While we were in Pittsburgh visiting Peter, the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix was going on. A lot of the racing at the PVGP happens at Pitt-Race outside town, but there’s lots to see in town as well. Every morning as we had breakfast at Pamela’s, we’d see a parade of cool cars heading down Forbes ave.
One of the coolest parts is a series of races in Schenley park. Schenley is right behind CMU, so on Sunday we walked over to watch the action.
They set up a 2 1/3 mile course which winds through the park with lots of hills and turns.
In several places you can get quite close to the action …
… which means that you can get a great view of things like this beautiful old Riley.
There were lots of great cars to see. From powerful Le Mans cars like this Maserati 151/4 …
… to tiny things like this Cooper F3 car with a 500cc single cylinder engine. Boy did that make a great noise!
Not everyone takes vintage racing too seriously though. This adorable Panhard was out there mixing it up with the big boys.
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