SONOMA, Calif. (May 24, 2016) - The Sportscar Vintage Racing Association (SVRA) returns to Sonoma Raceway for the Sonoma Historic Motorsports Festival, June 2-4. Racers and fans will enjoy this Gold Medallion invitational event, which salutes race cars prepared to the rules of the era in which they were originally raced.

More than 300 of the world's finest vintage racing machines will take to the 12-turn road course, some of which date as far back as Pre-WW I. Last year, the Pre-War Group alone represented an estimated value of $40 million. It's sure to be an incredible collection of race cars, including Bugatti, Lotus, Corvette, Ferrari, Jaguar, and Alfa Romeo, some of which have never tested the twists and turns of Sonoma's world-class road course.

             This year's event will be highlighted by a celebration of the Sensational '60s, saluting the design technology and social developments that accumulated in many of the racing series and icons that are revered today.

On-track action begins each day at 8 a.m. The weekend will feature practice, qualifying and races in each of the 13 race groups. Tickets to the Sonoma Historics are $15 on Friday, and $40 on Saturday and Sunday. A full-weekend ticket is $60 and parking is free. Children 12 years and under are admitted free all weekend.

On Saturday night, June 3, a select group of historic race cars will depart the raceway under a full California Highway Patrol escort and head to the picturesque downtown Sonoma Plaza for the Historic Race Car Festival. After a ceremonial lap around the Town Square, the cars will settle into the Plaza for public viewing. Saturday's car show, benefitting the Sonoma chapter of Speedway Children's Charities, is the perfect opportunity for fans to enjoy historic cars and great food and wine in a scenic setting. The Historic Race Car Festival runs from 5:30-7:30 p.m., and tickets are $30 in advance or $35 at the event.

For tickets and more information on the Sonoma Historics, visit or call 800-870-7223.