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Monterey Historics 2011 Gallery and Video

The first installment from my trip (by popular demand) is my photoset from the Monterey Historic Races at Laguna Seca. Over the next week or so, I'll keep adding more and more content from the eventful week I spent at Pebble Beach and Monterey! The track is legendary so it was really a special treat for me to visit the place for the first time. I found it to be much like Road America in scale, and like Elkhart Lake, to see the whole circuit required a fair amount of hiking up and down hilly terrain.  I must say the corkscrew really blew my mind. After seeing hundreds of photos of the corner, I was unprepared for how steep the thing really is! And what impressed me even more is how incredibly step the downhill section of track is that immediately follows the corkscrew. On TV and video, you really can't see the extent of the incline. I gained new respect for the skill and bravery it takes to get around Laguna Seca watching these guys!After a lot of walking, we found a really excellent vantage point on the outside of turn 6. Here, you can look down on the cars, but are still quite close, and you can watch them fly through the turn and power their way all the way up the hill towards the corkscrew at full throttle. The sound was incredible. I hope you all enjoy the videos. The cars got progressively faster and louder as the day went on!

CLICK HERE or on any of the photos for the full glorious photo gallery!

Of course, one of the highlights was listening to the magnificent sounds of the field of Ferrari GTOs. Make sure you crank up your speakers for that one, folks!

Reader Comments (3)

Looks like a pretty good year. Road America is alot bigger and has more trees by a long shot. I do like the Laguna Seca garages. Never forget the ex P.R. BRM P160 doing a burn out leaving his garage bay at L.S. I think I lost part of my hearing!! On the races, the GTO count looks very good.

Hope you are getting out of NY this weekend before the hurricane hits. If you come out to Chicago the Milwaukee Masterpiece Concours is this Sunday, and the weather looks perfect for the event.

August 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterF1 Tommy

I'm battening down the hatches to ride out the storm here in Brooklyn!

August 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBradley Price

Love the mint green 250 GTO and the brumos 911!

August 28, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMurph

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