Football season might have just started, but racing fans have been flush with viewing options for months now. When it comes to vintage racing, fans typically have to watch in person—but not today. IMSA recently uploaded a full livestream of the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion and it is a perfect distraction.
Right off the bat, you feel as if you are out at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca watching the pre-war metal dive for late apexes in the early morning fog. Hearing the commentator call the racing action as if it were a modern on-track duel is also a delight, considering even the well-matched run groups contain cars and drivers of a wide skill and capability range.
The pre-war metal gives way to increasingly faster, or at least more violent, run groups. If nothing else, tune in to 46 minutes and watch the Trans Am cars take the track. The booming V-8s and daring drivers squirm and battle around the 11-turn circuit, which is one of the best shows of the Rolex Reunion.
Of course, there is an asterisk on this racing. Very few, if any, of the cars running during this motorsports reunion are at 10/10ths. We are okay with that, and love that these beautiful cars are being exercised and run so that other enthusiasts can enjoy the experience, too.