Vintage Porsches add German colour in Wine Country
Under the welcoming embrace of sunny California skies over wine country, the Sonoma Speed Festival established a new tradition of historic racing at Sonoma Raceway. Held on the first weekend of June, the Festival sought to emphasise quality over quantity with a compelling collection of rare and historically significant race cars and hospitality that made the best of the surrounding locale.
The event was previously known as the Wine Country Classic before new management took over responsibility and kicked off 2019 as the inaugural event with a slightly different focus. The clear message with the new philosophy is a focus on quality. Racing cars should be period correct and historically significant. Static displays should be unique and interesting. The idea is to provide an event that creates a space where truly special cars roam and owners are encouraged to bring out their gems to share with colleagues and guests. With that in mind, a carefully curated entry list included just under 200 entries across ten racing groups.