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Racing Like the Good Old Days: The Rolex Motorsport Reunion at Laguna Seca [Gallery]

This year saw the annual Car Week festivities in and around Monterey, California pushed back a week later than usual because of a golf tournament scheduling conflict, but the new date certainly didn't put a damper on any of the fun. In fact, during our time on the Peninsula it felt like there were more cars and more people than ever.

Monterey Car Week Yellow and Black

As always, the Rolex Monterey Motorsport Reunion at Laguna Seca was one of the highlights of the week. With its hundreds of vintage race cars, thousands of spectators and special displays and exhibitions, the track is always one our favorite places to be during Car Week.

Monterey Car Week Blue

This year's Reunion was especially exciting because Nissan was the featured marque of the event, making it the first time a Japanese manufacturer has ever been featured at Laguna Seca. There were more Nissan and Datsun race cars than ever before, and Nissan themselves brought out an impressive selection of historic machines to make the event very memorable.

Monterey Car Week Datsun

We've got a special story in the works to cover the Nissan presence in detail, but in the meantime we've put together an extended gallery showing some of our favorite scenes from the weekend, both on the race track and in the paddock.

Monterey Car Week Blue and Yellow

From the thundering Trans Am cars to '70s Formula 1 machines and the undeniably cool IMSA and SCCA racers of the '80s, take a look through the gallery and be reminded of a time when the motorsport world was much different than it is today.

There were some amazing cars up for auction as well, all of which were more than we could afford.

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