PVGP Historic Races at BeaveRun

PVGP Historic Races at BeaveRun July 2009
The Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix is a multi-weekend event that has been in operation for over two-and-a-half decades. It is a ten day celebration packed with car shows, dinners, parades, races, and numerous other activities. It is the largest volunteer-based event in vintage racing and the longest running vintage race event in the nation, now celebrating its 27th consecutive year.

The first event was a kick-off Rallye which had car enthusiasts match their driving skills against a 'mystery course' through the streets of Pittsburgh, PA. It was a 2-3 hour activity that tested both driving and navigational skills.

The next event in the 10-day celebration was the 5th Annual PVGP Historic Race at the BeaveRun MotorSports Complex track. The BeaveRun Historics is a welcomed compliment to the PVGP, as it provides a second racing venue which attracts an even wider audience of drivers and vehicles. Unlike the PVGP course, the BeaveRun circuit is very forgiving with sand traps and plenty of run-off areas. The PVGP is run through Schenley Park - and although every precaution has been taken to make the course as safe for drivers, spectators, and the cars - it is a public park and there are trees, barriers, and obstacles which could potentially do harm. With the BeaveRun circuit, risks are lower which occasionally fosters greater speeds and another variety of vehicles.

There were five groups of historic race cars sanctioned by the VRG which permitted any Vintage or Historic Race car through 1972.

BeaveRun Track
BeaveRun'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.


1955 Jaguar XK-140  
1957 MG MGA  
1958 Allard GT  
1958 Elva Courier MKI  
1959 Elva Mark IV  
1961 Ginetta G4  
1962 Triumph TR4  
1962 TVR Grantura  
1963 Elva Courier MK III  
1963 Lotus Super Seven  
1964 Triumph TR4  
1965 Ginetta G4  
1965 Maserati Tipo 151  
1965 MG MGB MKI  
1965 Turner Mark III  
1967 Alfa Romeo Duetto 1600  
1967 Autodynamics D-4 Mark IV  
1967 Datsun 2000  
1967 MG MGB MKII  
1969 Datsun 2000  
1970 Porsche 914/6  
1973 Porsche 914  

1964 Chevrolet Corvette Roadster Racer  
1966 Chevrolet Corvair Yenko Stinger  
1966 Ford Mustang  
1966 Porsche 911S  
1968 BMW 2002  
1968 MG C  
1969 Chevrolet Camaro  
1970 Datsun 510  
1971 Ford Pinto  
1971 Porsche 911  
1972 Datsun 510  
1973 Porsche 911E  
1973 Porsche 911T  
1974 Alfa Romeo GT Veloce 2000  
1974 Porsche 914  
1982 Porsche 911  
1983 Porsche 911 Turbo  
1985 Porsche 944  
1986 Porsche 944  
1987 Porsche 944  

1967 Brabham BT21  
1969 Caldwell D9  
1969 Macon MR7  
1970 Vitesse 5 Sports Racer  
1971 Crossle 20F  
1972 Royale RP-16  
1975 Zink Z11  
1978 Crossle 32F  
1982 Tiga SC82  

1968 BMW 1600  
1975 BMW 2002  
1982 BMW 323i  
1985 BMW 318i  
1987 BMW 325  
1988 BMW M3 E30  
1994 BMW 325  
1995 BMW M3 E36  
1996 BMW M3  
1998 BMW E36 M3  

1959 Austin-Healey Sprite Mark I  
1959 Elva Courier MKII  
1959 Porsche 356A  
1959 Turner MKI  
1961 Sunbeam Alpine  
1963 MG Midget  
1964 MG B  
1965 Zink Z-5  
1966 Triumph Spitfire MKII  
1967 MG Midget MKIII  
1969 Abarth Scorpione SS  
1969 Lynx B  
1969 Zink C4  
1970 Ginetta G15  
1970 Triumph TR6  
1972 Saab Sonett III  

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