There is no denying the outstanding and unique photo opportunities that now exist as a result of the popularity of unmanned aircraft flying overhead. In fact, much of it is pretty darn cool.
While drones provide photographers and videographers with never-before-seen vantage points, it is a serious issue for many organizations that host public events where public safety is involved. This is why the Sports Car Racing Association of the Monterey Peninsula and the Monterey County Parks Department prohibit the use of drones at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.
Did you know that the Sports Car Racing Association of the Monterey Peninsula (SCRAMP) is a not-for-profit 501(c)4 organization? And that we are fortunate to have hundreds of volunteers who serve as the backbone of every racing event since the inaugural race was held on November 9, 1957?
It’s through the volunteerism and dedication of the many clubs, service organizations, individuals, assistant directors and directors that world-class racing exists in Monterey County. For without them, the historic track would be silent.
Fifty-seven years ago this weekend the motor racing landscape forever changed. That’s when the first sports car race was held here at the new Laguna Seca Raceway.
The beginnings of now-named Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca is traced back to the Pebble Beach Road Races that began in 1950. And by 1956, this popular race had swelled to more than 50,000 spectators crowding the tree-lined forest course. International driving stars regularly competed and the atmosphere was punctuated by both motorsport gear heads and an upscale social happening.
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