Wings and wheels a massive success at Dunsfold

| 31 Aug 2012

More than 30,000 visitors headed to Surrey for the classic car and aircraft extravaganza that made up this year’s Wings & Wheels on 26-27 August.

Cars on display at Dunsfold Aerodrome included everything from Willys Jeeps to Austin Sevens, and there were demonstration runs of cars from Brooklands Museum headlined by F1 and ’bike legend John Surtees.

Ground-based action was provided in the form of stunt driver Russ Swift and the motorcycle daredevils Learn 2 Wheelie.

Airborne displays were in plentiful supply, too, with a wide spectrum of aircraft on show such as the Meteor T7, Hawker Hunter and Spitfire. Others including the Tornado GR7 (which performed a simulated attack run), an Apache helicopter and the Red Arrows display team added a modern twist.

Meanwhile, stuntman Gary Connery – who doubled for the Queen in the Olympics Opening Ceremony – wowed the crowds by leaping from a helicopter in his winged suit.

The 32-acre public arena had everything from static aircraft exhibits to fairground attractions and more than 80 stalls. They were joined by interactive attractions from the 1940s Zone, Hot Rod Zone and interactive displays of the Boeing 747 and Douglas DC3.

Jamie McAllister, Wings & Wheels’ events director, said: "The feedback has been overwhelmingly positive. There was so much to see and do in the air and on the ground, from old classics to new and exciting demonstrations with something for everyone."