Celebrating Motorsports History
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.
Entering its 37th year, the event is a cornerstone of the famed Monterey Classic Car Week that annually attracts thousands to the picturesque Monterey peninsula for a weeklong sensory experience of events. The purpose is to encourage the restoration, preservation and use of historic sports and race cars. This is the distinguishing hallmark of the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion.
Throughout the years, there is one central theme. From the big names of Porsche and Ferrari to smaller companies like Miller and Allard, each year commemorates a special achievement. Last year, the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion focused on the accomplishments of one person: Dan Gurney—the cars he built and the cars he drove.
Only 550 entries will be accepted for the race groups from among nearly 1,000 entry requests. Each car undergoes a rigorous examination to ensure its authenticity and historical significance prior to being accepted and is grouped according to age and engine size.