A Look at the Monterey Historics 2011

To fill some time and space before the next race in September at Infinion, let us enlighten ourselves some about this years Monterey Historics. Rick and his grandson Eli went down to see what was going on and came back with a few pictures. They also went to the Carrera Fiesta which had a number of La Carrera race cars featured.
 Monterey Historics 2011; P1000915;P1000918P1000922
It’s actually now called the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion and here is what Wikipedia has to say about it…
“The Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion is an annual event held at Mazda Raceway Lacuna Seca in Monterey California. Its purpose is to provide an event for historic race cars to compete in. It takes place over the course of one weekend every mid-August. It was first established by Steve Earle in 1974 as the Monterey Historic Automobile Races. Earle organized the meeting for his friends to race their cars at Laguna Seca”.
At this years the Historics, the marque car was Jaguar, and there were plenty of them. Personally, I’ve always had a liking for the XKE and the XK140 is one of my favorites.
There’s about 550 different cars at the event, so these pictures show just a small handful of what’s there. Here’s a 30 second video of a pack of 70’s vintage GT cars taking a turn, and heading up the hill…  https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=y3TInm3WAv8
Here’s a few pictures of some of the cars at the Carrera Fiesta, the first one being an Alfa that has won the LCP Class A+ the last two years. The 911 is an entrant in this years race, and the Chevy raced in the 1980’s. Eli is planted in a Lola that showed up, and just looked cool.
 In case you have never been to these historic races, I would highly recommend going just to see the variety of beautiful cars. If you have some extra cash, make it over to the Concours d’Elegance at Pebble Beach and see some real beautys.
I show this last picture of the Shelby Cobras because they will be the marque car at the 2012 Historics. It’s hard to believe, but it will be the 50th anniversary for the Shelby Cobra. Where does time go?
 I like this quote I found on a Cobra website, how true…
“Anyone who drives faster than you is a Maniac,
and anyone who drives slower is an Idiot.”
– George Carlin