Every year in Pittsburgh, PA, we have the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix (PVGP). It's a great event that actually spans the better part of two weeks, with activities like charity fundraisers, car shows, and of course car races. What's unique about the event is that they split the racing up between the two weekends, running the "slower" cars through the streets of Schenley Park in the city, while running the faster cars the prior weekend at a dedicated race track, Pittsburgh Internation Race Complex (Pittrace), which is about a 45 minute drive north of the city. While I've attended the race in the park multiple times, I've been to the event where the run the faster cars. Fortunately the weather was perfect this weekend, so I decided to make the trip up Pittrace yesterday. But instead of taking the newest and fastest autofocusing lenses, I decided to only use two lenses: The 4/3's 12-60 SWD zoom, and the 4/3's 50-200 non-SWD zoom. Both lenses were mounted on a dedicated E-M1, a vintage camera by today's electronic lifecycle. This was in an effort to see if using these two lenses could help me cut down on the amount of gear I've collected over the years (I had a dedicated thread in more detail here). I arrived at the track at about 8:15 AM, parked my car, and headed down to the braking zone at end of one of the straits on the new section of the track. I thought this would be a good place to shoot from due to the gaps in the guard rails and their lower height relative to where I was standing. I used one of my E-M1's with the 50-200 attached on a Sirui monopod, with the shutter speed varying from about 1/40th to 1/80th of a second. This location proved to be a great spot to photograph from, so I stayed here for the entirety of the morning session, where I saw a variety of classes and cars run. Waiting for the action by Ian Menego, on Flickr Gulf 911 by Ian Menego, on Flickr Castrol Ford Escort RS1600 by Ian Menego, on Flickr Lotus Europa by Ian Menego, on Flickr GT40 Mk.IV by Ian Menego, on Flickr Valvoline Pontiac Grand Prix by Ian Menego, on Flickr BMW E36 M3 by Ian Menego, on Flickr After the morning session, I headed back to the paddock to grab some lunch and get some up close shots of some of the cars. The great thing about events like this is that you can literally walk right up to the cars, in to the garages, and get shots of the cars or talk the owners. It's a really great way to get some exposure to racing, and see some really cool cars with people who love brining them out to put on a show. Competition Coupe Dodge Viper by Ian Menego, on Flickr BMW E30 M3 engine by Ian Menego, on Flickr MG B GT V8 ITB's by Ian Menego, on Flickr TVR Tuscan V8 by Ian Menego, on Flickr Escort RS1600's by Ian Menego, on Flickr After eating lunch and wandering through the paddock, I headed down to the last turn of the track, a hairpin turn that's situated at the end of a straight. Again, it provided a location for some great shots where the cars were carrying a good bit of speed. Patiently Waiting... by Ian Menego, on Flickr Cloudy Skies, Green Grass, and a Racetrack by Ian Menego, on Flickr Alexis Mk. XV Formula Ford by Ian Menego, on Flickr Escort on Escort by Ian Menego, on Flickr BRE Datsun 510 by Ian Menego, on Flickr TVR Tuscan V8 by Ian Menego, on Flickr Competition Coupe Dodge Viper by Ian Menego, on Flickr Competition Coupe Dodge Viper by Ian Menego, on Flickr So, how did these "old" lenses and cameras do shooting these fast cars? You be the judge. Personally, I was very pleased with the outcome. The high grade 4/3 zoom lenses have to be the best deal going in terms of image quality for the price. Yes, they are bigger and heavier than m43 lenses. But on a camera like the E-M1 with the RRS base plate, I never once noticed any issues based on size or weight. The images I got from the lenses are tack sharp (when using the proper technique and panning smoothly with the cars). I didn't have any major issues with the C-AF. Yes, sometimes it would wander off but that was more the exception rather than the rule. But for the price of this two body, two lens kit, I don't think you could find something that could perform better. I am very happy with the performance of this kit, and look forward to using it more in the future.