MGA  
1959 Austin-Healey Sprite Mark I  
1959 MG MGA  
1959 Porsche 356A  
1961 Austin 850 Mini  
1962 MG MGA 1600  
1963 Austin-Healey Sprite  
1964 Austin Mini Cooper  
1964 Austin-Healey Sprite Mark II  
1964 Bobsy Vanguard  
1964 Triumph Spitfire MK1  
1966 Austin MINI Cooper S  
1967 Austin Mini Cooper S  
1967 Austin-Healey Sprite Mark III  
1967 Autodynamics D-4 Mark IV  
1967 MG Midget MKIII  
1968 Austin-Healey Sprite  
1969 Abarth Scorpione SS  
1969 Lynx B  

1969 BMW 2002  
1973 BMW 2002  
1974 Porsche 914  
1993 BMW E36 325  
1995 BMW M3 E36  
1997 BMW E36 M3  
1998 BMW E36 M3  
1999 BMW E36 M3  

1965 Sunbeam Tiger MK1  
1966 Chevrolet Corvair Yenko Stinger  
1966 Ford Shelby Mustang GT350  
1969 BMW 2002  
1970 Datsun 510  
1971 Porsche 911  
1972 Chevrolet Corvette C3  
1972 Datsun 510  
1972 Porsche 914/6  
1973 BMW 2002  
1985 Chevrolet Corvette C4  

1958 Elva Courier MKI  
1959 Elva Courier MKII  
1961 Elva Courier  
1962 Triumph TR3B  
1962 Triumph TR4  
1964 Elva MK VII  
1964 MG B  
1964 Triumph TR4  
1965 Triumph Spitfire MK2  
1966 Lotus Elan  
1968 Datsun 510  
1969 Porsche 911S  
1970 Triumph TR6  
1970 Vitesse 5 Sports Racer  
1971 Lotus Elan  
1971 Triumph GT6  
1972 Alfa Romeo 2000 GTV  
1972 Alfa Romeo Spider Veloce  
1972 BMW 2002  
1973 MG B  
1973 Porsche 914  
1973 Triumph TR6  
1974 Alfa Romeo GT Veloce 2000  
1974 MG MGB MKIII  
1976 Porsche 914  

2001 Dodge Viper GTS  
2005 Dodge Viper SRT-10  
2013 Lotus Exige V6 Cup  

1968 Lotus Type 51  
1969 Merlyn MK IIA  
1969 Merlyn MK17  
1971 Lotus Type 69  
1972 Royale RP-16  
1975 Merlyn MK 29  
1976 Hawke DL15  
1978 Crossle 32F  
1978 Zink Z10  
1980 Crossle 40F  
1981 PRS RH01  

1959 Austin-Healey Sprite Mark I  
1963 Austin-Healey Sprite  
1964 Austin-Healey Sprite Mark II  
1964 Bobsy Vanguard  
1966 Venus FV  
1967 Austin-Healey Sprite Mark III  
1967 Autodynamics D-4 Mark IV  
1967 MG Midget MKIII  
1968 Austin-Healey Sprite  
1969 Lynx B  

1961 Austin 850 Mini  
1964 Austin Mini Cooper  
1966 Austin MINI Cooper S  
1966 Morris Mini Cooper S  
1967 Austin Mini Cooper S  
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