While vintage automobile racing trends as a mostly-gentleman’s sport, plenty of women have shaped its decades-old history, and several will keep the wheels in motion driving their own collectibles at this year’s Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion. Scheduled for August 14-17 at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, the annual event this year celebrates 100 years of Maserati and punctuates action on the track with 550 pre-selected historic and period-correct race cars competing in 15 race groups over the four-day gathering.
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.
CEO and General Manager of Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca Gill Campbell has received the second of three prestigious honors for her work in the community and the impact that Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca has throughout the Monterey Bay community.
On February 27 Campbell received the Businesswoman of the Year award from the Salinas Valley Chamber of Commerce at its 93rd annual awards luncheon. Attended by more than 550 area leaders, Campbell accepted the award on behalf of all the volunteers, board members and staff who “make me look good,” she said.
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.
Motorcycle enthusiasts eager to see the eni FIM Superbike World Championship return to the Monterey Peninsula may purchase tickets beginning January 22 at 8 a.m. PT online at MazdaRaceway.com or Ticketmaster.com or by calling the Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca ticket office at 800-327-7322.
Bicyclists of all ages and skills are invited to experience the excitement of pedaling the challenging 11-turn, 2.238-mile race track at the popular monthly Twilight Cycling ride.
This month’s Twilight Cycling is being hosted by Gears 4 Good (G4G), a Monterey based 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. G4G’s goal is to supply bicycles to people who cannot otherwise afford them, which provides essential transportation to work or school. The organization also offers bicycle maintenance training for its recipients.