Dennis Gage, Guest of Honor at the 2021 Virginia Festival of the Wheel
We are very pleased that Dennis Gage, host of My Classic Car, was our2021 Virginia Festival of the Wheel Guest of Honor. In its 26th season, My Classic Car is the longest running show of its kind in television history. It is carried on MotorTrend, MAVTV and Rev’n networks, reaching over 100 million households in the US and many times that worldwide via a number of streaming platforms. In addition, Dennis is the Executive Producer of the motorcycle television programs, Trippin’ on Two Wheels and Corbin’s Ride On, and the reality series, Texas Hardtails, as well as the independent film, Novem.
In 2010 Dennis became sole owner of the production company and renamed it MadStache, Inc. With his lifelong love of cars, motorcycles and the creative process, he states:
“This has got to be the ultimate job!”
Dennis attended all of the Virginia Festival of the Wheel Events in 2021 and was our guest speaker at the Evening at Boars Head dinner.
VINTAGE MOTORCAR COMPANY
CARS & CONVERSATION (SOLD OUT)
A casual social gathering held in Boar's Head Resort Pavilion Board Room.
Early arrival out of town participants, local participants, advisory board members, class hosts, and the event sponsor will gather for lively conversation that almost certainly will involve cars. Pre-registration is required and a cash bar and light refreshments will be provided.
CARS & COFFEE (SOLD OUT)
A cruise-in type car show for local owners held at Boar's Head Office Parking Lot.
CARS MUST PRE-REGISTER by September 2nd and submit a $25 donation which will include spectator admission to the Concours on Sunday as well as promotional items from Hagerty on Saturday. The HAGERTY CARS AND COFFEE REGISTRATION SITE is now open. Select the red "Register" button to the left, enter your information, register your car, and pay online. Cars should arrive by 8:00 a.m. and coffee and doughnuts will be served. Spectator admission is FREE for this event and is open to the public. This is an event for cars NOT entered in the Concours on Sunday.
AUTO APPRAISAL GROUP
JEFFERSON TRAIL ROAD TOUR (SOLD OUT)
A scenic drive through the beautiful countryside outside of Charlottesville ending at the Pollak Winery for a casual lunch and free wine tasting.
A police escort will accompany the tour of participants through beautiful Albemarle County. All participants must pre-register and box lunches and water are included. Wine will be available for purchase. Participants will line up as directed by event personnel beginning at 12:00 noon on Saturday. This event is limited to participants entered in the Concours.
EVENING AT BOAR'S HEAD RESORT FEATURING THE JUMP ALLEY BAND (SOLD OUT)
A dinner at Boar's Head Resort Pavilion for all Participants, Sponsors, Advisory Board members, Judges, and invited guests. Music by the Jump Alley Band.
This event will feature a talk by Dennis Gage and a brief talk by a member of the UVA Cancer Center Advisory Board. The dinner will conclude with an auction of automotive and leisure items. Pre-registration is required and seating will be limited. A cash bar will be available.
A limited number of tickets are available to the public on our TICKET SITE.
OUTDOOR VIEWING OF "FORD v. FERRARI" PRESENTED FREE BY BOAR'S HEAD RESORT
An outdoor presentation of “Ford v. Ferrari” on the lawn of Boar's Head Resort.
The lawn is a short walk from Boar's Head Resort Pavilion. This will be a great way to end the day and no fee or pre-registration is required. Popcorn will be served. This event is open to the public at no charge. Please NO PETS, but service dogs are allowed.
A display of some of the finest vehicles in the Commonwealth and beyond, on the fields in the front and side of Boar's Head Resort
Pre-registration is required and all participants will receive written instructions beforehand. Participant staging will take place from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. under the supervision of event management and class hosts. The Concours will be open to the public at 10:00 a.m. Judging will begin at 11:00am, and participants are asked to remain by their car until it has been judged. Boar's Head Smokehouse will again be with us serving Virginia barbecue and brisket and Virginia Festival of the Wheel apparel will be on sale. Winning class Participants will be notified by class hosts and will be recognized at the event’s conclusion on stage. Dennis Gage will give a brief talk.
The Concours will conclude with the presentation of the prestigious Virginia National Bank “Best in Show” trophy to the winning car owner. This year we have added a custom Alton Lane jacket for the "Best in Show" winner.
PUBLIC SPECTATOR TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE ON OUR TICKET SALES SITE STARTING AT $25. Please NO PETS, but service dogs are allowed.
SPECTATORS MUST PARK AT UVA'S JPJ ARENA. Free shuttlebuses will be available to the Concours at Boar's Head Resort and returning to JPJ. MASKS MUST BE WORN ON THE BUS.
FERRARI OF WASHINGTON
Ferrari Test Drives and Test Rides (SOLD OUT)
Ferrari Test Drive or Test Ride through the countryside surrounding Boar's Head Resort
Ferrari of Washington is excited to partner with the Virginia Festival of the Wheel to offer Ferrari test drives and test rides on Saturday, September 4th from 9:00am-4:30pm and Sunday, September 5th from 10:00am-3:00pm to help raise donations for the UVA’s Cancer Care Center. Upon receipt of your donation, Ferrari of Washington will send you an email with a link to schedule your test drive or test ride.
A donation of $100 will grant you access to a 15-minute Ferrari Test RIDE and entrance into the Concours on Sunday.
A donation of $250 will grant you access to a 15-minute Ferrari Test DRIVE and entrance into the Concours on Sunday.
VIP Ride/Drives also available:
A donation of $200 will grant you access to a VIP 15-minute Ferrari Test RIDE and entrance into the Concours with a Meet & Greet Dennis Gage at 1PM on Sunday.
A donation of $350 will grant you access to a VIP 15-minute Ferrari Test DRIVE and entrance into the Concours with a Meet & Greet Dennis Gage at 1PM on Sunday.
They look forward to meeting you in person!
Get your Test Drive, Test Ride, or Test Drive VIP Tickets Now! Sale ends August 26 at 9PM.
CHASE INVESTMENT COUNSEL HOSPITALITY LOUNGE
A VIP lounge open to concours entrants and their guests, sponsors, VIP ticket holders, volunteers, and staff
The Chase Investment Counsel Hospitality lounge will provide light snacks, soft drinks, and water at no charge to those listed above during the concours. It will be located in the building across the street from the main building of the resort and may be accessed using your event name tag or VIP ticket.
BOAR'S HEAD RESORT
SUSIE AND THE PISTOLS BAND AND FIREWORKS DISPLAY (Free)
An ending celebration of a fantastic weekend.
Boar's Head Resort will host Susie and the Pistols band and put on a fabulous fireworks display for all guests beginning at dusk on Sunday, Sept 5. This will be a great way to end a great weekend! This is a free event, open to the public, and registration is not required. Please NO PETS, but service dogs are allowed.