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Wheels & Wings Festival
September 8 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
The Vail Automotive Classic kicks off the weekend with the ever-popular Wheels & Wings Festival, at the Vail Valley Jet Center, showcasing hundreds of cars, airplanes, aircraft, and motorcycles, an Auto Auction plus, a spectacular aerobatics and flyover show with a VIP Tent and aerobatics viewing area.
Throughout the day car enthusiasts, spectators, and families may also enjoy photo ops, airplane rides, food from a variety of vendors, car dealer booths, as well as an entire aircraft Hangar filled with kids activities and displays. Aviation booths from local aviation schools and charter companies are also on hand for those interested in learning more about life in the sky.
Saturday, Sept. 8th – Wheels & Wings
6:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Registration at the Vail Valley Jet Center/ Hanger 3 – If you are just going us, pick up your packet and buy a T-shirt.
6:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Pancake Breakfast – If you didn’t grab breakfast, we have it available as you get your car staged. (this is not included in your car registration)
7:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Vehicles arrive for staging – Vehicles will enter the venue from Gate 3. Please be prepared to stage your vehicle prior to 8:30. Due to security reasons, the gates will be closed and vehicles not staged prior to 8:30 will not be allowed in.
8:45 a.m. Owners Meeting – Hanger 3
9:00 a.m. – Judging starts
9:30 a.m. – Gates open to the public
1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. – Awards Ceremony
1:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. – Auto Auction
3:00 p.m. – Exit begins- Please drive carefully, there will still be pedestrians in the venue as you begin to drive to Gate 1 to exit. Do not exceed 10 mph. Please understand that due to security you can’t leave the venue prior to 3:00 p.m. There will not be an employee staged to let your vehicle out of the venue until 3:00 p.m.