Classic compilation: Photos from the 2016 Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion

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A Maserati Tipo 61 brakes hard for Turn 11 at Laguna Seca during the 2016 Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion(Credit: Angus MacKenzie/New Atlas)

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Each August auto enthusiasts make their way to the Laguna Seca raceway for the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion as part of Monterey Car Week. As the largest auto event of the week, the four day rolling museum sees 550 historic cars from a variety of periods and racing categories invited to take on the circuit.

Categories range from 1955-62 GT classes to pre-1940's Sports Racing & Touring to a variety of 70s and 80s FIA, IMSA, Trans-Am and Formula 1 groupings. All accepted vehicles are reviewed for period correctness, provenance, and authenticity.

This is a wonderful event for the auto-inclined. Not only can you see 1962 Ferrari GTOs going flat out against race prepped Porsche 356s, you can walk amongst a host of legendary cars trackside. Few other automotive events in the world give you the opportunity to get as up close and personal as this.

The track also hosts themed marques each year. This year went it was BMW celebrating 100 years, and the Bavarian marque had a feature tent on-site populated with legendary Beemers from across the decades. On track, racing BMWs of all ages and abilities were out running the 2.238 mile course.

Needless to say the 2016 event was a visual feast, so head through to our Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion photo gallery to check out the pick of these beautiful historic autos in the pits and on-track.

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