AROC Convention/PVGP, Pittsburgh PA, July 2019, Part 2

As mentioned in Part 1 of this topic, the Saturday car show at the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix was truly a multinational affair, with literally thousands of cars scattered within Schenley Park. While many of these vehicles were late model (built within the last 20 years or so), there was enough variety on the ground that anyone with the slightest interest in automobiles would find something to catch their attention – plus there was the racing!

Below are just some of the many photos taken on Saturday of the non-Alfa Romeo vehicles (see Part 1 for exclusively Alfa pictures). I would have literally covered more ground and taken more photos had the intense 100 degree heat not knocked me out by about 2:30pm or so. This blogger hopes that you enjoy the ones below, organized by country, then marque.

 

ITALIAN
Ferrari

 

Fiat

 

GERMAN
BMW

Mercedes-Benz

Porsche

VW

 

BRITISH
Jaguar

 

Triumph

SWEDISH
Saab

 

Volvo

JAPANESE
Acura

 

Honda

 

Mazda

 

The Tre Amici bid you “ciao”

All photographs copyright © 2019 Richard A. Reina. Photos may not be copied or reproduced without express written permission.

 

AROC Convention/PVGP, Pittsburgh PA, July 2019, Part 1

The Alfa Romeo Owners Club (AROC) held its 2019 Annual Convention in Pittsburgh PA. Entitled “Cortile della Corsa” (The Courtyard of Racing), the Three Rivers Alfa Romeo Club was the local chapter which sponsored the series of events. Interestingly, our July Convention was directly tied in with the week-long Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix (PVGP), an annual combo treat of vintage racing and multi-marque vehicle displays.

Let’s get this bit of disappointing news out of the way: while this Alfista was in attendance, his ’67 Alfa GT Junior was not. Four days before the scheduled departure, the car’s right front brake caliper locked up, and although repair parts were obtained, there wasn’t enough time to effect a safe and sufficient repair. So the green stepnose stayed home. Every cloud, though, has its silver lining, and in this case, I drove a modern car with fully functioning climate control in the 99 degree weather. (The brake failure and its ongoing repairs will be the subject of future blog posts.)

I can assure you that the rest of this post will be short on words and long on photos. On Friday evening there was an AROC club dinner at the Pittsburgh Golf Club, with dozens of striking Alfa Romeos looking resplendent on the lawn in the setting sunlight. Saturday was the all-makes show, with literally thousands of domestic, Italian, German, Swedish, and Japanese vehicles on display. Saturday night was the AROC banquet dinner. And on Sunday, club members were treated to a reserved spot along the track to watch some spirited vintage racing. (We also saw race cars driven in anger on Saturday.)

The volume of photos means that I’ve divided this blog post into Parts 1 and 2: Part 1 features photos of Alfas from various vantages during the weekend, plus an assortment of racing car pictures. Part 2 will follow and will include photos of cars other than Alfas.

As always, click on the photos to enjoy full-screen resolutions of them.

ALFAS IN THE HOTEL PARKING LOT

ALFAS AT THE FRIDAY EVE PITTSBURGH GOLF CLUB DISPLAY

Alfa dog

VINTAGE RACERS, ALFAS AND OTHERS

 

All photographs copyright © 2019 Richard A. Reina. Photos may not be copied or reproduced without express written permission.