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!