The 2022 Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion is being held at the WeatherTech Laguna Seca Raceway this year.
For the first time this year, the event started with on-track action Wednesday August 17th and ends Saturday, August 20th leaving Sunday open for those wishing to attend Pebble Beach Concours. On Sunday the track is going to host a hillclimb. This event for spectators and entrants will start around the start/finish line and end at the top of The Corkscrew. For the first time, cars in the competition will be going at speed clockwise on the track.
Track management brought in Ms.Ellen Bareley to curate a Le Mans Heritage display to celebrate the 100 year history of the Le Mans race. Ms. Bareley worked closely with collectors from around the world and sponsors Motul to bring close to fifty significant LeMans cars to Laguna Seca for this event.
On display were cars ranging from a 1929 Bentley Speed Six the overfall winner in 1929 and 1930 through the 2016 Ford GTLM a LeMans class winner. In between were cars such as the 1951 Porsche 356/2 the first Porsche to win its class at Le Mans. Right across from the Porsche is the 1967 Chaparral 2F that raced at LeMans in 1967. What about two Cadillacs a 1950 Series 61 LeMans (Le Monster) and 1950 Series 61 (Petit Pataud) right up to a Ferrari 250GTO and many more.
Ms. Ellen Barely has produced the best display of unique automobiles ever to be part of the Monterey Historic Automotive scene. Not to be missed.
Demonstration laps by 2023 Corvettes, Ragtime Racers and LeMans cars from the LeMans Heritage display were scattered throughout the group practice laps.
On the track, the action laps started early on both Wednesday and Thursday.