Wheels & Wings Festival and Auction

10sep9:00 am3:00 pmWheels & Wings Festival and AuctionVail Automotive Classic

Event Details

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, sponsored by Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate.

Throughout the day car enthusiasts, spectators, and families may also enjoy photo opps, 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.


9:00 am ~ Event gates open to public
10:00 am ~ Aerobatics Show
11:30 am – 2:00 pm ~ Auto Auction in Hangar #3
2:00 pm- 2:45 pm ~ Car Show Awards Ceremony
3:00 pm ~ Event ends/car load out

Click here to purchase General Admission Tickets or VIP Tent Tickets for the 2016 Wheels & Wings Festival.

Looking to register your vehicle for the car show at the Wheels & Wings Festival? Visit our Car Show Registration page for complete details.


  • Over 200 vehicles on display.
  • More than 40 aircraft on display including single engine pistons, jets and war birds.
  • More than 30 motorcycles on display.
  • Aerobatics & Jet flyover show
  • Kids Activity Hangar.
  • All inclusive VIP Tent & Aerobatics Show Viewing Area. Enjoy the show with access to catered food, drinks, shade all day and the best aerobatics viewing area all brought to you by Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate. Plus, with your pre-purchased VIP ticket you’ll have access to the VIP Event Parking Area. For VIP tickets click here.
  • Auto Auction with as many as 100 cars to be auctioned …select auction items benefit local non-profits
  • Car Dealer Displays
  • Aviation Booths
  • Helicopter Rides
  • NASCAR Simulators
  • Variety of Food Vendors

PLEASE NOTE: It is important to remember that the Auto Auction and the Wheels & Wings show are taking place at an Airport/FBO with important security measures to consider. Therefore, car owners arriving Friday night and looking for covered parking in the Hangar at the airport must do so between the hours of 3:00 PM- 6:00 PM on Friday. No one will be permitted in the Hanger before or after these hours for security reasons. To that end, unauthorized persons are not allowed to explore the airport beyond the event boundaries.



(Saturday) 9:00 am - 3:00 pm MDT


Vail Valley Jet Center

871 Cooley Mesa Rd, Gypsum, CO 81637

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