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.

Tennessee, August 29 – 30, 2014: 5th Annual MV Show and Swap Meet hosted by the Tri-State Military Vehicle Club, at 323 Camp Jordan Pkwy, East Ridge, TN, near Chattanooga. Hours from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Vendor set-up on 28 August. RV camping is available. Display your HMV at no charge. Contact: Buddy Mumpower; (423) 364-1194, budro1885@yahoo.com.

Belgium, September 5 – 7, 2014: TANKS IN TOWN 2014, Mons, Belgium to commemorate the liberation of Mons in 1944 by the 83rd Reconnaissance Battalion, 3rd U.S. Armored Division “SPEARHEAD”. Each year features a tremendous concentration of armored vehicles, Jeeps, and Trucks peacefully invading the historic city center. This year’s event includes the 2nd Armored Tour in Europe 2014 (www.2ndarmoredineurope.co.uk). A unique worldwide event; a living museum of WWII armored vehicles. For more information visit: 222.tanksintown.be.

Rhode Island, September 6 & 7, 2014: 14th Annual Historic Military Vehicle Show sponsored by the Rhode Island Military Vehicle Collectors Club at 2 Callahan Rd., North Kingston, RI. Admission; $5.00, children 12 and under free. Please, bring a canned good donation to benefit Operation Stand Down. Historic military vehicles, RI National Guard, and living history groups are all part of the plans. Re-enactors welcome! Contact: John Kane; (401) 226-2288, vendors: Rob Hecker; (401) 374-1996 or Mike Moses; (401) 364-0677.

ON, Canada, September 13, 2014: Tank Saturdays at the Ontario Regiment RCAC Regimental Museum, 1000 Stevenson Rd N, Oshawa, ON, Canada from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Tank Saturdays are on the second Saturday of each month from May – October with live demonstrations of operational historic armoured fighting vehicles from Canada and its Allied Forces. Contact: info@ontrmuseum.ca or visit: www.ontrmuseum.ca/events.htm.

Pennsylvania, September 19 & 20, 2014: Annual REDBALL Military Transport Fall Rally & Swap Meet at West End Fair Grounds, Rt. US209, Gilbert, PA. Military Vehicle display, swap meet, vendors, featuring M-38 Jeeps, rides & food – 8 am to 5 pm each day. Judging & Awards Saturday. Vendor setup September 18, noon to dusk. Contact: Jim Gilmore; (570) 325-5216, jgilmore@ptd.net.

Indiana, September 19 – 20, 2014: 23rd Annual Indiana MVPA Show & Swap Meet, Jay County Fairgrounds, 806 E Votaw St, Portland, IN. Open 9AM – 6PM daily. Admission: $5/Person or $10/Carload. Primitive camping, military vehicles displays, Museum of the Soldier will be open, radio control aircraft, militaria swap meet, and food in site. Sponsored by the Indiana Military Vehicle Preservation Association in coordination with the Museum of the Soldier. Contact: Mike Lusty; Rally@IndianaMVPA.org or visit www.IndianaMVPA.org for updates.

California, September 21 – 28, 2014: Camp Delta Fall Meet at Tower Park. Second largest annual western MV swap meet/rally! Hosted by the Military Vehicle Collectors of California at the Stockton/Delta KOA, 6 miles west of Lodi on Route 12. No vendor fee except campsite charge. Displays, meals, pool, restaurant, bar, marina, store. Camping: call KOA; (800) 562-0913, ask for Campground 4. Facility info: http://koa.com/campgrounds/stockton/. Activities: John; (415) 491-1601, in_garage@hotmail.com or visit www.MVCCNews.net for details. Featuring Weasels and other Tracked MVs on Friday

Arkansas, September 25 – 27, 2014:  14th Annual Petit Jean Rally and Swap Meet hosted by the AR MVPA, held in conjunction with Antique Auto Swap Meet at Morrilton, AR – Petit Jean Mountain featuring Trail Rides on Friday and Saturday, food served from a Vietnam Era Field Kitchen and Awards ceremony on Saturday. Spaces are large enough to camp in and vend from for $30. FREE admission!  Contact Paul Harless; (501) 727.5530 or visit: www.armvpa.com.

Louisiana, September 26 – 27, 2014: Great Louisiana Maneuvers, a living history event reenactment of the “Red 2nd Army vs Blue 3rd Army” at the Beauregard Regional Airport, home of Historic DeRidder Army Air Base, 1220 1st Ave, DeRidder, LA. Contact: Sharon Hyde Beltz; (337) 424-9880,
Sharon@hyde-beltz.com or visit: www.deridderarmyairbase.com.

Iowa, September 27, 2014:Annual Centerville (IA) Parade honoring WWII veterans. We are looking for WWII military vehicles to carry veterans to this annual event. If you are able to participate contact: Gary Cridlebaugh; (641) 895-1915, Lisa Eddy; (641) 895-6323, or Centerville Chamber of Commerce; (641) 437-4102.

Tennessee, September 27, 2014:Remembering WWII a day of living history, education and more, downtown Linden, TN. All-day event featuring WWII veterans, two WWII re-enactments, a WWII-era swap meet, antiques vendors, a vintage vehicle display, Army encampment, live music from the Merchants of Cool big band, a recreation of a 1940s canteen, and more. We are including all pre-1946 vehicles (civilian and military) in the vehicle display. Contact: Jessica Courter; (931) 628-3438, or visit: www.dominionskills.com/remembering-wwii.

North Carolina, October 4, 2014: 3rd Annual Military and Civvy Jeep Swap Meet at East Coast Willys Restoration, 1346 E 11th St., Siler City, NC, from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. and sponsored by Southern Division of East Coast Willys. All military and civilian jeeps welcome. Contact: Paul@eastcoastwillys.org; (919) 428-0951, (919) 663-0110, www.eastcoastwillys.org.

Pennsylvania, October 4, 2014: The Fall HMV Rally and Flea Market at Jake’s Flea Market on Rt 100 in Bally, PA hosted by the GPA. This runs from 0700 to 1300 with no rain date. Bring your vehicle and any military related items you have for sale. Spaces are $15 or two for $25. If you are looking for bargains this is the place to be. Contact: Bob Dell; (610) 222-4645, rbard1@verizon.net.

Alabama, October 9 – 11, 2014: Lamar and Jewell Rowland’s Just-a-Loafin Rally, 7557 Alabama 153, Samson, AL. If you haven’t made it before this is an awesome opportunity to head into the Fall activities with an exciting and fun-filled event. Trail rides, convoys, displays, swap meet, food, and campfire discussion are all part of the fun. Contact: Lamar Rowland; (334) 313-6040 or visit: www.ddmvpa.org.

ON, Canada, October 11, 2014: Tank Saturdays at the Ontario Regiment RCAC Regimental Museum, 1000 Stevenson Rd N, Oshawa, ON, Canada from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Tank Saturdays are on the second Saturday of each month from May – October with live demonstrations of operational historic armoured fighting vehicles from Canada and its Allied Forces. Contact: info@ontrmuseum.ca or visit: www.ontrmuseum.ca/events.htm.

Missouri, October 11 – 18, 2014: “Show Me Convoy” in southeast Missouri. Tour Mark Twain Forest and Ozark National Scenic Riverways. Overnight at Montauk State Park at Eminence, “Elk Capitol of Missouri” and Wilderness Lodge. If you want scenery and history come and let me Show You! Open to members and all era HMVs. Total distance is 670 miles. Convoy begins and ends at Arcadia Academy Bed & Breakfast. Limit of 30 vehicles. Contact: Terry Johns; halftrackjohns@att.net.

Illinois, October, 11 & 12, 2014: 2nd Annual WWII & Vietnam Battle Re-enactment, and all era vehicle display at the Vandalia, IL City Park. Several displays are planned; admission is free, everyone is welcome to attend. Set-up will begin Friday afternoon, October 10. Contact: (618) 283-9109, (618) 292-0228, jrosbo@hotmail.com

California, October 15 – 19, 2014: CAMP GRIDLEY FALL 2014 at the Butte County Fairgrounds, 199 E. Hazel St. Gridley, California.  Hosted by the NORTHERN RECON GROUP.  Convoys, Challenges, Historic Displays, Socializing.  ANOTHER GREAT EVENT! Participation is free. For campsite cost, and to view or print all event details, please visit our website: http://www.northernrecongroup.org or contact Bill Campbell, President; (530) 518-1353, nrg-news@comcast.net.

Alabama, October 31 – November 01, 2014: Annual Dixie Division Military Vehicles Club Fall Rally, 12632 Confederate Parkway, McCalla, AL. The DDMVC will also conduct their Annual Meeting on Saturday starting with lunch. Contact: Ronnie Guin; President@ddmvpa.com or visit: www.ddmvpa.org.

Florida, November 9, 2014: Vintage Motor Classic with HMV category at the St. Petersburg Yacht Club, 11 Central Ave, St. Petersburg, FL. Honor our nation’s heroes at the Military Vintage Vehicle Display this Veteran’s Day Weekend!  FREE AWARDS REGISTRATION FOR ALL MILITARY VEHICLES. There will also be a special meet and great dinner on Saturday night with special guests and activities for everyone. Military Vehicles need to register at: warriorsroadtrip@gmail.com or visit: www.warriorsroadtripnetwork.org or www.spyc.org/classic.

Georgia, November 11, 2014: Parade, Ceremony and Wreath Laying in Lakeland, GA. Organizers are requesting military vehicles for this event commemorating the 70th Anniversary of D-Day, and the 100th Anniversary of WWI for the parade, and as a back drop for the wreath laying ceremony at the memorial. If you can participate please, contact: Terry; (229) 242-4610 evenings, or teryburton@aol.com.

North Carolina, November 15-16, 2014:  5th AnnualMilitary Timeline— Hosted by Fort Dobbs State Historic Site, 438 Fort Dobbs Road, Statesville, NC  28625.  Public program bringing to life 400 years of NC military history.  Vehicle displays welcome.  Contact: Scott Douglas; (704) 873-5882, scott.douglas@ncdcr.gov or visit www.fortdobbs.org. Free to participants and public.

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.

California, April 19 – 26, 2015:Camp Delta at Tower Park Resort. Largest annual western MV event! Hosted by the Military Vehicle Collectors of California at the Stockton/Delta KOA, 6 miles west of Lodi on Route 12. No vendor fee except campsite charge. Displays, meals, pools, restaurant, marina. Two MV showcases: Foreign, plus Emergency Vehicles – Fire, Rescue, MP, Wrecker. Likely campsite wait list. Contact Jo-Ann; (408) 238-8277, mamalesser@yahoo.com. Activities: John; (415) 491-1601, in_garage@hotmail.com or visit www.MVCCNews.net.

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.

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, July 1 – 7, 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.

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