Video: Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion

Last weekend saw 42nd running of the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion.

Established in 1974, the Reunion brings together a field of over 500 historic racing cars from every era and pits them against each other at the Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in sunny California.

This is an event for those who prefer to see classics to spend their days battling in out on track rather than being obsessively polished on the concours lawn. Drivers are obviously discouraged from trading paint given the value of the cars taking part, but it’s clear that all participants have agreed ‘flat-out’ to be the pace of choice. 

Of course, wherever you find racing you’ll likely find Ginetta and this year’s Reunion was no exception. Running in the class for 1961 to 1966 GT cars under 2,500cc, the 1966 G12 driven by Fred della Noce (former manager of F1 star Rubens Barrichello) left the field of 35 cars trailing in its wake from the start, finishing in first place with a fastest lap of 1:43.1. The other Ginetta in the field was a silver 1965 G4, brought home in third place by Jeffrey Newman.

The good folks at Motor Trend were there to cover all 4 hours (count 'em) of racing on the Sunday and if you skip to 1:58 in the video below you can see the Ginetta-dominated Group 4B race in its entirety.  We'd encourage you to have a look at the rest of the weekend's action if you have the time however, because watching cars dive down the evocative Corkscrew bend never gets boring.

August 24, 2016 by Paul Zwicky-Ross