Monterey Historics – 2018

I was able to spend a day at the Monterey Historics at Laguna Seca again this year and saw some amazing cars! This blog post is going to be focused on the pictures that I took with just a short description for each. Being a mechanical engineer, it was great to get up close with all of the cars to see the design that went into each component. Enjoy!

Niki Lauda’s Ferrari F1 312T2 car from 1976

More 1970’s era Formula One cars

1970 Porsche 917K in Gulf livery

1973 Ferrari 312PB

1991 Asahi Kiko E30 M3

Brabham BT62 – My favorite “new” car at the Historics. Amazing car!

Brabham Website Link with Details


1992 Mazda RX-792P – In my opinion, the best sounding car at the event. It just sounded otherworldly with it’s highly strung R26B four rotor engine.

1970 Porsche 908/3 – It was amazing to see how fast this lightweight, low horsepower car was around the track. It has about 370 hp but it only weighs 1100 lbs! This is a 41% better power-to-weight ratio than a Bugatti Veyron…


McLaren F1 GTR and BMW Z4 GTLM – Both incredibly fast race cars

1991 Mazda 787B

Nissan GT-R50 By Italdesign – 710hp, $1M, and only 50 will be made

I recommend you attend next year if you’ll be in the San Francisco area in late August!

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