What: Described as a museum springing to life, the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion is the largest event held during the famed Monterey Classic Car Week, and is the only event where cars are doing what they were originally intended to do…race. Approximately 550 race cars are invited to compete in the world’s premier motoring event, and are accepted based on the car’s authenticity, race provenance and period correctness.
The event relives motorsport history at the iconic circuit, which has been the scene of America’s golden years of sports car racing since its inception in 1957. In addition to the entertaining on-track action, there are always engaging autograph opportunities with legendary drivers, Q&A sessions, and fine wine and cheese tastings among the myriad of activities.
When: August 13-16, 2015
Featured Marque: Shelby GT350 Mustang – 50th anniversary
Pre-1940 Sports Racing and Touring
1963-1966 GT over 2500cc
1973-1981 FIA, IMSA, GT, GTX, AAGT, GTU
1981-1991 FIA Manufacturers Championship; IMSA GTO/GTP
1955-1961 Sports Racing over 2000cc
1955-1961 Sports Racing under 2000cc
1970-1984 Sports Racing under 2100cc
1947-1955 Sports Racing and GT
1961-1966 GT under 2500cc
1968-1976 Formula 5000
1967-1984 Formula One
1965-1970 Shelby Mustang
Tickets: Full packages are available and may be previewed HERE
An international panel of experts of the International Historic Motoring Awards released their shortlist today and selected the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion as a finalist for the Motorsport Event of the Year. The winner will be named at the awards gala in London on November 20.
The annual awards ceremony presents prizes for individual achievement on and off the track. It is generally not who crosses the finish line first, but rather awarding participants who share in the spirit of the weekend.
The Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion will celebrate the 50th anniversary of one of the most recognizable road racing cars of the ‘60s – the Shelby GT350 Mustang – as the 2015 featured marque August 13-16, 2015 at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.
The Shelby GT350 Mustang came onto the scene just one year after the Ford Mustang debuted. Ford Motor Company, already having success with Carroll Shelby in the Cobra program, enlisted Shelby to make the new Mustang competitive. And together they did, winning three consecutive SCCA national championships in its maiden years.
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 are on sale and may be previewed HERE.
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.
What: The tradition of memorable sports car racing continues at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca with the Continental Tire Monterey Grand Prix powered by Mazda featuring the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship.
The TUDOR United SportsCar Championship is America’s premier road racing series and is entering its second season with ferocity and international driving stars. For fans, the racing is non-stop as there are two styles of cars competing: Prototype and GT (Grand Touring). Each style also has two classes, Pro and Pro-Am for a race within a race.