Arguably the greatest all-around racing driver of his time and a true icon of the motor racing world, Sir Stirling Moss will be the honored guest at the Picnic in the Park at the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion on Saturday, August 16. Historian Murray Smith will conduct the always engaging noontime session in the Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca marketplace where fans may bring their lunch, listen to stories and ask questions. The Saturday-only picnic is a popular activity that allows fans to engage with a driving legend.
The Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion is likened to a museum that springs to life each August on the Monterey Peninsula. And this year is no exception as 550 historic and period-correct race cars have been accepted to compete in 15 race groups over the four-day gathering, August 14-17 at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.
Thunder will be reverberating among the Monterey hillsides as two fan-favorite groups—historic Trans-Am cars from the pony war era of 1966-1972 and the powerful 1963-1974 Can-Am cars—compete at the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion August 14-17, 2014.
The Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion will celebrate the rich 100-year history of Maserati, one of Italy’s iconic luxury sports car brands that throughout the century has been deeply rooted in racing. The celebration will be held August 14-17, 2014 at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.
The colorful sights, sounds and “untold” stories from this year’s Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion will be broadcast nationally Saturday, October 11 at 10 a.m. ET on FOX Sports 1. The one-hour special goes in-depth into America’s premier historic car race held annually on the scenic Monterey peninsula.
In 50 years, what we now know as the SCCA National Championship Runoffs has changed names, qualification requirements, and locations, but the idea has remained the same – gather the best amateur road racers in one place and let them compete against each other to crown a Champion.
Before we move on to the next 50 years, let’s look back at the first 50, by the numbers:
52,933.80: Total miles traveled by the race winners, in 20,852 laps.
25,883: The total number of Runoffs entries in 50 years.
Twilight Cycling, presented by Rabobank, will be held October 8 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. during the SCCA National Championship Runoffs where the paddock will be full of more than 500 race cars from all over the U.S. and Canada as their drivers compete for the ultimate amateur racing prize.
More than 500 cars are now entered for the SCCA National Championship Runoffs, October 10-12, making it a thunderous nonstop three days of racing. Qualifying occurs earlier in the week, so when it comes to the weekend, visitors will see 27 different races, with each one crowning a national champion.
And for many drivers, this will be their first visit to the challenging road course, which was recently named the Number 1 race track in the United States.
Mark your calendars now to see these championship races at their inaugural visit to Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.