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Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion – Nothin’ But Corkscrew

Monterey Historics laguna seca corkscrewOnward with our continued “coverage” (in the form of massive picture dumps) of the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion. Upon receipt of my media band and a photographer’s vest, you can be damn sure the first locked gate I bypassed was the Corkscrew’s. What follows are some highlights from Saturday’s Shelby GT350-specific (this year’s featured marque), the ’55-’62 Sports Cars (Vettes, 356s and some priceless Ferraris), Pre-1940 Sports Racing/Touring, and ’73-81 IMSA GT-GTX, AAGT, GTU (BMW CSLs, Turbo Porsches and some fast but offensively ugly Vettes and Monzas) races.

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Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion: Wandering the Paddock

Tim Odell August 25, 2015 Pebble Beach

formula 5000 rear tireUnrestricted paddock access is arguably the best part of your admission to the Rolex Monterey Motorsport Reunion (“Monterey Historics” from here on out). We’re talking several acres of cars so incredible, seeing one on a random Tuesday afternoon, you’d tell your friends about it for a week. Walking the rows with one’s wife and kids lends opposite joy and stress of seeing them pick their own favorites (and even get to sit in a couple!) and OMFGDONTTOUCHTHAT! 

With no particular order or logic, here are some snaps courtesy of either myself or The Missus from around the paddock. While you’re at it, be sure to check out Greg and Badley’s (probably better) shots as well.

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Monterey Car Week Photo Dump: Art on the Track

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I’d be willing to argue that the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca is the best event in the magnificent Monterey Car Week.

Just imagine the kind of legendary cars you grew up hearing about, watching race, and lusting over being in your face and on the track in their natural habitat. Everything at this event could have been in a museum – and I’m sure some are most of the year – but you can see them storming around one of the world’s most technical race tracks at full tilt, which is where they really belong. None of the cars in attendance were clones or replicas, so when you see something famous or rare you know it’s the real deal.

I took over 900 photos of this event alone but I’ve narrowed down to about 50 photos that I’ll share here (those being the ones that suck less) split into two posts: art in the paddock and art on the track. I say that because all of these cars are rolling art being used for their intended purposes, just how nature intended.

Click past the jump for some incredible machinery on track with some very talented drivers that aren’t going easy.

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Monterey Car Week Photo Dump: Art in the Paddock

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I’d be willing to argue that the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca is the best event in the magnificent Monterey Car Week.

Just imagine the kind of legendary cars you grew up hearing about, watching race, and lusting over being in your face and on the track in their natural habitat. Everything at this event could have been in a museum – and I’m sure some are most of the year – but you can see them storming around one of the world’s most technical race tracks at full tilt, which is where they really belong. None of the cars in attendance were clones or replicas, so when you see something famous or rare you know it’s the real deal.

I took over 900 photos of this event alone but I’ve narrowed down to about 50 photos that I’ll share here (those being the ones that suck less) split into two posts: art in the paddock and art on the track. I say that because all of these cars are rolling art being used for their intended purposes, just how nature intended.

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Monterey Car Week Photo Dump: Dad’s Best

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As something of an experiment, before we departed for Monterey, I gave my father one of my spare cameras and told him to take pictures of the stuff he found interesting. He’s not exactly a photographer, and he’s mostly a domestic car guy, so this has potential to be interesting. It’s an insight into the mind of a person who’s never been to Monterey before, never been to a Porsche show before, never seen a LeMon before. Click through the link to see what he found fun.

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Monterey Car Week Photo Dump: Some German Cars on Lawns

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Monterey Car Week is a truly wonderful thing. Tens of thousands of cars and enthusiasts from all walks of life descend upon the beautiful Monterey Peninsula to celebrate these four-wheeled methods of transportation that we all love. It’s the only time of year when traffic jams are gorgeous and old cars are allowed to park on world-class golf courses.

This was my second time in Monterey for some Car Week festivities and I wasn’t alone. Tim and Bradley were both wandering around the same place and we were all busy snapping photos of anything with a tail pipe. So for this weekend, enjoy some large [photo] dumps from the three of us.

For this one, it’s a plethora of German cars on golf courses (groundskeeper’s worst nightmare) between two shows: the Werks Reunion run by Porsche Club of America and the Legends of the Autobahn which hosted Audis, BMWs, and Mercedes-Benzes.

Enjoy! Or don’t. It’s a free internet after all.

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Monterey Car Week Photo Dump: Auction Action

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There were a good couple of handfuls of auctions going on in Monterey. You had the RM/Sotheby’s, Gooding & Co., Bonhams, Russo & Steele, Mecum, and some smaller ones dotted around the landscape. We walked around the Russo & Steele lot, ambled through a handful of the RM cars on the plaza, and attended the Gooding & Co. auction. It was interesting to see giant fistfulls of dollars being waved around for certain cars, and there wasn’t a single car in the lot that I could afford to bid on. It really makes you feel broke. You know, assuming you actually are broke.

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Monterey Car Week Photo Dump: Vintage Racing Is Best Racing

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The Monterey Motorsport Reunion, colloquially known as “The Historics”, was celebrating Ford’s glorious GT350 this year. Not the new one, though there were a bunch of those floating around because, you know, cross promotion and corporate synergy and all that jazz. Anyway, the OG GT350 has always been my favorite mustang, because it was the true ‘racer for the street’ kind of car. Many of them went on to compete in SCCA sanctioned events, and a few of them have a lot of stellar history. Anyway, while they were the main focus of the weekend at the track, and there was one session with almost 50 of them on track at once, there was plenty else to see. Everything from pre-war Grand Prix cars to more modern endurance racing sports cars. Click through to see what its all about.

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Monterey Car Week Photo Dump: LeMons and P-Cars

Bradley Brownell August 22, 2015 Pebble Beach

IMG_3627Starting the day with a Relient Robin is hardly a bad way to start the day. I’ve seen only a handful of these in person, and I’m always geeked to see one. While Monterey Car Week is always about super cars and vintage racing and concours d’elegance, I always love showing up and seeing the weird and the oddball hoopties at Concours d’Lemons. Additionally, I’m a huge Porsche fan, so of course I had to attend the fantastic Werks Reunion. Both were fantastic, but for very different reasons. Click through to see what I mean. Dozens of mediocre photos await.

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Up Close and Personal with the 2001 BMW M3 GTR Road Car

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As far as BMWs go, this is about as rare as it gets. What you’re looking at here (and what I’m about to cover in a thick layer of Roundel-shaped dribble) is a 2001 BMW (E46) M3 GTR road car. That “GTR” and “road car” designation is what’s important here because only six cars were ever built this way from the factory, three of which are still in road-worthy condition but almost never seen.

So when an unabashed BMW fan (just don’t mention the 2 Series Active Tourer for the love of god) stumbles upon one of those three cars sitting unattended after the conclusion of last weekend’s Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion at Laguna Seca, what does he do? In order: freak out, cry, Snapchat it to every contact, Instagram it, cry some more, and then break out the camera to get as many shots of this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity as possible before the backup battery dies.

Click past the jump and join me in what will surely be the most unobstructed view of this rare beast I’ll ever get.

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