WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca announced on Thursday that they have launched a series called ‘Then and Now’ which chronicles 50 years of this historic Southern Californian race track.

The “Then & Now” series will aim to encapsulate all that makes historic racing events what they are today including run groups, iconic cars and drivers, and fan activities that have defined this remarkable event over the years. From the early days of the Monterey Historics to the present-day Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion, the series aims to provide a comprehensive look at the transformation and growth of historic racing.

In addition to celebrating the event itself, “Then & Now” will explore the evolution of the surrounding landscape, including the transformation of Monterey Car Week as we now know it in the last 50 years and the role of the historic race event in its growth. The series will also take a broader look at what it means to be a historic race event with a peek at other world-renowned historic race events. It aims to capture not only the excitement on the track but also the broader impact of historic racing on the automotive community and enthusiasts worldwide.

Speaking about the new series, WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca Manager Of Communications, Alicia Busa said:

“As historic racing provides an opportunity for attendees to journey through time, our ‘Then & Now’ series seeks to do the same by revisiting the remarkable 50-year history of the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion, and paying tribute to all that has been influenced by it,” said Alicia Busa, Communications Manager at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca. “We invite fans, participants, and enthusiasts to join us in this nostalgic celebration, building anticipation for the grand festivities scheduled for August 14-17 this year.”

WheatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca has the Corkscrew, one of the most famous corners in world motorsport.

The Corkscrew drops 59 feet between the entrance of Turn 8 to the exit of Turn 8A—the equivalent of a 5½ story drop—in only 450 feet of track length. Then, from Turn 8 to Turn 9, the elevation falls 109 feet, or just over 10 stories.

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