RMMR Taps New Members for Selection Committee

Monterey, CA — The experience level of the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion Selection Committee has grown to an unprecedented level with the event’s Jan. 29 announcement of five new members.

Veteran vintage racer Chris MacAllister is one of the few tapped to be part of the RMMR Selection Committee. Here he is wheeling his 1955 Jaguar D-Type at the 2018 RMMR. Photo: Nick Lish (Vintage Motorsport)

The 12-person committee is charged with researching and evaluating all RMMR entry requests to ensure that every car meets the highest level of provenance, authenticity and period correctness in order to be accepted for the Reunion’s Aug. 13-16 races.

The five new members are:

  • Scott George: Curator for Miles Collier Collections; vice president of the Revs Institute, where he oversees the care, preservation and restoration of some of the world’s most historically important automobiles and race cars.
  • Patrick Long: Longtime factory Porsche race car driver; winner at Le Mans, Daytona and Sebring; regular at the Rolex Reunion across multiple classes. Also served on the last two Porsche Rennsport Reunion selection committees.
  • Chris MacAllister: A competitor in the Historic/Reunion event since the early 1990s; races internationally in historic Formula 1; served as a group steward at Rolex Monterey Motorsport Reunions; on the Board of Directors of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum.
  • Mark Osborne: A frequent racer at Monterey and Goodwood; Global Director of Motorsport for Bonhams, where he oversees vetting each car’s heritage.
  • Darius Sadeghi: Responsible for Selection Committee oversight; advocate for ensuring authenticity and correctness of each entered race car.

They will be joined by returning committee member Bruce Canepa, as well as existing members Paul Duchene, John Lamm, Andy Prill, Murray Smith, Cris Vandagriff and Bill Warner.

The Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca is one of the cornerstones of Monterey Classic Car Week that begins with the Monterey Pre-Reunion on Aug. 8-9. Get more info, including about the 14 Run Groups.