MG A at Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix 2013

Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix 2013 – Report and Photos

The Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix 2013 was held July 19-20 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. An estimated crowd of more than 250,000 spectators visited the 10-day festival that culminated with the 31st annual races staged on the scenic, yet technically challenging circuit at Schenley Park.

The Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix 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 participating in the 2013 Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix. Notable and interesting entries traversing the challenging Schenley Park track included Alan Patterson’s 1956 Allard Coupe and 1958 Elva Mark III; Ray Morgan’s 1928 Riley Brookland; Joe Parlanti’s 1959 Fiat Abarth 750 GT Zagato; Mark Maehling’s 1969 Abarth Scorpione SS; Jeff Snook’s 1956 Lotus Eleven; Tony Parella’s 1934 Chevrolet Indy Car; Miles Whitlock’s 1919 Ford Model T Speedster; Robert Duell’s 1955 Panhard Dyna Junior; Klaus Selbert’s 1960 BMW 700 Sport and Peter Rehl’s 1957 Cooper/Norton Mk X1; among others.

Photographer Michael DiPleco documented the vintage racing action from the 2013 PVGP, offering the following gallery of pictures that not only show the field of historic race cars, but also the unique setting of the race track staged at Schenley Park.

Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix 2013 – Photo Gallery (click image for larger picture and description)

Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix 2013 – Race Results

Group 1, Pre-War and Select MG-T Series
1. Manley Ford, 1952 MG TD
2. Michael Barstow, 1953 MG TD
3. Paul Fitzgerald, 1953 MG TD

Group 2, Preservation and Production 1-Litre
1. Lian Dwyer, 1962 Austin-Healey Sprite
2. Steven Hirschtritt, 1965 Austin-Healey Sprite
3. Doug Brace, 1959 Austin-Healey Bugeye Sprite

Group 3, Production Under 1.5-Litres
1. Chris Meyers, 1957 MG A
2. Nate Scigliano, 1959 Elva Courier
3. Mark Palmer, 1957 MG A

Group 4, Sport Cars Under 2.0-Litres
1. Rich Maloumian, Jr., 1956 Austin-Healey 100/4
2. Lee Talbot, 1967 Ginetta G-4
3. Michael Zappa, 1962 MG B

Group 5, Sports Cars Over 2.0-Litres
1. Bob Leitzinger, 1965 Lotus Elan 26R
2. Todd Kahn, 1971 Porsche 914/6
3. Joe Maloy, 1968 Datsun 510

Group 6, Vintage Sports Racers, Formula Junior and Formula Vee
1. Miles Whitlock, 1959 Lotus 18 Formula Jr
2. James Smith, 1962 Lotus Super Seven
3. Daren Mann, 1962 Lotus 23B

Group 7, British Heritage Race
1. Michael Zappa, 1962 MG B
2. Michael Barstow, 1953 MG TD
3. Brian McKie, 1965 MG B

Group 8, Mambo Combo Race
1. Joe Maloy, 1968 Datsun 510
2. Roy Hopkins, 1969 BMW 2002
3. John Bechtol, 1972 Alfa Romeo Spider

[Source: PVGP; photos: Michael DiPleco]

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