Race Classes at 2016 Monterey Motorsports Reunion

Chris Macallister 1971 McLaren M8F-1.Thunderous Can-Am racers from 1968 to 1974, wailing Formula 1 cars from 1967 to 1984 and competitive Trans-Am cars from the pony war era of 1966 to 1972 will be among the featured classes at the 2016 Monterey Motorsports Reunion, scheduled for August 18-21 at the 2.238-mile, 11-turn Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in Monterey, California.

Registration for one of the 550 positions on the grid is now open for this annual celebration of automotive history staged during Monterey Classic Car Week. The entry request will continue through January 31, 2016. A seven-person Governing Committee will consider each car based on its authenticity, race provenance and the historical accuracy of its mechanical preparation and livery. For entry request information, visit MazdaRaceway.com. Drivers may also request entry into the 2016 Monterey Pre-Reunion, held the weekend prior on August 13 and 14.

Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion 2016 – Race Groups

  • Pre-1940 Sports Racing and Touring and 1927 – 1951 Racing
  • 1955 – 1962 GT
  • 1955 – 1961 Sports Racing under 2000cc
  • 1973 – 1981 FIA, IMSA, GT, GTX, AAGT, GTU
  • 1963 – 1966 GT over 2500cc
  • 1967 – 1984 Formula One
  • 1966 – 1972 Trans-Am
  • 1963 – 1968 USRRC
  • 1947 – 1955 Sports Racing and GT
  • 1963 – 1973 FIA Manufacturers Championship
  • 1955 – 1961 Sports Racing over 2000cc
  • 1970 – 1984 Sports Racing under 2100cc
  • 1981 – 1991 FIA Manufacturers Championship; IMSA GTO/GTP
  • 1961 – 1966 GT under 2500cc
  • 1968 – 1974 Can-Am

Monterey Motorsports Pre-Reunion 2016 – Race Groups

  • 1955 – 1962 GT cars
  • 1973 – 1991 FIA, IMSA, GT, GTX, AAGT, GTU/GTO
  • 1963 – 1966 GT cars over 2500 cc
  • 1955 – 1961 Sports Racing cars under and over 2000cc
  • 1970 – 1984 Sports Racing cars under 2100cc
  • 1947 – 1955 Sports Racing and GT cars
  • 1961 – 1966 GT cars under 2500cc
  • 1968 – 1976 2.5 Liter Trans-Am
  • 1958 – 1963 Formula Junior
  • 1963 – 1968 USRRC and Can-Am
  • 1966 – 1972 Trans-Am

As previously announced, the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion 2016 will celebrate the 100th anniversary of BMW as featured marque. Following the Reunion, Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca will remain the center of BMW focus for a second consecutive week as the circuit will host the BMW Car Club of America’s annual Oktoberfest and the BMW Rider’s Association Annual Rally on August 24-28, 2016.

[Source: Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca; photo: Dennis Gray]