The Sonoma Historic Motorsports Festival is June 4th and 5th

The Historic Race Car Festival, presented by PG&E, cruises back to the Sonoma Plaza on Saturday, June 4, to benefit youth groups in Sonoma County through Speedway Children’s Charities, the charitable arm of Infineon Raceway.

Following the on-track action at the Sonoma Historic Motorsports Festival on Saturday, fans and local residents are invited to the plaza to enjoy samplings from Sonoma Valley restaurants and wineries, as well as beautiful historic cars on display.

While enjoying local delicacies, attendees can stroll around the plaza and get an up-close look at more than 30 historic cars. The evening, which caps off Celebrate Sonoma Day at Infineon Raceway, will feature samplings from a variety of local favorite restaurants including Basque Boulangerie, Community Café, Hop Monk, The Red Grape, Swiss Hotel, Maya, Tuscan Cowgirl Dezerts and Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream, among others.

Many local wineries, including B.R. Cohn Winery, The Cellar Door, Cline Cellars, Deerfield Ranch, Highway 12 Vineyards & Winery, Larson Family Winery, Ledson Winery, VJB Vineyards & Cellars and Valley of the Moon Winery, will complement the food with wine tastings.

The event will begin with a parade of 30 historic cars departing under a full CHP escort from Infineon Raceway at approximately 5 p.m. on Saturday. The parade of cars will motor along Highways 121 and 12, before reaching the scenic Sonoma Plaza and taking a ceremonial lap around the square. They will then be parked around the horseshoe and on display for the public. Fans are invited to vote for their favorite cars in two different categories.

The parade and car display will feature many Sonoma car enthusiasts, including Stephen Cross (1965 E-Type Jaguar), Dave Lipsky (1964 Oldsmobile Cutlass), John Shirley (1958 Alfa) and Earl Whitney (1950 Muntz), among others.

McLaren will take center stage as the featured marque at the Sonoma Historic Motorsports Festival, June 4-5. The legendary McLaren name, which has graced the halls of motor sports since Bruce McLaren founded his racing team in 1963, will headline a full weekend of vintage racing, alongside machines from Porsche, Ferrari, Aston Martin, Corvette and many more! The weekend will also feature the Wine Country Pavilion with food and wine samples from the Sonoma and Napa valleys, headlined by notable Bay Area chef Victor Scargle.

The Historic Race Car Festival, presented by PG&E will run from 5:30-8 p.m. and tickets can be purchased for $30 in advance or $35 at the event. Call 800-870-RACE (7223) or visit www.infineonraceway.com for more information or to reserve tickets.

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