The Spring Classic at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca

While Monterey's large and notable historic motorsport gathering takes place in August alongside a number of equally-superb automotive events, this spring offered a teaser of what's to come in just a few short months. May 19-21 marked the inaugural running of the Spring Classic, a vintage racing event hosted at none other than Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. Think of it as a "mini historics" of sort.

The attendance wasn't quite up to par with what you would expect to see in August, but a fair representation of Can-Am, Trans-Am, Formula One, and Nascar entrants were all there to take part for this first year. If anything, the lack of media and publicity leading up to the event made it feel more akin to a private track day instead of an all-out race weekend.

With some iconic California sunshine beaming down on the track all weekend, there wasn't much left to do but enjoy the sights, sounds, and smells of motorsport from decades ago.