Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion

Event Overview

Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion

Where else can you see and hear historic race cars at full speed doing what they were originally intended to do … and that’s race. The annual Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion is a celebration of motorsport history that brings approximately 550 race cars together in one open paddock for everyone to enjoy. Each accepted car, from more than 1,000 entry applications received, is scrutinized and accepted based on the car’s authenticity, race provenance and period correctness.  

When: August 15-18, 2019

Featured Marque: IMSA (International Motor Sports Association) celebrates its 50th anniversary of premier sports car racing. 

Entry Request:  For entry information or late application requests, please email Ardelle Lind. Entries submitted for the 1966-1985 Masters Historic Formula One and 1983-2016 Masters Endurance Legends grids will also be required to complete a Masters Historic Racing Entry Form and relevant entry fee.

Run Groups: This year will feature some of the most popular and competitive groups.

  • Group 1A: Pre-1940 Sports Racing, Touring and Race cars, and 1927-1951 Racing Cars
  • Group 2A: 1955-1961 Sports Racing (under/over 2000cc)  
  • Group 3A: 1966-1972 Trans-Am
  • Group 4A: 1966-1985 Masters Historic Formula One
  • Group 5A: 1973-1981 FIA, IMSA, GT, GTX, AAGT
  • Group 6A: 1963-1966 GT Over 2500cc
  • Group 7A: IMSA Prototypes – GTP, WSC, LMP, DP
  • Group 1B: 1947-1955 Sports Racing and GT cars
  • Group 2B: 1955-1964 GT
  • Group 3B: 1967-1981 Formula Ford
  • Group 4B: 1961-1966 GT under 2500cc
  • Group 5B: 2 Liter Sports Racers through 1984
  • Group 6B: 1981-1991 IMSA GTO/GTU
  • Group 7B: 1983-2016 Masters Endurance Legends

Entry List: See the Entry List here. 

Tickets: Advanced tickets from December 5, 2018 – August 4, 2019.

Mark Your Calendars: Future dates for the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion are:

  • August 13-16, 2020
  • August 12-15, 2021
  • August 18-21, 2022

Get Social: #RolexReunion #RMMR #MontereyCarWeek #WeatherTechRaceway 

Event News

Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion Broadcast on NBCSN Monday, August 26 at 6pm EDT
Key races selected to highlight IMSA series, honoring the 50th Anniversary

IMSA celebrates their 50th anniversary

MONTEREY, CA, August 21, 2019 – WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca has selected key races from the 2019 Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion (RMMR) into an hour-long program to be broadcast by NBC Sports Network (NBCSN) on Monday, August 26 at 3:00 pm PDT / 6:00 pm EDT. This year’s RMMR featured International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) as the marque, in honor of their 50th anniversary. This was the first time a race series rather than an automotive manufacturer has been recognized in this way.

 

Will Call

Will Call

Will Call is located at the Embassy Suites, 1441 Canyon Del Rey, Seaside, CA 93955, on the main floor.

Hours of Operation: 

Thursday – Saturday  7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday  7 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Photo identification of the Account Holder is required to pick up order.

Event News

Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion Accepts 500-Plus Historic Race Cars for 14 Groups
IMSA 50th anniversary gearing up for August 15-18 international race gathering

The coveted letters of acceptance into the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion have been issued to owners of some of the world’s most historic race cars to compete August 15-18 at Monterey County’s WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca. More than 500 historic and period-correct race cars will be competing in 14 groups that span 103 years of motorsports. The earliest cars racing in the pre-war group are a 1911 National Speedway Roadster and 1911 Fiat S74, while the endurance group features a more modern 2014 Lola Toyota Rebellion LMP1 prototype.

Event News

Hurley Haywood Named Grand Marshal of Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion
Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion to celebrate 50th anniversary of IMSA

Hurley Haywood has been named Grand Marshal of the 2019 Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca on August 15-18. Considered among the greatest drivers in endurance racing history, Haywood is a major part of the 50th anniversary celebration of the International Motor Sports Association (IMSA), which is the featured marque at this year’s Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion.

Event News

IMSA To Be Featured Marque At 2019 Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion
50 Years of IMSA History to be Celebrated at Popular WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca Event

Officials from WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca and the International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) today announced that IMSA will be the featured marque for the 2019 Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion to be held at the world-renowned facility in Monterey, California on the weekend of Aug. 15-18, 2019.

The event will feature 50 years of IMSA history with a variety of race cars and personalities from throughout the series’ rich history, which includes several races on the famed, 2.238-mile WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca circuit.

Race Entries

Entry List

Some of the world’s greatest race cars will be racing in this year’s Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion. With the 50th anniversary of IMSA as the featured marque, there will be a number of cars that haven’t been seen in quite some time. To scroll through the accepted cars, visit the Entry List

 

Program Advertising

Souvenir Program Advertising Opportunities

Gain maximum exposure for your company and products to a very defined and enthusiastic buying audience by advertising in our souvenir program. These limited-edition and collectible programs are rich in entertaining stories, history and profiles that will entertain and educate, while delivering your desired results. 

This is your opportunity to reach this dynamic and affluent audience in an engaging and authentic way. 

Information and pricing packages are available by calling Robert at 831-242-8212 or via e-mail at Robert@Laguna-Seca.com

Don’t miss this impactful opportunity.

Fan Activities

Fan Activities

Friday – August 9

Monterey Classic Car Week Kick-Off Car Show

Location: Alvarado Street, Monterey

Details: 30 Authentic Historic Race Cars will be driving from WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca to Alvarado Street with a CHP escort for a Meet and Greet. There will be music, raffle items and beautiful examples of racing history.

Time: 5:00 – 7:00 pm

Monday – August 12

Tuesday – August 13

Carmel Concours on the Avenue

Location: Ocean Avenue, Carmel

Photo Gallery

2017 Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion Rewind

The Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion celebrated the track’s history with the Racing Through the Decades display, which featured 12 race machines that were instrumental in the track’s heritage. This included the Ferrari 500 Testa Rossa that Pete Lovely drove to win the inaugural race in 1957 and the last car to win (the 2016 KPAX Racing McLaren 650S from the Pirelli World Challenge). 

Car Corral
Car Corral fun

Car Corrals

Car Corrals

Corral Passes are valid Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Admission ticket not included and must purchase separately. Must bring the make of car to park in Corral, or be directed to general parking – no refunds.

To purchase corral parking, click here or call 831-242-8200 unless directed otherwise below.

Alfa Romeo

Located in the Lakebed

Price: $40

BMW Corral Must be member of BMW CCA to purchase. To register, click here.
Datsun Nissan To purchase, please contact Ann Devor at anndevor@gmail.com.

Jaguar Corral

Located in the Lakebed

Price: $40

Mercedes AMG Corral

Located in the Lakebed

Price: $40

Porsche Corral

Located in Blue 3

To purchase, please click here.

Mazda Corral

Located in Blue 3

Price: $25

Corporate Opportunities

Corporate Opportunities

Corporate Hospitality

Fully utilize the power of WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca to host your next corporate event. We have a wide variety of options from Pit Row Suites to custom build-outs located throughout the track.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Go beyond traditional partnerships and maximize your exposure through a variety of sponsorship opportunities within events. WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca also offers year-round opportunities and flexibility in fulfilling your organizational goals.

Photo Gallery
A very rare gathering of Maseratis to celebrate 100 years. Photo by John Lamm.

2014 Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion Image Gallery

Maserati celebrated its centennial anniversary at the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion. Nearly 550 invited historic race cars took part in 15 race groups, ranging from pre-war to more modern-day race cars. Check out the gallery and enjoy the sights.

Map & Directions

Directions

Please avoid the main entrance at Highway 68. All vehicles are instructed to enter WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca via South Boundary Road. Please ignore race traffic signs that deviate from directions below.

South Boundary Entrance will be open to all in-bound and out-bound traffic. Additionally, the Barloy Canyon Entrance will be available. Vehicles will be parked on a first come/first served basis, with some parking areas restricted to vehicles with parking passes only.

AFTER 10:00 A.M. – PARKING IN DESIGNATED LOTS CANNOT BE GUARANTEED.

GPS Coordinates:

SOUTH BOUNDARY ROAD            
36 35′36.38″N, 121 49′52.10″W

From Highway 1:

  • Take the Highway 218 (Exit 403) Seaside/Del Rey Oaks exit
  • Travel East for approximately 2 miles
  • Turn left on General Jim Moore Blvd Rd.
  • Turn right on South Boundary Rd. and follow the signs to the Raceway

From Highway 101:

  • Take the Monterey-Peninsula/Hwy 156 exit
  • Travel West on Hwy 156, which turns into Hwy 1
  • Take the Highway 218 exit East (Del Rey Oaks) and travel for approximately 2 miles
  • Turn left on General Jim Moore
  • Turn right on South Boundary Rd. and follow the signs to the Raceway