The Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion is always a highlight of my annual weekend in Monterey. There are very few events where you can see such rare pieces of automotive history doing what they were made to do, race. RMMR always brings a great variety of cars to Laguna Seca and 2012 was no exception. Â As usual I'll let the photos do most of the talking with the occasional interjection.
This years event celebrated the life of Carrol Shelby and as you can imagine, there were Cobras everywhere. Not that that's a bad thing, Cobras are incredible cars. I've never seen so many original Cobras in one place.
BMW was well represented at the event, not only with their race cars, but with classic road cars as well like the above BMW 1800 TiSA.
This year I was extremely fortunate not only to get a media pass to RMMR but a photo vest as well which gained me access to areas of the track that a general admission ticket will not get you.
Being able to get up close with these cars in the Â pit-laneÂ before they hit the track in the was an unforgettable experience for me.
It was especially cool to see such antique vehicles as this 1907 Renault hit the track. Anyone with the guts to drive a car like that around Laguna Seca immediately earns my respect.
This 1917 Hall-Scott was another stand-out. If you look closely you can see that this car has leather wrapped leaf springs.
Undoubtedly one of the most beautiful cars in exsistence, there were two examples of the Aston Martin DB4 Zagato at RMMR this year. The green one was being used not for racing, but for transport around the paddock.
One of my favorites and a legend in its own right, the Porsche 917.
I've got two more posts from Monterey coming! Stay tuned.