1981-1991 IMSA GT Prototypes – 2017 Rolex Monterey Motorsport Reunion

The Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion attracts some of the rarest cars and gives some 550 owners the chance to compete in their vintage race cars against cars from the same era and class.
While the largest chunk of cars participating will be sports cars and prototypes from the 1960s and 1970s, there is tremendous variety. Get there early enough, and you can see cars from Pre-1940 battle it out on Laguna Seca’s famed corkscrew turn, sporting wooden wheels that flex and groan over bumps and through corners.

While the largest chunk of cars participating will be sports cars and prototypes from the 1960s and 1970s, there is tremendous variety. Get there early enough, and you can see cars from Pre-1940 battle it out on Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca’s famed corkscrew turn, sporting wooden wheels that flex and groan over bumps and through corners.

http://www.automobilemag.com/auto-shows/rolex-monterey-motorsports-reunion/

50 Comments

  1. ProdriveGT on June 7, 2020 at 10:04 am

    A great Christmas gift MT

  2. J.E.M. Hull on June 7, 2020 at 10:05 am

    I really don’t think getting the decals is one of the harder things to get for these cars, so many custom wrap and decal shops these days, even really high end.

  3. MDDeGrande1994 on June 7, 2020 at 10:07 am

    There should be an all-prototype racing serie with all the classes such as LMPs, Group C, IMSA and LM GTP cars, LM GT1, Daytona Prototypes, Group 5 and 6, hillclimb prototypes, etc…. With both modern and classic cars.

  4. ZundappChef on June 7, 2020 at 10:09 am

    to bad the toyota 88c isnt in there but what an epic event , legendary cars all of them

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  6. Dee T on June 7, 2020 at 10:12 am

    Listen, the Mazda 767 is the best car in the race, yes? i think we can all agree on that.

  7. Liam Andrew on June 7, 2020 at 10:18 am

    Stunning cars, thanks to the owners for letting us see these awesome machines racing again!

  8. ZDY on June 7, 2020 at 10:18 am

    God rotary save us.

  9. JDMricist on June 7, 2020 at 10:18 am

    Excellent driving by Bruce Canepa in that white #14 Canon 962. Came up so quick on that Coca Cola 962 that he received some contact cause he just wasn’t ready.

  10. sonny foreman on June 7, 2020 at 10:19 am

    race is missing the Nissan’s twin turbo’s

  11. PorscheRacer14 on June 7, 2020 at 10:19 am

    Brings back a lot of memories watching these cars on TV when I was a kid, announced perfectly with David Hobbs.

  12. Bob Maroney on June 7, 2020 at 10:21 am

    IMSA camel GT series GTP GTO GTU, Best cars and drivers of all time. Derek Bell, Scott Pruitt, David Hobbs ETC.

  13. ddavid122 on June 7, 2020 at 10:21 am

    That 4-rotor.

  14. ちくわぶ on June 7, 2020 at 10:22 am

    Alba !!

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  16. GR33NB3AN on June 7, 2020 at 10:23 am

    I want more cheap truck and roadkill

  17. Appleblast on June 7, 2020 at 10:24 am

    mazda for life

  18. Luke Isaac on June 7, 2020 at 10:24 am

    Man, if only it went to 1992, then the Peugeot 905 could be in this, probably the only Group C car that sounds better than the 787B

  19. John Triantafyllou on June 7, 2020 at 10:24 am

    AWESOME DUDE!!!!

  20. zizi Hans on June 7, 2020 at 10:25 am

    Beautiful machines ❤️

  21. Skreamies on June 7, 2020 at 10:26 am

    I love that they talked about the liveries, they truly are works of art.

  22. Yazan Sakran on June 7, 2020 at 10:27 am

    Triangles triangles triangles!!!! 787b
    The sacred Doritos of life are in that car………

  23. SpartanLeader on June 7, 2020 at 10:28 am

    Guys, its the 767B!! Big difference here 🙂

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  25. k-hara motorcycle movies on June 7, 2020 at 10:29 am

    I like all shapes and sounds.(o_o)/

  26. TheUsmc1488 on June 7, 2020 at 10:29 am

    Darn it, wish Canepa’s 962 stayed healthy, really wanted to see him take it to the AAR!

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  28. giorx5 on June 7, 2020 at 10:33 am

    Quad-rotary engine sound is only thing needed to enjoy any race. And thats why the hybrid F1 age is awful to spectators, much more without having enough overtakes apart from the DRS made ones. Sound, colors and overtakes-battles are what make motor-racing great.

  29. soupercooper on June 7, 2020 at 10:34 am

    this race video was released many months ago, but i guess motor trend broke the videos down into race groups where before it was coverage of the entire day of all race groups. my shelby is parked on turn 3 as you can see it from camera 3, i live 8 mins from laguna seca, i am blessed to live here, canepa would of won if not for engine trouble

  30. Dawid Kamień on June 7, 2020 at 10:34 am

    It’s Forza Motorsport 7 in real life.

  31. QurttoRco on June 7, 2020 at 10:37 am

    Such a great toyota so great it couldn’t win LeMans 🙄

  32. SoCalFreelance on June 7, 2020 at 10:38 am

    Beautiful cars! Great era! 👍

  33. tscooter22 on June 7, 2020 at 10:39 am

    Man, I used to love watching GTP racing back in the 80s. I was still young and single and traveled to a bunch of different venues to watch them. The Mazda didn’t race in GTP, did it? I’m thinking it was Group C only. I’m surprised we didn’t see a Nissan in the mix. Those were just about as dominant as the Toyotas. IIRC, they were king of the road up until Toyota got into the mix. The Mazda sounds absolutely fabulous but so did the Jaguar. The Mazda is my favorite tune of the bunch, perhaps because I’m biased. /points left

  34. Omar Rahimi on June 7, 2020 at 10:41 am

    The porsche 962 has a boxer 8

  35. ahmed alla on June 7, 2020 at 10:41 am

    at first I thought it was iracing lol but it didn’t make sense lol

  36. WikdSeafood on June 7, 2020 at 10:47 am

    Oh, man! The memories!

  37. Danny Visser on June 7, 2020 at 10:49 am

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  38. C. Thao on June 7, 2020 at 10:49 am

    Back in year 1992 IMSA races on this track, P.J. Jones Eagle MK3 has set the track recorded 1:11 Sec.,The Eagle MK3 is fast on corner&straight line speed, bc big of down force.

  39. Alex Vinette on June 7, 2020 at 10:51 am

    Love he 787b

  40. Danky D on June 7, 2020 at 10:52 am

    Only thing you can hear is that screaming 4 rotor 787b

  41. Dominic Kirkwood on June 7, 2020 at 10:52 am

    Nice

  42. TheUsmc1488 on June 7, 2020 at 10:53 am

    The best sports car/prototype racing of all.time!!!

  43. 1dogeez on June 7, 2020 at 10:54 am

    tom dooley must be my uncle somewhere in the family tree

  44. Cooking on June 7, 2020 at 10:54 am

    This kinda sums up perfectly how Mazda’s sports prototypes perform; they’ll only gain places when the faster cars in front break down. That’s on top of the fact that a rotary moving up it’s rev range sounds like the engineer who made screaming at an ever increasing pitch as his testicles are slowly crushed in a bench vice.

  45. Pseudo Smith on June 7, 2020 at 10:57 am

    Some of the coolest racing there ever was.

  46. Dawid Kamień on June 7, 2020 at 10:59 am

    This white racer with the Canon logo on the body so easily traversed the track and so easily overtook its rivals, as if it were racing with shopping carts.👍😊

  47. Weesky on June 7, 2020 at 11:00 am

    isnt that toyota eagle mk III from 1993?

  48. trevorpom on June 7, 2020 at 11:00 am

    Spoiler alert!…….Charles Nearburg wins. 🙂

  49. Mew on June 7, 2020 at 11:01 am

    The best cars IMO

  50. JD Racing 84 on June 7, 2020 at 11:01 am

    not too sure about their decision to not include 92-93 GTP cars. Also why are group c cars allowed in this if 92-93 GTP cars aren’t?

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