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.

 

Colorado, December 6, 2014:5th Annual 1940′s White Christmas Ball at Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum, 7711 East Academy Blvd, Denver, CO bringing back the warmth and nostalgia of a simpler time, the 1940s and ‘50s. Event includes a Glenn Miller Tribute, Rat Pack tribute, Christmas radio show, balloon drop, sleigh rides and dance. Visit: http://www.1940sball.com/White_Christmas_Ball/Entertainment.html for details.

Arizona, March 7 & 8, 2015:11th annual “Southwest Military Transport Show” sponsored by the Arizona Historical Military Transport Association at the Commemorative Air Force Museum at Falcon Field in Mesa, AZ – home of the B-17G “Sentimental Journey”. Many exciting and unique military vehicles and aircraft will be on display as well as a military vehicle parts swap meet, collectibles, memorabilia, food and fun. Visit www.ahmta.com for info.

Florida, March 13 – 15, 2015: The Charles Craven Winter Rally & Swap Meet, hosted by First Florida MVPA & the Southern Outpost, at Renninger’s Mount Dora, 20651 US-441, Mt. Dora, FL. There is no charge to enter your vehicle to be displayed or judged. Events include trail ride, awards dinner, WWII battle re-enactment and weapons demonstration. Covered and uncovered outdoor vendor spaces available. Contact: Lindsay Orr; lorr.tcp@gmail.com, (386) 479- 9644 or visit www.flmvpa.org.

New Jersey, April 18 & 19, 2015: Military Transport Association’s Spring Swap Meet at the Sussex County Fairgrounds, Augusta, NJ. Vendors, exhibits, displays, and vehicles are all part of the excitement. Contact: info@mtaswapmeet.com or visit: www.mtaswapmeet.com.

California, April 19 – 26, 2015: Camp Delta at Tower Park Resort. Largest annual western MV event! Six miles west of Lodi on Hwy 12. No vendor fee except camping fee. Dinners, raffle, ladies events, pools, restaurant, marina. Featuring Foreign MVs plus Emergency MVs–Police, Fire, Rescue, Ambulance, Wrecker. Spud gun shoot. Likely campsite wait list. Contact Jo-Ann; (408) 238- 8277, mamalesser@yahoo.com; activities: John; (415) 491-1601, in_garage@hotmail.com, www.MVCCNews.net.

Pennsylvania, May 2, 2015: The Spring HMV Rally & Military Flea Market at Jake’s Flea Market, Rt. 100 in Bally, PA hosted by the GPA. It runs from 0700 to 1300 with no rain date. Bring your HMV and any military items you may have for sale. If you are looking for bargains this is the place to be. Contact Bob Dell: (610) 222-4645, rbard1@verizon.net for more details.

Maryland, May 14 – 16, 2015:42nd Annual East Coast Rally & Flea Market at Aberdeen’s Ripken Stadium, Aberdeen, MD. Free entry and open to the public. Over 12 acres of military parts, military vehicles, and militaria. A non-profit event where the proceeds support veterans’ causes and military museums. For more information visit: www.militaryvehicleshow.com.

Ohio, May 15 – 17, 2014: The Findlay Show, 28th 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.

New Mexico, June 9 – 13, 2015: Vietnam Helicopter Crew Members Association 2015 Reunion at the Albuquerque Marriott, 2101 Louisiana Boulevard NE, Albuquerque NM. Visit http://www.vhcma.org/reunions.html for more information.

Michigan, June 19 – 21, 2015: Lest We Forget of SW Michigan will stage a tribute to Vietnam Veterans, including presentations by several Vietnam Medal of Honor recipients, Vietnam re-enactment with 3 Huey helicopters, dog handlers, vehicles of the Vietnam era, parachute jumps and entertainment. Vietnam era vehicles are encouraged to attend. Contact Don Alsbro; (269) 921-7176 or visit: www.lestweforgetusa.org.

Kansas, June 25 – 27, 2015: 40th Annual MVPA Convention at the Kansas Expocentre, One Expocentre Dr., Topeka, KS hosted by the Rolling Thunder MVPA. Mark your calendars.

New Mexico, June 30 – July 8, 2015: Santa Fe Trail Convoy from Black Mesa, Oklahoma following the MVPA Topeka Convention. Tour Capulin Volcano, Rio Grande Gorge, Taos, Chimayo, Santa Fe, Cimarron, drive the scenic Valley of Life road and ride the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad during an 8 day 698 mile adventure! Limit 30 vehicles. Registration begins at the Louisville MVPA Convention in June. Contact: Terry Johns; halftrackjohns@att.net.

Washington, DC to San Diego, CA September 19 – October 17, 2015: MVPA 2015 Bankhead Highway (BH’15) Convoy, from Washington, DC to San Diego, CA. Call MVPA HQ; (800) 365-5798 or email; hq@mvpa.org for registration details.

California, September 20 – 27, 2015: Camp Delta Fall Meet at Tower Park Resort. Second largest annual western swap meet and vehicle gathering! Six miles west of Lodi on Hwy 12. No vendor fee except camping fee. No admission, vehicle, or parking fees. Displays, spud gun shoot, dinners, raffle, ladies events, pools, restaurant, marina. Contact Stockton Delta KOA for camping, 209-369-1041. Ask for Campground 4. Activities: John; (415) 491-1601, in_garage@hotmail.comwww.MVCCNews.net.

Pennsylvania, October 3, 2015: The Fall HMV Rally & Military Flea Market at Jake’s Flea Market, Rt. 100 in Bally, PA hosted by the GPA. It runs from 0700 to 1300 with no rain date. Bring your HMV and any military items you may have for sale. If you are looking for bargains this is the place to be. Contact Bob Dell: (610) 222-4645, rbard1@verizon.net for more details.

Nebraska, South Dakota & Wyoming, June 5 – 20, 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 16 days. Limit 30 vehicles, early-bird cost $75 per vehicle. Contact: Terry Johns; halftrackjohns@att.net.

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.