News Blog 9: 2021 Covid-19, cancellations and alternative events

Message about the Monterey Motorsports Reunion from Doug Sallen and Rob Manson (2020 Bulletin 2) …

Hello All, after what has truly been a long strange Spring-into-Summer which in most of our cases has facilitated some serious garage time. We likely have our 1947-1955 race cars prepared like never before – all dressed up but with nowhere to go … perhaps “current license plates and open road at sunset”! There are hopeful signs for an active late summer and fall schedule in Northern California. Here is a list of events that could get us back on track. These organizers are our friends … get out on the track if you can …

CSRG Sonoma 7/10…
Laguna Seca Recreational Area Mangement Company Laguna Sea 8/8…
Sonoma Speedfest 9/3…
CSRG Sonoma 10/2…
CSRG T’ Hill 10/30…
SVRA Laguna Sea 12/3 …

Those of us who received invitations to this year’s August Monterey Motorsports Pre and Reunion and who are on their mailing list ( not necessarily the same thing … hmmm! ) will have received communications from Laguna Seca in the past week … copy below.

Laguna Seca Recreational Area Management Co …. the event organizers … in the end the intention as we all understood … was to hold the Pre and Reunion event “as a Club event” collapsed recently … county health and volunteer organization issues. The details are summarized in an article from Vintage Motorsport … below!

A consolation event … Drivers Appreciation Weekend … has been offered for the traditional 8 – 9 August Pre-reunion weekend for those entrants accepted for either or both of the Pre and Reunion. It will be organized by our friend HMSA / Cris Vandergif in adherence to the Monterey County guidelines for track day and private rentals for Laguna Seca Recreational Area / The Race Track. Recent weekends have held events including SCCA. Effectively, this means seat time for our vintage race cars at a reasonable / club price on our “home track” Laguna Seca. “No pool, no pets, no cigarettes” – paddock camping but no social events, no spectators and limited crew in the paddock. We’ll fly solo more or less … but fly all the same.

We would like to gather 10-15 of our Del Monte Trophy Race Group for the weekend and will stake out paddock space best we can given the “times” and work with Cris re group sturctures. This would ensure that we have someone to race with without too much hassle and enjoying beautiful Monterey Penninsula race track. Most importantly, it’s an opportunity to get our group together for a bit of socially distanced celebration of our great cars and the friends who keep them on the track.

Please tell us when you apply for the event so we can do a bit of organization in these turbulent times. All the best, Rob & Doug

From “The Track Mgmt Co”…..

Dear Participants,

We deeply regret to inform you that the Pre-Reunion and Monterey Motorsports Reunion August 13-16 are canceled due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation and its impact on public social gatherings. The health and safety of you, your crews and family are our utmost concern. After much discussion and consultation with local health and government officials, and feedback from many of our participants, we cannot envision a suitable way to provide for the wonderful race and social settings for families of all ages to enjoy.

CAL/OSHA still mandates as of June 5 that, “All public events or concentrated gatherings, including musical or other performances, at these facilities must be canceled or postponed.”

This has been a very difficult decision to make and we are truly disappointed. The entire team wants to thank you for your calls, email messages and feedback. You have been extremely supportive of the event and our attempts at finding a way to get you back on track.

You will receive a full refund of entry fees. Please contact [email protected] to begin the process.

In an effort to still get you on track, we will be hosting a Driver Appreciation Weekend to replace the Pre-Reunion dates of August 8 and 9, with load-in occurring on Friday, Aug. 7. This will be a private track rental where you will be able to enjoy driving in a low-key club-like affair. We empathize with many of you who remain dedicated to coming to Monterey, and this event is for you.

Please complete the attached simple pdf entry and return it to [email protected] by July 1. We want to make this process as easy as possible. Once entries are received Cris Vandagriff of HMSA will begin assembling the groups and developing the schedule to maximize your track time.

The attached press release will be distributed within the hour, as we wanted to ensure you heard the direction that we are taking firsthand.

Again, we cannot begin to thank you enough in words. But we hope to provide a suitable thank you when we return in 2021. We will keep in touch about run groups, opening of registration and other important matters in the coming months. Your patience and understanding during this time have been greatly appreciated.

Please continue to stay safe, healthy and happy.

Most sincerely, John V. Narigi , Barry Toepke, & Francesca Flores

News Blog 8 – plans for 2020

If you race with us or would like to, please read the newsletter from Doug Sallen and Rob Manson which you can download here:

Our 2020 Bulletin #1

With a lot of changes in “our vintage racing world” we are all primarily concerned with two things:

  • What is the Del Monte Trophy Race Group up to for us all?
  • What is different this year vs. last year for the Venues and Events that we participate in?

We have three events that we’re targeting for our DMTRG for 2020 and our Bulletins will be focused on developments related to those: RMMR,  Sonoma Speed Festival and SVRA Laguna Seca.

Among the gems therein…

• Update on Laguna Seca Recreational Park
• What’s different for RMMR 2019 vs 2020
• DMTRG: 1947 – 1955 Race Group re RMMR
• HMSA Rules re RMMR
• 70th Anniversary of first Pebble Beach Road Races and the first Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance
• DMTRG is targeting THREE EVENTS for 2020!
▪ SVRA Laguna Seca: April 30 – May 3
▪ Sonoma Speed Festival: 29 May – 31 June
▪ RMMR @ Laguna Seca: 8 – 9 August & 13 – 16 August
• Car “bios” and DMTRG recruiting initiatives

 

Updates to the Del Monte Trophy Group register

 

Big news. It has only taken me four years to catch up, but we are now pleased to inform all drivers, owners and friends of the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion – 1947-1955 Sports Racing & GT Cars group – the Del Monte trophy race group – that the cars and their owners have been brought up-to-date on the web site. You can look at the listings in two ways

By image: http://www.dmtrg.com/cars/

By text list: http://www.dmtrg.com/cars_list/

The number of each entry is in order of the cars going up on the web-site, nothing more significant. Cars and drivers which are not represented here are those where you have not sent us details, so please email [email protected] with a copy to Rob Manson ([email protected]) with the following details…

• Two photos of your car (or many more if you like) between 150kb and 1mb in file size
• Two photos of you, in race gear or in civvies
• Year of manufacture
• Manufacturer and type
• Engine and other details, laid out as follows if it’s convenient
o Engine: (Overhead/Side Valve) # of Cylinders (Flat 6, V8 etc)
Displacement in cc
Horsepower x bhp @ y rpm, torque z ft-lb at w rpm
Induction: carburettor type, intake type
Gearbox type, # of gears, final drive, diff, axle
Running gear and chassis; source and mods
o Brakes: Drum or disc brakes from what car type?
o Normal tyres: Blockley / Dunlop/Avon/ Hoosier Vintage TD / Hoosier Speedster / Goodyear Blue Streak / diameter in inches
Where is the car based? Who is the entrant?
• History of the car, designer, engineering development and special features
• History of the owner/drivers and race successes (especially the first)
• Web links to any sites or pages referring to the car
• A short bio on each car entered in this year’s RMMR, 150 or so words
and suitable to be “read” by an announcer as we grid for our races
and during the race as time permits.

Each car and owner (and/or driver) has also been posted on our Facebook page over time, facebook.com/hotrodroadracers/

With warm (today wet) regards from London

Marcus Bicknell

October 14th  2019

Monterey 2019 – Race videos and Mike Matune’s photo series

You might have missed these great official videos of our races at Laguna Seca on August 18th this year. Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion 2019 – the 1947-1955 Sports Racing group. Great commentary and so many of our cars are featured. Enjoy.
 
We were also pleased to get this photo montage, portraits of great cars at the Rolex Monterey Historic Reunion 2019, by Mike Matune. The image here shows just one of the several cars featured. Download 10mb of pure joy in pdf  here … monterey_2019_event_summary_mike_matune

News Blog 6 – March 2019 update

Hello All …. The following is an update on several topics that move the DMTRG program forward and updates on both 2019 events! Lots of “new” this year regarding Laguna Seca and our new / next DMTRG event at the “new” Sonoma Speed Festival.

With the transition of Laguna Seca from SCRAMP to the County of Monterey AND new leadership there are subtle and not so subtle changes for us … at minimum things for us to recognize if not adapt to. The best thing is DMTRG is recognized and counted on to be there!

As usual contact me or Rob with any issues or inputs.

All the best, Rob / Doug

In This Bulletin:

• Rolex Monterey Motorsport Reunion
• Sonoma Speed Festival
• Survey – Thank You
• New Logo
• The “Del Monte Trophy”

RMMR Pre and ReUnion: 10 – 18 August

We’ve met with WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca face to face once so far this year. Our focus this minute is recruiting cars. Rob got his entries in before the cut off. I was late by a day and had to ask … hat in hand … would you accept my late entry. Whoops. With that said … There is still time to get an entry in. The process is that Rob and I get involved by bringing our list of cars / drivers to the table and we are given the list of applicants received by the event organizers for our 1947 – 1955 Group. Then the lists go to the selection committee.

There is still time to get an entry in … if you’re now good to go tell Rob or me ASAP. We can make room.

*** This year we are back to being Race Group 1B … meaning Sunday main … NOT Saturday as the last two years. With this year’s event being a celebration of IMSA the Saturday / Sunday schedule has naturally been “crafted” to present IMSA cars.

Of course more to come regarding this year’s the event!!

Sonoma Speed Festival … 31 May – 2 June

Based upon your response we were able to offer some 20 cars to the organizer of the event. We were able to meet with the organizer and pooled their applicants with our list and … to quote Rob: “what’s not to love”. They like our program and want us. They’ll go over the applicants list in the next few weeks and tell us all who’s been accepted. Deadline to apply is 28 February…. I’ve clipped the statement from Cris’s recent email that includes a link to their site for applicants. This is to be a world class event …. very, very special celebration of our cars and their stories. Every aspect is quality! Great shades of Mr Earle’s Historics.

If you’ve not applied now is the time. This recent release from Cris Vandergrif has a link to the Sonoma Speed Festival site.

Sonoma, Calif. (February 19, 2019) – The Sonoma Speed Festival has announced its first-ever event from May 30th to June 2nd, 2019 at Sonoma Raceway in Sonoma, California. The event will feature ten invited race groups spanning the history of motorsports from the Brass Era to the modern age competing on track, along with world-class food and wine options and interactive displays for both casual and hardcore enthusiasts.

For drivers interested in participating in this year’s event, the deadline to apply for entry is February 28th. To request an application, click here. Vehicle highlights include the Porsche 917K, Ferrari 250 GTO and even the Lotus 77 Formula 1 car (John Player Special Mk.II). Over 220 vehicles will be in attendance and more significant attendees will be announced in the coming months.

The event will take place among the scenic rolling hills and dramatic corners of the Sonoma Raceway. Outside of racing action on the track, guests can enjoy a variety of activities and displays along with a craft beer garden and a Wine Pavilion featuring wine tastings and gourmet food pairings.

“The team organizing this event have attended the best motoring events in the world and want to bring that world-class level of execution and experience to one of the best race tracks in North America,” said Ryan R. Turri, General Manager of the Sonoma Speed Festival. “We’ve brought in teams that have worked on the most highly regarded automotive events and museums across the globe. This is an opportunity to see the most significant motorsports icons in action while enjoying the luxuries and comfort of a European-style motoring event.”

2019 marks the 50th anniversary of Sonoma Raceway and to celebrate this milestone the Historic Trans-Am class will highlight the legendary Trans-American Championship race hosted at the track in 1969 with on-track competition between Trans-Am racing vehicles including Ford Mustangs, Chevrolet Camaros and AMC Javelins. Nine other premier race groups will be competing as well during the event, for a full list of participating race groups please click here.

Ticketing information will be available soon online at sonomaspeedfestival.com, along with additional information on special attractions. Learn more on the event website and follow the action on Facebook and Instagram.

Recent Survey

Thanks for taking time to respond to the survey in the last Bulletin. We’ll continue to include such short surveys to test the water on how we’re doing and to make the on track, in paddock and around town experience gets better……

Del Monte Trophy Race Group – NEW LOGO

We’ve had a list of things to do since inception of DMTRG and one “thing” has been a logo suitable for use as decals and flags / signs. The designs are done. A specific design specification was how would it look on the side of our cars on the grid. Additionally, about 1/3 of the cars in our 1947 – 1955 race group don’t paddock in our row. Our view is that if we offer a flag with the logo to DMTRG participants we can increase our group identity throughout the paddock. A simple flag that is affixed to an EZ UP pole lets us pull the community together AND stretch our arms around the paddock.

The “Del Monte Trophy” … A Trophy For DMTRG …

The Del Monte Trophy has been reintroduced in the spirit of the awards offered during the 1950 – 1955 Pebble Beach Road Races. We relaunched The Del Monte Trophy in August at the 2018 RMMR after a 62 year hiatus. Selection of the winners is based on “entirely subjective” interpretation of four criteria: period correctness, presentation, participation and performance during the Sunday feature event. Our jury of six selectors, three from the Over 2000cc Class and three from the Under 2000cc Class, chose Terry Buffum & John Buddenbaum with the 1949 Parkinson Jaguar Special and Gregor Magnusson with the 1954 Porsche 356.

Caption, left: Rob Manson and John Buddenbaum with two of the Del Monte Trophy Race Group trophies in late 2018. Rob is holding the perpetual trophy engraved with the names of the winners of the Del Monte Trophy at the Pebble Beach Road Races from 1950 thru 1956 as well as the winners from 2018 forward. John Buddenbaum is holding the take-home replica awarded to him for his exploits in the over 2000cc class with the 1949 Parkinson Jaguar Special.

Caption, right: Gregor Magnusson holding the 2018 Del Monte Trophy Race Group take-home replica awarded to him and his 1954 Porsche 356 Coupe in the Class up to 2000cc.

The Del Monte Trophy is a perpetual recognition award and the names of recipients for 2018 have been added to the plaques recognizing the winners since 1950. They have also been presented with individual trophies for their mantels. The trophy will again be presented this year to big bore and under 2L participants whose cars performance and presentation and participation quality marks a distinction during the DMTRG 2019 RMMR.

The true original is on the left of each photo, and the take-home replica on the right. Over 2L and up to 2L. Go for it guys.

 

News blog – Bulletin 5 – that’s Monterey 2018 !

DMTRG Bulletin #5 2018   rev180831b

DMTRG Bulletin #5 2018 rev180831b

HIGH FIVE TO US ALL! We made it thru the 2 weeks of Monterey Car Week! and put on a good show with our cars, our paddock and on the track. Whew! We all have a new list of “to do’s” that vary from finding a brake line leak … to getting pieces of metal “right” under the bonnet.
Rob and I started with some ideas 4 years ago and we’ve been checking off those great ideas (well!) each year with your help and support. THANK YOU …. We’re in a good place … but as usual everything on our agenda moves forward, and hopefully, gets better.
This year our race group was comprised of 47 cars. The mix of big bore and small bore was about 50/50 We counted 42 as DMTRG members … 5 or so snuck in late in the day! … humor. Rob and I looked at our grid 4 years ago and there were only a dozen or so cars that were consistent with our idea of a ’50 -’55 theme celebrating the drivers and cars of the Pebble Beach Road Races. We went to work recruiting cars, creating media visibility and resuscitating a race group that is, as we’ve put on the poster … “the soul of racing on the Monterey Peninsula”.
The cornerstone of DMTRG is the Registry. It gives us a facility to corral the cars and friends who own, drive, love em. A Registry refresh starts now; more on that, below. At last count, there were about 130 “Friends of DMTRG” including close to 80 cars.
Rob and my focus now, is more and better … we’ve got a couple more ideas … “oh no!”… and we’d like to have more of yours. Send all those comments in to us!
Please contact Rob or Doug with your thoughts.

All the best,
Rob: [email protected]
Doug: [email protected]

 

DMTRG Photographs: Our official accredited group photographer for the 2018 Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion was Colin Warnes Colin captured 325 images of the cars in the paddock and on the track. Go to the DMTRG Facebook site titles “Monterey Sports Car Road Racers”… click on https://www.facebook.com/hotrodroadracers. You can also download high defintion copies of nay of these photos at the following links. Colin thank you very much … GREAT JOB.

Friday photos:
https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/19U4CjvHQohworFp2J2nJx5_l3iESunoD
Saturday morning race photos: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1CcRxEVjlyM_GUoXn-3nldpbsj3aFWqOt
Saturday afternoon photos: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1_LY8dnrZBtU2u5VG2vtinhQcJFjJe1xh

The “Del Monte Trophy”: One of the original great ideas was a perpetual Del Monte Trophy awarded to two cars in the tradition of the day: big and small bore …and their respective owners / drivers! It took a whiles to find “a cup”. I looked and only found old bowling and billiards trophies on eBay … didn’t seem right! We asked The Pebble Beach Company to look … they looked in the closet!

Our trophy hero David Nelson found the perfect cup, Rob polished this well-loved survivor and he found a trophy shop to make plaques listing the winners of the day and future winners from 2018. Jim Alder, David, Rob and I caucused after our event and talked thru cars & drivers in line with general criteria of: performance, presentation and spirit … and a cool factor!!!

Our inaugural DMTRG award goes to …

Gregor Magnusson of Santa Cruz with his cool 1954 Porsche 356

and to…

Terry Buffum & John Buddenbaum with the cool & most historic of cars in DMTRG …1949 Jaguar Parkinson Special.

Perfect choices for the inaugural award! Both award winners will receive a trophy for the book case in September and the “perpetual” trophy will get etched with their data and be on display at the HP Farm.

The Registry … aka The Mail List: We’ll be scrubbing the mail list and if we’ve missed taking you off … with apologies … please say one more time to remove you. Updating the list is a top priority. Our focus has been current / past drivers & owners, journalists, historians / authors, spares & service providers, event organizers, etc …. Based on our momentum, we’ve collected a lot of “Friends of DMTRG” that connect with our stories. If you know anyone that should be added bring them on or tell us and we’ll chase them down.

SONOMA 2019: As we all know there has been a recent announcement of a change for the Sonoma Historics to Wine Country Speed Festival and new leadership led by Jeff O’Neil. Jeff has tapped Cris Vandergrif / HMSA to partner on the event. This is a fresh start or restart for a long great event. We think this would make a great second event for DMTRG and any of “us” who plan to or would consider participating in the event drop Doug or Rob a note of your intent. The event will be held 31 May thru 2 June next year as the track celebrates it’s 50th anniversary. We think that this would make a great second event for DMTRG.

LET US KNOW IF YOU ARE PLANNING TO ATTEND MONTEREY IN 2019. The day after we get 20 cars with intent to run we’ll present our Monterey template to Jeff and Cris and ask for marketing support, dedicated paddock space and a Race Group focused on our ‘50-’55 DMTRG cars. With a list of our cars “in hand” and plans for recruiting more … we will present DMTRG as a crown jewel of the new event. Please drop us a note of your intent to participate.

Group 2A – 1947-1955 Sports Racing and GT cars
Saturday Race Results
Footnote: of the 47 cars entered in 2A the split of big bore vs small bore was ~50/50
Dave Zurlinden Monterey CA 1953 Tatum GMC Spl. White 01:51.9
Terry Buffum (John Buddinbaum) Bend OR 1949 Jaguar Parkinson Spl White 01:52.4
Rob Manson Carmel Valley CA 1953 Kurtis 500S Dodge Red/Black 01:53.1
Jeff Awender Sunnyvale CA 1965 Miller Special V Orange 01:56.7
Bernard Juchli 1955 Jaguar Hagemann Special Dark Green 01:55.4
Doug Sallen Monterey CA 1952 Morgan +4 White 02:01.4
Lars Mapstead Aptos CA 1949 Baldwin Mercury Special Blue 01:59.1
Alex Curtis Scottsdale AZ 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Silver 02:02.4
Wesley Abendroth Washoe Valley NV 1955 Chevrolet Mistral Red 02:03.3
John Mote Sun Valley CA 1950 Allard K2 Smurf Blue 02:01.6
James Alder Reno NV 1952 Jaguar XK 120 OTS White 02:02.8
Nick Price 1953 Jaguar C Type Green 02:02.6
Leland Osborn San Miguel CA 1955 Crosley Special HM Blue/Red Stripe 02:04.0
Steve Marx Costa Mesa CA 1955 Mercedes-Benz 190SL Red 02:07.0 9
David Nelson Geyserville CA 1955 Triumph TR2 BRG 02:06.7
Gregor Magnusson Santa Cruz CA 1954 Porsche 356 Silver 02:05.3
James Brown Fallbrook CA 1955 Cooper Type 39 White/Blue 02:03.1
Gary Cox Newport Beach CA 1953 Austin Healey Chevy Special Red 01:52.2
George Holt Gabriola Island BC 1954 Jaguar XK 120 Blue 02:09.3
Bernard Dervieux Palm Desert CA 1950 Alllard J2 Silver 02:11.0
Peter Smith Del Mar CA 1958 Austin Healey Sprite Blue 02:11.5
Jonathan Lane Greenwood Village CO 1949 MG TC Blue 02:13.3
Ed Lamintia 1955 MG TF Ivory 02:12.2
Michael Cleary Carpinteria CA 1955 Cleary Crosley H-Mod Yellow 02:13.6
Jeffrey Marx 1955 Mercedes-Benz 190SL Silver 02:12.0
Jim Weissenborn Corral de Tierra CA 1959 MG Byers CR90 MG Special Red/White 02:20.1
Jack Perkins San Jose CA 1954 Warrior Bristol Green 02:22.8
Don Martine Pacifc Grove CA 1952 Deidt/Bell Special Disc 02:24.4
Robert S. Davis San Francisco CA 1953 Siata 208s Blue 02:04.4
Robert Williams Sunnyvale CA 1952 Fiat Siata Daina Red/Black 02:43.7
Kaid Marouf 1951 MG TD Green 02:09.1
Luca Maciucescu Santa Fe NM 1952 Jaguar XK 120 Silver 02:17.9
Jon LeCarner Placentia CA 1951 Allard K2 Red 02:11.1
Steve Schuler Capistrano Beach CA 1955 Hagemann Chrysler Special White/Blue 01:59.7
Doug Klink Estes Park CO 1951 Allard K2 Red 02:07.9
James Cleary Sherman Oaks CA 1952 Ken Hickey Sprint Car Orange
Jeffrey Abramson Alamo CA 1950 MG Von Neumann Special Red
Don Baldocchi Redding CA 1954 Nardi Crosley Spider Yellow
Marc Cendron Newburyport MA 1957 Tojeiro Tojeiro-Climax BRG
Terry Cowan Bonita CA 1960 Austin Healey Sebring Red
Jay Embree Granite Bay CA 1954 Lotus Mk VI Alloy
Lars Mapstead Aptos CA 1952 Jaguar XK 120 Black
Susan Patterson New Braunfels TX 1952 MG Devin Metallic Blue
Kevin Pitts Newport Beach CA 1959 Jabro Mk3 White
Ned Spieker Menlo Park CA 1957 Maserati 200Si Red
Vincent Vento Miami FL 1953 Kurtis 500S White W/Blue
Greg Whitten Puyallup WA 1953 Lancia D24 Sport Red

 

 

News blog – Bulletin 4 – preparing for Monterey

The Del Monte Trophy Race Group for 1947 – 1955 Sports Racing and Production GT Race Cars
DMTRG 2018 Bulletin #4 180811a

From Doug Sallen, 11 August 2018

Hello All….. this is overdue and many of us are loading or hauling for the Pre-ReUnion. We’d taken a decision to wait until the paddock plan was done before sending “Bulletin #4”… …. The paddock plan is still a work in process and should be completed today, tomorrow… ie SOON. Lots going on this year regarding the track …. Good for us … less going on for our group so we’ve been able to be “ready” when the SCRAMP folks are “ready” for us.

Please contact Rob or Doug with any questions / issues:

All the best, Doug

Rob: [email protected]   –   Doug: [email protected]

Media Plan: our outbound communications is focused on telling our story as far and wide as we can get. An initial press release has been prepared for our DMTRG Friends and Family. SCRAMP PR is also sending this “first press release” out to the Journalists and Photographers accredited to this year’s event. A “second press release” will go out next week as a reminder for the photo and interview opportunity that we are hosting Friday the 24th at 2.30 with the cars that we’re highlighting this year: Hagemann Specials, Allards, MG Specials and Crosley-engined Specials. Additionally, we’ll again prepare a set of DMTRG Car Notes for the track announcers.

See our press release in pdf: 2018 Del Monte Trophy Race Group Press Release 180810a

See the list of entries as per the Laguna Seca website on 12th August, in pdf: 2018 Group 2a entry list

Calendar of Events re DMTRG and Race Group 2A: This is just so all our activities / key events are on one page. Click on http://www.dmtrg.com/calendar-of-events-re-dmtrg-race-group-2a-monterey-2018/

The Paddock Plan for DMTRG is still a work in process. DMTRG will be located in Rows J and I except for those of you who indicated specific location requirements ( Prep Shops, Oversize Trailers, Multiple Entries , etc.). As soon as SCRAMP approves the plan for the Group, we’ll distribute it. OR, you will arrive and be directed to your space.

Posters & Banners: We made good progress regarding paddock “artwork” to enhance the visual experience for all. We’ve gotten a number of additional posters made so we’re up to 4 banners and 25 or so posters to mount on respective EZ Ups. Almost all the imagery has come via permission from Pebble Beach Company Longoria Archives and we are grateful for their support.

Trophies: A proper period cup has been found and shows plenty of patina just like our cars. We will relaunch the Del Monte Trophy this year as an perpetual annual recognition for presentation and performance by a Driver in each of our two Race Group Classes. Individual trophies will be given to the recipients in September. Looks like there will be four of us deciding the two recipients after our race event on Saturday. Another work in process.

DMTRG Photographer:  Colin Warnes , President of the Allard Owners Group, has been granted Photographer accreditation for Race Group 2A. Thank you Colin for volunteering again this year.

Again…… as a big reminder. The 2018 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance will have OSCAs as one of it’s featured marques this year. John Grosseto has told us they will have 16 OSCAs on the PB lawn. We race on Saturday so we’re good to go to the Concours and make sure to stop by and check in with John and our “race period kin”…

Calendar of Events re DMTRG / Race Group 2A, Monterey 2018

Calendar of Events re DMTRG / Race Group 2A
The Del Monte Trophy Race Group for 1947 – 1955 Sports Racing and Production GT Race Cars

 

Issued by Doug Sallen, 11 August 2018

Wednesday, 22 August
9:00 – 6:00 Participant Registration
9:00 – 5:00 Tech Inspection
9:30 – 3:00 Track Orientation

Thursday, 23 August
7:00 – 5:00 Registration
8:00 Mandatory Drivers Meeting for Groups 1A and 2A
… our drivers meeting is earlier than the general drivers meeting time!!
9:15 – 9:35 Practice / Qualifying for Group 2A
5:00 – 7:00 Participant Welcome Party

Friday, 24 August
9:15 – 9:35 Practice / Qualifying for Group
2:30 – 3:30 DMTRG Media Event on Row J … photographers / journalists

Saturday, 25 August
9:00 – 9:20 Race 2A
2:30 – 2:50 Rolex Race 2A
3:30 – 4:30 DMTRG Awards on Row J

Sunday, 26 August
4:45 Awards Ceremony … Paddock Showcase Stage

Monday, 27 August
Breathe a sigh of relief and plant a row of cabbages.