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    2011 Monterey Motorsports Reunion (August 19-21)

    Jaguar announced as the featured marque:

    The storied racing heritage of one of Britain’s legendary motor car companies will be celebrated, as Jaguar will be the featured marque of the 2011 Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion. Few companies are as synonymous with sports car racing as Jaguar, and the reunion will highlight the 50th anniversary of the iconic Jaguar E-Type and 60th anniversary of the remarkable Jaguar C-Type’s win in the 1951 24 Hours of Le Mans.

    “The Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion is hallowed ground for automotive racing aficionados, and thus a very meaningful place to celebrate the Jaguar E-Type's 50th Anniversary," said Richard Beattie, Executive Vice President Marketing and Sales Jaguar North America. "Today, as much as 50 years ago, hi-performance, racing and stunning design are integral to the Jaguar brand. At the Reunion we will give enthusiasts a chance to take a look back and forward at all three of these elements in Jaguar's sensational cars."

    The Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion, August 19-21 at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, will host approximately 550 authentic and historic race cars from nearly every decade of motorsports history. The cars are divided into 17 groups according to age, engine size and must be period-correct in their presentation.

    “Jaguar and their many famous drivers represent a time in motorsports where camaraderie among drivers and works teams was second only to winning,” explained Gill Campbell, CEO/general manager for Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. “We look to share Jaguar’s heritage with fans worldwide. And for the E-Type, it’s hard to argue with what Enzo Ferrari said 50 years ago upon seeing the sleek E-Type at its introduction, saying it is, ‘The most beautiful car ever made.’”

    For Sir William Lyons, founder of Swallow Sidecar and Coach Building Company which evolved into Jaguar, winning Le Mans was a crucial goal to demonstrate to the world the robustness and performance of the XK120-C. Malcolm Sayer’s aerodynamic, lightweight design was based on his aviation background with wind tunnel testing. The C designation stood for “competition.”

    Three factory C-Types were entered in the 1951 24 Hours of Le Mans with stunning results. A 22-year-old Stirling Moss recorded the fastest lap, and Peter Walker and Peter Whitehead won the race. It was the first of seven Le Mans victories for Jaguar.

    Jaguar’s American racing roots are firmly planted on the Monterey Peninsula. It was in 1950 at the inaugural Pebble Beach Road Races that Jaguar achieved its first win on American soil. A 23-year-old American named Phil Hill, who months earlier accompanied the same Jaguar XK120 aboard the Queen Mary, took the checkered flag, thereby capturing international accolades for both himself and Jaguar.

    This is the third time Jaguar has been the featured marque, having been honored in 1976 and 1992 at the previously named Monterey Historic Automobile Races®.

    For additional information and tickets for the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion, please call 800-327-7322 or visit Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.
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    Jaguar Joins Hundreds of Historic Race Cars at Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion

    Approximately 550 of the finest examples of automotive history, style, design and technology will fill the race paddock for the 17 race groups at the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion August 19-21. Now in its 37th year at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, the historic racing event is a cornerstone of the Monterey Classic Car Week.

    The broad range of accepted race cars is impressive. From pre-war machines like the 180-horsepower 1911 Fiat S74, which finished fourth in the 1911 American Grand Prix, to the mighty 1969 Lola T163 Can-Am car that boasts more than 800 horsepower, there will be a variety for fans young and old alike to see and hear.

    Historical significance is a hallmark of the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion and is exemplified by such cars as the 1954 Jaguar D-Type. One of the D-Types entered is a works (factory) car that Sir Stirling Moss and Peter Walker co-drove in the 1954 24 Hours of Le Mans and Reims. Another example of a race car with significant provenance is the 1963 Ferrari 250/275P that was driven by John Surtees and Willy Mairesse who finished first overall at the 1963 Nürburgring 1000 Kilometer endurance race.

    Each car accepted has its own interesting history, which owners enthusiastically share with fans as they wander through the open race paddock. The task of selecting the cars from more than 800 entry requests is a daunting task for the Governing Committee. Yet, a strict set of criteria guides them and is based on the period correctness of each car, its authenticity and proven provenance. Equally important is that the car has not been mechanically altered from its original race condition.

    With Jaguar as the featured marque, there will be a number of noteworthy Jaguars present that represent the automaker through the years. This year is a significant one for Jaguar and its millions of admirers: 2011 marks the 50th anniversary of one of the most iconic automobiles of all time, the Jaguar E-Type. A number of special activities are planned to celebrate the E-Type’s place in history, as well as honoring Jaguar’s many motor racing accomplishments and famous drivers who took the Leaping Cat to victory.

    Jaguar’s American racing roots are firmly planted on the Monterey Peninsula. It was in 1950 at the inaugural Pebble Beach Road Races that Jaguar achieved its first win on American soil. A 23-year-old American named Phil Hill, who months earlier accompanied the same Jaguar XK120 aboard the Queen Mary, took the checkered flag, thereby capturing international accolades for both himself and Jaguar.

    Tickets, hospitality packages and reservations for general camping for the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion are available by calling 800-327-7322 or available online at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.

    Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion Schedule
    (Subject to change)

    Friday, August 19
    8:30 - 11:00 a.m. Practice/Qualifying by Group: 1A – 6A
    11:00 “Cars for the Quail Run” Selected race cars depart the track for The Quail
    11:05 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Practice/Qualifying by Group: 7A – 9A
    12:15 - 1:15 Lunch
    1:15 - 4:40 Practice/Qualifying by Group 1B - 8B

    Saturday, August 20
    8:00 - 11:40 a.m. Race by Group: 1A – 9A
    11:40 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Lunch – VIP/Rolex Sponsor Hot Laps
    1:00 Rolex Race Group 1A Pre 1940 Sports Racing and Touring Cars
    1:20 Rolex Race Group 2A 1955-1962 GT Cars
    1:45 Rolex Race Group 3A Jaguar Invitation Class
    2:10 Rolex Race Group 4A 1973-1982 IMSA GT, GTX AAGT Cars
    2:35 Rolex Race Group 5A 1960-1968 Sports Racing USRRC Cars
    3:10 Rolex Race Group 6A 1964-1969 FIA Mfg. Championship Cars (GTO)
    3:35 Rolex Race Group 7A 1963-1966 GT Cars over 2500cc
    4:00 Rolex Race Group 8A 1970-1976 FIA Mfg. Championship Cars
    4:25 Rolex Race Group 9A 1966-1972 Trans-Am

    Sunday, August 21
    8:30 - 11:50 a.m. Race by Group: 1B - 8B
    11:50 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Lunch – VIP/Sponsor Hot Laps
    1:00 Rolex Race Group 1B 1955-1961 Sports Racing Cars under 2000cc
    1:25 Rolex Race Group 2B 1958-1963 Formula Junior Cars
    1:50 Rolex Race Group 3B 1955-1961 Sports Racing Cars over 2000cc
    2:15 Rolex Race Group 4B 1966-1983 Formula 1
    2:45 Rolex Race Group 5B 1947-1955 Sports Racing and GT Cars
    3:10 Rolex Race Group 6B 1981-1989 FIA Mfg. Championship & IMSA GTP
    3:35 Rolex Race Group 7B 1961-1966 GT Cars under 2500cc
    4:00 Rolex Race Group 8B 1968-1974 Can-Am
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    Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion Reveals Poster Art

    The speed and elegance of one of motoring’s iconic cars of all time—the sleek Jaguar E-Type—reveals itself as the inspiration for the official poster art of the 2011 Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion. Jaguar is this year’s featured marque and will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the E-Type at the annual gathering of historic race and sports cars to be held August 19-21 at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca during the Monterey Classic Car Week.

    Renowned artist Bill Patterson, who is the official artist of Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, says the E-Type is true art on wheels. “Having fallen in love with racing and fast cars in the ‘60s, the E-type represented the perfect blend of design, technology, performance and sex appeal. It still looks fantastic today, 50 years after it was first produced. And to have been able to see that magnificent super-light E-Type blasting through the sunrise at Le Mans would have been spectacular. Painting it is the closest I’ll ever get,” Patterson adds.

    The race paddock will be bustling with the sights, sounds and constant car movement that few fans can enjoy at professional races. A central part of the experience will be Jaguar Cars’ heritage display where guests can interact with Jaguar representatives and see firsthand the full lineage of race cars that has fostered international admiration for the “Leaping Cat.”

    More than 550 cars have been accepted to participate in the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion. Race groups range from pre-1940 sports and touring race cars to the thunderous historic Trans-Am and Can-Am cars of the ’60s and early ‘70s. The most modern era cars will be seen in Group 6B’s ’81-’89 FIA Manufacturers Championship cars and IMSA GTP.

    Tickets, hospitality packages and reservations for general camping for the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion are available by calling 800-327-7322 or available online at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.
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    Yup! We might bump into each other in the paddock, or up at the Corkscrew.

    I am still debating an RV rental for the weekend. For now the closest accommodation I can find is at Gonzales! So I might just make the drive up to Laguna from home on the Saturday & Sunday. The gas costs vs. motel will be a wash, it will just be the 2 hour drive each way.
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