The events during Monterey Car Week embody what I consider to be the best and worst of car culture. »
Since 1957, Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca has been in the local hands of The Sports Car Racing Association of the Monterey Peninsula, or SCRAMP. However, Racer reports that talks started in June for the International Speedway Corporation to possibly take over the track’s operations. SCRAMP is not happy.
Mantella Autosport crew member Joe Ferguson had a surprise after their last race at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca: a suit. He was planning on marrying fiance Clair on the Monday following the Continental Team Sports Car Challenge’s race weekend there, but he found a surprise waiting at the Corkscrew. »
Tudor United SportsCar is at Laguna Seca this weekend for the Monterey Grand Prix, so that’s the perfect excuse to post this qualifying lap aboard Dion von Motlke’s Paul Miller Racing Audi R8 LMS. Crank up the volume and drown out all the lesser noises in your space with wonderful V10 sounds.
The Wienermobile is a legendary vehicle, but I'm not quite sure it's the best track vehicle. Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca didn't care. Here's the everyone's favorite rolling hot dog going down the Corkscrew. »
At the Sports Car Club of America's National Championship Runoffs this weekend, a protest was made that penalized the top six cars in its über-popular Spec Miata class, preventing them from winning the class over a modification to the engine heads. Oops! »
Porsche factory racing driver and all around American bad ass Patrick Long straps into a glorious 1967 Porsche 911 S vintage racer and uses every single one of the 8100 rpms at his disposal to chase much faster cars at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca during the 2014 Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion. »
There's too many great race car noises to definitively say which is the best, but this Mazda 787 is certainly up there. »
This is Project Cars — for a while now people have been saying it looks as real as real life. I'd say it actually looks more real. »
Im sorry, but I'm having trouble putting my words together. I hate it when capitalism gets in the way of proper racing. I'd be a full fledged socialist if it meant great racing, at great circuits. It's just depressing when some of the best circuits fold on events that have always provided great racing. Why can't… »
Monterey Car Week is one of the most exciting weeks on the American automotive calendar every year, and this year we at Speed:Sport:Life decided to take a run at covering the prestigious events of the week. Jalopnik generously agreed to let us tag along with their trip, and here's what happened. »
At the historic races at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca the other week, we heard briefly about an F1 car flipping after contact at the Corkscrew. We also heard that there was video, but it wasn't released. This is that video. »