Sonoma Raceway and the Sonoma chapter of Speedway Children's Charities (SCC) will celebrate fine food, wine and classic race cars at the 23rd annual Historic Race Car Festival on Saturday, May 30, at the Sonoma Plaza.

This popular annual 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 will enjoy tastings from several local restaurants and wineries, as well as an up-close look at more than 30 historic race cars, which compete throughout the weekend at the Sonoma Historic Motorsports Festival, May 30-31.  

 The evening will feature samplings from a variety of local restaurants including Aventine, Basque Boulangerie, Dutch Bros. Coffee, Hopmonk Tavern, Maya, Plaza Bistro, The Red Grape, Supreme Sweets and Taste of the Himalayas.

More than 10 local wineries and breweries, including Cline Cellars, Deerfield Ranch Winery, Eric Ross Winery, Foyt Wines, Highway 12 Winery, Jacuzzi Family Vineyards, Larson Family Winery, Ledson Winey and Vineyards, Muscardini Cellars, Pangloss Cellars and Petroni Vineyards will complement the food with wine tastings.

The event kicks off at 5 p.m. with a parade of 30 historic racecars departing under a full CHP escort from Sonoma Raceway. The parade of cars will motor along Highway 121 and Highway 12 before arriving at the scenic Sonoma Plaza. They will then be parked in front of city hall on display for participants. Attendees can also vote for their favorite car in two different categories: Best Local Historic Car and Featured Historic Race Car.

The Historic Race Car Festival begins at the plaza at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $30 in advance or $35 at the festival. Call 800-870-RACE (7223) for more information or to purchase tickets.

The festival is part of the Sonoma chapter of Speedway Children's Charities' (SCC) fundraising events calendar. The Sonoma chapter of SCC has distributed more than $4.8 million to Sonoma County youth-serving organizations since 2001. For more information, visit racesonoma.com/scc.