A couple weekends ago, Jim Fonseca was at the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion, one of the most celebrated histroic motorsport events in the world.
We have a few galleries coming, and here is the first…
But first a small story…
George Follmer and Parnelli Jones share the track once again.
Two of the most competitive drivers during the formative years of the Trans-Am series, Follmer and Jones were reunited as co-Grand Marshals at the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion,
The pair were honoured guests, they participated in a Q&A session with race fans – and took a few honorary laps around the track.
As Ford in Trans-Am celebrates its 55th anniversary, Follmer and Jones are the perfect featured duo. They competed head-to-head and as teammates in Ford Mustang Boss 302s, fighting for the championship throughout the 1960s and ’70s.
Some of their most heated battles occurred in Monterey. In the 1970 Laguna Seca Trans-Am Championship for Sedans race, Jones took the checkered flag, just edging Mark Donohue and Follmer. However, Follmer would go on to win the 1972 Monterey Castrol GTX Grand Prix Laguna Seca.
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