The Grand Prix is only possible because of the volunteers who freely give of their time and our photographers are no exception. This website along with our Race Program and marketing materials are filled with images contributed by the following generous photographers:
Matthew has been the lead photographer for the PVGP since 2009. With a focus on the details, Matthew’s automotive photography presents the car in a very different and artistic way. He features a wide range of vehicles from vintage to new and utilizes natural light and settings to accent and compliment all aspects of a vehicle. He has been attending the PVGP regularly since 1995 and has long enjoyed capturing the multitude of participating vehicles. Matthew has been published in Road & Track magazine, as well as Chevy Classics, Ford Classics, AUTO Aficionado and Hemmings Sports & Exotics. His imagery has been used in advertising and is used extensively on a variety of websites. He is a member of the Porsche Club of America and is an avid automotive enthusiast having owned a variety of classic and modern vehicles. Please visit his website to view his work or contact him via his personal email.
Bill started shooting for the Vintage Racer Group at Pitt Race back in 2009, and became hooked on the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix. In addition to vintage racing events, Bill shoots SCCA sportscar racing at Summit Point WV, and a few INDYCAR, GRAND-AM and ALMS events. Bill has made a large committment to photograph our races in detail and his images are spectacular. We gladly welcome Bill to the Grand Prix family of photographers. You can visit his website to see his images.
Tom has been photographing the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix even before we knew him. He started the PVGP’s Flickr page and has been supporting it going on 20 years.
Tom is a lifelong resident of the city of Pittsburgh who likes to travel and experience other parts of the country and world. He uses Canon gear but occasionally will use film cameras from various manufacturers. Lately, he has been getting a lot of use out of his camera phone, currently a Samsung Galaxy Note 9.
His father was a professional photographer, so Tom’s interest in photography came at a young age. And for several of the cameras he used as a youngster, the film is no longer available. Regardless of the medium, photography is a fun way to share his view of the world.
Take a look at his great work on Flickr here.
CR “Charles” Bennett
CR Bennett has been photographing the Grand Prix for nearly a decade, shooting great images. He works tireslessly during Race Week to attend nearly every minute of each event. The result is thousands of images ranging from up-close racing action to over-the-road images from our Kick-Off Rallye to personal profiles of our volunteers. We’re glad you joined our family of volunteers who give so generously of their time. You can reach CR via email.
Marsha Green has been covering our parties for nearly 20 years. She does an incredible job of photographing the excitement and personal side of our events.
Marsha says ” in my years as a professional photographer, I’ve been guided and inspired by the realization that our joy in this sweet life is to hold onto our memories. Literally. Memories are important. They should be stored deep in your heart and hung all over your home. Every session, every wedding, every event that I photograph, gives me an opportunity to capture and preserve your memories of life’s amazing moments from behind the camera.”
Marsha photographs weddings, newborns, senior pictures, children, celebrations… All of this. All for you to remember. See her great work on her website.
Michael DiPleco has more than four decades of photographic experience and expertise. He’s been coming to Pittsburgh regularly, but his photos are anything but – he has a great eye for shooting the race cars with a focus on foregrounds and backgrounds.
Today, he is among the top motorsports photographers and covers all aspects of the automotive industry: vintage racing, museums, auctions, private client archiving, cataloging, etc. Michael’s passion for photography came early. At the age of 12, he sold his first photo.
Print and broadcast journalism led him to his professional career in studio product and automobile photography. Visit his website.
Jenn is located in Wexford, PA. Her love of photography started very young thanks to her family. Her mother and Aunt Jenny always had a camera on hand to capture every little moment in their lives. Her father Jim and brother Ian are both PVGP racers and thankfully that has brought her to our event. Most of the photographers on this page do an incredible job capturing cars on the track and show field. Jenn does that but always includes a personal touch with the owners and racers.
Her style is very casual and uses every bit of natural light possible. children (and some adults) and getting their pictures taken. She enjoys capturing little ones, families, animals, corporate headshots as well as various local events in Pittsburgh and surrounding areas. See Jenn’s Portfolio.
Autohaus Image focuses on photographic services for architecture and motorsport, and features the skills of Harry Dempsey, photographer. Classically trained as an architect and with a passion for motorsports, he brings a compositional eye trained by a long history in both disciplines to his work.
Autohaus Image website. Photography for architecture and motorsport.
As a kid in Southern California, John snapped his first image of a car (A ’57 Mercedes 300SC) at Santa Anita Park in 1965. The car was eight years old, he was eleven. Automobiles have held a life-long fascination for him, and over the years he has owned, and wrenched on, an eclectic range of vehicles such as a ’63 Corvair Monza Spyder Convertible, a ’69 Toyota Crown, a ’65 Rambler Marlin, and an ’89 Toyota Supercharged MR2. At the same time, his love of photography developed and he quickly realized he couldn’t own every car, but he could certainly take photos of as many as he could. After retiring from 35 years in the Collegiate Retail industry, John began attending the PVGP in 2010, taking as many photos “as he could” of static car displays and PVGP race action. Examples of his PVGP work are posted on his Instagram account, @autoviews. John is a member of the BMWCCA and his current ride is a 2004 BMW 330ci convertible.
Edward Major II
Ed Major II has been around the PVGP nearly his entire life. It’s only natural that Edward’s photography skills would mix with vintage racing. His father, a founding member of the Western Pennsylvania Triumph Association, is an integral part of helping WPTA host British Car Day every year in conjunction with the PVGP. Edward has a passion for everything sports photography related and vintage cars are no exception. Working as structural engineering by day, he brings an engineer’s point of view and unique attention to detail to his photos. Learn more by visiting his website or by contacting him by email.