Unique Partnership to Kick Off 3rd Annual Vehicle Event at Culpeper Regional Airport
Culpeper, VA (August 11, 2022) - To help kick off the third annual "Bikes, Wings, and Wheels" show, the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Capital Wing has collaborated with Loudoun County brewer/distiller Flying Ace Farms in the creation of the "Doris Mae IPA" beer. The beer's label, designed from the Wings WWII TBM Avenger Doris Mae nose art and other styling cues, was created to help with annual fundraising for the Capital Wing. The “Doris Mae IPA” will also be available on draft and in a can at Flying Ace Farms, located at 40950 Flying Ace Ln. Lovettsville, VA. 20180.
Attendees will have tons to see and do. They can take a 'Wing Walk' on the TBM Avenger Doris Mae to view the cockpit up close or check out the various other static aircraft and WWII vehicle displays. A WWII encampment will also be on the field, with reenactors engaging with visitors. BleuGene Gentry and his crew will play live music from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Hepcat Honeys, a Virginia-based pin-up club focusing on local military and first responders, will also be in attendance to provide pin-up photographs with vehicles. The Bumble Bee Camaro character will also be attending for the kiddos!
A same-day 50/50 raffle by Cruisin' For Heroes will sell tickets with an arm's length of tickets costing $5, a person's height for $10, and the length of a person's car for $20. In addition, the Rotary Club of Baileys Crossroads will have a 1966 Ford Mustang at the show for a raffle with one ticket costing $25 or five for $100. The drawing for the Mustang will take place on Veteran's Day, Nov. 11, at the American Legion Post 176, Springfield, Va.
Food will be available for purchase from the Experimental Aircraft Association 186 Chapter and Tacos VIP food trailers on-site to quell any mid-day cravings, along with those with a sweet tooth by Funnel Cake Cafe!
Warbird rides will be available in a Boeing Stearman on Saturday and Fairchild UC-61 on Sunday. Warbird rides can also be pre-purchased for future warbird rides showcases in these aircraft and the TBM Avenger "Doris Mae" by visiting capitalwingwarbirdrides.org.
WHEN: This event is to take place Saturday, Aug. 13, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., with a rain date of Aug. 14
WHERE: Entrance for all vehicles and guests will be alongside the south ramp area of Culpeper Regional Airport, 12517 Beverly Ford Rd, Brandy Station, Virginia, 22714.
EVENT INFORMATION: The event is free to the public. Pre-purchased entry for bikes is $15 and cars/trucks $20, with a day of event entry costing $20 for bikes and $25 for cars/trucks. Participants can also have their vehicle professionally photographed with the TBM Avenger "Doris Mae" for $40. Tickets can be pre-purchased by visiting Eventbrite. First 75 entries will receive a commemorative dash plaque for participating and multiple awards will be given in both car and bike categories.