SPANISH FORK, UT – For 10 years, Wings and Wheels: Utah’s Festival of Speed has delighted car and airplane fanatics with a fun day at Spanish Fork Airport. This year promises to be the best yet.
“We’ve got some pretty awesome stuff planned. Stuff you’ve never seen before. It’s gonna be awesome,” said Trevor Hoyt of Envision, one of the show’s main hosts.
If you’re looking for something unique to do with the whole family on Saturday, September 25, 2021, Wings and Wheels at Spanish Fork Airport is an event you shouldn’t miss.
How it started
Richard Seal, a wealth management consultant in Utah County and chief organizer of the Utah Festival of Speed, said it all started with a desire to bring together the automotive and automotive communities. plane for a real “Wings and Wheels” event.
“Chris Childs, airport manager, reached out to me to start something where the public could come and have fun and see some cool cars and planes,” Seal said. “It turned into auto racing with a car show, an air show and more. The early years the event was quite small. Now people come from out of state to compete and have fun. “
Wings and Wheels: The Utah Festival of Speed is an all-day event. The program includes Sports Car Club of America autocross races, paratroopers, flyovers (hang on your mug, Air Boss!), Cash days races, exotic car races, car show static and an aircraft lounge. The little kid in you will smile bigger than an overly optimistic cartoon character.
The Cash Days Street Race is an eighth mile, a head-to-head street car race. About 30 to 40 cars are expected, mostly supplied with American muscle cars. These races take place over several rounds. The winner of each round advances until there are only two cars left. Each participant contributes a predetermined amount of cash, resulting in a lucrative prize for the winner.
The exotic car track attack is a high speed competition. This event takes place one car at a time in which top speed in a half-mile straight line is the goal. Each pilot will have several attempts to reach his best speed.
Autocross is a short obstacle course set up with cones, consisting of tight turns requiring excellent driver agility. The driver who completes the course the fastest is the winner. Spectators can expect more than 20 to 30 cars, including several Porsches, Lotuses and Camaros.
But the main event will be two Bugattis (with a total value of almost $ 5 million!), Taking on a Czechoslovak L-29 military jet on the track. The supercars and the warbird will compete against each other to see which is the better dog.
An impressive range of aircraft will also be on display, with more than 50 aircraft on the ground and in the air. Vintage warplanes, WWI biplanes, jets, airplanes built in garages – Wings and Wheels: Utah’s Festival of Speed will have it all. World record holders, the Patey brothers, will also bring their racing jets.
A unique experience
The festival is the only event like this in Utah this year, and the only time the public has exclusive access to the airport tracks for exotic cars and the like to race at full speed on a half -mile.
The festival runs from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. and promises to be a great time for all ages and interests.
“In fact, almost everyone should come to the event and have fun,” Seal said. “It doesn’t matter if you are a fan of cars or airplanes. What we have tried to design is that many communities come together to have a good time. Autocross, cash days, races, exotics, airplanes and the general public – everyone all together. It’s gonna be amazing. “
Information for participants
If you are interested in attending, participating, or volunteering, check out the Wings and Wheels tab on the Spanish Fork website for more information.
Bringing a lawn chair is a good idea. There isn’t much shade, but there will be several food trucks on site, and all the amenities you need to stay comfortable while enjoying the best “fenders and wheels” in the state. We’ll see each other there!
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