2018 Vintage Air Open House – What a Weekend!
This past weekend we welcomed hot rods, street rods, classics, muscle cars and trucks alike to our San Antonio Facility for our 31st Open House to celebrate 42 years of Vintage Air. The weather the week leading up to the event admittedly had us a little concerned, but it didn’t stop over 300 cars and more than 1,000 guests from showing up for our largest Open House to date.
Starting bright and early, Ryan Zwicker, our lead engineer, led guests on shop tours through our R&D and manufacturing facilities to give interested participants a behind the scenes look at the entire process that goes in to creating our climate control systems from start to finish.
The cacklefest, emceed by none other than drag legend Ed Miller, was hard to miss as the sounds of funny cars, top fuel and fuel altered dragsters fired up one by one for a crowd of eager spectators and the unmistakable smells and explosive sounds of Nitro Methane-burning engines filled the air.
BBQ – The Only Logical Choice
The day would not have been complete without a plate full of delicious BBQ for lunch, served by none other than Bill Miller Bar-B-Q! After all, a car show in Texas wouldn’t be quite right without some BBQ for lunch.
The Vintage Air Class of 2018 Hall of Fame
To conclude the festivities, we proudly inducted four new members into the Vintage Air Hall of Fame. The 2018 Vintage Air Hall of Fame class included Johnny Rutherford, Gordon Leland, Steve Wertheimer, and Forrest Bond. These four gentlemen have all left an undeniable mark on the motorsports world and we are truly honored to have each of them in this year’s class.
Vintage Air Executive Vice President Rick Love and President Jack Chisenhall with each of the inductees.
While the weekend has come and gone, we wanted to once again say thank you to all of those who attended and made the event the success that it was. We are already looking forward to next year’s event!