Photos: Practice and Qualifying at the Velocity Invitational

Nick Price sets up for the corkscrew behind the wheel of this beautiful 1963 Ferrari 250 GTO. Photo: Larry Chen / Velocity Invitational

On track activity began Thursday with practice followed by a day of qualifying for all groups on Friday at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca for the 2021 Velocity Invitational. As mentioned in our preview, members of RACER and Vintage Motorsport will be in the garage area supporting the Laguna Seca Raceway Foundation throughout the weekend so stop by and say hi if you are there. Be sure to check out the livestream if you want to follow the action live. Now onto the sights…

The nighttime Mustangs vs. Mini races make for some spectacular theater as the sun sets on the dry lake bed. Photo: Larry Chen / Velocity Invitational
Group 8 cars through the corkscrew led by Rob Kauffman in his 1990 AAR Toyota Eagle HF89. Photo: Larry Chen / Velocity Invitational
Chris MacAllister prepares for a good time in his 1976 Ferrari 312 T2. Photo: Larry Chen / Velocity Invitational
Peter Mullin (1950 Talbot T 26-C) and Mark Hamilton-Peters (1932 Bugatti T-59) prepare for Turn 6 during group 1 practice. Photo: Larry Chen / Velocity Invitational
Bruce McCaw flying our of turn 5 in the glorious 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR. Photo: Larry Chen / Velocity Invitational
John Morton might have a secret or two to tell. Photo: Larry Chen / Velocity Invitational
Charles Nearburg lapping the ex-Lewis Hamilton 2011 McLaren MP4-26A-01. Photo: Larry Chen / Velocity Invitational
John Murray (1973 Datsun 260Z) and Ross Merrill (1970 Porsche 911ST) jockey for position through the Andretti Hairpin. Photo: Larry Chen / Velocity Invitational
Pre-grid for Group 7. Photo: Larry Chen / Velocity Invitational
Wade Carter (1966 Porsche 906) ready to dive into the weekend Photo: Larry Chen / Velocity Invitational
Stay tuned for more! Photo: Larry Chen / Velocity Invitational