Wings, Wheels and Keels slated September 24

by Tom Chillemi 

After a month of construction, the new, longer runway at Hummel Field Airport in Topping reopened on September 8. Photo by Oscar Barber

The 26th Wings, Wheels and Keels (WWK) event is set for 8 a.m.-4 p.m. September 24 at Hummel Field Airport, 310 Plainview Road, Topping.

WWK will have more than 100 antique, classic and exotic cars and vehicles, numerous aircraft and more than a dozen boats, said event chairman Rusty Gill.

WWK will include a special grand opening ceremony for the new longer, wider, and safer runway that has been re-aligned so planes fly over water instead of houses. The 3,200-foot-long runway is about 1,000 feet longer than the original runway it replaced. These improvements and others were the goal of pilot and Middlesex businessman Oscar Barber….

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