Photos: Final Scenes From The Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion

It has only been a few short weeks since the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion, but we are still reeling from all of the sights and sounds that the event showcased. If you are like us and simply cannot get enough, here are a few more photos taken around WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca during one of the best weeks of the year.

Bob Hardison sends this 1990 Oldsmobile Cutlass (piloted in period by Scott Sharp in the SCCA Trans-Am series) into the corkscrew. Photo: Nick Lish (Vintage Motorsport)

It is no secret that this track has one spot that tends to get a lot of attention – The Corkscrew. Understandably, it is a unique section that features a 59 foot drop in 450 feet of track and is considered by some to be a pretty good passing zone, right Alex?

Steve Schuler mid-corkscrew in this 1986 Ford Roush Mustang. Photo: Nick Lish (Vintage Motorsport)

A hike to the top affords some amazing views with the perfect photo subjects… race cars. Below is Gunnar Jeannette making us all proud by taking the Revs Institute’s 1965 Ferrari 250 LM Berlinetta GT to the limit. It is such a treat that the Revs Institute brings a variety of cars from its collection each year and puts Gunnar behind the wheel. As an added bonus, they always provide a ton of video of the cars on track – like this gem.

Photo: Nick Lish (Vintage Motorsport)

The trees and shadows around the corkscrew give perspective (via photo or even in person) of just how quickly these machines are moving. Below is Travis Engen pushing towards turn 9 in this 2005 Audi R8 LMP.

Photo: Nick Lish (Vintage Motorsport)

And here is Taz Harvey doing the same in a Comptech Racing Spice SE91.

Photo: Nick Lish (Vintage Motorsport)

Walking back through the paddock gives everyone a chance to stop, admire, and maybe snap a picture or two of the many amazing cars that are all accessible and willing to be gawked at.

Photo: Nick Lish (Vintage Motorsport)
Photo: Nick Lish (Vintage Motorsport)

Can’t forget to stay hydrated. Thankfully this pooch has a few humans making sure that happens. Good on you bud, but can we get you a different hat perhaps??

Photo: Nick Lish (Vintage Motorsport)

Seeing the crews in action is a show in itself and adds to the overall experience. If everything was roped off and unseen it would certainly take away from the event.

Photo: Nick Lish (Vintage Motorsport)

There is always a good deal of wrenching that has to happen in order for these cars and drivers to show their stuff.

Photo: Nick Lish (Vintage Motorsport)

Stopping by the gas pump is a must as well. You never know what you will find there…

Photo: Nick Lish (Vintage Motorsport)

Turn 11 is another popular spot for spectators and photogs. Seeing the cars slow to nearly a crawl and then step on it heading up the front straight really gets the heart moving. Below is Chris MacAllister approaching turn 11 in his 1955 Jaguar D-Type.

Photo: Nick Lish (Vintage Motorsport)

Pit lane has plenty of action anywhere you look. Drivers and crews preparing, safety personnel keeping an eye on everything, and race cars hustling to their grid positions.

Photo: Nick Lish (Vintage Motorsport)
Photo: Nick Lish (Vintage Motorsport)

Every year this event shows something new and interesting. We can’t wait to see and share what is in store next year. See you then for the 2020 Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion.

Photo: Nick Lish (Vintage Motorsport)