MV Events

 

Arizona, January 28 – 29, 2017: 26th Annual Arizona Military Vehicle Show, Tempe Diablo Stadium, 2200 W. Alameda Dr., Tempe, AZ, sponsored by the Arizona Military Vehicle Collectors Club. $5.00 admission, kids and active military are free. Held rain or shine. Contact Alan Thurston; (602) 791-5235 or Jeff Abrahamson; (602) 973-4629 or visit: www.armytrucks.org.

Florida, February 22 – 26, 2017: Winter Rally and Swap Meet of the First Florida MVPA and the Southern Outpost at Renninger’s Antiques Center and Flea Market, 20651 US Hwy 441, Mt. Dora, FL. Swap meet, vehicle displays, battle re-enactments, demonstrations, and on-site camping. Contact: Lindsay Orr; (386) 479-9644, lorr.tcp@gmail.com, or Dave Thomas; (352) 288-0604, (352) 817-1087, Halftrackdave@yahoo.com.

Pennsylvania, March 4, 2017: Annual REDBALL Military Transport Winter Swap Meet at Jim Thorpe Memorial Park Hall, East 10th St, 2 blocks east of PA903, Jim Thorpe, PA. Tables full of militaria, military vehicle items, plus refreshments and low admission fee. Show: 9 am-5 pm. Vendor setup: March 3, 2017, 9 am – 5 pm. Contact: Jim Gilmore, jgilmore@ptd.net. Web: www.redballonline.org.

New Hampshire, March 19, 2017: Military Flea Market sponsored by the Merrimack Valley Military Vehicle Collectors at the Army National Guard Armory at Armory and Osgood Roads, Milford, NH. Admission: $5.00 per adult, spouses, children under 12, Scouts and active duty military are free. Contact: Jim Miller; (603) 225-5746, jhm49@hotmail.com, or visit: www.mvmvc.org.

Texas, March 24 – 25, 2017: Living History Weekend, at the Museum of the American G.I., 19124 Highway 6 South College Station, Texas 77845. Military vehicle display, living history displays, swap meet and vendors (both days) Living History School Day (Friday only), historic weapons demonstrations, WWII battle reenactment (Saturday only) and food – 10 am to 5 pm daily. Vendor setup Thursday March 23 after noon. Contact: Museum of the American G.I.; info@americangimuseum.org or visit: http://americangimuseum.org.

California, April 1, 2017: 25th Annual AIRSHOW 2017 sponsored by the Riverside Airport, 6951 Flight Rd., Riverside, CA, with the members of the Inland Empire MVPA. There will be aerobatics, antiques, Warbirds, flybys, static displays, classic car and military vehicle show, kiddie carnival and fun for all with free admission and only $10 per car to park. Contact: (951) 351-6113 or visit: www.riversideairshow.com.

North Carolina, April 13 – 15, 2017: Military Vehicle and Collector Show at Denton Farm Park, 1072 Cranford Rd., Denton, NC from sponsored by Henry’s Truck and Equipment Sales. Military swap meet, convoys, food vendors and trail rides are all in the plans. Open from 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. daily, with a $15 3-day admission, or $5.00 for a single day, active Military are free with ID. Contact: Jim Henry; (704) 983-5940.

New Jersey, April 22 – 23, 2017: 16th Annual Military Transport Association Military Vehicle Show and Swap Meet, Sussex County Fairgrounds, 37 Plains Rd., Augusta, NJ. Contact: Fred Schlesinger; (908) 617-5066, spaces@mtaswapmeet.com, www.mtaswapmeet.com.

Maryland, May 11 – 13, 2017: 44th Annual East Coast Rally at Aberdeen’s Ripken Stadium, Exit 85 on I-95. Free admission, public is welcome. Historic military vehicles, swap meet, militaria, re-enactors, and more. Contact: Tom Buonaugurio (Tom B); (443) 243-1000, cbdtomb@gmail.com or visit: www.militaryvehicleshow.com.

Texas, May 13, 2017: American Freedom Museum’s Salute to WWII and Korean War Veterans at Brook Hill School campus, Bullard, TX, featuring a military vehicle show, swap meet, living history, and reenactments. For full details contact: Mike Balfay; (903) 894-1041, mikebalfay@gmail.com, Tom Townsend; (713) 502-4377, tomtoyland2@gmail.com.

Ohio, May 19 – 21, 2017: The Findlay Show, 30th Annual Armed Forces Day Celebration at Hancock County Fairgrounds, Findlay, OH. Sponsored by the Findlay Military Association, Ohio Motorpool, Buckeye Military Vehicle Collectors, and the Marlboro Volunteers. For more information visit: www.findlaymilitaryshow.org or contact: Keith Kimmel; (419) 721-4456, kkkimmel@aol.com: John Cheney Sr.; (419) 306-4290, cheneyja@frontier.com.

Pennsylvania, June 2 – 4, 2017: 27th Annual WWII Weekend sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Air Museum at the Reading Regional Airport, 2501 Bernville Rd., Reading, PA. For details visit: www.maam.org.

Pennsylvania, June 9 – 11, 2017: Bantam Jeep Heritage Festival, Cooper Lake Campground, Slippery Rock, PA sponsored by Butler County, PA, birthplace of the jeep. All military jeeps and re-enactors are welcome to attend. For details visit: www.bantamjeepfestival.com.

Ohio, June 21 – 24, 2017: 42nd Annual MVPA International Convention at the I-X Center, 6200 Riverside Dr., Cleveland, OH, hosted by the Ohio Motorpool. Look for more information in future issues of Supply Line, and at www.mvpa.org.

Tennessee & North Carolina, September 10 – 15, 2017: Great Smokey Mt. Convoy. This five-day (Monday – Friday), 350 mile, figure eight tour begins and ends from Tally HO Inn, Townsend, TN. Highlights include; Great Smoky Mt. Natl. Park, Wheels Thru Time Museum, Great Smoky Mt. Railroad, Tail of the Dragon Road & the Blue Ridge Parkway. Limit: 20 vehicles. Designed for two, three or five days of history, scenery and adventure. Contact Terry Johns; halftrackjohns@att.net.

California, September 12 – 17, 2017: CAMP GRIDLEY FALL 2017 at the Butte County Fairgrounds, 199 E. Hazel St. Gridley, California. DIFFERENT MONTH MORE DAYS. Hosted by the NORTHERN RECON GROUP. Road Trip Wednesday; Off-Road Driving Challenge Thursday; Big Convoy Friday; Living History Display Saturday. Participation Is Free. Swap Meet And Vendor Sales All Week. For campsite cost and all details please visit our website: http://www.northernrecongroup.org or contact Floyd Jones, President 530 673 9195, or nrg-news@comcast.net