Race cars and bucket trucks are just some of the vehicles that families and children can safely explore during the Touch-A-Truck event at Sonoma Raceway on October 14.

Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) has teamed up with Sonoma Raceway to put on the interactive event that is free and open to the public.

Touch-A-Truck is a unique way for children to see, touch, sit in and safely explore their favorite big trucks and heavy machinery. They can meet PG&E employees who use the vehicles every day as electric and gas workers.

Along with vehicles of every shape and size, the event will feature electric bucket trucks and an exportable power vehicle that can power up to 100 homes. Additionally, several safety awareness activities will be offered to participants of all ages. Kids will be able to dress like a lineman and have their pictures taken in the photo booth. They will also learn about how to be safe around electricity with PG&E's small-scale electric demo board.

"We're excited to partner with Sonoma Raceway on this event. For kids of all ages who love trucks, the opportunity to see them up close and personal is really special. This event will be a fun way to help educate children on how to interact with these vehicles safely," said David Meisel, senior director of Transportation and Aviation Services at PG&E.

The event will take place at Sonoma Raceway on Wednesday, Oct. 14 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, visit www.racesonoma.com. This is a rain or shine event. Admission and parking are free.

"Sonoma Raceway and PG&E have a terrific partnership, and we look forward to working with them on this event. We are excited to welcome a big group of young people to the raceway for a fun experience," said Steve Page, Sonoma Raceway president and general manager.