North America’s premier motorsports and lifestyle event returns to Sonoma Raceway on November 10-12, 2023, with McLaren joining again as a featured partner to mark its 60th anniversary
SONOMA, Calif. & WOKING, UK (December 12, 2022) – Velocity Invitational, a world-class motorsports and lifestyle event, announced today that it will return to its roots in 2023 at Sonoma Raceway. Known for its impressive lineup of curated cars from the highest echelons of racing and manufacturers in a family-friendly and luxurious ambiance, the three-day event is a must-attend for racing and automotive enthusiasts. McLaren is set to return as a featured partner in 2023 marking its 60th anniversary and will bring some of the most spectacular vehicles from its heritage car collection.
Velocity Invitational will celebrate its fourth year in 2023 and brings some of the rarest race cars on Earth, including some of the greatest Formula 1 cars ever created. The event offers an upscale atmosphere in beautiful surroundings, with racing focusing on showing these rare and historic automobiles in the context of their intended purpose – competing on the track. There’s no shortage of action, with competitions specifically curated to honor classic racing rivalries and spark new ones. The 2023 event at Sonoma Raceway is scheduled to host Velocity Invitational favorites, including competitive vintage group racing, the Mustangs Vs. Minis enduro, modern hypercar demonstrations and several well-known racecar drivers in attendance, all in a family-friendly atmosphere featuring the region’s best food and wine.
“Velocity Invitational is thrilled to return to Sonoma Raceway for 2023,” said event founder, Jeff O’Neill. “This is the only event in the world that combines the best in food, wine, and motorsports at this level. We are amazed by the support and excitement from the community in helping us make this one of the most anticipated events of the year for enthusiasts. 2023 promises to be the best Velocity Invitational yet.”
CEO of McLaren Racing Zak Brown said, “Velocity is one of the real highlights in the motorsport calendar, and for 2023, McLaren will be bringing some of the most spectacular and historic vehicles in the world from our heritage collection to mark our 60th anniversary. This is one not to be missed.”
The 2022 Velocity Invitational took place in October with more than 15,000 people attending the event throughout the extended weekend. A live stream was shared with over 600,000 followers across YouTube (syndicated by Goodwood Road & Racing) and other streaming platforms. Highlights included hundreds of iconic racecars, including some of the most winning from McLaren’s racing history. Mario Andretti, one of the most successful drivers in the history of motorsports, attended the event where he piloted a 2013 McLaren MP4-28A. Also in attendance were IndyCar star Pato O’Ward, F1 driver Mika Häkkinen, and racecar drivers Alister McRae and Tanner Foust.
Tickets and information for the 2023 Velocity Invitational event, taking place on November 10-12, 2023, at Sonoma Raceway, will be available online at velocityinvitational.com.
About Sonoma Raceway
Sonoma Raceway is a 2.52-mile and 12-turn road course and quarter-mile drag strip located at Sears Point in Sonoma County, California. Built in 1968, the track is carved into rolling hills with 160 feet of total elevation change. It hosts one of the few NASCAR Cup Series races each year that run on road courses. It is one of the world’s busiest racing facilities, with track activity scheduled an average of 340 days a year. A complete and versatile motorsports complex, it is home to one of the nation’s only high-performance automotive industrial parks with approximately 70 tenants.
About McLaren Group
McLaren Group is globally renowned as one of the world’s most illustrious high-technology brands. Since the formation of McLaren Racing in 1963, McLaren has been pioneering and innovating in the competitive world of Formula 1, forging a formidable reputation that has seen the racing team win eight Constructors and 12 Drivers Championships. The Group has built on its successful racing expertise and diversified to include a global, high-performance sports car business, McLaren Automotive, and a game-changing technology and innovation business, McLaren Applied. Despite the broadening of the group’s business interests, McLaren’s goal remains singular: we exist to win in everything we do.
About Velocity Invitational
Velocity Invitational is dedicated to highlighting the best race cars and collections from the international community and the United States. The primary goal of the event is to showcase the best racing and sports cars the world has to offer while enjoying the finest wines and food in the region. For more information, visit velocityinvitational.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.