Lovers of hot cars and vintage flying machines may be pinching themselves Saturday at the Charles M. Schulz-Sonoma County Airport.
The occasion is Wheels & Wings, a celebration of collectible cars and historic airplanes hosted by the Pacific Coast Air Museum. It gets underway at 9 a.m. at the PCAM space off North Laughlin Road.
There will be World War II-era fighter planes, all manner of classic and muscle cars, the Pin-Up Girls and the fully costumed Star Wars 501st Legion Storm Troopers of the Golden Gate Garrison.
Hot dogs and beverages will be sold and the air museum’s new medevac helicopter, donated by the REACH air-ambulance service, will be on display.
Ear plugs might be handy for the sound-off contest between a 1941 Willys Coupe and a P-51 Mustang.
A major attraction promises to be the gloriously restored 1939 DC-3 airliner that originally transported Gen. Henry “Hap” Arnold, who retired to Sonoma Valley after commanding the U.S. Army Air Forces in World War II.
Golden Age Air Tours, which owns and operates the DC-3, will sell flights during the show today and again on Sunday. Tickets, which cost from $169 to $369, are available online at goldenageairtours.com.
Upcoming dates for “Let’s Talk Tourism” series
All sessions are from 8:30 to 10 a.m. and sponsored by Sonoma County Tourism. Registration is available here.
Cloverdale: Tuesday, Cloverdale Grange Hall
Sebastopol: Friday, Sebastopol Center for the Arts
Petaluma: July 26, Petaluma Community Center
Healdsburg: Aug. 10, Villa Chanticleer
Rohnert Park: Sept. 1, City Hall