When racecars are released into the wild, they revert to their naturally savage ways of guzzling oil and initiating illegal drag races with preschoolers riding Big Wheels. Observe speedsters in captivity with this Groupon for Pacific Northwest Historics Vintage-Car Racing in Kent. Gates open at 8:30 a.m. and the event runs until 5:30 p.m. Choose between the following options:
- For $12, you get a one-day adult ticket to the Pacific NW Historic Races on Friday, June 29, Saturday, June 30, or Sunday, July 1 starting at 9:05 a.m. daily (a $25 value).
- For $20, you get a three-day adult pass for Friday, June 29, to Sunday, July 1 (a $40 value). See the full schedule here.
The three-day blur of automotive history helmed by the SOVREN Guild's vintage-racecar enthusiasts zooms down the speedway for the 24th year, showcasing classic pavement prowlers with all proceeds benefiting the Seattle Children's Hospital. This year, more than 200 race cars are expected to show, hailing from across the Pacific Northwest and Canada. Featured automobiles include lovingly restored pre-1970 Ferraris, Lotuses, Porsches, as well as lesser-known automotive gems such as Ginettas and Elvas. Spectators can also cheer for their favorite four-man team in the Karting Challenge on June 29 at 5 p.m., as racers compete for the first-place helmet trophy, which shields their heads from the icy-cold glares of sore losers.
Like robotic horses, the racecars at the Pacific Northwest Historics vintage-car races can reach up to 150 miles per hour as they zoom down the 2.25-mile stretch's 3/4-mile straightaway, so be sure to keep a safe distance. Children younger than 6 are admitted to the races for free.