The Sonoma Historic Motorsports Festival 2015 was held May 28-31 at Sonoma Raceway Sears Point in Sonoma, California. Beautiful weather greeted the 350 vintage and historic cars that competed in 14 groups on the 12-turn, 2.52-mile road course in Northern California’s wine country.
New for 2015, Sonoma Raceway partnered with the Sportscar Vintage Racing Association (SVRA) after the organization merged with Steve Earle’s General Racing last year. This invitational event launched SVRA’s Gold Medallion Program, which salutes and rewards cars that are prepared as they were raced in their original era.
This year’s Historics celebrated Allard as feature marque. Other notable entrants at the 2015 SVRA Sonoma event included Jeff Abramson’s 1954 Ferrari 500 Mondial; Chris MacAllister’s 1964 Shelby Cobra FIA 289; Jeff O’Neill’s 1960 Maserati Tipo 61 Birdcage; Greg Galdi’s 1964 Alfa Romeo TZ; Tom Price’s 1932 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 MM Spider; Peter Greenfield’s 1935 Alfa Romeo 8C-35; Jon Shirley’s 1934 Alfa Romeo Tipo B P3; Ranson Webster’s 1976 Porsche 935 K3 and 1960 Porsche 356 Abarth Carrera; Greg Whitten’s 1963 Jaguar E-Type Lightweight; Nick Colonna’s 1963 Jaguar E-Type ‘Low Drag’ Coupe; Bruce Canepa’s 1979 Porsche 935; Russell Kempnich’s 1982 Porsche 956C and Peter Giddings’ 1932 Alfa Romeo 8C Monza.
Similar to 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014, Senior Photographer Dennis Gray also documented the 2015 Sonoma Historic Motorsports Festival, offering the following images that highlight the quality field at this year’s event. We split up Dennis’ pictures into two galleries. The first gallery starting below features our favorite images, all displayed in the full-width view of Sports Car Digest, while the second gallery and race results can be found on the last page of the article and gives a comprehensive view of all the photographs.
SVRA Sonoma Historic Motorsports Festival 2015 – Featured Photo Gallery
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