Car List for 2021 Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion Released
Published on Thu, Sep 17, 2020
By: The LACar Editorial Staff
Indy Car, Historic Trans-Am and Formula One cars highlight the four day 2021 Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion at WeatherTech Raceway.
A plethora of fantastic historical cars will speed around WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca next year. The 2021 Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion will kick off on August 12, 2021, for four days. This will be the first time a dedicated historic Indy Car group, which originally competed between 1963 and 1978, will be racing at the event. Along with the Indy Car group, examples from the Historic Trans-Am and Formula One categories will be on track as well.
“The British invasion of America included not only the Beatles, but the introduction of rear engine Indy Cars starting in 1963 at Indianapolis," commented three-time Indy Car Champion Bobby Rahal, who also won three consecutive Indy Car races at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca beginning in 1985. "From 1965 on, there would never again be a front engine winner of the 500.
“From 1963, Lola, BRP, Lotus and other British manufacturers would take the fight to Captain America Dan Gurney’s Eagles, California’s Gerhardts, Huffakers and other U.S. manufacturers," Rahal added. "And the scream of the iconic Ford 4 Cam would take on Offys and whispering Jet Turbines. I personally look forward to returning to Laguna Seca with my 1966 Eagle-Ford and share this great era with fans from all over the world.”
Along with the Indy Cars, the historic Trans-Am cars will include models from 1966 to 1972. The high-revving Formula One cars will feature examples from 1966 to 1985.
The selected cars will be assembled into the following 14 groups:
Pre-1920 Exhibition race
1966-1985 Masters Historic Formula One
1920-1951 Racing Cars
1947-1955 Sports Racing and GT
1963-1966 GT over 2500cc
1973-1981 FIA, IMSA, GT, GTX, GTU, AAGT
FIA Manufacturers Championship
1981-1991 IMSA GTO, GTP, Trans-Am
1955-1961 Sports Racing under/over 2000cc
1961-1966 GT under 2500cc
1983-2016 Masters Endurance Legends
Tickets for the 2021 Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion are set to go on sale in December 2020. For more information, please visit WeatherTechRaceway.com.