The Vail Automotive Classic Revs Up For Its Fifth Year
Wheels & Wings Show | Auto Auction | Vail Village Car – September 6 & 7, 2014.

Vail, CO … The most comprehensive auto, aircraft and motorcycle show in Western Colorado is back for it’s fifth year. The Vail Automotive Classic will once again be hosting a weekend filled with automobile and aircraft events in the Vail Valley, September 6 & 7, 2014.

This year the weekend kicks off on Saturday with the infamous Wheels & Wings Show at the Vail Valley Jet Center. Gate opens at 10:00 a.m. The show features an open expo of cars, aircraft, and motorcycles, plus, two spectacular aerobatics shows that are sure to amaze and entertain audiences of all ages. For 2014, the Featured Marque is the Porsche and the 50th Anniversary of the Ford Mustang will be celebrated.

“It’s hard to believe this will be the fifth year for this event…” says Doug Landin, Chairman of the Vail Automotive Classic Board of Directors, “… it all started with and idea and the local Cars & Coffee” Club. Now, it has grown to include, not only awesome cars, but motorcycles, planes, helicopters, and exciting aerobatics. It’s just a great weekend full of machinery and entertainment here in the Vail Valley.”

Buck Roetman of Wild Horse Aviation and Gary Rower of Rower Airshows will bring their Pitts/Stearman formation act back to the Wheels & Wings Show this year for not just one, but two aerobatics shows. The first show is at 11:00 a.m., the second at 3:00 p.m. Plus, you may sit in style in the VIP Tent & Viewing Area as you watch Buck and Gary bring these two amazing aircraft together in a formation routine that will thrill audiences and amaze their fellow pilots.

“The VIP Tent offers the best seats in the house.” explains Jamie Roosa, Director of Marketing at the Vail Valley Jet Center. “…it was very popular last year and guests have all day access to the tent with complimentary food, drinks, wine, beer, and shaded seating for both Aerobatics Shows.”

Tickets for the VIP Tent & Viewing Area include entry to the Wheels & Wings Show plus all the amenities of the VIP Tent for $85 in advance or $100 at the gate. Seats are limited. Contact Allissa Hollis at 970.524.770,, or visit to reserve your seat today.

The Wheels & Wings Show brings in crowds of over 2500 spectators and enthusiasts and includes Piper Cub rides, a NASCAR Simulator, a variety of food vendors, sponsor booths, Eagle Chamber of Commerce beer tent, and children’s activity hangar. Admission to Saturday’s event is $20 for Adults, $5 for Children (ages 5 & under are free.) Advance ticket sales are available online at discounted rates.

Immediately, following the Wheels & Wings Show is the Vail Automotive Classic Auto Auction, 3:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. in Hangar #3. Auto consigners, buyers, and spectators, are invited to shop some of the best deals around. Vehicles, at both reserve and non-reserve prices, have been hand selected from various car collectors and automobile enthusiast around the country. Proceeds from certain items donated to the auction benefit local non-profits, Jack’s Place at Shaw Regional Cancer Center and Eagle Valley Senior Life. Admission to the auction is FREE and includes cash bar and food for purchase.

The weekend concludes on Sunday with the Vail Village Car Show, 9:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m. Spectators may peruse the award winners of the Wheels & Wings Show in the magnificent setting of Vail Village. Sunday’s show showcases vintage, classics, and custom cars and includes a People’s Choice Award Ceremony at 12:30 p.m. And be sure to check out the Vail Farmers Market and Vail Oktoberfest while you are there.

So make a weekend of it in the Vail Valley. Hotel specials and other area activities are available in the Weekend Planner section of the event website.


The Vail Automotive Classic is the most comprehensive auto, aircraft and motorcycle show in Western Colorado, featuring an unparalleled display of machinery. With over 250 cars, 100 motorcycles, and 50 airplanes and other aircraft the show will amaze and entertain. For complete details plus a video of past events, visit

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