Velocity Invitational will push the boundaries of high class as it returns to Laguna Seca
Last year’s Velocity Invitational at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca was a trendsetter for the vintage race weekend. If you missed it, be sure to plan now for the event’s return to Monterey, California from October 14-16, a unique vintage racing event that will include a food and wine pavilion, tasting tents wines, luxury accommodations for spectators, a static vehicle demonstrations and, of course, racing on one of the most spectacular road courses in North America.
A wide variety of historic racing cars will headline the weekend’s feature slate alongside a selection of McLaren from its Formula 1 and sports car team; a corral of multi-era rally cars courtesy of DirtFish; and jaw-dropping assembly of hypercars.
The McLaren range will include the MP4/5B-07 of Ayrton Senna, winner of the Formula 1 World Championship in 1990, who won six of 16 races that year; Alain Prost’s MP4/2B-3, which won the F1 title in 1985; the F1 GT12R which participated in Le Mans 1996; as well as others including several McLaren F1 road cars.
As well as celebrating motorsport history, fans will be able to see some of the world’s most sophisticated hypercars in action from multiple manufacturers, including the 2022 Hennessey Venom F5 Coupe and F5 Roadster which made their public debut at The Quail during Monterey Car Week; the new Czinger 21C V with 1,233 hp: 0 to 100 km/h in just 1.9 seconds; and the Zenvo TSR-S, a Danish hypercar featuring an active multi-axis rear wing that pivots with the steering to increase required wheel downforce.
Meanwhile, Velocity Invitational is thrilled to welcome America’s premier rallying experts, the Seattle-based DirtFish Rally School. Owner Steve Rimmer will supply six of the sport’s most famous rally cars, including a Group B Lancia Rally 037, MG Metro 6R4, Subaru Impreza and Peugeot 206 WRC.
The superb collection of rally cars will be driven by two members of motorsport’s best-known family: Alister McRae and his son Max.
“It’s an honor to have such historic and forward-thinking racing and rally cars attending our all-era event,” said Jeff O’Neill, Founder of Velocity Invitational. “My goal is to exhibit the best of the best at the Velocity Invitational, and the racing pedigree of these race cars will be at home in the pits and on the track this year.”
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