CENTEX Wing Car and Truck Show
On July 9-10, P Events will host the rescheduled Car and Truck Show along with the Commemorative Air Force Central Texas Wing at the San Marcos Regional Airport. Cars and trucks of all kinds will be displayed along with WWII-era aircraft. Live music, food and aircraft flights will be available during this family friendly event.
The CAF Central Texas Wing Hangar will be open to the public displaying their vintage historic aircraft on static display, aviation museum, and gift shop. Some of these aircraft on display include a P-39 Airacobra, one of only 2 flyable remaining, a U.S. Navy C-45, an AT-6 WWII trainer and a U.S. Marine OY-1 Sentinal that was flown in the Pacific during WWII. In addition to the aircraft, on display will be a 1916 Republic military truck, a fully restored 1942 U.S. Army Jeep Willy, and photo opportunity to sit in the cockpit of a A-4 Blue Angels fighter jet.
“Our aircraft are maintained and operated by volunteer members who donate countless hours to the meticulous care of each airplane” said CAF Central Texas Leader Bill Fier. “All contributions are tax-deductible and 100% goes directly to our educational mission, so generations of Americans will value and realize the contributions of military aviation in assuring our nation’s freedom.” The CAF Central Texas Wing hangar is located at the end of Airport Drive at the San Marcos Regional Airport just off Hwy 21 east of San Marcos. From IH-35, take exit #205.
About the Central Texas Wing
The Central Texas Wing is part of the Commemorative Air Force (CAF), an educational non-profit organization founded in 1957. The CAF has more than 12,000 members and 165 vintage military aircraft located around the nation. These aircraft comprise the world’s largest flying museum, and are operated for the education and enjoyment of present and future generations. The Central Texas Wing was established in March, 1974, and at present consists of 150 members who come from both military and civilian backgrounds. All members are volunteers and the Wing is housed in a World War II hangar at the San Marcos Regional Airport restoring and maintaining 12 CAF and private historic aircraft, as well as a World War II museum and military library. Wing aircraft provide history flights, perform flyovers, and attend air shows around the country. A Casino Night, Golf Tournament, and Veteran's Day Dinner Dance are three major fundraisers held annually to support the restoration and maintenance of our historic aircraft. The Wing is open M-W-F-Sat from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for tours to school groups, civic and military organizations, ROTC cadets, scout organizations and the general public. Being involved in local communities is a major goal of the Wing as it has joined five local Chambers of Commerce; San Marcos; Buda; Kyle; Canyon Lake; and New Braunfels. More information can be found at www.cafcentex.org, Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.