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The Marin Sonoma Concours d'Elegance and the Sonoma Historic Motorsports Festival partner to form the Wine Country Classics


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San Rafael, Calif. (April 10, 2013) - Sonoma Raceway and the Marin Sonoma Concours d’Elegance have teamed up to bring car enthusiasts a complete weekend of historic motorsports and classic cars. Car enthusiasts will enjoy car-centric activities in multiple North Bay venues as the Sonoma Historic Motorsports Festival at Sonoma Raceway and the Marin Sonoma Concours d'Elegance share the stage during the Wine Country Classics weekend, May 18-19.

The Historics, which will honor Corvette as its featured marquee, will host nearly 400 historic machines on the twisting road course both Saturday and Sunday, as well as the popular Wine Country Pavilion, with samples of fine food and wine from the Sonoma and Napa valleys. Fans will also enjoy car club displays and an open garage area to get an up-close look at the historic machines. For more information, visit www.racesonoma.com/historics or www.generalracing.com.

The Marin Sonoma Concours d’Elegance held at the Marin Civic Center, just 15 miles from Sonoma Raceway, will feature vintage automobiles owned by Hollywood Legends, including Elizabeth Taylor’s 1960 Rolls-Royce Cloud ll Drop Head Coupe, Jean Harlow's 1932 Packard Phaeton and Mae West’s 1934 Duesenberg J-370. The Concours will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Lamborghini and will also feature vintage Italian motorcycles, Wood cars and station wagons and a vintage camper and trailer display. For more information on the Concours on Sunday, May 19, please visit www.marinsonomaconcours.org.

To celebrate the inaugural year of this partnership, the Sonoma Historic Motorsports Festival and the Marin Sonoma Concours d'Elegance have created the Wine Country Classics Flex Pass, which allows attendees to attend both events for just $45. It’s the perfect chance to enjoy the power of historic racing machines on track, plus the incomparable beauty of some of the finest vintage automobiles in the country.

For more information on these events or to purchase your Wine Country Classics Flex Pass, visit www.marinsonomaconcours.org.