Wings and Wheels Spectacular

Aug 5 - Aug 6 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Classic cars, WWII Warbirds, and aerobatic performances will headline the Museum’s most impressive event of the season. This year, we are excited to welcome the Commemorative Air Force and B-17 Flying Fortress, “Sentimental Journey!” The Wings & Wheels Spectacular is the Museum’s longest running annual event; the first airshow, known affectionately as “The Rally,” was held in 1975. In 2016, the airshow drew a crowd of nearly 5,000 spectators throughout the weekend!

The 2017 Wings & Wheels Spectacular performers include B-17 Flying Fortress “Sentimental Journey,” B-25 “Axis Nightmare,” and many more to be announced!

Gates open to the public at 9:00 am; exhibitor gates open at 8:00 am both Saturday and Sunday. The show will go on rain or shine, and a variety of indoor demonstrations and activities are planned in the event of inclement weather. All pre-1997 vehicles and all organized automobile clubs are welcome to exhibit free of charge. Exhibitors and one guest get in free. Clubs wishing to arrange parking are encouraged to call ahead. The aerobatic airshow will begin at approximately 1:00 pm both days of the show, and pre-1940 aeroplanes from the Museum’s collection will be demonstrated in the morning prior to the start of the aerobatic airshow. All flying is weather permitting. Following the conclusion of the aerobatic and WWII Warbird performances an open flightline will commence so that visitors can check out the aircraft and visit with the pilots.

In addition to the large display of assorted classic, vintage and antique vehicles on Runway 17, an array of family activities offered throughout the weekend will include demonstrations of vehicles from the Museum’s collection and free Model T rides.

Vehicles will be exhibited on the Museum’s Runway 17, and the Museum’s galleries will be open so visitors can tour the collection and exhibits, including many intriguing vintage vehicles and collectibles consigned for the New England Auto Auction™ on August 18 and 19.

No pets allowed on Museum or show grounds. No camping.



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