The Return of the Corkscrew Hillclimb

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It was perhaps the spectacle of the year at the Monterey Motorsports Reunion last year when, for the first time instead of the race meeting continuing on Sunday, the organisers staged the Corkscrew Hillclimb & Community Day at Laguna Seca, allowing cars of all types to rocket up the course in the reverse direction toward Turn 11 and up to the finish after cresting Turn 8, which is simply known as The Corkscrew.

This year’s schedule has expanded into three groups: “Historic” for the historic race cars that competed in the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion; “OEM” for newer, non-race cars from automakers; and “Exhibition/Specialty” for the open class that last year featured cars like Matt Field’s 1,000-horsepower drifting Corvette and the loveable “Doc Hudson” Hornet based on the animated movie Cars. 

The diverse array of cars that have already applied for entry range from a 1925 Bugatti T35 and 1937 Frazer Nash, to a 1976 Lotus Type 77 Formula One and 2011 Chevrolet NASCAR Cup car.  See the Weathertech raceway Laguna Seca website for entries.

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