A SPECTACULAR festival of motoring and aviation brought an array of vehicles and aircraft to the Army Flying Museum at Middle Wallop.

The Army Flying Museum, and the adjacent Army Air Corps airfield, saw aircraft, motorcycles and motorcars descend for the second Wallop Wheels and Wings event on Saturday, July 2, attracting over 3,000 visitors.

The event also saw the new Apache AH64-E make a guest appearance and although it remained behind the wire, it was available for visitors to view throughout the day.

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Despite the weather hampering the ability for some of the aircraft to undertake a flypast, it failed to dampen the spirits of those who had made the trip to the sold-out event, which saw visitor able to get close to 30 aircraft and well as hundreds of super and classic cars and motorbikes.

There were many classic and super car clubs in attendance, spanning over 100 years of motoring including the Maserati Club, the Aston Martin Owners’ Club, the Astin Healey Club and the Porsche Owners Club.

Top vehicles went before a panel of judges including Mark Dixon, deputy editor of Octane Magazine, in a Concour’s D’Elegance, or competition of elegance.

The winning vehicle was a 1933 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 touring car in Spider Grey.

Other attractions on the day included a motorcycle cavalcade, an engine roar, shopping village, live music, kids’ zone, beer tent and local caterers.

Lucy Johnson, Army Flying Museum CEO, said: “We are delighted to have welcomed so many people to the second Wallop Wheels and Wings.

“This is the biggest event in the museum’s fundraising calendar and is so important to in helping raise the profile of the museum and the work that we do.

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“It was fantastic to see so many smiling faces and to see such a wonderful variety of cars, bikes and aircraft join us – roll on 2023!”

Wallop Wheels and Wings 2022 is set to take place on July 1, 2023.

More information can be found at www.armyflying.com.

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