Monterey, CA — After considerable deliberation and evaluation from its knowledgeable 12-person Selection Committee, the much-anticipated letters of acceptance into the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion have been issued, event organizers told us today (April 15).
Owners of some of the world’s most historic race cars are gearing up to compete Aug. 13-16 at Monterey County’s WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca. This year’s Rolex Reunion is comprised of 13 popular run groups spanning a century of motorsports history.
No stranger to Laguna Seca’s challenging twists and turns are historic cars from the Trans-Am and Can-Am era. These ground-pounding run groups provide a flashback to when Chevrolet Camaros, Dodge Challengers and Ford Mustangs ran bumper-to-bumper in Trans-Am, while in Can-Am the McLarens, Shadows and Lolas roared along the original nine-turn 1.9-mile circuit.
Also featured this year is the ever-popular IMSA GTO/GTP run group. Two All American Racers’ Toyota Eagle MkIII GTPs will go head-to-head alongside legendary Porsches, Jaguars and Nissans.
The Chevrolet versus Ford rivalry will return in the 1963-1966 GT over 2500cc run group. Fan favorite Corvettes, Mustangs and Cobras will be battling once more for manufacturer supremacy.
A Monterey Car Week milestone takes place this year, celebrating the 70th anniversary of the Pebble Beach Road Races. To honor this anniversary and Laguna Seca’s beginnings, over 30 historic cars from the 1947-1955 Sports Racing and GT era have been selected.