Photo of a Vintage Car at One of the Best Sonoma Raceway Events.

Classic Sonoma Raceway Events

Here in California’s wine country, life can be as fast or slow as you choose. You can drink a steaming cup of coffee on a private balcony, lounge by an outdoor pool, and sip world-famous wine on the historic Sonoma Plaza. And among all the rest and relaxation, you’ll find plenty of excitement and adventure at El Dorado Hotel. When you’re feeling a need for a little fast-paced fun, attend the nearby Sonoma Raceway events and California car shows. Here are a few of the best.

Sonoma Raceway Events at Car Race Tracks in California

There are tons of Sonoma Raceway events to choose from, including some of the most popular car races in California. One of the top Sonoma Raceway events is Sonoma Drift, which occurs every Wednesday evening just 20 minutes from El Dorado Hotel. Drifting is about style, not speed. If you would prefer traditional, fastest-driver-wins car races in California, opt for their Wednesday Night Drags program.

This race car track in California has non-traditional racing events, too! The Sonoma Speed Festival is a summer weekend celebrating vintage cars. Watching the old-fashioned race cars compete will surely take you back in time to the early days of car race tracks in California.

Photo of Vintage Cars at One of the Best Sonoma Raceway Events.2 Can’t-Miss California Car Shows

The first California car show on our list is part of the vintage celebration: the Sonoma Speed Festival on the Plaza. It’s one of the most anticipated annual Sonoma Plaza events. More than 30 classic cars fill the Plaza as local wine, and food providers offer snacks and refreshments. Visitors can eat their fill while getting an up-close look at the vehicles from the Sonoma Speed Festival. And it’s just steps from the comfort of your private room in one of the best downtown Sonoma hotels.

Another incredible Northern California car show is Porsches on the Plaza. This Sonoma Plaza event is less about the history and more about luxury. Check out some seriously cool sports cars and talk about their details with other automobile enthusiasts.

Downtown Sonoma Hotels for Car Enthusiasts

After the excitement of these Sonoma Raceway events and car shows, return to El Dorado Hotel for a gourmet meal and relaxing evening on the Plaza. You’ll find delicious food and fun events within walking distance of our historic building. Contact us to book your trip!