Historic Trans-Am, F1 and Indy vehicles spotlight 2021 Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion schedule
When the 2021 Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion kicks off for 4 days on August 12 at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca, a number of driver and fan favorites will probably be on the grid. Including to the anticipation would be the first time a devoted historic IndyCar group, which initially competed between 1963 and 1978, will probably be racing on the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion.
“The British invasion of America included not solely the Beatles, however the introduction of rear engine Indy vehicles beginning in 1963 at Indianapolis. From 1965 on, there would by no means once more be a entrance engine winner of the five hundred,” commented three-time IndyCar champion Bobby Rahal, who additionally received three consecutive IndyCar races at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca starting in 1985.
“From 1963, Lola, BRP, Lotus and different British producers would take the battle to Captain America Dan Gurney’s Eagles, California’s Gerhardts, Huffakers and different U.S. producers. And the scream of the enduring Ford 4 Cam would tackle Offys and whispering Jet Generators. I personally sit up for returning to Laguna Seca with my 1966 Eagle-Ford and share this nice period with followers from all around the world,” Rahal added.
The Indy vehicles will probably be complemented by historic Trans-Am vehicles from the “pony automobile” period of 1966 to 1972, and the historic System 1 vehicles that competed on the worldwide stage between 1966 and 1985.
The acquainted Mustangs, Camaros, Javelins, Challengers and Trans-Ams return to the setting the place they as soon as professionally competed in what guarantees to be a forwards and backwards and facet to facet race. The homeowners encourage followers of all ages to take a seat inside and study concerning the vehicles and their historical past.
The chosen vehicles will probably be assembled into the next 14 teams:
Pre-1920 Exhibition race
1966-1985 Masters Historic System 1
1920-1951 Racing Vehicles
1947-1955 Sports activities Racing and GT
1963-1966 GT over 2500cc
1973-1981 FIA, IMSA, GT, GTX, GTU, AAGT
FIA Producers Championship
1981-1991 IMSA GTO, GTP, Trans-Am
1955-1961 Sports activities Racing beneath/over 2000cc
1961-1966 GT beneath 2500cc
1983-2016 Masters Endurance Legends
Entry invites and purposes will open in October by way of the web registration portal that will probably be discovered on the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion occasion web page on WeatherTechRaceway.com. Every entry will probably be reviewed to find out the automobile’s authenticity, provenance and mechanical- and period-correctness to make sure it meets the longstanding strict standards established for the occasion.
Historic automobile racing has been held at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca since 1974, which together with the Pebble Seashore Concours d’Magnificence, stimulated the speedy development of what’s recognized internationally as Monterey Automobile Week. The Week attracts guests from all over the world who need to immerse themselves into the automotive expertise.