Monterey Historics

Vintage Races at Laguna

Parking lot

As usual, I headed out to Laguna Seca on Saturday for the Historic races. The races are held for three days starting on Friday, but Saturday is the only day I can go due to all the other activities during the Monterey Weekend. Starting in the parking lots, you’re greeted with some pretty cool cars. California probably has the highest concentration of classic cars, and an event like the Monterey Historics brings them out.

My personal favorite pastime at the races is to inspect some pretty cool cars up close and personal. The cars in the paddock are not usually perfect show queens, but prepared race machines.
independent rear

With the hub caps off on this Lancia 3C Flaminia Sport Zagato, it soon became obvious how advanced the rear suspension was.

This 275GTB also caught my eye. It’s pretty cool to own an alloy bodied car, but even cooler not to paint it!
GTB detail

This body was probably largely reworked at some time in its past since the craftsmanship was a little better than what came from the 60s.
alloy detail

I’ve seen aluminum bodied English cars polished to a high shine, which is quite a difficult to get the bodywork so perfect, but this is another way to do it. It’s the Ferrari version of a “rat ride!”

François was actually out at Monterey as well, supporting a Stanguellini Formula Junior for a customer.

Just a reminder, I’m looking for a new Vintage Ferrari Project. If you have, or know of a restoration project, please let me know. It would be great to restore another car on this website! My E-mail.

Previous Restoration Day
Next Restoration Day
Home page