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.
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.
Enjoy this stroll through the paddock at the 2017 Rolex Motorsports Reunion and make plans to visit yourself next August!
Some American ingenuity can be found in the paddock too.
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.
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.