Wings and Wheels 2019
Wings and Wheels 2019
Winchester, Virginia – The Winchester Regional Airport, located at 491 Airport Rd, Winchester, VA 22602, is proud to announce the launch of the inaugural Winchester Wings and Wheels event this summer on Saturday, June 1, 2019. This family-centric event will feature a high-end car show and several different aircraft.
“We look forward to welcoming the public to the airport for an exciting day of family-friendly fun and showing the tremendous value that aviation brings to the community,” says Nick Sabo, Executive Director of the Winchester Regional Airport. “It really is the perfect way to experience the airport, especially for those who have never visited before.”
A portion of the aircraft parking area, called the ‘ramp,’ will be dedicated to parked aircraft that attendees will be able to walk around and see up close. In addition, members of the local Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) and Civil Air Patrol (CAP) chapters will be on hand to talk about the joy and excitement of flying.
“We are so excited to help out with this event,” says Justin Kerns, Executive Director of the Winchester-Frederick County Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB). “There are such many families within an hour of our airport looking for interactive entertainment and we feel this event is a natural fit for our area. The excitement of sports cars and the romance of flight are a great combination for children and kids at heart alike.”
The car show will feature a number of classic cars, muscle cars, and exotics on display from the region, providing the opportunity to see vehicles such as a Lamborghini and Ferrari up close. There will also be a judged car show component during the event and prizes and dash plaques will be awarded. 0-60 Energy Café, a local coffee shop and café, has taken the lead in coordinating the competition.
“The local car community is super excited about Wings n Wheels, and a lot of enthusiasts have reached out to me about showing their cars at the event,” says Chris Daniels, CEO of 0-60 Energy Café. “You won’t want to miss this event regardless of what your idea of a dream car is, because we will have a good representation of all makes and models.”
The event will be free and open to the public however donations will be accepted throughout the day. Proceeds will benefit Arc of the Northern Shenandoah Valley, an organization for people with developmental disabilities, their families and support persons. In addition to a variety of support services, Arc also provides a familiarization program for families with affected family members to help them navigate public air travel and airports, enabling these families to become comfortable with and enjoy air travel.
This inaugural event is a collaborative effort between the Winchester Regional Airport, the County of Frederick, and the City of Winchester; Winchester and Frederick County Economic Development Authorities, the Winchester-Frederick County CVB, 0-60 Energy Café, Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 1031, and Civil Air Patrol Winchester Composite Squadron. Other entities may also be involved as planning for the event continues.
The event will run from 10am-2pm on Saturday, June 1 with Sunday, June 2 as the rain date. Free parking, restrooms, food vendors, a kid zone, and more will be available on-site. Check out https://www.facebook.com/winchesterwingsandwheels/ and www.winchesterwingsandwheels.com for regular updates and more information.