As it had for three days prior, an early morning marine layer gave way to brilliant sunshine for Sunday’s final rounds of racing at the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, illuminating the “museum in motion” that has become a cornerstone of Monterey’s annual Classic Car Week.
An automobile museum that bursts to life is one way to describe the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion. It is an international gathering of rarely seen race cars that span decades of racing history by returning them to the race track to compete as they once did.
Maserati celebrated its centennial anniversary at the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion. Nearly 550 invited historic race cars took part in 15 race groups, ranging from pre-war to more modern-day race cars. Check out the gallery and enjoy the sights.
For like-minded car owners, the car corrals are the ideal way to celebrate and receive premier parking with your marque. Check back in January for news on which marques will have these special packages.
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 is a cornerstone of Monterey Peninsula’s Classic Car Week. Only around 550 vehicles will be accepted, based on the car’s authenticity, race provenance and period correctness. Nearly every decade of motorsports history will be represented in what is described as a museum springing to life.
Motorcycle and road racing fans soaked in the action under sunny skies at the eni FIM Superbike World Championship, GEICO Motorcycle U.S. Round at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca this weekend. The international racing series’ only U.S. stop attracted 49,408 people, which is 20 percent more than last year’s crowd of 41,175.