• Aug 17, 2010

2010 Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion - Click above for high-res image gallery

We can't exactly say that we've always liked the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion – mainly because this is the first year that the event, formerly informally known as the Monterey Historics, is using that title. No matter what they call it, though, we have to say that we're glad some things never change. By that we are referring to the fact that the paddock is open to everyone and that the cars you see are some of the most amazing vehicles you've ever laid eyes on. Even the non-race cars that serve as basic transportation for the drivers while in town can be achingly captivating.

We just couldn't resist walking around for a couple of hours and banging off a few hundred photos. There are race cars returning to their stalls, some heading out to the track, others just parked and still others undergoing open-heart surgery. There are display vehicles and street cars, along with a few celebrities on hand to participate or just admire them. We've put together a gallery of a few dozen of our favorites below.

Photos Copyright ©2010 Frank Filipponio/ AOL

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      • 4 Years Ago
      Always loved the look of the Brumos Porsches, but you've got a pic of my all-time favorite race-car design in there. The Group 44 XJR5. I watched those race back in the day and that V12 just sings.
      • 4 Years Ago
      That Ferrari 360 looks boring compared to other cars there ;)
        • 4 Years Ago
        When we were in downtown Monterey I told my friend that for next year they need to ban the 360 Modena. It seemed like every other car was a 360... The Camrys of the Reunion weekend! :P
      • 4 Years Ago
      I love these posts, they remind me of why I love cars and racing.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I love Tipo 105 Alfa Romeos, though I don't profess to know everything about them... but I have to ask: I thought the GTA models were all step-front single headlamp models. Was the car with the matching Mini Moke (interesting pair, that) REALLY a GTA? A factory-original GTA? THAT would have to be an incredibly rare car, even by GTA standards.

      Again, not trying to trip you up, but intrigued... Thanks
        • 4 Years Ago
        There were two #3 Alfas in that race: The 1968 GTA of Bernardo Martinez and the 1971 GTV of William Ockerlund. I believe this photo is of the Ockerlund GTV (a really nice car, owned by a true collector with a great collection of 70s cars- some of whom are/have gone on the auction block recently- who races his own cars rather than put pro drivers behind the wheel).

        Great photos; Thanks for being there and capturing these shots. Wish I was there, if only to be around Gurney during his honored event.
      • 4 Years Ago
      The 300SL Gullwing is not a Gullwing!
      • 4 Years Ago
      Great pics Frank, that polished Aston DB4 Zagato looks incredible, as does that overhead shot of the C3 Corvette.