Share This Article

MONTEREY POP
Scenes from the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion

This article is from our archives and has not been updated and integrated with our "new" site yet... Even so, it's still awesome - so keep reading!

Published on Wed, Dec 31, 1969

By: The LACar Editorial Staff

Photographs by Albert Wong Monterey, CA—People flock to the scenic Monterey Peninsula from all over the world to see some of the most historically prominent automobiles in the world gathered for Monterey Classic Car Week. The Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion is the only event during the week where vintage race cars do what they were originally designed to do – race! Monterey Classic Car Week officially kicked off on Friday, August 11, when 27 vintage race cars drove from Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca to Alvarado Street in Downtown Monterey for a full and festive celebration. That weekend’s Monterey Pre-Reunion attracted over 300 participants over two days, and the extravaganza that is the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion lived up to its sterling reputation as the largest gathering of historic road-racing vehicles in North America on August 17-20. LA Car’s Albert Wong was there to capture this Monterey pop festival in all its glory. For those making plans for next year’s Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion, the event takes place one week later on August 23-26, 2018. In the meantime,

You Might Also Like These Articles:

a cute puppy chewing on a red KONG chew-toy, inspired by a car-part.

Chewable Volkswagen

a blue Ford Mach E police car on the street, with a brick building in the background.

Electric Cop Cars

close-up of a hydrogen pump for a gas station.

Hydrogen-Powered Cars & Trucks

a baby-blue Porsche 911 RSR, with only two wheels on the ground, coming around a corner of a racetrack.

The IROC Porsches

the sign from the Olympics, at the front entrance to L.A. Memorial Coliseum.

NASCAR At The Los Angeles Coliseum