What's better than watching historic race cars dice at Laguna Seca during the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion? Driving one of said cars. That's what R&T editor-in-chief Larry Webster did a couple weekends ago when he strapped himself into the 1979 BMW M1 Procar owned by BMW North America.

As Larry tells it, the directions he was given were simple:

Shift at 8500, but you can carry a few hundred more rpm if needed. Watch the warning lights, one for oil pressure, the other for water temperature. And you’ll need a few laps to warm the massive slicks. There wasn’t much time, just one 20-minute practice session on Thursday before two races on Saturday. They didn’t need to tell me to bring it home unscathed.

Rough gig, eh?

Video of Larry's run is posted above, so watch it already. For the full story and some killer photos, head over to Road & Track.