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Vintage Laguna Seca RMMR

  • 1021 Monterey Salinas Hwy Salinas, CA, 93908 United States (map)

Corvettes compete at the 2015 RMMR celebrating the Shelby GT350

Didier Andre drove this 1977 Greenwood customer chassis 012 entered by Caldentey Engineering of France to 2nd place behind Bruce Canepa’s 1979 Turbo Porsche 935 in the race for IMSA GT cars.  He received the Rolex award for race group 4A and the John Fitch trophy presented by Chevrolet.

On Thursday Nov 12, 2015 is a tribute for John Greenwood at Daytona, highlighted by Andre driving this iconic car in the HSR Classic 24 hr race.   More details coming.

Talk about performance!  Jeff Abramson in his 1964 Sting Ray roadster finished 2nd to Mike McGovern’s 1964 Cobra 289.  Jeff in his 1965 GT350 finished 3rd in the all Shelby Mustang race.  

Ron Cressey, a fixture at the RMMR for years in his 1959 Corvette swapped positions with Tom Price in his 1963 Ferrari 250 GTO that must be worth 50 times more!!  Check out this in-car video. 

Jerry Gollnick, a stalwart in his 1964 Fuel Injected ex Ed Lowther roadster finished 11th in race 5B.

Mike Haemmig races this 1988 Protofab ex Darin Brassfield, one of the top 2 or 3 examples of C4 tube frame Trans-Am/GT-1 Corvettes on the planet.

This is Bob Hardison’s 1958 Corvette Special called the Echidna.  All 3 built survive and are racing today.

The 1963 Cheetah is the last and most intriguing Corvette Special of them all.  Fred Yeakel displayed his Alan Green Chevrolet sponsored car.

Joe Johnson’s GT-1 Corvette began life as a 1969 SCCA BP roadster that Paul DePiro raced in the mid-west.

Chris Springer found and restored this 1968 Corvette that the late Larry Park raced on the west coast before an altercation that proved fatal ended his racing career.

Believe it or not, nearly 30 years ago Bob Patterson owned and raced the ex -John Mecom Grand Sport Chassis 003.  He cashed out (too early by today’s numbers) but still has the racing spirit. 

Photos courtesy of Mike Matune and Dennis Gray  

Corvette results by race groups

Possible management change:  The role of SCRAMP (Sports Car Racing Monterey Peninsula) manager since Laguna Seca opened in 1957 is up for grabs.  The value of the track property is now huge and with it the need to generate more revenues over the racing season, (more than just the RMMR).  

Not sold at auction:  Reported high bid of $ 850,000 vs $ 1,500,000 expected for iconic 1972 N.A.R.T. Corvette that Dave Heinz and Marietta Bob Johnson finished 7th in class and 15th overall at Le Mans.

Earlier Event: August 8
USCR Road America
Later Event: August 15
ADAC-GT Masters Nurburgring
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