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2017 Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion

Although the vast majority of Monterey Car Week showcases rare and vintage automobiles lined along golf courses during The Quail and the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance; the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion at Laguna Seca Raceway offers something very different for the thousands of motorsport enthusiasts who gather at the track each year.

Over five hundred race cars from multiple eras including everything from a 1915 Ford to a 1990 BMW M3 graced the historic 60 year old Mazda Laguna Seca Raceway and its storied Corkscrew. During Monterey Car Week from Thursday through Sunday, the race offered spectators a rare glimpse into motorsport of decades long past.  Whether a vintage Ferrari, Aston Martin, or Jaguar; there was something to steal the heart of any automotive enthusiast.

“The yearlong celebration of Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca’s 60th anniversary is brought to life in the Racing Through the Decades feature display that we are thrilled to share at the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion,” said Gill Campbell, Senior Vice President of Event Operations of Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. “The visual element illustrates the history and importance of the race track and the privilege we have had in hosting some of the greatest cars and drivers in all of motorsports.”

For 2017, the race paid special tribute to Ferrari’s 70th anniversary, as well as the race track’s own 60th birthday.  Spectators at Laguna Seca also had the chance to meet some incredible racing titans such as former F1 world champion Mika Häkkinen better known as”the Flying Finn” who drove for McLaren racing.  Other stars, include Danish race car driver Tom Kristensen, who won the 24 Hours of Le Mans nine times.

Photography by: Marli Allard

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