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Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion

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Celebrating Motorsports History

An automobile museum that springs to life is one way to describe the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion. It is an international gathering of rarely seen race cars that spans decades of racing history by returning them to the race track to compete as they once did. Entering its 38th year of vintage racing, the event is a cornerstone with the prestigious Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance of the famed Monterey Classic Car Week that annually attracts thousands to the picturesque Monterey peninsula for events, auctions and a sundry of activities.

Historic Trans-Am and Can-Am Cars at Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion

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.

Maserati Celebrates its 100th Anniversary as Featured Marque at Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion

August 14-17 at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca

The Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion will celebrate the rich 100-year history of Maserati, one of Italy’s iconic luxury sports car brands that throughout the century has been deeply rooted in racing. The celebration will be held August 14-17, 2014 at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.

Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion Named a Finalist for Prestigious Award

We are delighted to announce that the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion has been shortlisted (named a finalist) in the “Motorsport Event of the Year” category by the International Historic Motoring Awards.

History Repeats Itself

During Classic Car Week, Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca is reserved for three days of historic automobile racing while the rest of California’s Monterey Peninsula hosts a cornucopia of indulgent events for car lovers of every kind. This morning, before practice got underway for 500 cars entered in weekend racing at the Rolex Monterey Motorsport Reunion, a magical thing happened in the soft sunshine at the track, and it drove home—no pun intended—the reason this world-class race circuit exists.

Another Chapter Closes

Make no mistake about it.After three days of competition at the Rolex Monterey Motorsport Reunion, there were awards to be won, but they were not necessarily bestowed upon the actual winners in 16 different classes that took to the straights, curves, hairpin turns and challenging drops of Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.In fact, Rolex Awards of Excellence were awarded in each race category to individual drivers who were determined by an independent panel to be “most deserving,” and the event’s highest “Spirit of Monterey” honor, which is coupled with the awarding of a specially engraved 18k stain

Savoring the Then and Now

For thousands of historic car racing fans at the Rolex Monterey Motorsport Reunion, Saturday was the day to snag an autograph from Sir Jackie Stewart, and, if particularly lucky, also catch a glimpse of other driving legends mingling with the crowds.  Sir Jackie, the British former Formula 1 driver from Scotland who has won three World Championships, participated in the event as a Rolex Testimonee and special guest, while other motor sports luminaries came with no official agenda, just one of relishing the best moments that today’s activities at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca had to offer.

Legendary Cars and the Men Who Race Them

Corvette Heroes to Attend Reunion

A name synonymous with racing, the Chevrolet Corvette will commemorate its 60th anniversary in style as the featured marque of this year’s Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, August 16-18. In celebration of the Corvette’s storied history, Chevrolet has assembled a collection of rare Corvettes from nearly every year to create a special exhibition for visitors to enjoy.

Among those on display in this Corvette-only exhibition will be the iconic No. 9 car, which graces the event’s poster, and famously raced in the 1967 24 Hours of Le Mans.

America’s Iconic Corvette and Corvette Racing’s Tommy Milner Take Center Stage

MONTEREY, Calif., Aug.9, 2013 –  From August 16-18, the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion will pay tribute to the enduring legacy of the all-American Chevrolet Corvette, which stunned the auto world at its debut at the 1953 Motorama Auto Show in New York City.  Now 60 years later, at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca where historic automobile racing premiers as the only track-action competition during the Monterey Peninsula’s annual Classic Car Week, the Corvette will star as the event’s special marque, with seven generations of the magnificent sports car occupying special displays and/o

Walk Down Memory Lane with Sir Jackie Stewart

Formula One Legend and Current Corvette Racing Star to Share Stories

Joining in on the off-track fun at this year’s Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca is three-time Formula 1 World Champion and racing legend Sir Jackie Stewart.

Stewart will be joined by current Corvette Racing star Tommy Milner as the two drivers share their tales from the track. Fans will be treated to untold stories from the grid as Stewart and Milner compare the racing world of old and new.

Following the discussion there will be a question and answer period where fans may interact with the drivers and ask questions.

Comedian Adam Carolla to Entertain On and Off Track

Carolla and Dr. Drew Reunite on Tour

Comedian and car enthusiast Adam Carolla returns to Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca this year to compete in the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion, a cornerstone of the Monterey Peninsula’s Classic Car Week. Driving his 1988 Nissan 300ZX, Carolla will be featured in race group 6B.

Carolla will also display his more humorous, off-track talents as he and Dr. Drew Pinsky team-up at the Sunset Center in Carmel on August 16 at 8 p.m. for a live performance of their popular show, Loveline. To purchase tickets for the performance, visit www.sunsetcenter.org.

Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion Features Corvette

Rarely-Seen Corvettes Assemble for Exhibition August 16-18 in Monterey

There are Corvettes, and then there are The Corvettes. Recognizing the power, performance and durability that has made Corvette America’s beloved sports car, Chevrolet has assembled a collection of Corvettes that have remarkable pedigrees for a special exhibition at the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion August 16-18. The annual event on the Monterey Peninsula this year celebrates the rich 60-year history of the Chevrolet Corvette, widely hailed as America’s Sports Car.
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Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion

1967 Chevrolet Corvette Le Mans Racer Serves as Inspiration for Poster Art

Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca’s official artist, Bill Patterson, today unveiled this year’s Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion poster art that features the red, white and blue 1967 Chevrolet Corvette.

The reveal was held inside Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca’s exhibit at the Long Beach Grand Prix in front of an appreciative crowd of race enthusiasts and motorsports journalists.

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Featured Marque History

1974 – Present

1974  Inaugural year
1975  Alfa Romeo
1976  Jaguar
1977  Bugatti
1978  Mercedes-Benz
1979  Bentley
1980  MG
1981  Cunningham
1982  Porsche
1983  Ford
1984  Ferrari
1985  Alfa Romeo
1986  Mercedes-Benz
1987  Chevrolet
1988  Maserati
1989  Aston Martin
1990  Allard
1991  Salute to Juan Manuel Fangio
1992  Jaguar
1993  Miller
1994  Ferrari
1995  Lotus