Following the recent success of this year’s 35th anniversary of the Rolex Monterey Historic Automobile Races, General Racing, the official event organizer, announced the dates for the 2009 event. The 36th annual running of the world-famous races will take place on August 14-16, 2009, at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. Ticket sales will begin on November 17, 2008, and can be purchased online at www.laguna-seca.com.
General Racing also announced that Porsche will be the featured marque at the 2009 Monterey Historics. Porsche, previously honored with this distinction in 1982 and 1998, joins Ferrari and Alfa Romeo as the only three-time highlighted makes.
“We are extremely excited to honor Porsche and its incredible racing heritage at the 36th Rolex Monterey Historics,” said Steve Earle, founder of the event and president of General Racing. “With great cars from the early Speedsters, and Spyders, to the 917’s and the Group C cars, this event will be an auto enthusiasts dream, and we look forward to seeing these vehicles on the track.”
The 35th anniversary of the Rolex Monterey Historics concluded on August 17, 2008. Click here Sports Car Digest’s Saturday race coverage and click here for our Sunday coverage.