Big plans for 2012 Wings and Wheels Day

| 18 Mar 2012

Wings & Wheels Day is to celebrate the 70th anniversary of its venue – Dunsfold Aerodrome – at its 2012 Show.

The 8th running of the event takes place on 26-27 August and hopes to build on the 30,000 visitors who attended in 2011 to see the combination of air and motoring displays, stunt driving, static classic car show and loads of sideshows. All of which has so far amassed £250,000 for charity.

Here's the organisers' sell:

Visitors to Dunsfold Aerodrome are treated to breathtaking five-hour air displays including favourites: The Red Arrows, Team Viper (the only Hunter formation team in the World) The Blades, Team Breitling Wingwalkers and the Avro Vulcan, accompanied by witty and knowledgeable commentary from aviation experts and display pilots.

The Wings of the event would not be complete without an exhibition of all the weekends visiting aircraft and Dunsfold’s resident Boeing 747 – most famously seen in Casino Royale.

The ‘Wheels’ is a heady mix of thrilling stunts and an adrenaline pumping 2 hour motoring demonstration. The demonstration blasts down the main runway and includes an eclectic mix of vehicles ranging from modern day supercars to classic and vintage favourites, courtesy of Brooklands Museum. In the Stunt Zone world record j-turns, fast action parallel parking, pirouettes and two wheel driving are just some of the outstanding motoring action running every hour.

Visitors wanting a little less action can get a closer look at all displaying vehicles in the Wheels Zone and motoring paddock as well as watching over 80 Military Vehicles in a nostalgic parade along the 1500m crowd line.

The show Arena is 32 acres packed with something to do for all the family. The Hot Rod Zone is a stunning display of nostalgic and 'kustom' Hot Rod vehicles, vintage trade and themed catering outlets accompanied by live rockabilly music.

The 1940s Zone holds Jive master classes every hour, re-enactment groups and authentic shopping. The Arena also includes Wings & Wheels favourites; aviation and motoring simulators, children’s inflatable’s, a fairground, military outlets and interactive car shows.

The retail village can also be found in the show Arena and hosts over 80 stands selling a wide variety of products and gifts. 

To make your day even more enjoyable Wings & Wheels provides free event parking, on site camping, fixed priced catering, grandstand seating, disabled access and mobility provision.

The 8th annual Wings and Wheels will be held over the August Bank holiday weekend; Sunday 26th & Monday 27th August 2012, at Dunsfold Park near Guildford, Surrey, and is open to spectators from 09:00 until 18:00.

Tickets start from £18 for adults, £40 for a family (2 adults and 3 children aged 5 – 15yrs), £5 for children aged between 5 and 15yrs and under 5s are free. Hospitality packages start from £125 per person, weekend passes, grandstand tickets and camping are also available. For more information visit or to book tickets call 08712 305572.

Wings & Wheels is promoted by Dunsfold Park Limited with proceeds going to nominated charities: Brooklands Museum Trust, Cranleigh Village Hospital Trust, Help for Heroes and Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance.