Sonoma Raceway and the Sonoma chapter of Speedway Children’s Charities (SCC) will celebrate fine food, wine and classic race cars at the 25th annual Historic Race Car Festival at the Sonoma Plaza on Saturday, June 3.
This charity event, which follows Saturday’s vintage car racing at the Sonoma Historic Motorsports Festival at Sonoma Raceway, benefits the Sonoma Valley Education Foundation and SCC, the charitable arm of Sonoma Raceway.
Locals and race fans alike are invited to enjoy tastings from several local restaurants and wineries, as well as an up-close look at more than 30 historic race cars on display. The featured cars will include local entries, as well as a collection of race cars competing at the Sonoma Historic Motorsports Festival, June 2-4, at Sonoma Raceway.
The evening will feature samplings from a variety of local restaurants, including Della Santina’s, Maya, The Red Grape, Mary’s Pizza Shack, Jolly Pig BBQ, Ramekins, La Casa, Bert’s Desserts and The Reel Fish Shop and Grill.
Nearly 10 local wineries and breweries, including Cline Cellars, Eric Ross Winery, Foyt Wines, Highway 12 Winery, Jacuzzi Family Vineyards, Viansa Winery, Carneros Brewing Company, BR Cohn Winery and Napa Smith Brewery will complement the food with tastings.
The event kicks off at 5 p.m., with a parade of more than 30 historic race cars departing under a full CHP escort from Sonoma Raceway. The parade of cars will motor along Highway 121 and Highway 12 before arriving at Sonoma Plaza. They will park in front of Sonoma City Hall on display. Attendees can also vote for their favorite car in two different categories: Best Local Historic Car and Featured Historic Race Car.