The best part of Monterey Car Week is, hands down, the Reunion at Laguna Seca. Screw drinking booze on a golf course. The coolest vintage cars come to Laguna Seca. Race cars. Rare stuff. Cars with legends attached. And they are all filled with fuel and pounding laps around one of the most beautiful tracks in the country.

It’s crazy when a legendary car you’ve only seen wobbly VHS footage of on YouTube suddenly roars over the hill and rattles your teeth out.

I’m talking about cars like Dan Gurney’s All American Racers 1989 Eagle MKII, that infamous #99 with the Toyota engine that terrorized the IMSA field for 3 years. There goes not one, not two, but five of the most notable Porsche 935s in history shimmying through the Corkscrew in a conga line. A whole herd of Porsche 962s, shooting flames out the back. There’s a Mazda 767B, the runner-up to the chassis that won LeMans, a heartstoppingly beautiful ’69 Ferrari 365 GTB, an Alba AR8… ugh.

The Reunion is the best.

 

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