The grid at the 1974 Monterey Historics. Steve Earle is in the #4 Ferrari, Dave Love in the #33 Ferrari and Chris Cord in the #16 Ferrari.
Photo: Steve Earle Collection
On this, the thirty-fifth anniversary of the Monterey Historics, I thought it would be interesting to look back and see how it all started. The date was August 10, 1974.
August 10 that year fell on a Saturday. There was no Sunday racing even though California has no “blue laws” like those that restrict Lime Rock. The reason was that it was expected most everyone would want to go to the concours at Pebble Beach on Sunday. There was no practice on the Friday, so the first Historics was a one-day event.
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