RUSH TWP. — You could hear the planes before you could see them.
A great rumble in the sky signaled to the large crowd who came to Saturday’s Wheels For Warriors Classic Car, Truck and Bike Show at the Shiawassee Conservation Association on North M-52 that the vintage military aircraft flyover was only seconds away.
As people cheered, four propeller-driven planes suddenly appeared above the trees, flying in formation over the club grounds several times before returning to Owosso Community Airport.
On the ground, hundreds of vintage and military vehicles were on display while music from the 1950s, ’60s and ’70s was piped in. In the pavilion next to the clubhouse, a live, classic rock band performed.
Attendees at the annual event took part in raffles, including 50/50 drawings that ran throughout day, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
They also feasted on pulled pork sandwiches, hamburgers, hot dogs, beer and other beverages.
All military veterans ate for free, and all proceeds from the event were earmarked for veterans, organizers said.