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2013 Monterey Motorsports Reunion Preview


   Written by Richard Michael Owen.
Incredible 911s in the paddock

Today the Monterey Car Week officially started with scrutineering of the cars at the Prereunion leading to the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion next weekend.

This year the Motorsports Reunion is celebrating the Chevrolet Corvette, but the 50th anniversary of the 911 and 100th anniversary of Aston Martin will also be apparent.

Today several of the race cars were sent to downtown Monterey to promote the races which take place next week.

Our preview gallery has some of the very best cars present in the paddock at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca which is a teaser to our full gallery which will be posted later this month.

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2013 Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion Preview - Bruce Canepa made this custom Speedster 962 Twin Turbo. It's probably the meanest 964 on the planet. Image by Richard Michael Owen.



2013 Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion Preview Image by Richard Michael Owen.

2013 Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion Preview - Aston Martin AMR1 is present for the 100th anniversary of Aston Martin. Image by Richard Michael Owen.



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2013 Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion Preview - F1 cars typically get the pitboxes, and this year the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion has some of the most desirable F1s. Image by Richard Michael Owen.



2013 Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion Preview Image by Richard Michael Owen.

2013 Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion Preview - Porsche 356A/1500GS Zagato Speedster sits among great company. Image by Richard Michael Owen.



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2013 Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion Preview - This year Bonhams have a stellar lineup for their Quail Lodge Sale. Every year they preview their top cars at the Monterey Motorsports Prereunion. Image by Richard Michael Owen.



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2013 Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion Preview - It may have been Formula One's greatest year, but that KONI add has a completely different appeal. Image by Richard Michael Owen.



2013 Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion Preview

2013 Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion Preview - 100 octane unleaded is what Laguna Seca offer their entrants.



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2013 Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion Preview - Bonhams star car is this 1931 Bentley 4½ Litre ‘Blower’ which is one of three cars made to original Le Mans specification. It has been owned by the Noble family for over 55 years. Image by Richard Michael Owen.



2013 Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion Preview Image by Richard Michael Owen.

2013 Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion Preview - Canepa Motorsports federalized more 959s than anyone else to allow them to be imported in the United States. In doing so they also change the turbochargers to offer more power. Image by Richard Michael Owen.



2013 Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion Preview Image by Richard Michael Owen.

2013 Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion Preview - The business end of Porsche 962 117. Image by Richard Michael Owen.



2013 Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion Preview Image by Richard Michael Owen.

2013 Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion Preview - HMSA doing a weigh-in of a Shelby GT350. Image by Richard Michael Owen.



2013 Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion Preview Image by Richard Michael Owen.

2013 Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion Preview - Totally original 4,200 mile Cobra which will be offered by Bonhams. This is also one of the very first with a 260 cu.in. engine and numerous early details. Image by Richard Michael Owen.



2013 Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion Preview Image by Richard Michael Owen.

2013 Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion Preview - Unrestored engine of the totally original, 4,200 mile Cobra which will be offered by Bonhams. This is also one of the very first with a 260 cu.in. engine and numerous early details. Image by Richard Michael Owen.



2013 Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion Preview Image by Richard Michael Owen.

2013 Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion Preview - IMSA GT Mustang is nothing like its production counterpart. Image by Richard Michael Owen.



2013 Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion Preview Image by Richard Michael Owen.

2013 Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion Preview - Austin Healey BN7 next to a totally original California survivor BJ7. Image by Richard Michael Owen.



2013 Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion Preview Image by Richard Michael Owen.

2013 Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion Preview - The Collier Collection and Revs Institute will undoubtedly bring out one of the best Corvettes for the feature car at this years Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion. Image by Richard Michael Owen.



2013 Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion Preview Image by Richard Michael Owen.

2013 Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion Preview - The precious Delage is put together like clockwork. Image by Richard Michael Owen.



2013 Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion Preview Image by Richard Michael Owen.

2013 Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion Preview - Historic race cars on display at Alvarado Street, downtown Monterey, prior to the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion. Image by Richard Michael Owen.



2013 Monterey Motorsports Reunion Preview Image by Richard Michael Owen.

2013 Monterey Motorsports Reunion Preview - New Corvette draws a crowd on Alvarado Street prior to the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion. Image by Richard Michael Owen.



2013 Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion Preview Image by Richard Michael Owen.

2013 Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion Preview - 1952 Tatum-GMC Special on Avarado Street prior to the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion. Image by Richard Michael Owen.