Laguna Seca

  • 2016 Global MX-5 Cup

    Back in 2001 Mazda teamed up with a wonderful sliver of tarmac located in Monterey, California called Laguna Seca. The result of this sponsorship became Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. That's still the name, but only for another few months. Why? Because Mazda has decided not to renew its naming rights deal with the famed racing circuit. The official last day for the naming rights is March 31, 2018. After that day, the 2.2-mile circuit will revert back to simply being called Laguna Seca. Must of us call it that anyway, but the Mazda name has been plastered all over the track since 2001. This is a...

  • A 1968 Porsche 911 T/R is driven around Mazda Raceway by Patrick Long
    Patrick Long piloting a 1968 Porsche 911 T/R at Laguna Seca is vintage racing magic

    Are you ready for 13 minutes of Patrick Long flogging an old Porsche 911? You should be because it's wonderful and the man knows what he's doing in the car. The particular car in question is a 1968 Porsche 911 T/R and Long is beating on it at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca at the Rolex Monterey...

  • Aston Martin GT4 Challenge
    Aston Martin Motorsports Festival Coming To The U.S.

    Aston Martin is in the midst of a major expansion of its motorsports program, and hopes to advertise that fact to its U.S. customers and fans with a party at one of sport's most iconic venues. The 2014 Aston Martin Motorsports Festival will coincide with the fourth round of the company's North...

  • 2010 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 Nurburgring
    Corvette ZR1 Sets Laguna Seca Record, Beats New Viper GTS

    The Corvette ZR1 was introduced for the 2009 model year as a take-no-prisoners attempt to build the fastest production Corvette in Chevrolet’s history. As the C6 Corvette approaches its extinction, time is running out for the ZR1, but that doesn’t mean the car is going quietly into that...

  • 2013 BMW M6
    2013 BMW M5 & M6: On Track At Laguna Seca

    BMW has caught a lot of flack for its latest generations of M Division cars, including the soon-to-be-replaced M3. People calling themselves purists deride them as heavy, soft, too luxurious, and unfocused. One thing they rarely call them, however, is slow. That's because, wherever you stand on...

  • Lexus LFA owners stage the largest-ever gathering of the supercar at Laguna Seca
    The Most Lexus LFAs Ever On Track Together At Laguna Seca: Video

    Lexus's LFA may or may not be a stunning success, depending on your point of view, but it is surely a technological marvel in many respects--and purposefully primitive in others. Whatever your views on the car, however, it's wicked fast, crazy expensive, and incredibly exclusive. That's what makes...

  • The 1975 BMW 3.0 CSL, to be driven by BMW NA CEO Ludwig Willisch

    When we say “company president and CEO,” what kind of suit comes to mind? Chances are it’s made of wool, tailored for a precise fit and best worn with a carefully-knotted silk tie and shiny shoes. While BMW’s North American president and CEO, Ludwig Willisch, wears that kind of suit to the office during the week, he’s not averse to donning a fire-resistant Nomex suit on the weekend, particularly when doing so allows him to drive a 1975 BMW 3.0 CSL racer at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. Willisch will pilot the car, one of five campaigned by BMW during the 1975 and...

  • Laguna Seca, from the engine cover of a Ferrari 333 SP
    Ferrari Racing Days Visits Laguna Seca: Video

    Ferrari’s Corse Clienti program visited California’s storied Laguna Seca circuit last weekend, tied to the Ferrari Challenge North America race. The event drew some uncommon Ferrari models, such as the 333 SP seen in the video above. Released in early 1994, the Ferrari 333 SP heralded...

  • 2012 Porsche 911
    2012 Porsche 911 Laps Laguna Seca At Rennsport Reunion IV

    Who needs an excuse to spend a few minutes watching a 2012 Porsche 911 circulate around Laguna Seca? Certainly not us. If you do, however, we'll give you a few. First, the driver is Patrick Long, factory racer for Porsche. Second, the chase car is a Cayman R piloted by Leh Keen, GT class champion...

  • Aston Martin Racing wins ALMS race at Laguna Seca – September 2011
    Aston Martin Racing Marks U.S. Return With ALMS Win At Laguna Seca

    Aston Martin Racing, the official motorsports division of the automaker Aston Martin, has won the annual Laguna Seca race of the American Le Mans Series (ALMS) on its return to the sport. This was the penultimate round of the 2011 season and for the race Aston Martin Racing started from third and...

  • Jaguar E-Types at the Corkscrew, 2011 Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion
    E-Types In The Corkscrew: 2011 Rolex Monterery Motorsports Reunion

    Yesterday we brought you live images of the 1961-1970 Jaguar E-Type in action at the Monterey Motorsports Reunion, but today, we have a special gallery: all E-Types, all in Laguna Seca's famous Corkscrew. We don't really need any reason beyond that to check out the gallery, so we're betting you...

  • The Paddock: 2011 Monterey Motorsports Reunion
    A Quick Trip Through The Paddock: 2011 Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion

    Imagine every incredible vintage racing car you've ever wanted to see. Now imagine them all in one place. That's the paddock at the Monterey Motorsports Reunion. There are too many incredible cars to see in a single day--too many to really see in a week--but if you can stop your head from swiveling...

  • Nissan Leaf on track at Laguna Seca. Photo via MyNissanLeaf forum member nader.

    A bevy of electric car owners took to California's famous Laguna Seca this past Sunday to wring out their rides at the 3rd annual ReFuel EV race. The yearly event is to allow engineers, designers and every-day owners of electric vehicles to test their vehicles' mettle on one of the most famous racetracks in America. For engineers and designers it's a chance to see what works and what doesn't under harsh track conditions. For your average electric car owner, it's all about fun. The vehicles included production cars such as the Mini E, Tesla Roadster and Nissan Leaf, motorcycles from Mission...

  • The 2012 Mustang BOSS 302 on track at Laguna Seca
    Video: 2012 Ford Mustang BOSS 302 On Track

    High Gear Media spent the first part of the week out at Laguna Seca testing the 2012 Ford Mustang BOSS 302, and today we have video of executive editor Marty Padgett hitting the track. The full take on the car's handling and performance will be available soon. For now, enjoy the sights and sounds...

  • 2012 Ford Mustang Boss 302 Laguna Seca
    VIDEO: 2012 Ford Mustang Boss 302 Laguna Seca On The Road

    Ford provided Motor Trend with video footage of the new 2012 Ford Mustang Boss 302 Laguna Seca, and the venerable buff book put it on YouTube for all to enjoy. Take a look below to see the new Boss on the road in full throated glory. [YouTube]

  • Ferrari F430 at Laguna Seca -- video via VholdR and JoeRacer
    Video: Bugatti Veyron, Ferrari F430 And Lotus Exige S Take On Laguna Seca

    The Corkscrew, the Andretti Hairpin, Rainey Curve. Laguna Seca is one of the premier road courses in the world, and one of the most challenging as well. So what better way to showcase it than a duel between a Bugatti Veyron and a Ferrari F430, captured by a Lotus Exige S camera car? That's exactly...

  • 2010 Dodge Viper
    Video: 2010 Dodge Viper SRT10 ACR Sets Laguna Seca Lap Record

    America does horsepower, it even does handling, but aside from the Corvette ZR1, it doesn't really do supercars--at least not in the modern sense of the word. But there are a few special cars out there, like the awesome 2010 Dodge Viper SRT10 ACR, which has apparently set the unofficial production...

  • Devon Motorworks GTX
    Video: Devon GTX Sets Unofficial Laguna Seca Lap Record

      America does horsepower, it even does handling, but aside from the Corvette ZR1, it doesn't really do supercars. At least not in the modern sense of the word. But one company, Devon Motorworks, hopes to change that perception. It's off to a good start, claiming to have set the unofficial...

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