Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix's Videos (NortheastWheelsEvents.com - Car Show Calendar) - NortheastWheelsEvents.com - Car Show Calendar 2019-12-06T16:55:21Z http://northeastwheelsevents.ning.com/video/video/listForContributor?screenName=0v8fvd0h45l1l&rss=yes&xn_auth=no Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix tag:northeastwheelsevents.ning.com,2013-04-08:5167423:Video:20620 2013-04-08T15:59:04.969Z Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix http://northeastwheelsevents.ning.com/profile/PittsburghVintageGrandPrix <a href="http://northeastwheelsevents.ning.com/video/pittsburgh-vintage-grand-prix"><br /> <img src="http://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/2182284720?profile=original&amp;width=240&amp;height=180" width="240" height="180" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />Here's a great video montage of some of the racing at the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix held each year in July <a href="http://northeastwheelsevents.ning.com/video/pittsburgh-vintage-grand-prix"><br /> <img src="http://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/2182284720?profile=original&amp;width=240&amp;height=180" width="240" height="180" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />Here's a great video montage of some of the racing at the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix held each year in July Wounded Warrior Sgt. Liam Dwyer, USMC, races at 2012 Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix tag:northeastwheelsevents.ning.com,2013-04-08:5167423:Video:20460 2013-04-08T15:52:50.976Z Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix http://northeastwheelsevents.ning.com/profile/PittsburghVintageGrandPrix <a href="http://northeastwheelsevents.ning.com/video/wounded-warrior-sgt-liam-dwyer-usmc-races-at-2012-pittsburgh"><br /> <img alt="Thumbnail" height="180" src="http://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/2182284611?profile=original&amp;width=240&amp;height=180" width="240"></img><br /> </a> <br></br>Liam was severely wounded by an IED in Afghanistan about 15 months ago, losing his left leg above the knee and sustaining substantial injuries to his right leg and right arm. Now, dozens of surgeries later, he fulfilled his ambition to race wheel-to-wheel, competing in this year's PVGP races at PIRC (BeaveRun) and at Schenley Park. While… <a href="http://northeastwheelsevents.ning.com/video/wounded-warrior-sgt-liam-dwyer-usmc-races-at-2012-pittsburgh"><br /> <img src="http://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/2182284611?profile=original&amp;width=240&amp;height=180" width="240" height="180" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />Liam was severely wounded by an IED in Afghanistan about 15 months ago, losing his left leg above the knee and sustaining substantial injuries to his right leg and right arm. Now, dozens of surgeries later, he fulfilled his ambition to race wheel-to-wheel, competing in this year's PVGP races at PIRC (BeaveRun) and at Schenley Park. While hand controls in the race car were originally planned, Liam's ongoing physical progress allowed him to operate the car (ex-Huffaker '62 Austin Healey Sprite) without any special equipment, save Velcro to hold his prosthetic foot to the clutch pedal. While Liam wore rookie stripes on his car, he has a good bit of HPDE and autocross seat time and was fast from the get-go. To quote the Canadian gentleman who won the race, "He is no rookie."<br /> <br /> This is a truly remarkable young man, with an unstoppable drive, positive attitude and sense of humor that belie the hand he's been dealt. Semper Fidelis, indeed.<br /> <br /> There's another remarkable person involved here, too. Vintage racer Dave Thomas, following a chance meeting with Liam at VIR last fall, launched and championed this endeavor. Where a lot of us say "wouldn't it be great if someone did something to help these guys," Dave said that and then DID IT. A number of people and organizations also assisted with the project, with a very notable contribution of time by Dave Morris and the very generous donation of all Liam's safety gear by OG Racing (<a href="http://www.ogracing.com">www.ogracing.com</a>). Ford GT40 Mk V at BeaveRun PVGP 2010 tag:northeastwheelsevents.ning.com,2011-05-19:5167423:Video:5722 2011-05-19T13:50:41.888Z Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix http://northeastwheelsevents.ning.com/profile/PittsburghVintageGrandPrix <a href="http://northeastwheelsevents.ning.com/video/ford-gt40-mk-v-at-beaverun"><br /> <img src="http://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/2182284173?profile=original&amp;width=240&amp;height=180" width="240" height="180" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />1966 Ford GT40 MKV owned by Racer Robert Anderson. Robert raced in Group 4: Trans Am at the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix Historic Races at BeaveRun. The Tra... <a href="http://northeastwheelsevents.ning.com/video/ford-gt40-mk-v-at-beaverun"><br /> <img src="http://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/2182284173?profile=original&amp;width=240&amp;height=180" width="240" height="180" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />1966 Ford GT40 MKV owned by Racer Robert Anderson. Robert raced in Group 4: Trans Am at the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix Historic Races at BeaveRun. The Tra... 2010 PVGP Bossa Nova-Peron Sponsored Ford PanAmerica Racer tag:northeastwheelsevents.ning.com,2011-05-19:5167423:Video:5806 2011-05-19T13:48:54.784Z Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix http://northeastwheelsevents.ning.com/profile/PittsburghVintageGrandPrix <a href="http://northeastwheelsevents.ning.com/video/2010-pvgp-bossa-novaperon"><br /> <img src="http://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/2182284180?profile=original&amp;width=240&amp;height=180" width="240" height="180" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />This Ford Customline raced in the 1954 Carrera Panamerica race in a total time of 28hours, 18minutes 23seconds. This was the last Panamrica race held during ... <a href="http://northeastwheelsevents.ning.com/video/2010-pvgp-bossa-novaperon"><br /> <img src="http://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/2182284180?profile=original&amp;width=240&amp;height=180" width="240" height="180" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />This Ford Customline raced in the 1954 Carrera Panamerica race in a total time of 28hours, 18minutes 23seconds. This was the last Panamrica race held during ... PVGP 2011 BeaveRun-Driver John Bechtol interview tag:northeastwheelsevents.ning.com,2011-05-19:5167423:Video:5904 2011-05-19T13:46:54.925Z Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix http://northeastwheelsevents.ning.com/profile/PittsburghVintageGrandPrix <a href="http://northeastwheelsevents.ning.com/video/pvgp-2011-beaverundriver-john"><br /> <img src="http://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/2182284290?profile=original&amp;width=240&amp;height=180" width="240" height="180" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix driver, John Bechtol from Pittsburgh PA, and his #12 1973 Zink Z-11 FSV won the Group 2: Formula and Sports Racers at BeaveRun ... <a href="http://northeastwheelsevents.ning.com/video/pvgp-2011-beaverundriver-john"><br /> <img src="http://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/2182284290?profile=original&amp;width=240&amp;height=180" width="240" height="180" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix driver, John Bechtol from Pittsburgh PA, and his #12 1973 Zink Z-11 FSV won the Group 2: Formula and Sports Racers at BeaveRun ...