(Propel forward Facebook photo) “Miss Mitchell,” a 1940s B-25 that served in the 310th Bomb Group 57th Bomb Wing of the 12th Air Force in North Africa and Italy and completed over 130 missions, will be one of the planes available for viewing and rides at the show.

Pistons and Props: A fusion of classic cars and aircraft excitement

Southern Wisconsin Regional Airport in Janesville is set to transform into a haven for automotive and aviation enthusiasts alike for the highly anticipated “Pistons and Props” event, hosted by Propel Forward and sponsored by Traffic Jams Speed Shop. Join this new and exciting event as the area gears up for an exhilarating showcase on Saturday, July 20, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. This is a charitable event, with all proceeds benefiting Propel Forward, Inc.

Bring the whole family and dive into a world where vintage meets modernity with a captivating classic car show and historical static aircraft displays that will leave attendees awe-inspired. Walk the grounds and enjoy the local food vendors or beer garden, or stay a while and listen to the live music by Mark Croft or Dem Horny Funkers that will set the rhythm for the day. Be sure to bring the kids so they can enjoy the kid’s educational corner and inflatable play area – sure to entertain all ages.

(Propel forward Facebook photo) The car show gates open at 7 a.m. for early-bird setup, with the event officially kicking off at 9 a.m. Check out the classic cars, like these from a past year’s event, being showcased as well as the awards ceremony at 2 p.m.

For those craving an adrenaline rush, or a chance to ride on rare historical aircraft, rides will be available for purchase, offering a unique perspective of the festivities from the sky. Be sure not to miss the B-25 “Miss Mitchell,” the AC-47 “Spooky” gunship (static), or the rare SBD-5 Dauntless Dive Bomber, plus many others on display and giving rides. The historical aircraft are provided by the Commemorative Air Force and the American Flight Museum.

For auto enthusiasts, the car show gates swing open at 7 a.m. to welcome the early-bird setup, with the event officially kicking off at 9 a.m. Car lovers are invited to showcase their prized possessions at the show for a registration fee of $20 per vehicle, with an awards ceremony slated for 2 p.m.

Photos with the B-25, Miss Mitchell, and the Dauntless Dive Bomber are also available to pre-registered attendees. Registration can be completed online at www.pistonsprops.com, or stop in to Traffic Jams in Clinton, 252 Allen Street, to receive more information.

(Photo courtesy of David F. Brown/Commemorative Air Force) This rare SBD-5 Dauntless Dive Bomber, an plane that helped turn the tide of World War II at the Battle of Midway on June 4, 1942, is one of the aircraft at Pistons and Props that will be on display and giving rides.

The day’s activities will conclude with a Big Band Hanger Dance, the proceeds going directly to Echo of Janesville. Tickets to this dance are sold separately. Join the crowd for music by the fantastic Ladies Must Swing, an 18-piece all-women band who will entertain into the evening. Dance lessons start at 6 p.m., with the event starting at 7 p.m.

So be sure to save the date and join in for a day filled with excitement, sunshine, and cherished memories at Pistons and Props – an event where the skies meet the roads, and adventure awaits around every corner.

Get tickets early, as prices are slated to increase at the gates the day of show. Adults are $15 for pre-registered and $20 day of, children 6-16 are $5, and those under 5 years are free. Parking is free for this event.

The rain date, if needed, is set for Sunday, July 21; times remain same.

Find Pistons and Props online at www.pistonsprops.com.