These are a few pictures I shot at the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion last year. A few of them are from the "Corkscrew" in turn 8 and 8a. In the first picture below you will see the 1969 Sunoco (Roger Penske) Chevrolet Camaro leading the 1970 (Bud Moore) Boss Mustang into the corkscrew turn at Laguna. The Camaro was originally run by Mark Donahue and the Boss Mustang was run by
The vintage Trans-Am series is by far my favorite group to watch on the track. In 2001 I worked for McGee Motorsports located behind turn 11 at Sears Point International Raceway in Sonoma CA. I had the pleasure of working on most of these cars while working there. My personal favorites of the Trans-Am series are the 1969 Penske Sunoco Camaro, #77 "Sublime" green Dodge Challenger and the 1970 #2 AMC Javelin.
Above is a short video of the Trans-Am Series race as they come up the Rahal Straight into the famous Corkscrew at Laguna Seca.
The video above is the engines being warmed up from the original 1968 - 1973 Trans-Am series race cars. Besides the occasional shake down test drive of these cars around Sears Point and Laguna Seca was getting the engines warmed up. Most people thing you just fire up a race car right away. But first you prime the oil system to make sure that the inside of the engine is properly coated with oil until you see a little oil poseur build up on the gauge. Then you can fire it up!
The red white and blue #2 car is the 1970 AMC Javelin and the orange one is the BOSS 302 Mustang.
Here are a few pictures I took of the Flying Lizard Motorsports Audi R8 race car during the Tudor United SportsCar Championship race at Laguna Seca Raceway.
The Flying Lizard Audi R8 driven by Nelson Canache Jr. (Venezuela) and Spencer Pumpelly (United States) coming through the apex in turn 9 at Laguna Seca.
This is the #35 Flying Lizard Audi R8 driven by Dion von Moltke (South Africa), Seth Neiman (United States) in the middle of the famous "Cork Screw" or Turn 8a at Laguna.
Do you need a replacement watch strap for your Panerai?
At OC Watch Company in Walnut Creek we carry many aftermarket replacement straps for Panerai watches. Panerai makes it fairly simple as it has 3 main strap sizes and styles for the different case styles. The strap sizes are 22mm, 24mm and 26mm. Normally the strap breakdown is as follows.
40mm Cases - 22mm Strap
44mm Cases - 24mm Strap
45mm Radiomir - 26mm Strap
47mm Cases - 26mm Strap
There are different tapers, lengths and buckles to the different watch models as well. I will be posting a chart for this soon. Here are some of the straps we have in stock. See below.
This is a WristShot I took of the IWC Pilot Day Date Chronograph while at a San Francisco Giants game at AT&T Park.
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