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Inaugural Event Inviting Top Racers, Cars and Collections in the World

SONOMA, CA (Dec. 19, 2018) – The Sonoma Speed Festival is now accepting entry requests for the May 31-June 2, 2019 event at Sonoma Raceway, officials announced today.

Participants can go to: to submit a request for entry to become involved with what is aiming to be the must-attend event in 2019 and beyond.

Event owner, Jeff O’Neill, wants participants, partners and spectators to enjoy an extraordinary experience.

“This event will offer racers and spectators the chance to relive the Golden Age of racing. We want to have contemporary supercars, luxury cars, historic vehicles and unique cars all in a well-curated atmosphere,” O’Neill said. “I’m a hobbyist car racer and so is Ryan (Turri, General Manager) and our goal is to invite quality car collections to the event and provide an entertainment aspect that has been missing from similar events.”

“We want to showcase the evolution of the sport from the early 1920s all the way through contemporary cars. I want to provide an event where people want to showcase great cars that have originality and historical significance.”

Event officials are sending out personalized invitations, making calls and spreading the word: It’s time to bring out the best race cars, the unique vehicles people don’t see on track anymore and the cars that truly turn heads. Entries are open until further notice.

The Sonoma Speed Festival is a Historic Motor Sports Association-sanctioned event and Cris Vandagriff will oversee on-track management.

Why Sonoma Speed Festival?

This event is different. We want owners to know we're going to host their cars, guests and participants like no one else. It’s important that the cars with significant history come out and attend; people need to see them being driven, raced and displayed.

Race groups will be curated - similar cars/eras will be represented appropriately, so rest assured you’ll be with like-kind cars and like-minded owners.  We do not want cars that are modified or not period-correct.  Only original, period racing cars with pedigree and history will do.

Participants will have a heightened experience with added amenities such as VIP lounges for them and guests, including fantastic food and wine - not the usual concession stand fare. This is a daunting task but we are committed to taking care of the people that have invested in these historic and iconic cars.

Spectators will walk away from the Sonoma Speed Festival knowing they experienced history in a way they’ve never done before at an event that we hope will become a staple on their calendars for years to come.

About Sonoma Speed Festival

The Sonoma Speed Festival is dedicated to highlighting the best racecars and collections from the international community and the U.S. One of the primary goals of the event is to connect the beauty and sophistication of the wine country to an event that is spectator and participant friendly while showcasing the best aspects of Northern California. For more information visit or email<>.

Elon Werner

Tony Fay Public Relations

M: 214.244.1184


Twitter: @elonwer


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