• Aug 18, 2009

2009 Monterey Historic Automobile Races - Click above for high-res image gallery

Another year, another weekend of vintage car racing at the Monterey Historics. Our only complaint is that we could spend just one day at Laguna Seca with all of the other automotive happenings around the Monterey Peninsula occurring at the same time. This year featured Porsche, which made it all the more special. The company's entire racing history through the early-1990s was represented on track, from a 1949 Porsche 356 SL to a 1990 Porsche 962. While the main focus was on the racers from Stuttgart, there were also 200+ other cars to enjoy. We spent our afternoon drooling over Ferrari 250TRs, Jag D-Types, Maserati Birdcages, Lotus 23s, vintage Alfa Romeos and Bugattis, and more. Check out our favorite photos from Saturday's races in the high-res gallery below.


1955-1961 Sports Racing Cars over 2000cc 1982 Porsche 956 1925-1949 Racing & Sports Cars 1954 Maserati A6GCS 1960 Porsche 356B 1960 Porsche RS-60 1904-1940 Sporting Cars 1904-1940 Sporting Cars 1925-1949 Racing & Sports Cars 1928 Bugatti T-35B 1930 Alfa Romeo Tipo B "P3" 1925-1949 Racing & Sports Cars 1948-1955 Sports Racing & GT Cars under 1500cc 1948-1955 Sports Racing & GT Cars under 1500cc 1952 Porsche 356 1955 Triumph TR2 1955-1961 GT Cars under 2200cc 1955-1961 GT Cars under 2200cc 1957 Porsche Super 90 1957 Porsche Super 90 1960 Porsche Arbath GTL 2010 Porsche Panamera Pace Car 1960 Porsche RS-60 1958 Lotus 11 LM 1959 Byers-Volvo 1955-1961 Sports Racing Cars under 2000cc 1956/1959 Aston Martin DB3S 1954 Jaguar D-Type 1958 Echidna Special 1957 Maserati 250SI 1958 Ferrari 250 TR 1957 Aston Martin DBR-2 1970 Ferrari 512S 1969 Porsche 917K 1968 Alfa Romeo 133/2 1969 Chevron B16 1988 Porsche 962 1985 Porsche 962 1981-1990 IMSA GTP & FIA Mfg. Championship Cars 1925-1949 Racing & Sports Cars 1925-1949 Racing & Sports Cars 1938 Alfa Romeo Volpi Spl. 1948-1955 Sports Racing & GT Cars under 2000cc 1959 Porsche 356 1960 Maserati T-61 Birdcages 1955-1961 Sports Racing Cars under 2000cc 1955-1961 Sports Racing Cars under 2000cc 1955-1961 Sports Racing Cars over 2000cc 1955-1961 Sports Racing Cars over 2000cc 1957 Ferrari 250 TR 1956/1959 Aston Martin DB3S 1958 Scarab MK1 1958 Ferrari 250 TR 1964-1971 FIA Mfg. Championship Cars 1981-1990 IMSA GTP & FIA Mfg. Championship Cars 1992 Mazda RX792P

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      • 5 Years Ago
      Eeek, that #3 and #1 car in the title image looks too close for comfort! I thought the races were gentlemanly? Hopefuly no harm done in Turn 2 :)
        • 5 Years Ago
        Excuse me, your million dollar car is too close to my million dollar car...
      • 5 Years Ago
      #3 did suffer a little tire rub right on top of the Gulf logo in front of the left rear wheel. That's probably about when it happened.
      • 5 Years Ago
      The 1980's/early 90's IMSA/GroupC/Sports Cars brought back a lot of memories. I think I saw most of those cars race back then. A Great Time for Racing.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Great pictures, the Porsche 962 still looks great.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Thanks for the captions! And the great photos above them, too. Great to see all these cars again.