Registration Now Open as Estrella Warbirds Celebrates WWW10 on May 12
On Saturday, May 12, 2018, Estrella Warbirds Museum will be celebrating the 10th anniversary of the original Warbirds Wings & Wheels event, first held on May 9, 2009. The museum had just finalized construction of the Brooks Building, a 4,900-square foot facility scheduled to house restored military vehicles. After much debate, it was decided to hold an Open House with the added attraction of a vintage and classic car show and thousands of people attended. The following year, Dick Woodland opened the Woodland Auto Display at Estrella Warbirds Museum.
Back in 2009, who would have thought, ten years later the car show would grow into a sizeable event attracting not only participants from all over California, but also world-renowned race car drivers, automotive designers, builders and enthusiasts! Notables, such as racing legends Parnelli Jones, Bobby Unser, HotRod designer Bones Noteboom, Blackie Gejeian, TV personalities such as Dennis Gage, and others have been special guests at the event or have supported the event over the years.
In 2016, the event was immortalized when Dennis Gage featured Warbirds Wings & Wheels 8 on the nationally syndicated television show, “My Classic Car.” Gage returns in 2018 as special guest host for WWW 10.
When Gage was in Paso in 2016, he also filmed a My Classic Car segment at the Woodland Auto Display. It can take awhile until a filming hits their viewing schedule. In early January, Richard Woodland described when to expect it.
“I just received word that the My Classic Car segment of the Woodland Auto Display will be aired on Saturday, Feb. 24 on the Velocity TV channel. No firm time as yet. That will put it out nationally about 10 weeks ahead of our WWW10/Mega Swap Meet.”
Friday Night Party
The Friday night dinner and barn dance features Monte Mills & the Lucky Horseshoe Band, reservations are required.
Car Show Participants
Car show participants can sign up now for $40 entry fee that includes: 2 all access wrist bands, T-shirt, goodie bag, dash plaque, photo of your car with a Warbird plane and event poster. Special drawing limited to car show participants only – one ticket per entry – 1st prize – $600, 2nd prize – $400, and 3rd prize – $200. For information contact Carol Verstuyft at 805-674-3939 or online at ewarbirds.org.
Mega Swap Meet
The Mega Swap Meet will feature new and used street rod parts; vintage auto, race car, vintage motorcycle and vintage tractor parts, hit and miss engines, petroliana collectables, automotive art plus much more. Swap Meet registration information contact Wayne Bloechl at 805-460-9181 or online at ewarbirds.org.
Thousands of Visitors Expected
There will be plenty of free parking for visitors adjacent to the grounds at 4251 Dry Creek Road in Paso Robles. WWW10 will be held from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. A $5 donation to the museum includes entry to the car show, Mega Swap Meet and all museum buildings will open at 10 a.m. The Food Court includes vendors and the Firestone Walker Beer Garden. Fun activities are planned throughout the day including bounce houses, face painting and other activities in the Kid Zone, Corn Hole Toss Competition (2 person team event with cash prizes), Vintage Front End Dragsters vs Historic NASCAR Racers Cackle-fest, great prize drawings.
For more information, call 805-238-9317 or go to ewarbirds.org.