The German automakers not only how to build tremendous cars. They also know how to build incredible museums. If you are traveling to Europe, it is a safe bet you’ll enjoy one, if not all, of the museums. Here’s where the primary ones are located:
What: One of North America’s finest, longest running auto racing series, the Pirelli World Challenge, will crown their 2015 champions at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, at its season finale.
The popular Series features more than 80 cars from more than 15 manufacturers including Acura, Aston Martin, Audi, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Ferrari, Fiat, Ford, Honda, Kia, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Mini, Lamborghini, Nissan, McLaren and Porsche that are battling wheel-to-wheel. The competition consists of six classes of vehicles: grand touring (GT); touring car (TC); grand touring sport (GTS); touring car B-spec (TCB), touring car A (TCA) and Porsche GT-Cup (GT-Cup).
When: September 11-13, 2015
Tickets: Tickets will go on sale December 3.
Parking: Free parking available.
Gates: Open at 7 a.m.
TV Times: Broadcast channel/air dates and times TBA. Please check back for updated information.
The Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion is the premier historic automobile race in the United States, and one of the top events worldwide. It is the cornerstone along with the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance of the famed Monterey Classic Car Week that attracts thousands of visitors to the scenic Monterey Peninsula each August.
Why Exhibit at The Reunion?
Ticket purchasers are:
High disposable income age: 25% are 55-64; 23% 65-plus; 18% are 45-54
27% have incomes $150k-plus; 15% earn between $125k and $149k
35% bring two people
58% spend upwards of $499 in food and drink
82% spend upwards of $249 in souvenirs
54% attend Major League Baseball games
58% of attendees work on their own automobile
541 media credentials were issued
National and international media outlets
Social Media Analytics
73,625 unique monthly visitors to Mazdaraceway.com
87,000 Facebook followers
10,425 Twitter followers
41,295 Corkscrew newsletter subscribers
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What:The Monterey Pre-Reunion provides guests with the chance to see more than 300 race cars competing prior to the following weekend’s big Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion. The paddock is bustling and the racing action intense as these historic cars, some of which are fully restored while others carry the patina of yesteryear, run in their respective race groups according to era, engine size and car type.
When: August 8-9, 2015
1947-1955 Sports Racing and GT
1955-1961 Sports Racing under & over 2000cc
1958-1963 Formula Junior
1961-1966 GT under 2500cc
1963-1966 GT over 2500cc
1968-1976 Formula 5000
1970-1979 Sports Racing under 2000cc
1973-1991 FIA, IMSA, GT, GTX, AAGT, GTU/GTO
Tickets: $25 per day and available for purchase at the paddock admission gate or ticket office.
What: The eni FIM Superbike World Championship, GEICO Motorcycle U.S. Round features international riders, teams and manufacturers racing high-performance bikes very similar to the ones right off the showroom floor.
There is plenty of nail-biting racing to enjoy with two races during the weekend. This is the one chance to see these skilled riders, as it is the series’ only visit to the United States. Nearly 30 riders line up on the starting grid, making for an entertaining sprint toward the tight Turn 2 and continuous hard-fought battles for the lead throughout the course.
When: July 17-19, 2015
TV Times: Race will be broadcast on the beIN network.