Spring fling at Sonoma

Lotus 11

I’m forever grateful to the dedicated men and women who keep historic race cars running.  Not content merely to polish and preserve, these owners aren’t afraid to let their cars get dirty (like the lovely Lotus 11, above).  The historic season starts at Sonoma this weekend with the opening round of the Classic Sports Racing Group. Members of the CSRG take over the twisty wine country circuit for two days, racing on Saturday and Sunday with an amazing field of machines ranging from 1950s sports cars to disco-era single-seat formula cars.