Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion News

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Monterey Race Car Show Brightens Downtown Monterey

WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca hosted a fun-filled evening in downtown Monterey with a number of race cars competing in the Monterey Pre-Reunion. We’re gearing up for the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion Aug. 23-26.

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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.

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Storied heritage meets Nissan Intelligent Mobility future at Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion

  • Nissan becomes first Japanese car company honored as featured marque during the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion at WeatherTech Raceway at Laguna Seca
  • More than 50 vintage Nissan and Datsun race cars help celebrate fans’ brand passion
  • Nissan Formula E race car to highlight next generation of motorsports at Nissan
  • Much anticipated North American debut of new Nissan GT-R50 by Italdesign

The organizers of the 2018 Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion (RMMR) recognize Nissan as the first-ever Japanese featured marque.

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Pro Drivers Look to Historic Racing to Share Memories at Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion
Race Cars Span 84 Years from Oldest to Newest

Race car drivers of every era enjoy time on challenging race circuits. And for some, the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion provides the special opportunity of not only racing time, but the thrill of doing so in a historic race car. The annual event, which this year celebrates the racing achievements of Nissan and Datsun, attracts more than 550 historic and period-correct race cars August 23-26 to Monterey County’s iconic WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca located on the scenic Peninsula.

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Poster Art Unveiled for Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion
Artist Bill Patterson Captures Nissan / Datsun History

Three iconic cars from Nissan’s and Datsun’s racing past are celebrated in the official poster art for the annual Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion held at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca August 23-26. It is the first time in the event’s storied history that a Japanese automaker has been honored as featured marque.

Setting the racing stage was the BRE Datsun 510. The team of BRE founder and designer Peter Brock and driver John Morton went on to dominate the 1970-1972 National Championships, thereby firmly establishing Datsun as a considerable force on the racing map. 

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Datsuns and Nissans Filling Grids at Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion August 23-26

 

An impressive increase of 490 percent in Datsun and Nissan entries have been submitted since Nissan was announced as featured marque of the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion just weeks ago. The overwhelming response is a tribute to the remarkable racing achievements of the first-time honoree at the annual event held in Monterey each August at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca.

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Rolex Watch U.S.A. Renews Title Sponsorship of Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion

The Sports Car Racing Association of the Monterey Peninsula and County of Monterey are pleased to announce that Rolex Watch U.S.A. is extending its title sponsorship of the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion. Rolex has been a respected sponsor of the internationally-acclaimed event since 2010 when it was renamed the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion. 

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Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion Features Fan Favorite Run Groups
Historic Trans-Am, Can-Am and Formula 1 are Among the 15 Groups August 23-26, 2018

The Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion will be firing on all cylinders August 23-26 as three fan favorites return to Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. Fresh off winning the prestigious FIA Founding Members’ Heritage Cup, the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion hits even greater strides this August.

An expected 550 historic, authentic race cars from more than 900 entry requests will fill the 15 grid field that will provide fans with a near sensory overload. The 15 groups that will be racing on track are:

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SCRAMP Awarded Prestigious FIA Award for Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion

 

The FIA (Federation Internationale de l’Automobile), the world’s premier motorsport governing body, awarded world championship trophies at its annual gala and prize giving ceremony Dec. 8 at the Palace of Versailles. Among the trophy presentations was the FIA Founding Members’ Club Heritage Cup, which was bestowed to the Sports Car Racing Association of the Monterey Peninsula (SCRAMP), which manages the County of Monterey-owned Laguna Seca Recreation Area, in recognition of the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion.

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Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion Named a Finalist for Motorsport Event of the Year in the Octane Awards

For the fifth consecutive year, a panel of expert judges for the Octane Awards (formerly known as the International Historic Motoring Awards) has named the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion a finalist for the Motorsport Event of the Year. In 2015, the Sports Car Racing Association of the Monterey Peninsula (SCRAMP) was awarded the top honor for Porsche Rennsport Reunion V held at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, which was also selected to host Porsche Rennsport Reunion VI in 2018.

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Limited-Edition Reproduction of First Race Program Now on Sale
Celebrating 60th Anniversary of Laguna Seca

“Don’t try to cross the track. At least, you are exposing yourself to arrest. And you may be tempting a quick and painful and final end to your day’s spectating,” read an excerpt from the first program sold at the “Eighth Annual Pebble Beach Sports Car Road Races” November 1957. This first race nearly 60 years ago was the beginning of what is now called WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca.

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Motor Racing Legend Tom Kristensen to Speak at Picnic in the Paddock for Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion

Danish sports car racing legend, nine-time 24 Hours of Le Mans winner, six-time 24 Hours of Sebring winner, and 2013 FIA World Endurance champion Tom Kristensen will share his experiences as the highlighted guest speaker at the annual Picnic in the Paddock on Saturday, Aug. 19. The annual picnic is traditionally a fan favorite during the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion, which will be held Aug. 17-20 at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.

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Run Groups Announced for Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion August 17-20
Celebrating Two Diamond Jubilees

The 14 historic race car run groups are set for the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion, August 17-20, 2017 as owners, drivers and enthusiasts now begin focusing their sights on applying for the limited 550-grid field that will be accepted to compete.

Returning to the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion for the first time since 2013 are the remarkable Formula Juniors that ran between 1958 and 1963. Celebrating its Diamond Jubilee international tour at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, there will be two groups to accommodate the large numbers of cars expected to enter.