Few events in the automotive world compare to the annual Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion. Every August, 500 historic race cars crowd the paddock area for three days of throwback speedway action. Each year, one car reigns supreme. In 2013, it's the Chevrolet Corvette.
Over its 60 year history, the mighty Corvette has been a regular winner at Laguna Seca. In 2012, Corvette took a one-two finish of the six-hour Le Mans Monterey. Corvette Racing's checkered past doesn't stop there, last winning the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2011 for a total of seven titles in the famous endurance race. This weekend, hundreds of Corvette enthusiasts roared through the Monterey Peninsula to celebrate the cultural and sporting heritage of the badge. Racers took to the track in all previous six generations, while a lucky few experienced Laguna's famed corkscrew in the C7 Corvette. Off the track highlights included " Stingray Island," a display highlighting the legacy of top-flight racing and concept Corvettes through history (who doesn't love seeing the Mako Shark in person?!?).
Saturday's events were punctuated by a camouflaged-preview of the Corvette C7 R. It took two lightening quick laps around the course, darting quickly back into trailer confinement, but not before soundly solidifying the racing potential of the latest Corvette generation.
Click the above gallery to get a taste of the Corvette madness that overtook Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.