Monterey Motorsports Reunion

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

Maserati Tipo 151 at 2014 Monterey Reunion

1962 Maserati Tipo 151 - Joe Colasacco and Derek Hill

American race driver Derek Hill, son of World Champion Phil Hill, will strap himself behind the wheel of the lone surviving Maserati Tipo 151, of which only three were ever constructed, to race in the 2014 Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion, to be held August 14-17 at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in Monterey, California. Maserati is this year’s featured marque and will officially celebrate its 100th anniversary at the … [Read more...]

Le Mans Nissan 300ZX at Monterey Reunion 2014

Steve Millen (front left) is pictured with the 1994 Le Mans winning CCR Team.

The 1994 season racing season saw Steve Millen and the No. 75 Nissan 300ZX win the IMSA GTS class at the 24 Hour of Le Mans (including 5th place overall) and the 12 Hours of Sebring, along with the 1994 IMSA GTS Drivers' and Manufacturers' Championship. Millen also won the 1994 24 Hours of Daytona behind the wheel of the No. 76 Nissan 300ZX. To commemorate that championship season, Nissan and Millen are bringing … [Read more...]

Can-Am Featured at 2014 Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion

1973 Can-Am race at Laguna Seca

The thundering Can-Am class will be featured at the 2014 Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion, to be held August 14-17 at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. Returning to their familiar home where they ran unbridled in the 1960s and early '70s, a field of 30-plus authentic Can-Am cars will provide a huge rumble as they accelerate out of Turn 11 and down the straightaway to the start/finish bridge. … [Read more...]

Stirling Moss Featured at 2014 Monterey Motorsports Reunion

Stirling Moss in a Maserati 250F in 1956 (photo: Maserati NA)

Racing great Sir Stirling Moss will be the honored guest at the Picnic in the Park at the 2014 Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion on Saturday, August 16. Historian Murray Smith will conduct the noontime session in the Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca marketplace where fans may bring their lunch, listen to stories and ask questions. The Saturday-only picnic is a popular activity that allows fans to engage with a driving … [Read more...]

Quail Motorsports Gathering 2014 Information

Maserati 300S at Quail Motorsports Gathering

The Quail Motorsports Gathering 2014 will be held Friday, August 15th at the Quail Lodge Golf Club in Carmel, California. Similar to previous years, the 12th annual event will offer interesting and important automobiles and motorcycles displayed in a garden-party setting. The 2014 edition of the Quail will honor the 100th anniversary of Maserati, Competition Mustangs, A Tribute to India, and will feature the … [Read more...]

Monterey Motorsports Reunion 2014 Update

Maserati 450S at Monterey Motorsports Reunion

The Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion 2014 will be staged August 14-17 at the 11-turn, 2.238-mile Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in California, again serving as an anchor event of Monterey Classic Car Week. This year's four-day Monterey Reunion will see 550 historic and period-correct race cars compete in 15 race groups, with U.S. entries joined by cars from Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Germany, Italy, South … [Read more...]

Featured Classes at Monterey Motorsports Reunion 2014

Rudy Junco, 1974 Shadow DN4 Can-Am.

Can-Am cars from 1963-1974 and Trans-Am cars from the pony war era of 1966-1972 will be among the headline classes at the 2014 Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion, to be held August 14-17 at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in Monterey, California. Returning to the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion after a two-year absence are the booming Lolas, Shadows and McLarens that comprise the Can-Am group and its anything-goes … [Read more...]

Maserati Featured at Monterey Motorsports Reunion 2014

Maserati 300S

Maserati will serve as featured marque of the 2014 Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion, scheduled for August 14-17 at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in Salinas, California. The 100th anniversary of one of Italy’s iconic sports car brands will be celebrated at the annual Monterey Classic Car Week event. “Maserati is a definition of not only luxury road cars, but some of the most remarkable sports cars and Grand Prix cars … [Read more...]

Monterey Motorsports Reunion 2013 – Photo Gallery

1958 Scarab Mk I

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 … [Read more...]

Monterey Motorsports Reunion 2013 – Report and Photos

Ferrari 312 T2 in the Corkscrew.

Report and photos by Dennis Gray The Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion 2013 was held August 15-18 at the 2.238-mile, 11-turn Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in Salinas, California. Learning new things about old cars was the thread that ran throughout the weekend, as visitors to this year's Reunion witnessed historic race cars from nearly every era, dating as far back as a 1911 National 40 to a more modern-day 1992 … [Read more...]

Monterey Motorsports Reunion 2013 – Picture Gallery

1957 Maserati 450 S

The 2013 running of the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion was held August 15-18 at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in Salinas, California. A solid entry list of 550 historic automobiles competed in 16 racing groups over the 11-turn, 2.238 mile road course. This year’s Reunion represented the 40th consecutive year of vintage car racing on the Monterey Peninsula in August. While many still (and always will) call the races … [Read more...]

Porsche Celebrated at 2013 Monterey Car Week

Porsche 918 Spyder

Porsche will celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the 911 at many events during the 2013 Monterey Classic Car Week, with static and dynamic displays of new and historic Porsche road and racing cars. The upcoming 918 Spyder hybrid super sports car will be at various locations throughout the Monterey peninsula during the weekend, including at the Porsche Zentrum at Quail Lodge, Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion at … [Read more...]

Monterey Motorsports Pre-Reunion 2013 – Photo Gallery

1976 Ferrari 312 T2 at Monterey Pre-Reunion

Report and photos by Dennis Gray The Rolex Monterey Motorsports Pre-Reunion 2013 was held August 10-11 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 2013 running of the Monterey Pre-Reunion was again open to the public, allowing spectators to enjoy a … [Read more...]

Set-Up Day at 2013 Monterey Motorsports Pre-Reunion

Under Cover - 1966 AAR Gurney-Weslake Eagle Mk 1

Report and photos by Dennis Gray I shared a secret with Sports Car Digest readers a few years ago that is worth repeating. For years the best-kept secret about the Monterey Motorsports Reunion was the weekend before. Known as the Pre-Reunion, only drivers, owners and very few of us press types attend, allowing unfettered access to the cars, drivers, owners and team members. While the joke is out on the actual … [Read more...]

History of the Pebble Beach Road Races

Phil Hill in his Jaguar XK120 at Pebble Beach Road Races

By Art Evans | Photos as noted The Pebble Beach (now expanded) Weekend has become, arguably, the premier vintage automotive event in the U.S. Held each August, it includes not only vintage races at Laguna Seca, but also the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance along with a number of other Concours, many auctions and parties, parties, parties. The Pebble Beach celebration recalls what sports car racing in the U.S. … [Read more...]