Monterey Motorsports Reunion

Photos, event coverage, news and information on the Monterey Motorsports Reunion historic car race, held each August in California.

Monterey Motorsports Reunion 2015 – Picture Gallery

Mark Colbert's 1962 Ferrari 250GT Lusso C.

The 2015 running of the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion was held August 13-16 at the 11-turn Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in Salinas, California. For those who don't know me I spent the 2015 Monterey Classic Car Week photographing the vintage car races taking place at the Mazda Laguna Seca Raceway. I was at the track from Friday morning of the Pre-Reunion to the last lap of the Reunion the following Sunday. This … [Read more...]

BMW Featured at 2016 Monterey Reunion

1978 BMW M1 Procar - Henry Schmitt

The German marque BMW will be featured at the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion 2016, scheduled for August 18-21 at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in Salinas, California. Celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2016, Bavarian Motor Works has a strong history. The patriarchs of the brand, Karl Rapp and Gustav Otto instilled a robust DNA in the company in 1916 through the combination of their respective businesses. The … [Read more...]

Monterey Motorsports Reunion 2015 – Report and Photos

Mathias Sielecki's 1954 Maserati A6 GCS.

The Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion 2015 was held August 13-16 at the 2.238-mile, 11-turn Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in Salinas, California. The field of 550 vintage race cars were divided into 15 groups according to age and engine capacity and chosen for their period-correct presentation. Formerly known as the Monterey Historic Automobile Races or Monterey Historics, the 2015 running of the Rolex Monterey … [Read more...]

Monterey Motorsports Pre-Reunion 2015 – Photo Gallery

Jeffery Segal in the 1970 Ferrari 512M.

The Rolex Monterey Motorsports Pre-Reunion 2015 was held August 8-9 at the 11-turn, 2.238-mile Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in Salinas, California. Formerly known as Monterey Pre-Historics, the event is held the weekend before the larger Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion. The 2015 running of the Monterey Pre-Reunion was again open to the public, allowing spectators to enjoy a more relaxed paddock environment and a … [Read more...]

Monterey Classic Car Week 2015 – Preview

Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa Class at Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2014

For one week each August, the Monterey Peninsula in California is transformed into the epicenter for the classic car community. Regardless of the name -- the Monterey Classic Car Week, Pebble Beach Automotive Week, Concours Week, Holy Car Week or just Car Heaven -- the events that make up the week are among the most important on the historic automotive calendar and 2015 will be no different. A celebration of the … [Read more...]

Monterey Motorsports Reunion 2015 Update

Maserati Tipo 60

The Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion 2015 will be held August 13-16 at the 11-turn, 2.238-mile Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in California, again serving as an anchor event of Monterey Classic Car Week. Organizers have again limited an enormous number of entry requests to 550 period-correct cars for the 42nd consecutive year of vintage car racing on the Monterey Peninsula in August. “Sports car racing on the … [Read more...]

Historic Formula 1 at Monterey Reunion 2015

Chris Locke's 1976 Lotus 77 F-1 leads Chris MacAllister's 1976 Ferrari 312 T2 in turn eleven.

A field of up to 30 historic Formula 1 cars will line up on the grid for the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion 2015, to be held August 13-16 at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca during Monterey Classic Car Week. As featured in Ron Howard’s 2013 movie drama “Rush”, the same cars that were originally involved in the epic driving battle for the 1976 F1 World Championship between Ferrari’s Niki Lauda and McLaren’s James … [Read more...]

Shelby GT350 Mustang Honored at 2015 Monterey Reunion

1966 Shelby GT350 - Jim Reed

The Shelby GT350 Mustang will be the featured marque at the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion 2015, scheduled for August 13-16 at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in Salinas, California. Celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2015, the Shelby GT350 Mustang came onto the scene just one year after the Ford Mustang debuted. Ford Motor Company, already having success with Carroll Shelby in the Cobra program, enlisted Shelby … [Read more...]

Featured Classes at Monterey Motorsports Reunion 2015

Formula 1 featured at 2015 Monterey Motorsports Reunion

Formula 1 cars from 1967 to 1984, Formula 5000 car from 1968 to 1976 and Trans-Am cars from the pony war era of 1966 to 1972 will be among the featured classes at the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion 2015, scheduled for August 13-16 at the 2.238-mile, 11-turn Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in Monterey, California. … [Read more...]

Monterey Motorsports Reunion 2014 – In Motion Photos

1960 Porsche RS 60 Spyder of William Lyons

The Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion 2014 was staged August 14-17 at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in Salinas, California. The 'museum in motion', held annually on the famed 2.238-mile, 11-turn road course, is a cornerstone of Monterey Classic Car Week. This year’s Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion represented the 41st consecutive year of vintage car racing on the Monterey Peninsula in August. Four days of Reunion … [Read more...]

Monterey Motorsports Reunion 2014 – Photo Gallery

Richard Griot's 1967 McLaren M6A leads Chris MacAllister's 1971 McLaren M8F-1 in turn two.

The 2014 running of the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion was held August 14-17 at the 11-turn Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in Salinas, California. The Reunion is one of the cornerstones of the Monterey Classic Car Week and the largest event held annually in the scenic coastal community. Senior Photographer Dennis Gray documented the 2014 Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion. We often run into a problem when Dennis is … [Read more...]

Monterey Motorsports Reunion 2014 – Picture Gallery

1963 Ferrari 250 GTO Berlinetta.

The Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion 2014 was staged August 14-17 at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in Salinas, California. Nearly 550 historic race cars, split into 15 different competition groups, roared through the turns and straights of the 2.238-mile, 11-turn circuit situated on the Monterey Peninsula. Italian car manufacturer Maserati, celebrating its 100th anniversary, was this year’s featured marque. … [Read more...]

Monterey Motorsports Reunion 2014 – Report and Photos

Derek Bell in Jon Shirley's 1957 Maserati 300S.

The Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion 2014 was held August 14-17 at the 2.238-mile, 11-turn Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in Salinas, California. A field of 550 vintage race cars ranged from a 1911 National 40 that raced at the inaugural Indianapolis 500 to the ground-shaking Can-Am machines from the 1960s and 1970s. The historic racers were divided into 15 groups according to age and engine capacity and chosen for … [Read more...]

Monterey Motorsports Pre-Reunion 2014 – Photo Gallery

Maserati Tipo 151 driven by Derek Hill

The Rolex Monterey Motorsports Pre-Reunion 2014 was held August 9-10 at the 11-turn, 2.238-mile Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in Salinas, California. Formerly known as Monterey Pre-Historics, the event is held the weekend before the much larger Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion. The 2014 running of the Monterey Pre-Reunion was again open to the public, allowing spectators to enjoy a more relaxed paddock environment and … [Read more...]

Monterey Classic Car Week 2014 – Preview

Rob Walton's 1957 Maserati 450S was a fan favorite at the Monterey Motorsports Reunion (photo: Tim Scott)

For one week each August, the Monterey Peninsula in California is transformed into the epicenter for the classic car community. Regardless of the name -- the Monterey Classic Car Week, Pebble Beach Automotive Week, Concours Week, Holy Car Week or just Car Heaven -- the events that make up the week are among the most important on the historic automotive calendar and 2014 will be no different. A celebration of the … [Read more...]