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Thread: Rolex Motorsport Reunion, Laguna Seca. August 2023

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    Some Kiwis in California in the Formula 5000 field.
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    Tony Galbraith entering the circuit in his 1974 Lola T332 # 88

    Glenn Richards in his 1975 Lola T400 # 99
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    Another with NZ connections
    1973 McRae GM-1 # 75
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    I had a bit of a chat to Australian driver, Peter Brennan who was driving this 1973 Lola T 330 (HU-18) that I had seen racing at Brands Hatch in 1973 driven then by Gijs van Lennep. It has been beautifully restored and maintained. # 208

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    Another Australian who drove well here (Also at Taupo in 2018 ) was Paul Zazryn who drove 1974 Lola T332 # 24
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    American driver Kirt Bennett won both F5000 races driving a 1976 Lola T332 # 51
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    American, Zak Brown did not have things go his way in his 1974 Lola T332 # 5. (It spent a lot of time on pit road.)
    The car did not compete the following weekend.
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    Just as well my wife didn't let me have the cheque book !
    Rare Ferrari 412P Achieves $30.25 Million USD at Bonhams|Cars Quail Auction.
    https://www.bonhams.com/press_release/36936/

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    2006 McLaren MP4/21 – chassis ‘02’
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    One would be hard pressed to see the driver's name on modern day race cars. (Can you see it ?)
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    Whereas back in 1968 the driver's name was clearly displayed as seen on Jim Clark's Lotus # 6
    Just before advertising began on race cars.
    I was part of the crowd on the hill in the background at Pukekohe. Jan. 1968 NZGP.
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    Another Bonhams Auction vehicle at Laguna Seca.
    (Note the price range on the display card and then how much it sold for !)
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    1909 Lorraine-Dietrich 16.4-Liter Grand Prix Two-Seater Chassis no. 60189
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    US$1,270,000

    https://cars.bonhams.com/auction/280...ssis-no-60189/

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    ....and to think, you could buy a 250 GTO Ferrari for about 5000GBP around 1964.

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    Due to family health issues I have been a bit weary at the end of the day and have not entered here as I should have.
    I hope to attend the Velocity Invitational Event next weekend so I might be filling in with photos from August and November.
    Hoping this finds you all safe and well.
    https://revivalraces.com/event/velocity-invitational-2/

    Some of the best racing at Laguna Seca was in the Group 8 Historic Trans-Am 1966-1972 Class.
    Almost 40 cars were entered. I managed to capture some as they accelerated onto the track.

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    1964 Pontiac Tempest/ GTO # 49

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    1969 Chevrolet Camaro # 19

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    "These are the actual Trans Am race cars -- not reproductions -- half a century later. And they're still racing hard."
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    1970 Pontiac Trans Am Firebird #8
    Originally Driven by Jerry Titus
    This car was the first 1970 Pontiac Firebird off the assembly line.


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    1970 Boss 302 Mustang #15
    Originally driven by George Follmer


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    1969 Boss 302 Ford Mustang #45



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    More to follow eventually.

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