The Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion 2011 revealed its official poster art, depicting a Briggs Cunningham Jaguar E-Type Lightweight in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the E-Type. Jaguar is this year’s featured marque at the annual gathering of historic race cars to be held August 19-21 at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in Salinas, California.
Renowned artist Bill Patterson, who is the official artist of Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, says the E-Type is true art on wheels. “Having fallen in love with racing and fast cars in the ‘60s, the E-type represented the perfect blend of design, technology, performance and sex appeal. It still looks fantastic today, 50 years after it was first produced. And to have been able to see that magnificent super-light E-Type blasting through the sunrise at Le Mans would have been spectacular. Painting it is the closest I’ll ever get,” Patterson adds.
In honor of featured marque Jaguar, the race paddock at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca will feature the Jaguar Cars’ heritage display where guests can interact with Jaguar representatives and see firsthand the full lineage of race cars that has fostered international admiration for the “Leaping Cat.”
More than 550 cars have been accepted to participate in the 2011 Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion. Race groups range from pre-1940 sports and touring race cars to the historic Trans-Am and Can-Am cars of the ’60s and early ‘70s. The most modern era cars will be seen in Group 6B’s ’81-’89 FIA Manufacturers Championship cars and IMSA GTP.
The official poster for Monterey Motorsports Reunion 2011 goes on sale in July. For more information, visit www.MazdaRaceway.com or call 800-327-7322.
[Source: Monterey Motorsports Reunion]