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The inaugural year of Wings and Whitewalls was a complete hit. Created by Len Thompson, owner of Lenny’s Hair Salon in Marietta Square, with assistance of the Aviation Wing Museum of Marietta and Lockheed Martin. The Aviation Wing of Marietta features a variety of civilian and military aircraft from the latter half of the twentieth century. The 15+ acre park also features several examples of aircraft that were produced right here in Marietta. The first aircraft produced in Marietta were produced in the early 1940’s by Bell Aircraft. Aircraft production continued to grow with Lockheed Martin from the 1950’s to present.
The day long festival included vintage military motorcycles, pin-ups, and a very large collection of automobiles of all makes and models. The day was spent relaxing in the sun with some amazing BBQ and a collection of Rockabilly acts, as well as World Famous Side Show Performers, Captain and Maybelle on the main stage.