The fourth annual Gig Harbor Wings & Wheels event will take place on July 6 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the beautiful Tacoma Narrows Airport, the county-owned facility located at 1202 26th Ave NW in Gig Harbor. The event is presented by USAA, and it promises to bring as much fun and memories as in previous years with a classic car show, jet car, vintage warbirds, live music and plenty of food.
The Hub at Gig Harbor is open and a big part of the festivities with a menu befitting the day and a beer garden for those with a thirst for more than water or pop. Various other food and beverage vendors will be on site to fill in what the Hub does not provide.
The car show has boasted more than 150 classic and custom cars and promises to have just as many or more this year. Room has been made to allow up to 250. Griot’s Garage has provided goodie bags for the first 150 entries. University Place Refuse has donated the use of a music stage, so there will be live music throughout the day.
Bill Braack in the Smoke-N-Thunder Jet Car will return for his fourth year with us. Always a crowd pleaser, we’ll see if he can win a race against a warbird this year. Warbirds scheduled to appear this year are a pair of P-51 Mustangs, a Hawker Sea Fury, Stearman Biplane, T-33 Shooting Star, Extra 300 and a F4U Corsair or two.
This year, more on-site parking will be available. Room for 300 cars on the VIP ramp are available first come first serve for $5. Parking at the south lot is free and a shuttle will be available from St. Anthony Medical Building on Pt. Fosdick, across from Uptown, at no cost.
Here are ticket prices: 18 and older, $15; seniors and military ID card holders, $10; kids 6 to 17, $5; and kids 5 and under are free.
As always, we appreciate our sponsors that make it all happen: USAA, Waste Management Inc, Tacoma Narrows Aviation, Sterling Bank, The Hub Restaurant, University Place Refuse, Pierce County, Goldmine Coins & Relics and Rapture Massage & Body Works. There are more opportunities to sponsor and plenty of room on the ramp so if you’re interested call Doug Fratoni at 253-405-9604 or e-mail [email protected].