IN MOTION: Engine enthusiasts will not be disappointed with the impressive array of planes, trains, cars and motorbikes at Wings and Wheels this weekend. Photo: contributed
IN MOTION: Engine enthusiasts will not be disappointed with the impressive array of planes, trains, cars and motorbikes at Wings and Wheels this weekend. Photo: contributed

Get your engines going at Wings and Wheels

IF YOU'RE interested in anything that flies, drives, or makes a bit of noise, the South Grafton Aerodrome is the place to be this weekend.

The Grafton Aero Club's third annual Wings and Wheels is shaping up to be bigger and better than last year's event, with the impressive array of exhibits scheduled leaving any reasonable person wondering how it will all fit into the space.

Interspersed with the gyrocopters, light aircraft, ultralights and model planes on display will be vintage and classic cars, Northern NSW's biggest model train display, motorbikes, go-karts, racing cars, stationary engines and caravans.

Two Warbirds will provide adventure flights and Aussie Air will also provide Joy Flights in a Cessna 172.

The local Mens Shed will be in attendance and the local blacksmith's club will demonstrate their skills.

Grafton Aero Club president Kevin Wilson said last year's event generated interest far and wide, with people this year planning to fly in from Caboolture, Port Macquarie, Kempsey and the Gold Coast.

But just like any other outdoor event, whether they attend will be heavily dependent on the conditions.

"We have been watching the weather very closely and it actually looks pretty reasonable," Mr Wilson said.

"There's a chance of the odd shower but we think it probably won't affect us so hopefully it'll be great. The last two years have just been perfect." .

The Wings and Wheels open day will run from 10am-2pm on Sunday at the South Grafton Aerodrome and is free for the general public to attend, with gold coin donations collected by the club to be presented to the Childrens Ward at Grafton Base Hospital.

Overflow parking is available along the wide verge in Vere St.

Food, drink and public toilets will also be available on site.



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