Awards Programs

Annually the MVPA gives awards in the following categories:

Recruiter of the Year  |  Bart Vanderveen Award  |  Roll of Honor  |  Jaques Littlefield Award
Hall of Fame  |  Newsletter Editor Award  |  Website Award  |  Pioneer Award  |  MVPA Correspondent
MVPA Photographer  |  Expert Driver

Recruiter of the Year Award

The active MVPA member recruiting the largest number of new members in one calendar year receives the honor of “Top Recruiter”, receiving a plaque at the convention and a complimentary membership for the following year.

We salute these top recruiters and everyone who has recruited new members.

 

  • 2015: David Cartledge #13200 • 6 recruits
  • 2014: Maurizio Beretta #16994 • 14 recruits
  • 2013: Pierre Izarie #13390 • 11 recruits
  • 2012: Wilson McClellan #20273 • 14 recruits
  • 2011: Pedro Campos #24802 • 18 recruits
  • 2010: David Cadorette #18519 • 16 Recruits
  • 2009: Pedro Campos #24082 • 13 Recruits
  • 2008: Dick & Diane Deren #301F • 13 Recruits
  • 2007: Pedro Campos #204082 • 22 Recruits
  • 2006: Pedro Campos #24082 • 12 Recruits
  • 2005: Pedro Campos #24082 • 12 Recruits
  • 2004: Pedro Campos #24082 • 20 Recruits
  • 2003: Dick & Diane Deren #301 • 14 Recruits
  • 2002: Dick & Diane Deren #301 • 20 Recruits
  • 2001: Mike Frei #21964 • 17 Recruits
  • 2000: Joe Young #12311 • 14 Recruits
  • 1999: Kurt Lesser #4492 • 20 Recruits

MVPA’s Bart Vanderveen Memorial Distinguished Service Award

The MVPA Awards Committee will select this recipient using the same criteria as The Roll of Honor award (below), focusing on an individual who has contributed the most to the historic preservation of military vehicles worldwide. Only (1) one award will be given a year yet it is not to be considered as an annual requirement of the MVPA. The winner will be announced at the MVPA Convention Awards Banquet at which time a plaque will be presented. The winner will be listed in SUPPLY LINE as part of the convention coverage following the event.

  • 2016 – David Cadorette
  • 2015 – David Doyle
  • 2014 – HMV Italia
  • 2013 – David Fletcher
  • 2012 – Kevin Kronlund
  • 2011 – Brent Mullins
  • 2010 – Richard P. Hunnicutt
  • 2009 – Allan Cors
  • 2008 – G503.com
  • 2007 – Reg Hodgson
  • 2006 – Henry Venetta
  • 2005 – Jacques Littlefield
  • 2004 – Tony Budge
  • 2003 – Fred N. Ropkey
  • 2002 – Jaap DeGroot
  • 2001 – Bart Vanderveen

MVPA Roll of Honor

This award is intended to give special recognition to those individuals, or organizations, that have made outstanding national or international contributions to serving the interests of our members, and, in increasing public awareness of the importance of restoring and preserving historical military vehicles for our future heritage.

Criteria for eligibility to receive the award are varied. They include extensive published contributions on historical military vehicles; the establishment of major military vehicle museums or collections, which encourage public visitation and access to information on vehicle restoration; or other, widely recognized services, which assist our members in their vehicle restorations, preservation or use.

Any person(s) living or deceased is eligible to receive the award with the exception of those who are currently serving on the MVPA Board of Directors in any elected, appointed, or other official capacity. The award is not to be considered as an annual requirement of the MVPA, nor is there any restriction on the number of awards that may be presented in any given year.

The MVPA Awards Committee will be chaired by a member of the Board, appointed by the President, and will consist of three (3) additional members, selected by the chairperson and approved by the Board. The Awards Committee may itself select inductees and will also accept recommendations from the MVPA membership. The Awards Committee presents their inductee recommendations for Board approval at the winter meeting. The final inductees will be announced at the MVPA Convention Awards Banquet at which time a certificate will be presented. The winners will be listed in Supply Line as part of the convention coverage following the event.

2016 Inductees

  • Terry Johns
  • Cary Simpson

2015 Inductees

  • Dennis Boots

2014 Inductees

  • Fred Coldwell
  • Pedro Campos

2013 inductees:

  • Joann Lesser
  • Phil Huffman

2012 inductees:

  • George Baxter
  • Daryl Bensinger
  • John Bizal
  • Mark Dodd
  • William Warren

2011 Inductees:

  • John Cliche
  • Filippo Spadi
  • Rickey Robertson
  • Ren Bernier
  • Fred LaPerriere

2010 Inductees:

  • Terry Shelswell
  • Gary Hisel

2009 Inductees:

  • Brian Asbury
  • Frank Buck
  • Pierre Izarie
  • Wallace Wade

2008 Inductees:

  • John Adams-Graf
  • David Doyle
  • Linda Haas
  • Lee Holland
  • Donna Mambretti
  • Lou Moore
  • Art Pope
  • Pat Thelander
  • Andre Witmeur

2007 Inductees:

  • Sid Beck
  • John Geesink
  • Kevin Kronlund
  • Brent Mullins

2006 Inductees:

  • Joe Garbarino
  • Kenneth Hake
  • R. J. “Bob” Fleming
  • Richard Hunnicutt
  • Jeffrey Wittington

2005 Inductees:

  • Andy LaBorde
  • Barbara Janquitto

2004 Inductees:

  • Robert W. Jenkins, Jr.
  • Fred Crismon
  • David Uhrig
  • Robert J. Zubec

2003 Inductees:

  • Jerry Cleveland
  • Bryce Sunderlin
  • Clell Ballard
  • Milton Aitken Jr.
  • Fran Blake
  • Siegfried Bunke
  • Bill Keen
  • Herman Pfauter
  • Konrad Schreier
  • Michael Cecil
  • Alain Henry deFrahan

2002 Inductees:

  • Jim Fitzgerald
  • Roy Hamilton
  • Lloyd White
  • Reg Hodgson

2001 Inductees:

  • Jim Herrick
  • Merrill Madsen
  • Lawrence Nabholtz
  • William Stirling Parkerson
  • Dennis Spence
  • Bart Vanderveen
  • John Vetter

Jacques Littlefield Award for Preservation and Education Excellence

This award recognizes institutions and organizations whose efforts significantly raise the understanding and appreciation of historic military vehicles. Uncompromising attention to detail in the preservation, restoration and display of vehicles and artifacts, including historical accuracy and context, quality of craftsmanship, and an environment that is comfortably accessible for learning, conducive to historians, researchers and enthusiast, and respects and protects the historical value and integrity of vehicles and artifacts are characteristics of award recipients.

  • 2016 Recipient – Estrella War Birds Museum
  • 2015 Recipient – National WWI Museum
  • 2013 Recipient – Auto & Technik Museum e.V., Germany
  • 2012 Recipient – Canadian War Museum, Ottawa, ON, Canada
  • 2011 Recipient – Tank Museum of Bovington, England
  • 2010 Recipient – National Museum of the US Marine Corps
  • 2009 Recipient – The Military Vehicles Technology Foundation, Portola, CA

MVPA Hall of Fame

The MVPA Hall of Fame is for vehicles, which have been displayed at MVPA Conventions or Events which are considered stars in their own right. The following are the guidelines by which the vehicles are selected.

  1. A vehicle has to be shown at a MVPA convention at least five (5) years prior to the year it is nominated.
  2. A vehicle does not have to have been judged or selected for an award at the convention.
  3. A vehicle may be chosen for its uniqueness, impact on the hobby, the degree of work involved in its restoration, or the manner in which it was prepared and displayed. It is that vehicle members remembered years after the convention.
  4. The award is given to the vehicle not the owner.

The MVPA Hall of Fame Committee (HOFC) will be chaired by a MVPA member appointed by the President and will consist of six (6) additional members, selected by the chairperson and approved by the Board of which at least 2 will be current Directors.

The Chairperson sends a form annually to the HOFC members requesting they nominate five (5) vehicles. The Chairperson then lists all nominees on one ballot and distributes to the HOFC requesting they each select up to five (5) of the nominated vehicles. A vehicle must receive at least 4 of the 7 votes to be accepted into the MVPA Hall of Fame

The HOFC will present their inductees to the Board at the winter meeting. The winners are not to be announced until the MVPA’s Convention Awards Banquet at which time a certificate will be presented to the current owner. The inductees will be listed in SUPPLY LINE as part of the convention coverage following the event.
The following vehicles have been inducted:

2016 inductees:

  • 1942 GMC K53D, Fred LaPerriere * 2010 Topeka, KS
  • 1941 Dodge WC-6, Joseph Hall, III * 2009 Evansville, IN

2015 inductees:

  • 1941 Willys MA, Bob Harris * 1988 Portland, OR
  • 1940 Dodge VC-1, Phillip Huffman * 2009 Evansville, IN

2014 inductees:

  • 1945 US 6 Cargo Truck, Kevin Kronland * 2005 Duluth, MN
  • 1943 NO 2 Mack Cargo Truck, Frank Buck * 1998 Tobyhanna, PA

2013 inductees:

  • 1918 Liberty Truck, Oregon National Guard Military Museum * 2008 Portland, OR
  • 1943 GPW (USMC Ambulance Jeep), Frank Steele * 2008 Portland, OR
  • 1944 Willys MB (USN MZ-1 Radio Jeep), Mark Tombleson * 2008 Portland, OR
  • 1944 M7 Snow Tractor, Kevin Kronlund * 2005 Duluth, MN

2012 inductees:

  • 1942 Dodge WC-56, John Bizal; Duluth, MN 2005
  • 1943 White Motor Co. M3A1, Dr. James Laws; Dayton, OH 2006
  • 1951 Dodge M37, Jim Lurba; Charlotte, NC 1984

2011 Inductees:

  • 1944 Ford M8 armored car, Brent Mullins; 1995 Arlington, Texas
  • 1942 Dodge WC-53, John McCleaf; 1998 Tobyhanna, Pennsylvania
  • 1943 M4A1 half-track, Roger Condron; 2000 Kansas City, Missouri
  • 1943 Crosley TE3, David Uhrig; 2001 Fort Lee, Virginia

2010 Inductees:

  • 1942 Harley-Davidson WLA, Kent Chipman  2004 Mobile, AL
  • 1942 Ford GPA, Fred LaPerriere; 2002 Dallas, TX
  • 1954 Willys-Overland M38A1C, William Warren;  1991 Chicago, IL
  • 1955 Willys-Overland M170, David Pizzoferrato; 2000 Kansas City, MO

2009 Inductees:

  • 1941 Dodge WC-27 1/2-ton Ambulance, Gary and Linda Haas #8405F

 2007 Inductees:

  • 1942 Dodge WC-63, James (Jimmy) McCall #9967; 1994 Indiantown Gap, PA

2006 Inductees:

  • 1942 Ford GPW “in-a-crate”, Georgia MVPA; 1997 Memphis, TN
  • 1945 Ford 15 cwt Canadian Military Pattern 13 F15A, Walter Webster #4647;1996 Portland, OR

2005 Inductees:

  • 1942 Harley-Davidson XA, John Lacko; 1994 Ft Indiantown Gap, PA
  • US1917 FWD Auto Company, Gordon Clare; 1999 San Jose, CA
  • 1942 Ford Staff Car 2GA73AS, Robert Schoen; 2000 Kansas City, MO

2004 Inductees:

  • 1942 Plymouth Staff Car, Lloyd White; 1996 Portland, OR
  • 1945 GMC DUKW, Mark and Debbie Strassel; 1995 Portland, OR
  • 1942 Ford GPW 1/4-ton, Marvin “Doc” Morthimer; 1990 Hampton, VA

1999 Inductees:

  • 1944 Dodge WC-51 3/4-ton, Dave Binkley; 1980 Valley Forge, PA
  • 1942 Willys MB 1/4-ton, Lloyd White; 1985 Wichita, KS

1998 Inductees:

  • 1941 Ford GP 1/4-ton, Harold Bollenbacher/Bill King; 1992 Phx, AZ
  • 1954 M38A1C 1/4-ton, Adolf V. Stankus, Jr.; 1992 Phoenix, AZ

1997 Inductees:

  • 1918 ft-17 Tank, Hayes Otoupalik; 1989 Denver, CO
  • 1942 Dodge WC-56 3/4, Tom Gordon; 1990 Hampton, VA
  • 1942 Ford 21AS 5 Staff Car, Jim Fitzgerald & Reg Hodgson; 1976 KC, MO
  • 1945 Dodge WC-64 3/4-ton, Lou & Joan Moore; 1989 Denver, CO
  • 1964 Willys Overland M274A4 1/2-ton, Bill Watson; 1990 Hampton, VA

1996 Inductees:

  • 1918 FWD Model B 3-ton, Adam Stickney; 1986 Lowell, MA
  • 1941 Dodge WC-21 1/2-ton, Ben Rehder; 1989 Denver, CO
  • 1942 Dodge WC-56 3/4-ton, Michael Wamsher; 1978 Denver, CO

1995 Inductees:

  • 1942 Dodge WC-58 3/4-ton, Bob Zubeck; 1976 Kansas City, MO
  • 1944 Cushman Model 53 Scooter, Bill Junker; 1989 Denver, CO

1994 Inductees:

  • 1953 Dodge M37 3/4-ton, Sid Beck; 1988 Portland, OR
  • 1942 Ford GPA 1/4-ton, Bob Emery; 1982 Kansas City, MO
  • 1945 Dodge WC-51 3/4-ton, Al Kropff; 1981 San Pedro, CA
  • 1945 Studebaker US6-U4 2 1/2-ton, Brent Mullins; 1987 Galveston, TX

MVPA Affiliate Newsletter Editor Award

Annually the Board of Directors selects an editor, to which the MVPA Newsletter Award is given. The award is based on content, appearance and regularity of the affiliate newsletter. The winning editor is presented a plaque at the MVPA Convention, along with a special Newsletter award graphic which may be published in future issues of their newsletter. To be eligible for this award, editors must publish the newsletter at least four times per year and include at least one of the MVPA’s promotional items, such as a membership application or ad, in each issue.

  • 2015 Ian Young – Military Vehicle Trust – Windscreen
  • 2014 SFC Robert E. Suesakul – Red Horse Cavalry (Mech)
  • 2013 John Curry – Red Bull HMVA – REDBulletin
  • 2012 Maurice Stansbury – North Dakota MVCA – NDMVCA Newsletter
  • 2011 Evelyn Harless – MV Traveler – Arkansas MVPA
  • 2010 Rob Fraser – Command Reconnaissance – Military Jeep Club of Queens
  • 2009 Geary McConnell – Convoy Column – New Mexico Roadrunner Convoy
  • 2008 Frank Baltra – Southern Outpost – FFCMVPA
  • 2007 Ann Winegardner – Tool Crib – Ohio Motorpool
  • 2006 Ken Meeks – OK Motorpool – Tulsa MV Group
  • 2005 Donna Mambretti – MVCC News, Military Vehicle Collectors of California
  • 2004 Eric Booth – CMP Magazine, Ontario Military Vehicle Association
  • 2003 David Stienert – Motor Pool Messenger, Military Transport of North Jersey
  • 2002 Bill Maule – Arizona Desert Tracks, Arizona MVCC
  • 2001 John Varner – Red Bull, Red Bull Chapter of the MVPA
  • 2000 Piero Vergnano – Army Motors Italia, MVCC Italia
  • 1999 Gary & Linda Haas – The Pintlehook, Arrowhead Chapter of MVPA
  • 1998 Aaron Walker – Command Reconn, Military Jeep Club of Queensland
  • 1997 Andrew Pouncy – Standard Fleet, Mid-South Chapter MVPA

MVPA Affiliate Website Award

Judging committee will consist of at least 3 people acting as judges, and be comprised of two sitting directors and one MVPA member. This committee will screen all the Affiliate web sites and narrowing the list to five sites by following the criteria below. Each topic will be awarded a score from 0 to 5, with all being added to determine the award winning site. Ties will be broken by the committee.

General Presentation Level of Club Information Accuracy of Content
Ease of Navigation MVPA Links Judges Overall Rating
Technical Operation Accuracy of Controls & Links
  • 2016 MVC of California – www.mvccnews.net – Sean Nichols, Webmaster
  • 2015 Dixie Division MVC – www.ddmvpa.org
  • 2014 North Dakota MVCA – www.ndmvca.com – Charles Herrmann, Webmaster
  • 2013 6th Cavalry – www.6thcav.net – Jack Slattery, Webmaster
  • 2012 Lone Star MVPA – www.lonestar-mvpa.org – Rick Hanson, Webmaster
  • 2011 Arkansas MVPA – www.armvpa.com – Evelyn Harless, Webmaster
  • 2010 Dixie Division MVC – www.ddmvpa.org – Michael Newman, Webmaster

Pioneer Award

This award recognizes individuals who have made a significant contribution to the advancement of military vehicle collecting and restoration.

Any person(s) living or deceased is eligible to receive the award with the exception of those who are currently serving on the MVPA Board of Directors in any elected, appointed, or other official capacity.  The award is not to be considered as an annual requirement of the MVPA, nor is there any restriction on the number of awards that may be presented in any given year.

The MVPA Awards Committee will be chaired by a member of the Board, appointed by the President, and will consist of three (3) additional members, selected by the chairperson and approved by the Board. The Awards Committee may itself select inductees and will also accept recommendations from the MVPA membership. The Awards Committee presents their inductee recommendations for Board approval at the winter meeting. The final inductees will be announced at the MVPA Convention Awards Banquet at which time a certificate will be presented. The winners will be listed in SUPPLY LINE as part of the convention coverage following the event.

inducted in 2016

  • Phil Nelson #162C
  • Rene Rovai #15847

inducted in 2015

  • D. Louis Moore #2291L
  • Gerald Sauer #6192
  • Lloyd White #134C

inducted in 2014

  • Ken Hake #3169
  • Orie Nelson #1338

inducted in 2013

  • William Stirling Parkerson

inducted in 2012

  • John Vetter

 inducted in 2011

  • Joel Gopan

 inducted in 2010

  • Sid Beck

 Inducted in 2009:

  • Ernie Baals
  • George Bradford
  • Frank Bricker
  • Peter Gray

Associate Member Service Award

This award was created to recognize MVPA Associate members for outstanding customer service. The candidates are nominated by the membership, reviewed and approved by the MVPA Board of Directors.

  • 2015:  Steve Kopito, Owens Export Services #14800
  • 2014:   Joseph Hall, III – Vintage Wiring of Maine #8277
  • 2013:   John Bizal – Midwest Military #11220
  • 2012:   George Baxter – Army Jeep Parts #874
  • 2010:   Brian Asbury #282
  • 2009:   Wayne Dowdle #2371

MVPA Correspondent

MVPA Correspondent Patch is presented in recognition of articles written by our members for ARMY MOTORS and SUPPLY LINE. With two articles submitted and published the member receives a “MVPA Correspondent” patch signifying their contribution. In addition there are accompanying patches for five, ten and twenty articles published.  Contact MVPA-HQ for more detail hq@mvpa.org.

MVPA Photographer

The MVPA Photographer Patch is presented to active MVPA members submitting and having published two or more photographs not included with an article in either SUPPLY LINE or ARMY MOTORS. A Master Photographer patch is awarded to those members who have had ten or more photographs published. Contact MVPA-HQ for more detail hq@mvpa.org.

Expert Drivers

The Expert Driver Program is open to all active MVPA members. The purpose of this program is to encourage members to get their HMV’s out of the garage and put some miles on them in a safe manner. CLICK HERE for the Expert Driver Log

To receive the award active members log 25-points in one vehicle by:

  • Attending Affiliated Group Meetings and Rallies with a vehicle (1 pt.)
  • Attending MVPA advertised rallies with a vehicle (2 pts.)
  • Bringing a vehicle to a MVPA International convention (5 pts.)
  • Logging the total number of miles traveled to and from an event with a vehicle (1 pt. per 100 miles)

The points should be noted in a driver’s log book and verified by a group or event officer then returned to MVPA, Headquarters to be approved by Tom Wolbolt, committee chairman.

The awards will be presented at the next MVPA Convention or mailed afterward to those unable to attend. The award includes a certificate suitable for framing and a handsome pewter finished pin with the appropriate weight bar attached.

When a member qualifies in more than one vehicle, additional weight bars will be presented with certificates.