It’s hard to believe the 32nd annual Vintage Air Open House has come and gone, but we couldn’t be more thankful to all our friends and customers who came out to make it the success that it was. With a torrential downpour and some serious thunder and lightning the night before we were a bit worried, but the weather turned around and we had beautiful blue skies and warm weather throughout the day. And the weather the night before didn’t stop the more than 260 vehicles in attendance from showing up, which was one of our largest turnout of cars and guests ever!
Vintage Air Shop Tours
Throughout the day, 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. If you couldn’t attend, don’t worry, we have you covered! Join Ryan during a Facebook live video of one of the tours:
The Cars – Street Rods, Hot Rods, Street Trucks and More!
One of our favorite parts of hosting the open house each year is the variety of cars that show up, everything from traditional street rods to street trucks. Check out a few of the cars that were in attendance this year:
Cacklefest – The Nitro Powered Dragsters of Yesterday
If you have never attended one of our open house events, one of the crowd’s favorite events is the starting of the nitro fueled dragster, which we call NitroFest. The event is emceed by drag legend, Ed Miller, and features the sounds of funny cars, top fuel and fuel altered dragsters as they are started up one by one for a crowd of spectators to experience the earth-shaking sound of these historic Nitro-Methane-burning engine. Although it’s not quite the same as experiencing it in person, we did capture the whole thing on video for you to watch from the comfort of your home:
The Vintage Air Class of 2019 Hall of Fame
The event concluded, as it always does, with our annual Hall of Fame induction ceremony. For a full bio on each of our three inductees, please click here (linked to HOF blog post). The ceremony itself can be seen below and features a live performance from none other than blues legend, Jimmie Vaughan.
From all of us at Vintage Air, we would like to take the time to thank all of those who made this year’s event the success that it was, and we hope to see you again next year!