A Guide to the 2024 Monterey Motorsport Reunion Grids

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It has become a thing to name races and classes after famous names of the past, or in some cases, famous corners on tracks.  Though the connection is mostly pretty obvious, it is sometimes difficult to remember all the precise cut-off dates and eligibility criteria behind the famous names.  This year the Monterey Motorsport reunion celebrates its 50th anniversary and wants to have a line-up of races that reflect the entire history of motor sport and to honour the men and women that first drove the cars and who have been guests of the event over the past 50 years.  What the Americans call Run Groups and the Europeans call race grids, will have a name change for 2024.

• 1966-1985 Formula One – 1966-1985 Formula One

• Scott Pruett Legends of Endurance Cup – 1991-2011 IMSA ALMS, Grand Am, FIA  

• Parnelli Jones Trans Am Trophy – 1966-1972 Trans-Am 

• Dan Gurney Saloon Car Enduro – 1955-1969 Saloon Cars

• Ken Miles Sixties GT Trophy – 1955-1967 SCCA Large Displacement Production Cars

• Jim Hall USRRC Cup – 1963-1968 Sports Racing Cars

• Peter Gregg Trophy – 1973-1981 IMSA GT, GTX, AAGT, GTU, FIA

• Hurley Haywood Trophy – 1981-1991 IMSA GTP, GTO, FIA, Group C, Trans Am

• Pedro Rodriguez Trophy – 1961-1975 FIA Manufacturers Championship

• Briggs S. Cunningham Trophy – 1947-1960 Front Engine GT, Sports Racers, and American Specials

• Skip Barber Cup – 1967-1981 Formula Ford 

• John Morton Trophy – 1955-1967 SCCA Small Displacement Production Cars

• Ragtime Racers Exhibition – 1920 and earlier pre-war vehicles

“The 13 groups now bear the famous names associated with the years, makes and models being raced, thanks to the generosity of these incredible legends and their families.  This year’s 50th anniversary salute to historic racing will be a grand celebration unlike any we’ve done in the past,” says Barry Toepke, director of heritage events for WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca.  “Every aspect of the 2024 Rolex Reunion is being examined and elevated in a sense.  The entire team is abuzz with new ideas and ways to honour the significance of historic racing and the addition of these gentlemen has only fuelled that engine.”

Entries are now open for authentic, historic cars with provenance at WeatherTechRaceway.com.

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