Registration Advisory Council for Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion
The independent Monterey Motorsports Advisory Council LLC not only reviews applications, but also provides WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca management with advice for the long-term vision of the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion. The underlying goal is to enhance the overall experience for participants, sponsors, guests, spectators and the Monterey County community.
“Our meetings are educational, thought-provoking and, at times, driven by the collective passion to elevate this beloved event,” commented John Narigi, President and General Manager of WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca. “Our team has worked diligently on a variety of initiatives to reinvent the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion, and these gentlemen help ensure we exceed customer expectations in every area.”
The Monterey Motorsports Advisory Board consists of:
Bruce Canepa, Co-Chairman – Founder and President of the automotive companies Canepa and Concept Transporters, Bruce is passionately involved in all aspects of his business, from vehicle design and development, to the sale of classic cars and historic race cars, to motorsport and catering. As a former professional driver and current driver of historic race cars, he is proud to call WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca his home track.
Murray Smith, Co-Chairman – A well-known authority in the motorsport community, Smith has been directly involved in the sport from rallying to Formula 1. As a participant, event organizer and sponsor development expert, he has been among the first to realize the potential of historic racing events that celebrate authentic competition cars. Smith has hosted major automotive events, including the historic Lime Rock Park Festival, and is a sought-after judge at many prestigious competitions around the world.
Bill Warner, Secretary – Warner is the founder of the internationally renowned Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance. He is an automotive historian and award-winning photojournalist and author, whose photographs and articles have appeared in Road & Track, Car and Driver, Autoweek, The Atlantic Monthly, Automobile, Auto Motor und Sport, Classic & Sportscar, Porsche Panorama and Forza.
Scott-Georges – He is chief curator of the Miles Collier Collection and Revs Institute, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit educational organization dedicated to preserving the future of the past. George is a member of the National Advisory Board for the Automotive Restoration Program at McPherson College in Kansas and a Senior Member of the International Chief Judge Advisory Group.
Patrick Long – A well-known Porsche factory driver, he is a three-time ALMS GT Drivers’ Champion, class winner at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, Rolex 24 At Daytona, 12 Hours of Sebring and Petit Le Mans, as well as a class winner at the grueling SCORE Baja 1000 2013. Long is the creator of Luftgekühlt, an annual gathering for vintage air-cooled Porsches.
Chris MacAllister – MacAllister is President and COO of MacAllister Machinery, Indiana’s leading heavy equipment supplier, and a long-time participant in premier historic and vintage racing around the world. An astute car collector, historian, and exemplary vintage race car driver, MacAllister sits on the board of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum.
Andy Prill – Owner of Prill Porsche Classics in England, he is dedicated to authenticity by providing inspections, advice and racing services for historic Porsches and Ferraris for his international clients. From 1988 to 1994, Prill worked with teams participating in the 24 Hours of Le Mans. He is a frequent historic driving competitor at Monterey, Goodwood, Monaco and Silverstone.
Reunion Rolex Monterey Motorsports celebrates the start of a year-long celebration of the 100th anniversary of the world’s most famous sports car race – the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Of the 12 racing groups, four are dedicated to cars that raced at Le Mans or were eligible to race at the time. The groups span from 1923 right through to the blazingly fast Le Mans prototypes seen between 1981 and 2005.
Visitors can expect to see the world’s best authentic and historic cars in period livery in the paddock and on the track. The four-day celebration, which begins Wednesday, August 17 and ends Saturday, August 20, is preceded by two days of Monterey Pre-Reunion, August 13 and 14, where many of the same cars compete.
There are a limited number of VIP ticket packages available in the ultra-premium Champions Club with catering by Coastal Roots (owners of local favorites Tarpy’s, Rio Grill and Montrio), and the newly upgraded Legends Club, served by Baja Cantina and Turn 12. Individual tickets and camping are available online at WeatherTechRaceway.com or by calling the Ticket and Lodging Specialists at 831-242-8200.
About WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca
WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca is a world famous 2,238 mile traditional road course that was built in 1957 and was known at the time as Laguna Seca Raceway. WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca is owned by Monterey County and operated by A&D Narigi Consulting, LLC.
The first 2022 calendar of events begins with the Trans Am Speedfest April 22-24, followed by the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship with the Hyundai Monterey Sportscar Championship April 29-May 1, GEICO Motorcycle MotoAmerica Superbike Speedfest April 8-10 July (TBC), Monterey AHRMA Classic Motofest July 15-17, Monterey Pre-Reunion August 13-14, Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion August 17-20 and Firestone Grand Prix of Monterey with NTT INDYCAR SERIES September 9-11. The 2022 season will end with the Velocity Invitational, October 14-16 (TBC).