F5000 to Feature at 2023 Monterey Motorsports Reunion
The sights and sounds of the world’s finest historic race cars will return to WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca August 16-19 as entry applications are now open for the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion. Celebrating its 49th anniversary of honoring motorsports history in Monterey, the historic race event has flourished from its humble beginnings in 1974 to a highly respected international gathering that recently was named Motorsport Event of the Year by the Historic Motoring Awards.
Some of the most popular groups return in 2023 including the high-revving historic Formula One cars and the guttural roar of Can-Am and Trans-Am that were immensely popular fixtures at Laguna Seca in the late ‘60s and early ‘70s. Returning for the first time since 2018 is the international grid comprising Formula 5000 cars that were once piloted by such legends as Mario Andretti, Brian Redman, Al Unser, David Hobbs and James Hunt.
The Monterey Motorsports Advisory Council and WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca management maintain a collective spirit of creating new experiences for participants and guests who enjoy the cars to keep the Rolex Reunion entertaining, educational and accessible to all. The determination of each year’s race groups is one of the first steps in developing the week’s activities.
Groups for the 2023 Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion are:
1966-1985 Formula One – non-turbo
1966-1974 Can-Am; 1963-1968 USRRC (V8 only)
1955-1969 Saloon cars
1972-1981 FIA, IMSA, GT, GTX, AAGT, GTU, Trans Am
1981-2007 GTP, Group C, DP, WSC, LMP, GT1 (GT1 through 2009)
1955-1967 SCCA Production – Large Displacement
1955-1967 SCCA Production—Small Displacement
1927-1955 Grand Prix/Open wheel single seat racing cars