2014 Monterey Motorsports Reunion Preview


2014 Monterey Motorsports Reunion Preview

Today is the official start to the Pebble Beach week with the tech inspections happening at the Monterey Motorsports Prereunion.

We were onhand earlier to capture many of the great cars coming out of the transporters and also spotted some platinum-level Maseratis that are celebrating the company’s 100th anniversary.

Before the races start we have assembled a gallery page with a few of the highlight cars.

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– Two weeks of great racing! Image by Steve Burton Photography.
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1964 Shelby Competition Cobra 289 ‘FIA Team Car’ CSX2323 – This Cobra was driven by Jerry Grant and Dan Gurney to eighth overall at the 1964 Targa Florio with the #146 livery seen here. Image by Richard Michael Owen.

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Aston vs Ferrari – VRM brought out this fabulous combo: a 1955 Aston Martin DB3S/103 originally campaigned by the Australian Kangaroo Stable and the 1964 Ferrari 250 GT Lusso chassis 4213GT that was the first production Lusso used by Leon Dernier under the Ecurie Francorchamps banner. Image by Richard Michael Owen.

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– Nothing beats the UOP Shadow DN4 for low frontal area. It is joined by a Tipo 61 Maserati Birdcage and Lister Costin. Image by Richard Michael Owen.

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1971 McLaren M8F – Denny Hulme’s championship-winning M8F getting unloaded. Image by Richard Michael Owen.

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1971 McLaren M8F – Denny Hulme’s championship-winning M8F getting unloaded. Image by Richard Michael Owen.

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– Lola MK1 and the Ginetta share some similar lines. Image by Richard Michael Owen.

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Trust 1991 Porsche 962C-170 – Just some of Canepa’s great cars including the Trust 1991 Porsche 962C-170 Image by Richard Michael Owen.

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– Full house in the pitlane boxes. Image by Richard Michael Owen.

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– Some very cool Porsches including a 1960 Porsche RS60 and 1961 Porsche Abarth 356B Carrera GTL 1015 Image by Richard Michael Owen.

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1960 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta 2863GT – Despite having many competition features, chassis 2863GT was originally delivered new to Switzerland in blue as a steel-bodied road car. Image by Richard Michael Owen.

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1960 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta 2863GT – Despite having many competition features, chassis 2863GT was originally delivered new to Switzerland in blue as a steel-bodied road car. Image by Richard Michael Owen.

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1927 Bentley 3.0/4½ Litre ‘MH 1397’ – This Bentley was originally delivered new as a Bentley 3-litre Vanden Plas 4-Seater and now sits as a 4½ Litre Le Mans tourer. Image by Richard Michael Owen.

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1927 Bentley 3.0/4½ Litre ‘MH 1397’ – A clear indication this Bentley was cut in half at some point. Image by Richard Michael Owen.

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1969 Nissan Skyline 2000GTR – Racecraft brought out this killer first generation Nissan Skyline GT-R on new Watanabe Racing Wheels and repainted in its original livery. Image by Richard Michael Owen.

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1969 Nissan Skyline 2000GTR – Another view of the first generation Nissan Skyline GT-R Image by Richard Michael Owen.

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1968 Bizzarrini 5300 GT Strada IA3*0329 – Unloading the spectacularly low 1968 Bizzarrini 5300 GT Strada IA3*0329 Image by Richard Michael Owen.

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1967 Shelby Mustang – In 1967 Shelby American built 26 K-code Mustang Coupes to the FIA’s Group 2 specification. This allowed the cars to race in the SCCA A-Sedan class and the Trans Am series. Image by Richard Michael Owen.

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1955 Maserati A6G/54 Zagato Berlinetta 2105 – Gorgeous 1955 Maserati A6G/54 Zagato Berlinetta chassis 2105 which sold at the 2010 Gooding & Company Pebble Beach Auction for $1,595,000 USD. Attending in support of the Maserati 100th anniversary. Image by Richard Michael Owen.

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Maserati Tipo 61 ‘Birdcages’ – Twin Maserati Birdcages and friends. Image by Richard Michael Owen.

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1956 Maserati 450S chassis 4503 – Another spectacular Maserati. This time its the 1956 Maserati 450S chassis 4503 which won the 1957 Sebring 12 hours outright with drivers Juan Manuel Fangio and Jean Behra. Image by Richard Michael Owen.