Journal: Get Your Fill Of Laguna Seca With These Clips

Get Your Fill Of Laguna Seca With These Clips

Petrolicious Productions By Petrolicious Productions
August 10, 2015
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From vintage racing to one of the best passes ever seen—anywhere—Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca plays host to a number of exceptional events every year. This week, it’s all about the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion, or “Monterey Historics” for short. If you’re planning on attending this weekend or want to understand a bit more about what makes this track so special, we’ve selected five clips to guide you ‘round.

How best to drive your vintage Porsche 911S around Laguna Seca? Well, The Racer Channel posted a video of Patrick Long hustling one such 911, and the near-15 minutes of visor cam footage is just about as close to the action as you’re able to get. You know what else is great about this clip? When Long is passed by the cars from the next class up…

What’s the Corkscrew all about, and why is it so special? Last year, /Drive made this great mini-doc on the turn, and spoke to a few drivers as well.

While competition won’t likely be quite this fierce at the Monterey Historics, we’ve taken the liberty of queuing up what has been called, simply, “The Pass”—and part of what makes The Corkscrew so special.

Two more visor cam videos from The Racer Channel: Randy Pobst in a BMW M1 on the left, and on the right, Sylvain Tremblay rips around Laguna Seca in a 1990 Mazda 787!

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Clayton Merchant
Clayton Merchant

Good videos all.
I’ve got to add one of my favorites at Laguna Seca, similar to the 911 video, but on steroids. Bruce Canepa at the 2010 Monterey Motorsports Reunion in his 917K. The music of this car is worth the 11 minutes even if there were no video.
Enjoy,

Matthew Lange
Matthew Lange

If we’re talking of Laguna Seca and not strictly sticking to the Historic meet then mention has to be given to the titanic battle between Casey Stoner and Valentino Rossi in the 2008 MotoGP race there.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JY9mrKR5SkA

Guitar Slinger
Guitar Slinger

Lets face it Mr Lange beyond the Historic ‘ races ‘ [ using that word rather loosely ] there’s been a plethora of intense competitions at Laguna Seca [ two wheel and four ] over the decades including some of the most mind numbing passes ever in the Corkscrew not to mention more a few death defying maneuvers on other corners : the entire track being one extended challenge to negotiate regardless of what you’re driving.riding . The fact is Laguna Seca is one of the most iconic tracks in the world . The sad fact is Laguna Seca has… Read more »

Guitar Slinger
Guitar Slinger

…. meant to add ; ” … if not the most historic

Guitar Slinger
Guitar Slinger

Aaack .. hit the wrong button again ! Aaaaaargh ! [ to quote the sage Charlie Brown ] My kingdom plus for an Edit function . Oh well … might as well finish it .

” … if not the most historic track never to of hosted an F1/Grand Prix race “

Afshin Behnia
Afshin Behnia

If you are logged in and click on the gear icon next to the “Permalink” button you will see an edit optiion.

Jim Valcarcel
Jim Valcarcel

Thank you Matthew. What a fantastic clip. A battle to never forget!! Good on you mate!