The Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix’s mission is to produce a world-class vintage racing event in order to raise funds to help provide residential care, treatment and support for developmentally disabled individuals in the Pittsburgh region.
Because of the generous support and contributions from our sponsors, and the dedication of our volunteers, we have been able to donate $2.95 million to two deserving charities: the Autism Society of Pittsburgh and Allegheny Valley School.
The PVGP is America’s largest vintage event and the only one to be raced on city streets. This is the 30th year for the event which is held every July at around scenic Shenley Park in the Oakland area of Pittsburgh. This is my third year attending the event year watching the events from at the Alleghany Chapter of BMWCCA tent and enjoying great concourse of new and classic BMWs, a catered lunch, and unlimited 0.5 liters of Spaten or Franzikaner.
The Allegheny Chapter BMWCCA featured the 6 Series coupes during our 2012 PVGP corral, with the spotlight on the E24. Affectionately known as the “shark” because of the overbite look of the nose, the E24 was produced between 1976 and 1989.
The race photos are primarily from the Group 4: Production Under 2.5 Liters: Recognized sports cars and sedans under 2.5 liter displacement in production prior to 1975. Certain later models may be accepted on application.
Also included are a few photos of Mike Ritter of the BMW Performance Driving School giving chairity sponsors hot lap rides in the School’s new F10 M5.