The torque of the town

By Deanne Jeffers

ON February 18, 2024, Shepparton Aerodrome was transformed into a bustling hub of adrenaline and excitement as enthusiasts from both the motor and aviation worlds converged for the Wings and Wheels Car Show.

CROWDS GATHER… A combination of aviation and motor enthusiasts came out in support of the Wings and Wheels car show, which featured all types of vehicles new and old.

Against the backdrop of roaring engines and soaring wings, a vibrant tapestry of classic and contemporary vehicles and aircraft was on display, captivating the crowd with its assortment and raising much-needed funds for Shepparton Search and Rescue.

PLANES A-PLENTY… A number of aircraft were also on display, such as this RV-7. It is a two-seat, single-engine, low-wing homebuilt airplane sold in kit form by Van’s Aircraft. The RV-7 is the tail-wheel equipped version, and it is an all-around sport airplane, with excellent cross-country capability, fine aerobatic qualities and superior handling. Have a look at some of the other planes that touched down in Shepparton that day.

“It was a good one,” commented GV Aero Club president Simon Greig, who said, “Wings and Wheels has been going the last three years and it has continued to grow nicely with many cars coming from Albury and Melbourne, and aircraft from all over.”

Waiving landing fees for aircraft during the event is an added bonus that beckons visiting aviators to take to the skies and visit Shepparton for the local event.

Wings and Wheels runs in February, June and October, with the next event scheduled for Sunday, June 30.