Classic Wings & Wheels, ninth edition
Historic racing and classic flying
Classic Wings & Wheels is one of the best events on the Dutch classic car calendar. Every two years this celebration of classic cars & planes is held at the Gilze-Rijen Airforce Base. Classic Wings & Wheels 2019 will be held on Saturday, August 31. Hundreds of historic vehicles and about 25 planes will take part in demonstration runs over the day. One of the main themes of this ninth edition is the centenary celebration of the famous British Bentley cars (1919-2019).
Classic Wings & Wheels – also knowns as Little Dutch Goodwood – is a private event held on a special and exclusive property. During the spectacular programme you will see dozens of demos of classic sports and racing cars, historic saloon cars, historic formula racers, British Can Am monsters and charming pre-wars. Inbetween these demonstrations, the sight and sound moves from tarmac and meadow to action in the air. Spitfires, Harvards, Tiger Moths and other magnificent planes from the Dutch Royal Airforce Historic Flight, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary. On invitation several Dutch car clubs will be present: Dutch Bentley Drivers Club, the Jensen Genootschap Holland, Dutch TR Club, Dutch Vintage Sports Car Club and – as always – the Ferrari Club Netherlands.
Chairman of the Classic Wings & Wheels Foundation Henk Janus: “Classic car owners, clubs and sponsors are invited to contact me for making arrangements to join us and I’m happy to welcome them on our event. In 2017 the Air Force Base was packed with exclusive, nostalgic and historic vehicles. The charities we support in this ninth edition are the Prinses Máxima Center (Hospital for children with cancer) and the Esophageal and Gastric Cancer Fund .
Classic Wings & Wheels is organised by Rotary Club Oosterhout, Dutch Royal Airforce Historic Flight in collaboration with Circuit Park Zandvoort. As in previous years, many celebrities will be present to support the charity events. In 2017 Prince Bernhard van Oranje, and former F1 drivers Gijs van Lennep and Jan Lammers handed a cheque of € 52,000.