MV Events

 

 

 

Send your event information (75 words or less), with a significant military vehicle presence to hq@mvpa.org, or fax the information to: (816) 833-5115.

 

Arizona, January 30 – 31, 2016: The 25th Arizona Military Vehicle Show. This includes vehicles from World War I through modern conflicts. Largest show in Arizona. Military surplus and MV parts swap meet at show. Free to display military vehicle.  9a-5p Sat, 9a-4p Sun. For more info see www.armytrucks.org.

Florida, February 26 – 28, 2016: Winter Rally and Swap Meet of the First Florida Chapter MVPA, and the Southern Outpost, at Renninger’s Antique Center and Flea Market, 20651 US Hwy 441, Mt. Dora, FL. Swap meet, historic military vehicle display, camping and more are in the plans. For information visit: www.FLMVPA.org.

Alabama, March 4 – 5, 2016: East Alabama Regional Spring Rally at Wind Creek State Park, Alexander City, AL. If you haven’t made it before this is an awesome opportunity to kick off your spring activities with a fun-filled event. Convoys, displays, swap meet, food, and campfire discussions are all planned. Gary and Melissa Poe working with Alan and Michael Roberts always have a fantastic event with new activities each year. Contact Gary and Melissa Poe; (256) 329-3292, poem091014@gmail.com.

Pennsylvania, March 5, 2016: 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 + refreshments & low admission fee. Show: 9am-5pm. Vendor setup: March 4, 2016, 9am-5pm. Contact: Jim Gilmore, jgilmore@ptd.net. Web: www.redballonline.org

Ohio, March 15, 2016: North Coast Military Collectors’ Spring Militaria Show at Young’s Auction Center, 2425 Massillon Rd., Akron, OH from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Admission and parking are free. Contact: Scott Denniss; (330) 546-3085, sdenniss@att.net.

Alabama, March 19 – 20, 2016, Alabama Gun Collectors Show, Birmingham, AL. A great indoor event that allows the Dixie Division an awesome opportunity to interact with hundreds of people in a comfortable setting. We display our vehicles and military collections, do a bit of swapping and selling and, most importantly, share our hobby with lots of people. Don’t miss this show since it’s dry and a lot of fun. Contact: Ronnie Guin; bguin0723@charter.net, (205) 631-0723.

New Jersey, April 2, 2015: The Battleship New Jersey’s Vietnam War Living History Day at the museum and memorial, 62 Battleship Pl., Camden, NJ.  We are hoping you can participate in next year’s event with as many Vietnam era vehicles as possible, but all eras of historic military vehicles are welcome.  Contact: Jack Willard; (856) 966-1652 Ext. 144.

California, April 2, 2016: 24th Annual AIRSHOW 2016, at the Riverside Airport, Riverside, CA from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Featuring aerobatics, antiques, Warbirds, flybys, collector cars, historic military vehicles and a kiddie carnival. Admission is free, parking is $10 per car. Contact: (951) 351-6113, fax; (951) 359-3570 or visit: www.riversideairshow.com.

Alabama, April 15 – 16, 2016: Gulf Coast Regional Rally at the USS Alabama, Mobile, AL. The annual spring event at Battleship Park is always a fun event with members of the Dixie Division, Mississippi Coast Watchers, Deep South, and First Florida groups in what is always an upbeat swap meet. This year’s rally is in conjunction with the USS Alabama Annual Crewman’s Reunion.  This will be an awesome opportunity to meet and talk with these Battleship Warriors and be on board their “Battlewagon”. Contact: Johnny Lawrence; (334) 750-5091, jmlawrence@mindspring.com.

New Jersey, April 16 – 17, 2016: 15th Annual Swap Meet and Military Vehicle Show hosted by the Military Transport Association (MTA) at Sussex County Fairgrounds, NJ. Displays, historic military vehicles, indoor/outdoor swap meet, and onsite camping with hook-ups offered. Contact: spaces@mtaswapmeet.com, or visit: http://mtaswapmeet.com or http://www.mtaofnj.org/.

Maryland, May 12 – 14, 2016:43rd Annual East Coast Military Vehicle Rally & Flea Market at Ripken Stadium, Aberdeen, MD. Free entry and open to the public. Over 12 acres of Army Navy Military surplus. This is a non-profit event with proceeds supporting veterans’ causes and military museums. Contact: (800) 730-6621 or visit: www.militaryvehicleshow.com.

Ohio, May 20 – 22, 2016: The Findlay Show, 29th 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.finhanmilitary.org or contact: Keith Kimmel; (419) 721-4456, kkkimmel@aol.com: John Cheney Sr.; (419) 306-4290, cheneyja@frontier.com.

Ohio, May 21, 2016: Armed Forces Day Car Show at the Hilliard Memorial VFW Post 4931, 2436 Walcutt Rd., Columbus, OH. Pre-registration from 2/1/2016 thru 4/30/2016, email for the form. Awards for Best Military Themed Display and Best Military Vehicle. 50/50 raffle, door prizes, music, concessions, color guard and more are planned. Don’t forget to thank a soldier! Contact: emptypocketscruisers@aol.com.

Alabama, May 21, 2016: The Alabama Center of Military History, Huntsville, AL. The Dixie Division Military Vehicles Club co-hosts this annual military vehicle rally and flea market at the Veteran’s Memorial Museum in Huntsville.  Randy Withrow and staff provide a wonderful opportunity for fellowship and to tour one of the coolest military collections in this country.  Contact: Randy Withrow; (256) 883-3737 for further information.

Alabama, May 21, 2016, The Aviation Education Outreach Regional Fly-In at Auburn University Regional Airport, Auburn, AL. This family oriented event showcases numerous aircraft from throughout the Southeast, and is not to be missed. During the day we will have military vehicles and displays, various aircraft displays and demonstrations, musical entertainment, food and corporate / sponsor interactive booths. Contact: Johnny Lawrence; (334) 750-5091, jmlawrence@mindspring.com.

Florida, May 21 – 22, 2016: Armed Forces Day Celebration hosted by the Military Museum of North Florida at Lee Field on the old Naval Air Station in Green Cove Springs, CL. Military vehicle show, re-enactors, militaria, classic car show and touring the museum will all be part of the experience. $20 entry fee. For more information visit: www.militarymuseumofnorthflorida.com.

Texas, May 29, 2016: Historic Military Display at the Foundry Methodist Church, 8350 Jones Road, Houston, TX with participation from the Bluebonnet Military Motor Pool, the National Armed Forces Museum and the 6th Cavalry Historical Re-enactors. Contact: C.J. Harper; (832) 347-0324 or visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hlW1H5sRefQ.

United Kingdom, May 29, 2016: 493rd Bomb Group Museum Debach Airfield, Suffolk, England. Station 152 USAAF 1944 – 1945.  A well-established Museum Open Day with a Vintage Military Vehicle Road Run on Sunday May 29.  Stage performances by the Eastern Angles with licensed bar, refreshments, free camping and free entry. All welcome especially veterans and their families and friends. Contact: Richard Taylor (+44) 7850 078432 or visit: richardfgt@btconnect.com www.493bgdebach.co.uk/.

Idaho, June 1 – 4, 2016: Idaho Military Vehicle Preservation Association’s Annual Vintage Military Show at the Idaho Military Vehicle Transportation Museum Grounds and the Idaho Motor Pool, 6247 Hwy 95, Fruitland, ID . Open 9am to 5pm. Activities include swap meets, a raffle, desert trail rides, car crushing, demonstrations, free admission to the Transportation Museum, and of course Vintage Military Vehicles of all kinds. Free and open to the public. Visit us on the web at www.idahomvpa.org.

Nebraska, South Dakota & Wyoming, June 5 – 17, 2016: Black Hills Convoy II. Drive the historic Ft. Sidney/Ft. Meade/Deadwood Trail! Tour begins and ends at Fort Robinson, NE. See the Black Hills, Custer State Park, Badlands National Park, Mount Rushmore, and Devils Tower. Ride the 1880 Railroad during our 800 mile adventure! Designed for 1 week or 14 days. Limit 30 vehicles. Contact: Terry Johns; halftrackjohns@att.net.

Connecticut, June 11, 2016: 39th Annual Connecticut Military Vehicle Show & Flea Market, Chester Fairgrounds, 11 Kirtland Terr., Chester, CT. Antique military vehicles, displays, rood on site. Saturday 8 am – 4 pm; Admission $5.00/person, children under 10 free. For information visit: http://www.comvec.org

Alabama, June 17- 18, 2016:  Mount Olive Regional Swap Meet, Mt. Olive Exit 272 from I-65 North of Birmingham.  Go West about 1 1/2 miles and the show is located on your left at Gambles Truck Accessories. Limited overnight camping.  Hotels and Walmart at exit 271 with more hotels at exit 267. Contact: Ronnie Guin; bguin0723@charter.net, (205) 631-0723.

Ohio, June 17 – 18, 2016: 8th Annual Shiloh Summer Rally and MV Show at Planktown Hardware, 8128 Planktown N. Rd., Shiloh, OH hosted by the Ohio Motorpool. Trail rides, pot luck dinner, vendors, displays and an abundance of camaraderie! Contact: John Cheney II; (419) 349-4795, Treasurer@ohiomotorpool.com or visit: http://www.ohiomotorpool.com

Missouri, June 30 – July 4, 2016: The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Moving Wall at the American Legion Post #82, 103425 Highway 52, Windsor, MO. To honor and respect those who made the ultimate sacrifice through remembrance. Vietnam Era Vehicles requested on opening day. Contact: (660) 647-5597 or visit: www.americanlegionriders.net.

California, August 10, 2016: MVPA Board of Directors Meeting, Alameda County Fairgrounds Building D, Pleasanton, CA, at 6:00 p.m.

California, August 11-13, 2016: 2016 MVPA National Convention. Hosted by the Military Vehicle Collectors of California at the Alameda County Fairgrounds, Pleasanton, CA. Indoor/outdoor show with host hotel and onsite camping. Combine a California tourist trip with your favorite hobby! MVCC Co-chairmen; John Neuenburg, in_garage@hotmail.com and Dave Ball, vought@msn.com.  Details to come on www.MVCCNews.net and in Supply Line.

Vermont, August 12 – 14, 2016: 58th Annual Antique & Classic Car Meet, Nichols Field, Rou8te 100, 2026 Waterbury, Rd., Stowe, VT. Several categories for restored and unrestored historic military vehicles. Information at www.vtauto.org.

Virginia, September 29 – October 1, 2016, Blue Ridge Victory Rally and Swap Meet, in Central Shenandoah Valley at the Factory Antique Mall, 50 Lodge Lane, Verona, VA; the largest in USA. Hosted by Intermont Military Vehicle Club. Spouse and Family Friendly. Military Vehicle Swap Meet, Displays, Judging. Museums, Activities, Entertainment, Trail and Vehicle Rides, Food, Lodging, Camping, Shopping. Visit: http://blueridgerally.weebly.com/ for details or contact:  blueridgerally@gmail.com.

Alabama, September 16 – 17, 2016: End of Summer Regional Rally at Brierfield State Park, Brierfield, AL. An awesome opportunity to embrace the end of summer with an exciting and fun-filled event. Join us for convoys, displays, swap meet, food, and campfire discussions. This is the second stop of our “Dixie Division Tours Alabama’s State Parks 2016” events for this year. Contact: Teresa or Terry Hallman; (205) 674-3106.

Indiana, September 16 – 17, 2016: Indiana MVPA 25th Annual Show & Swap Meet at the Jay County Fairgrounds, 806 E. Votaw Street, Portland, IN.  Open to public 9AM – 6PM daily.  Admission: $5/Person or $10/Carload. Primitive camping available.  Military vehicle display, Museum of the Soldier, militaria, swap meet, primitive camping and concessions.  Sponsored by the Indiana MVPA, in coordination with the Museum of the Soldier. Contact: www.IndianaMVPA.org or Mike Lusty; Rally@IndianaMVPA.org.

Alabama, October 23, 2016: Fall Race at Talledega SuperSpeedway, Talledega, AL. An opportunity to honor our veterans, display our vehicles and participate in a pre-race parade lap as part of the NASCAR race day activities.  Awesome fun and a great way to spread the word about our hobby.  The response from the race fans is incredible! Contact: Johnny Lawrence; (334) 750-5091, jmlawrence@mindspring.com.

Alabama, November 4 – 5, 2016: Annual Dixie Division Military Vehicles Club Fall Regional Rally at Tannehill State Park, Bucksville, AL. We also conduct our Annual Meeting on Saturday starting with lunch. This is the third stop of our “Dixie Division Tours Alabama’s State Parks 2016” events for this year. Contact: Ronnie Guin; bguin0723@charter.net, (205) 631-0723

Tennessee & North Carolina, September 10 – 16, 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: 30 vehicles. Designed for two, three or five days of history, scenery and adventure. Contact Terry Johns; halftrackjohns@att.net.