Vail Daily letter: Wheels and Wings event really took off!
The first Wheels and Wings Show was a huge success last weekend, thanks to so many people in this community who volunteered to make it happen! More than 3,000 people attended our events that featured more than 130 cars, nearly 30 airplanes, a dozen vintage motorcycles and so much more. We are proud that this event could provide contributions to Jack’s Place and Angels in Action.We wholeheartedly thank our generous sponsors, including the Vail Valley Jet Center, who gave us use of this amazing venue – the perfect location to showcase amazing cars, airplanes, emergency vehicles, National Guard helicopters, model airplanes and the space suit! Thank you so much to the Vail Valley Medical Center, one of our first sponsors, and the Vail Mountaineer and Vail Daily for their generous advertising sponsorships. Thank yous also go to Plum TV, The Busted Knuckle Garage, Wells Fargo Bank, KZYR 97.7, Vail Honeywagon, Liberty Skis, Land Rover Roaring Fork, Matco Tools, Meadow Creek Tire, Big Steve’s Towing & Recovery, town of Gypsum, CarQuest, TV8, KTC Consulting LLC, Mistral-Avalon Vail and Beaver Creek, Echo Vail Resorts, Vail HangAir, Pink Monkey Solutions and the Vail Chamber & Business Association.Thanks to the staff and crew at the Vail Valley Jet Center, our volunteers and community members who helped out from dawn to dusk both Saturday and Sunday. A huge thank you to Julie Miller, who did an amazing job organizing and managing this event. Without Julie, this event would not have happened with the ease, seamlessness and organization that it did.Next year’s Wheels and Wings Show will take place Sept. 10 and 11. We’re looking forward to continuing the tradition of celebrating the art of the machine and making this a hallmark event for the Vail Valley.Vail Automotive Classic Board of Directors: Doug Landin, Don Welch, David Campbell, Julie Miller, Dick Kesler, Ed Abrahamson, Ed Swinford, Richard TenBraak, Scot Webster