Wheels and Wings show set for Saturday, Sunday
GYPSUM – The Vail Automotive Classic will hold its first annual Wheels and Wings Show Saturday and Sunday. Featuring vintage and classic cars, airplanes and motorcycles, the show is open to spectators from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Vail Valley Jet Center. Cars will also be displayed Sunday in Vail Village starting at 9 a.m. “This is our first year and we’re tremendously excited to have so many amazing vehicles converge in our valley,” said organizer and director Doug Landin.Cars will be displayed across seven basic categories, including classics, street rods, European sports, muscle cars, customs, super cars, and vintage motorcycles. According to Director of Operations Julie Miller, the car show features more than 100 cars, including a 1920s classic Auburn speedster, a Ford GT 40, a full range of Ferraris both old and new, a Delorean, and at least 17 Cobras. On the more unique end of the spectrum, there will be an Aerial Atom II – a rare, open framed, street legal race car. Classic motorcycles will be displayed as well.Airplanes on display will include a Sailplane, a WWII fighter, and a large G5 corporate jet. Airplanes will be flying in during the event as part of the “fly-in” component of the show. Several modern airplanes will also be open for touring by the public.The day will end with participants and sponsors taking a mountain cruise along Highway 6 from the Vail Valley Jet Center to Restaurant Avondale at the Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa.Participants and sponsors will enjoy a pancake breakfast sponsored by the Lions’ Club from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday. The breakfast will also be available to the public when the spectator gates open at 10 a.m.Saturday’s event at the Vail Valley Jet Center Center is open to the public and costs $5 for adults. The event is free for kids under the age of 12. At 3 p.m., participants will be given awards for the best in each class as well as the best in show.Sunday’s show of cars will take place throughout the cobblestone streets of Vail Village. “I can’t think of a more beautiful place for this kind of show than Vail, and our friends can enjoy the Vail Farmer’s Market and Oktoberfest in Lionshead at the same time,” Landin said. Food will be available at the event from The Dusty Boot and Fly Away Catering by Joe Keegan. It is an alcohol free event, and attendees are asked to leave their pets at home.For more information, call 970-376-1299 or visit http://www.vailautomotiveclassic.com.