Wings & Wheels has more cause for celebration this week as the air and motoring Show renewed its partnership with Spitfire Premium Kentish Ale. For its ninth consecutive year, the biggest ale success story of the last decade will be at the 2013 Show supporting the fundraising efforts of the team through ale supplies and sponsorship of key air displays and facilities for past and present veterans.
Originally brewed to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Battle of Britain, Spitfire’s characteristically Kentish, hoppy flavour and cheeky advertising campaigns have made it a firm favourite with beer lovers and Wings & Wheels visitors.
Jamie McAllister, Event Director comments: “As the airshow evolves and continues to grow in strength and reputation, Spitfire has been with us every step of the way. The support they provide ensures that we are able to enhance our visitors’ experience and offer value for money which is invaluable in these current economic times.”
As well as their continued sponsorship of Wings & Wheels, Spitfire Ale recently announced a new partnership with comedy duo Alexander Armstrong and Ben Miller in the guise of their RAF characters. The pilots featured in their award winning BBC One comedy sketch show and are renowned for using street language and having stereotypical modern-day attitudes but speaking in clipped 1940s accents. Continuing Spitfire Ale’s tradition of tongue-in-cheek British humour, the characters herald a new era for marketing the beer, helping it appeal to new and existing consumers alike.
Spitfire Brand Manager Kate Maclean said: “It’s an exciting time for Spitfire and whilst we are very excited with all the new initiatives being implemented, we are delighted to continue our support of long term partners like Wings & Wheels. The airshow not only allows us to engage with existing and new customers in a fun environment but, with Alexander and Ben’s RAF pilots as our new ambassadors, the fit couldn’t be better. ”
Returning on Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th August, visitors to Wings & Wheels at Dunsfold Aerodrome in Surrey can enjoy the world famous Red Arrows, Wildcat Helicopter, Typhoon, Vulcan, Team Breitling Wingwalkers and a host of other modern and historic aircraft during the 5 hour flying displays. For four and two wheeled fans, supercars and classic and vintage icons put on an awe inspiring display of power and speed on the Top Gear track in a 2 hour auto spectacular from Brooklands Museum.
The excitement and anticipation doesn’t stop at the main displays as the 32 acre public arena is bursting with a huge variety of interactive attractions containing everything needed for a great family day out. The Hot Rod Zone hosts live rockabilly music, themed retail outlets and a stunning display of nostalgic and ‘kustom’ Hot Rod vehicles. The show arena also boasts laser quest, kids driving, paintballing, kit-plane demonstrations, aviation and motoring simulators, military outlets and displays, static aircraft, a Wall of Death, fairground, emergency services demonstration and over 80 retail outlets selling a wide variety of products and gifts.
Taking the hassle out of everyone’s day the show includes added extras to make the experience even more enjoyable; over 25 fixed-price catering outlets, 2 Spitfire bars, hospitality facilities, free on-site parking, public camping, lost children point, disabled access, informative show commentary, opportunities to meet the pilots, a raffle, official show merchandise and grandstand seating.
The 9th annual Wings & Wheels will be held over the August Bank holiday weekend; Saturday 24th & Sunday 25th August 2013, at Dunsfold Park near Guildford, Surrey, and is open to spectators from 09:00 until 18:00.
Tickets start from £20 for adults, £45 for a family (2 adults and 3 children aged 5 – 15yrs), £6 for children aged between 5 and 15yrs and under 5s are free. Hospitality packages start from £65 per person, weekend passes, grandstand tickets and camping are also available. For more information visit www.wingsandwheels.net or to book standard tickets call 08712 305 572.
Wings & Wheels is promoted by Dunsfold Park Limited and in 2013 will be assisting fundraising efforts for Brooklands Museum Trust and Help for Heroes.