Dennis Gage

Dennis Gage

Don't miss 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, will be the 2021 Virginia Festival of the Wheel Guest of Honor.  Now in production for 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 will be attending all of the Virginia Festival of the Wheel Events and will be our guest speaker at the Evening at Boars Head dinner on Saturday night.  Don’t miss this chance to meet and greet one of the great “Car Guys” of our time.

get a Spectator ticket

Event Schedule:

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

CARS & CONVERSATION ($25 per person)

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.

8:00 AM - 10:00 am

CARS & COFFEE ($25 per car)

A cruise-in type car show for local owners held at Boar's Head Office Parking Lot.

Cars must be pre-registered and submit a $25 donation which will include spectator admission to the Concours on Sunday as well as promotional items from the event sponsor. A registration site will be available closer to the date. Cars should arrive by 8:00 a.m. and coffee and doughnuts will be served. This is an event for cars NOT entered in the Concours on Sunday. Spectator admission is FREE for this event and is open to the public.

12 Noon - 3:00 pM

JEFFERSON TRAIL ROAD TOUR ($35 for Car and Driver)

A scenic  drive through the beautiful countryside outside of Charlottesville ending at the Pollak Winery for a casual lunch.

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.

5:30 pm - 8:00 pm


A dinner at Boar's Head Resort for all Participants, Sponsors, Advisory Board members, Judges, and invited guests.

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.

8:30 pm - 10:30 pm


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 ballroom.  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.

10:00 AM - 3:00 pm


A display of some of the finest vehicles in the Commonwealth and beyond, on the field in front 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.

Public spectator tickets are available at our TICKET SALES site. Please NO PETS, but service dogs are allowed.

10:00 AM - 3:00 pm


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. Beer and wine will be available for purchase. 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.

starting at dusk


An ending celebration of a fantastic weekend.

Boar's Head Resort will host a band and put on a fabulous fireworks display for all guests beginning at dusk on Sunday, Sept 6. 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.

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