With the introduction of the 2023 model year, the Corvette celebrates 70 years of history and racing as America’s sports car. To commemorate this significant milestone, General Motors released a special 70th anniversary package for the C8 Corvette, while more recently, the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion hosted a Corvette-centric event that attracted quite a few people.
In total, there were 53,851 visitors in attendance at the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion. Spanning from August 16th to August 19th, 2023, there were 14 race groups of nearly 400 vehicles, which represents nearly every era of motorsport. In addition, there were 23 awards given to drivers and owners of various makes and models.
There were also several rare Corvette units proudly on display, including the 2023 24 Hours of Le Mans winning C8.R race car, the Corvette SS prototype from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum, and three 1960 Cunningham Corvettes, as well as two of the original five Corvette Grand Sports.
It’s worth noting that legendary Corvette driver Ron Fellows served as the Grand Marshall, and participated in a few races in the 1987 Profab Corvette.
“Walking throughout the paddock and Hagerty Marketplace during the week, I could see the happy families truly enjoying the activities,” WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca President and General Manager John Narigi said in a prepared statement. “It’s all possible through the visionary work of everyone behind the scenes who work tirelessly to be able to produce this renowned event for everyone to enjoy. From the race participants, guests, sponsors, volunteers, community and the Advisory Council, it’s the year’s highlight to be able to produce our Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion each year. And a special thank you to our partners Rolex and General Motors for making it all come together for everyone’s enjoyment.”