The Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion will see more on-track action in 2010, as 19 race groups will hit the track at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca for four days of racing starting Thursday, August 12 and ending Sunday evening August 15. Additionally, the paddock space has been re-designed for greater efficiency to accommodate the increased number of race groups and participants.
“Starting Thursday, the sounds of historic race cars will fill the air here at the race track,” explained Gill Campbell, CEO/general manager for Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. “Our competitors and fans will be immersed in an unbelievable array of race and sports cars, motorsport legends and camaraderie.”
The Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion announced several entries for the event, including the 1964 Ian Walker Racing ‘Gold Bug’ Lotus 26R which Jimmy Clark drove along with the 1959 Ferrari Testa Rossa that Phil Hill and Pete Lovely once raced. Besides numerous Eagles, Dan Gurney’s Cobra Daytona Coupe, which he raced in 1965 at Le Mans, will be competing as will Gurney’s 1960 Maserati Birdcage. It was this Camoradi Team car that Stirling Moss, Carroll Shelby and Gurney all won races in.
The 1960 Arciero Bros Inc. Lotus 19 with 27 starts and 10 wins with drivers Dan Gurney, Bobby Unser, Jim Clark and Phil Hill will be in the paddock along with a 1970 Plymouth Barracuda also driven by Dan Gurney. The 1974 Alfa Romeo FIA prototype which won the 1975 World Championship of Makes, a recently restored 1967 Porsche 910 raced by Hans Herrmann and Jo Siffert and a 1969 Ford Boss 302 Mustang raced by George Follmer will be amongst the many race cars racing during the weekend.
The 2010 Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion will honor one of the true legends of motorsports – Dan Gurney – the Cars He Built, the Cars He Drove. Fans will be treated to a feature display of Gurney Eagle Racing Cars: Formula 1, Indy Cars, IMSA GTP prototypes, Can-Am and Trans-Am machines.
This year’s featured races are Formula 1, which celebrates its 60th anniversary this year; Trans-Am; and for the first time ever, Stock Cars (with drum brakes) that competed between 1959 and 1975. Additionally, there will be a dedicated grid of Bugatti race cars in the Bugatti Grand Prix, with entries coming from as far away as Australia, France, Germany and Switzerland.
Formerly known as the Monterey Historic Automobile Races®, the event is now produced exclusively by SCRAMP (Sports Car Racing Association of the Monterey Peninsula), a not-for-profit 501(C)4 corporation established in 1957.
For more information, visit www.Mazdaraceway.com or call 800-327-7322.
[Source: Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca]