The Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion 2013 was staged August 15-18 on the 11-turn, 2.238 mile Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in Salinas, California. The thrill of racing wheel-to-wheel is the theme at the Reunion, described as a “museum springing to life” and a cornerstone of the Monterey Classic Car Week.
A banner entry list of 550 historic vehicles raced on Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca circuit, known for its hairpins and challenging drops in elevation. The spectrum of entrants covered nearly every era, dating as far back as a 1911 National 40, and also included 26 Formula 1 Grand Prix cars from the period 1966 to 1984. All the famous racing manufacturers were present, such as Ferrari, Maserati, Jaguar, McLaren, Aston Martin, Porsche, Bugatti, Talbot Lago, Alfa Romeo, Ford. But it was the iconic Chevrolet Corvette, widely hailed as America’s Sports Car, which stole the limelight as the featured marque in celebration of its 60th anniversary.
In addition to Dennis Gray’s report and photos and Tim Scott’s picture gallery, photographers Michael DiPleco and Mark Coughlin offer the following perspective on the 2013 Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion. We split up their pictures into two galleries. The first gallery starting below features our favorite images, all displayed in the full-width view of Sports Car Digest, while the second gallery (and special award winners) can be found on the last page of the article and gives a comprehensive view of all the photographs.