Monterey Motorsports Reunion

Motorsports nirvana at Laguna Seca.

Porsche Lineup at Monterey Historic Races

If there is a heaven for car lovers it probably is a lot like the paddock at Laguna Seca during Monterey Car Week. Over 500 remarkable cars from all eras of motorsports history are selected to spend the weekend racing around the iconic track and visitors can ramble through the paddock among these incredible machines and their drivers.

Laguna Seca Paddock

If you make it through the paddock, there’s the entire Laguna Seca circuit to explore. Find a spot and watch these machines do what they were built to do. Or close your eyes and listen to the sounds of tuned V12 or Ardun-converted flathead V8 engines pushing their red lines.
Monterey Historic Laguna Seca

  • Historic Racing Laguna Seca

Ardun Power
Enjoy this stroll through the paddock at the 2017 Rolex Motorsports Reunion and make plans to visit yourself next August!
Monterey Historics Paddock

1968 Mirage M2
The rare 1968 M2 version of the Mirage Gulf cars
Monterey Historics Paddock
Brad Frisselle’s 260Z IMSA car
Ferrari D50
Jim Stokes recreation of the Lancia/Ferrari D50
289 Cobra
289 Cobra
Mirage GR7
Mirage GR7
Corvette
Vettes in the paddock

The paddock isn’t only for race cars. There are quite a few other cars on display too. How about this Alfa Romeo roadster – looks like a late ’30s 6C.
Alfa Romeo 6C

Alfa Romeo 6C

Alfa Romeo 6C
Alfa Romeo 6C

How about this 1826 Bugatti Type 37A. The supercharged 4-cylinder version of the straight 8 GP champ Type 35.
1926 Bugatti 37A

1926 Bugatti 37A

1926 Bugatti 37A

1926 Bugatti 37A

Bugatti Vertex magneto
Adjust that Vertex magneto on the fly!

1926 Bugatti 37A

Some American ingenuity can be found in the paddock too.

Ruckstell rear
This 1915 T racer used this Ruckstell rear connected to a 3 speed Muncie and the stock Ford 2 speed transmissions for 12 forward gears.

Rajo Head
Rajo overhead conversion head on this T racer

Check out this replica of the Gilmore Special Indy winner built from all pre-war parts including a set of Miller frame rails by a very special group of Grass Valley high school kids.

Gilmore Special Indy Car
Gilmore Special replica

Twin Plug Flathead
Flathead with twin plug heads in a 1935 sprint car. Must not have been able to find a V16 or Nash twin 8 distributor.

Carroll Shelby

Maserati 4CM Vetturetta
1933 Maserati 4CM Vetturetta originally raced by Giuseppe Furmanik. Note the very early hydraulic brakes.
Paul Newman Porsche 935
Paul Newman’s Porsche 935 raced at the 1979 24 hours of LeMans winning it’s class
1930 Morgan Super Aero
1930 Morgan Super Aero
National 40
Chicks dig old cars. View of a National from the tight cockpit of a Miller racer
1911 National Roadster Engine
Detail of a 1911 National engine. 450 cubic inch 4-cylinder! This Speedway Roadster is owned and driven by the great-grandson of founder and president Charles Test.

The Mullin Automotive Museum in Oxnard brought a handful of beautiful pre-war racers including a 1936 Bugatti Type 57SC Competition Roadster, 1931 Bugatti Type 51 Grand Prix, 1946 Delage D6 Grand Prix and a 1950 Talbot-Lago T26C Grand Prix.

1931 Bugatti Type 51
1931 Bugatti Type 51 driven by Phil Hill’s son Derek

1931 Bugatti Type 51
1931 Bugatti Type 51
1936 Bugatti Type 57SC Competition Roadster
1936 Bugatti Type 57SC Competition Roadster
Delage interior
Delage interior
1946 Delage D6 Grand Prix
1946 Delage D6 Grand Prix
Bugatti brakes
Bugatti brakes
48 Talbot Lago ventilated drums
1950 Talbot Lago ventilated drums
1950 Talbot-Lago T26C
Talbot-Lago T26C raced in the inaugural 1950 Formula One season. Double overhead cam V6 with twin ignition plugs.
  • 1963 Shelby King Cobra
    The 1963 Shelby King Cobra that won here in '63
Mercedes Gullwing
Someone left the door to their pit-car open.
  • GTO Engineering's Ferrari 250 GT SWB
    GTO Engineering's Ferrari 250 GT SWB. These guys hand-form the aluminum bodies and build their own V12s!

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