• Aug 17th 2010 at 4:01PM
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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.


Porsches on the prowl
  • Porsches on the prowl
  • Porsches on the prowl
  • Dan Gurney and Bobby Unser
  • Dan Gurney and Bobby Unser
  • Chevrolet Corvette
  • Chevrolet Corvette
  • Jay Leno
  • Jay Leno
  • Chevrolet Corvette
  • Chevrolet Corvette
  • Porsche 910
  • Porsche 910
  • Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing
  • Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing
  • Tazio Nuvolari-driven Scuderia Ferrari 1931/2 Alfa Romeo Tipo B P3
  • Tazio Nuvolari-driven Scuderia Ferrari 1931/2 Alfa Romeo Tipo B P3
  • Mini Moke
  • Mini Moke
  • Pebble Beach Motoring Classic contestant
  • Pebble Beach Motoring Classic contestant
  • Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta SWB
  • Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta SWB
  • Bugatti GP car
  • Bugatti GP car
  • 1954 Ferrari 500 Mondial
  • 1954 Ferrari 500 Mondial
  • Bugatti Type 59
  • Bugatti Type 59
  • 1964 Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe CSX 2286
  • 1964 Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe CSX 2286
  • Bentley
  • Bentley
  • 1964 Shelby Cobra 289
  • 1964 Shelby Cobra 289
  • 1959 Lister Costin Jaguar
  • 1959 Lister Costin Jaguar
  • 1976 Dekon Monza
  • 1976 Dekon Monza
  • 1958 Scarab Sports Racer
  • 1958 Scarab Sports Racer in better days
  • 1984 Jaguar XJR5
  • 1984 Jaguar XJR5
  • 1964 Shelby Cobra FIA
  • 1964 Shelby Cobra FIA
  • 1969 Porsche 917K
  • 1969 Porsche 917K
  • 1969 Porsche 917K flat-twelve
  • 1969 Porsche 917K flat-twelve
  • 1961 Aston-Martin DB4 Zagato
  • 1961 Aston-Martin DB4 Zagato
  • 1961 Aston-Martin DB4 Zagato
  • 1961 Aston-Martin DB4 Zagato
  • 1954 Ferrari 500 MD PF Spider
  • 1954 Ferrari 500 MD PF Spider
  • 1925 Bugatti Type 35
  • 1925 Bugatti Type 35
  • 1959 Ferrari Testa Rossa TR59
  • 1959 Ferrari Testa Rossa TR59
  • 1959 Ferrari TR59
  • 1959 Ferrari TR59
  • Maserati 200/250 Si, Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 MM and Aston Martin DB
  • Maserati 200/250 Si, Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 MM and Aston Martin DB
  • 1932 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 MM
  • 1932 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 MM
  • 1986 Porsche 962
  • 1986 Porsche 962
  • Mercedes-Benz Gullwings
  • Mercedes-Benz Gullwings
  • 1970 Martin B-M8
  • 1970 Martin B-M8
  • Ex-Niki Lauda Ferrari 312 T2
  • Ex-Niki Lauda Ferrari 312 T2
  • 2011 Ford Mustang Boss 302 Laguna Seca Track Edition
  • 2011 Ford Mustang Boss 302 Laguna Seca Track Edition
  • 1971 Ferrari 312 PB
  • 1971 Ferrari 312 PB
  • 1947 Allard LCC
  • 1947 Allard LCC
  • 1971 Ferrari 312 PB
  • 1971 Ferrari 312 PB
  • 1959 Porsche RSK
  • 1959 Porsche RSK
  • 1964 Chevrolet Corvette Roadster
  • 1964 Chevrolet Corvette Roadster
  • 1967 Porsche 910 and 1974 BMW 3.0 CSL
  • 1967 Porsche 910 and 1974 BMW 3.0 CSL
  • 1958 Lotus Eleven
  • 1958 Lotus Eleven
  • Ferrari 360
  • Ferrari 360
  • 1939 BMW 328
  • 1939 BMW 328
  • 1959 Porsche 356
  • 1959 Porsche 356
  • 1969 Alfa Romeo Giulia GTA and matching Mini Moke
  • 1969 Alfa Romeo Giulia GTA and matching Mini Moke
  • Bugatti Type 57
  • Bugatti Type 57
  • Dan Gurney with new owner of No 27
  • Dan Gurney with new owner of No 27
  • Dan Gurney talking to former crew and employees
  • Dan Gurney talking to former crew and employees at 2010 Rolex Motorsports Reunion tribute to Gurney

Photos Copyright ©2010 Frank Filipponio/ AOL


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      • 5 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.
      • 5 Years Ago
      That Ferrari 360 looks boring compared to other cars there ;)
        • 5 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
      • 5 Years Ago
      I love these posts, they remind me of why I love cars and racing.
      • 5 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
        • 5 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.
      • 5 Years Ago
      The 300SL Gullwing is not a Gullwing!
      • 5 Years Ago
      Great pics Frank, that polished Aston DB4 Zagato looks incredible, as does that overhead shot of the C3 Corvette.