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Inaugural Sonoma Speed Festival 2019 by Alvin Lumanlan

A collection of photos from the Inaugural Sonoma Speed Festival from Sonoma Raceway, CA as seen through the lens of Bay Area based Experience Photographer Alvin Lumanlan. Highlighting the finest cars and collections from around the world. Founded by Jeff O’Neill. General Manager, Ryan Turri. Executive Producer, April Milliken. May 31 - June 2, 2019

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inaugural Sonoma Speed Festival

The golden days of racing

Right before our eyes

Sonoma Raceway / May 31 - June 2, 2019 / All images copyright Alvin Lumanlan 2019

1976 McLaren M23 / Danny Baker

1966 Ford GT40 / Alex MacAllister

1970 Ford Boss 302 / Forrest Straight

2003 Porsche GT3RS

1936 ERA # R6B / Charles McCabe

1962 Ferrari 250 GTO / Tom Price

Rare. Irreplaceable. Historic.

1961 Huffaker Genie-Alfa / David Martin

1950 Allard K2 / John Mote

1961 Ferrari 250 SWB / Ned Spieker

1974 BMW 3.5 CSL / Thor Johnson

1969 Chevrolet Z28 / Jim Reed


THe Unimaginable, imagined & Made Real

The rarest piece of automotive history right before your eyes, everywhere you turn… and on the race track. That’s the Inaugural Sonoma Speed Festival. I consider myself fortunate to have been commissioned to photograph this once in a lifetime event. And it wasn’t a dream, even though I’m certain many people left pinching themselves. In this collection, my goal was to not cover any specific car, particular race group or time period, but to capture the essence & feel for the event - to hopefully be enjoyed time and time again.


1928 Chevrolet Camaro / Daniel Goldsmith


From The many Faces of the sonoma speed festival



to a show On the Plaza


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and a walk around the Paddock


1968 Chevrolet Camaro / Tom McIntyre

1956 Porsche 356A / Paul Christensen


to Anticipation on the Grid


Martin Lauber focused, pre-grid in his 1975 Porsche Carrera RSR

Ponies… for miles & miles.

Unrestored 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO #3647 GT originally delivered to John Surtees for Maranello Concessionaires / Bowmaker Racing Team per M.C. Order No. 38 - June, 6, 1962. Possibly the most beautiful (and expensive) car in the world. Purchased by present owner in 1967.


The Inaugural Festival will be hard to beat


At the Inaugural Sonoma Speed Festival Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport Formula I team demonstrated five-times World Champion Driver Lewis Hamilton’s 2016 Mercedes W07 Hybrid Formula I car. This was a very first for a present-era turbo hybrid Formula I car to be driven on an American track apart from during the United States Grand Prix itself.

Esteban Gutierrez, Official Development Driver for Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport Formula I team enjoying a moment after a demonstration of five-times World Champion Driver Lewis Hamilton’s 2016 Mercedes W07 Hybrid Formula I car.


Until next year

For more information, visit The Sonoma Speed Festival page here.



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Time flies. Live every day like it’s your birthday.

Let me take care of the rest.