Estrella Warbirds Museum and the Woodland Auto DIsplay in Paso Robles will be hosting their 6th annual Warbirds Wings & Wheels Car Show. Over 250 classic cars, hot rods, motorcycles, race cars and boats will be on display along with all the military vehicles and planes and the auto display.
One of the greatest names in racing history, Bobby Unser is coming to Paso Robles on May 10th, to participate in the car show. Bobby worked his way up the ranks the hard way, plenty of dirt tracks and a lead foot on the gas pedal! Thirteen times he was the fastest up Pikes Peak, 4 times he was the International Race of Champions winner (IROC), 49 times he held the pole position in Indy race cars and three times he took home the trophy as the Indy 500 race winner. Bobby will be on hand to meet and greet the participants and spectators and to sign autographs.
Not only will Bobby be coming but we've also secured the option to bring out the very car he raced to win the 1981 Indy 500! The 1981 Penske PC9B Norton Sprint Indy Car will be on display in the Woodland Auto Display Building during the event.
It's Not Just a Car Show
Firestone Walker Brewing Company will be on hand pouring some of their award winning beers along with several food vendors, craft vendors and historical displays. Music will provided all day by classic rock band Triple Threat.
Your Chance to Fly in a Warbird! Ever had a ride in a vintage warbird on your bucket list. Well, here is your chance for a ride in a T34 trainer for $300 or if you need at least 1,400 hp breath taking, hearth throbbing moments to get your giddup along, you can fly in a T28 trainer for $650. A portion of each plane ride is tax deductible as a donation to the museum. Don't miss out on your chance to go for a ride in a fully restored piece of American history.
The North County Cloud Clippers are dedicated to the building and flying of radio controlled model aircraft. They will be doing flying exhibitions at 11 AM and 1 PM. They will have a display of their airplanes for all to observe up close and personal.
Estrella Warbirds Museum
Admission to the car show is free for spectators and all museum buildings are open free to the public the day of the car show. All proceeds from the car show go to support the Estrella Warbirds Museum which is a 501©(3) non-profit corporation.
To enter your car in the show click on this show link for further information or stop by the museum and pick up an entry form. Entry fee is $40. All entries will receive a goody bag, dash plaque, tee shirt, poster and a picture of their car with a plane as they enter the museum. Plus car show participants only can enter a cash drawing to win $600 first prize, $400 second and $200 for third. Participant vehicle parking begins at 7 a.m. and ends at 9:45 a.m. the day of the event. Judging is 10 a.m. to 12 noon. The Awards ceremony begins at 3 p.m. All vehicles are to remain in the display area until the Awards Ceremony and special participant cash drawing has ended. Questions, call (805) 227-0440. See photos of last year's show at www.ewarbirds.org.
Estrella Warbirds Museum, Inc.
The Estrella Warbirds Museum houses an extensive collection of WWII, Korean War and Vietnam War planes and a vast array of military memorabilia extending back prior to WWI. The Woodland Auto Display is fast becoming known as one of the best automotive car collections in California. Come check out the Sprint cars, Midgets, Indy cars, NASCAR race cars, hot rods, classic cars, motorcycles and antique bicycles. Be sure to check out all the pictures and posters covering over 10,000 square feet of wall space.
Estrella Warbirds Museum is dedicated to the restoration and preservation of military aircraft, vehicles and the memorabilia of those who used and maintained them. Their approach is not to glorify conflict, but rather to make future generations aware of the fact our way of life does not come without sacrifice. Estrella Warbirds Museum is a non-profit under the provisions of sections 501(c)(3) of the IRS Code, tax ID number is: 77-0324714. All proceeds from the car show go to help preserve, maintain and expand their displays for future generations to enjoy.
On a sad note, long time Estrella Warbirds Museum member and supporter, Tom Gaebele, passed away on May 6th. A memorial (with BBQ lunch) has been planned by his family at Thomson Hall, Saturday, March 6th, 1:00 p.m. Members and friends are invited to attend and share memories. Please RSVP Tom's brother at firstname.lastname@example.org so they can get a headcount for the catered BBQ luncheon. Any questions call Betty at 805 466-1212. Tom had long been active in the museum and when we started the Warbirds Wings and Wheels events, he was one of the first to sign up for each of the past 5 years. He (and his enthusiastically restored Cadillac's) will be missed.