MV Events

 

 

 

 

 

 

Missouri, August 26 – 27, 2016: 21st Annual Willys Reunion and Swap Meet at the Holiday Inn, 2200 I-70 Dr. SW, Columbia, MO 6503; (573) 445-8531. All Willys and jeep model vehicles are welcome, including Empire tractors. Mention “Willys Reunion” when making your hotel reservations to get our group rate. Pre-registration ends 19 August. Contact: Art & Darlene Gloss; (573) 491-9921, 4wdjeep@wildblue.net or Jeff Petrowich; (217) 246-5438, jpet@willysreunion.com, or visit www.willysreunion.com

Rhode Island, August 27 – 28, 2016: 16th Annual Historic Vehicle Show sponsored by the Rhode Island Military Vehicle Collectors Club at 305 Commerce Park Rd., North Kingston, RI, from 9:30 am – 5 pm Saturday, and 10 am – 3 pm Sunday. Admission is $5.00 for adults, children under 12 are free. Bring a canned good for Operation Stand Down. Contact: John Kane; (401) 226-2288, Ray Vernon; (401) 837-1435, Chris Elliott; (401) 692-1130, www.rimvcc.com.

Missouri, September 2 – 4, 2016: The 2nd Annual Air Power Tour at the Branson, MO Airport hosted by the Commemorative Air Force. Rides will be offered on 7 different vintage WWII Aircraft; B-24, B-25, T-6 Texan, P-51 Mustang, and more. Vendors, clubs and historic military vehicle displays requested. Contact: Ty Lewis; (417) 334-8339, (417) 676-0081 or visit: www.airpowertour.org.

Indiana, September 3 – 4, 2016: 9th Annual Salute to the Veterans of WWII, 71st anniversary of the end of WWII at the Indiana Military Museum, 715 S 6th St., Vincennes, IN. WWII Veteran Speakers, HMV parade, living history, reenactments, flyovers and much more. Contact: Indiana Military Museum; (812) 882-1941, sianoil@hotmail.com or visit: www.indianamilitarmuseum.org.

Missouri, September 9 – 10, 2016: Midwest Willys Jeep Reunion, Capital Plaza Hotel, 415 W McCarty St., Jefferson City, MO, sponsored by the Santa Fe Chapter. Civilian and military Willys Jeeps welcome. Register with Betty Massengale; (573) 635-5030, mass5030@mediacombb.net or Doc Kayser; (573) 635-6767.

Arkansas, September 22 – 24, 2016: 16th Annual Arkansas-MVPA Fall Rally, Swap Meet and Military Vehicle Display on the grounds of the Museum of Automobiles on scenic Petit Jean Mountain near Morrilton, Arkansas. Come join us for a laid-back display or reserve a shaded swap meet space to sell some of your surplus inventory. Nearby lodging or camping on-site available (no hookups). Contact: Paul Harless; (501) 727-5530, plheh38@hughes.net. Registration form and rally information at www.armvpa.com.

Virginia, September 24 – 25, 2016: 2016 Open House of the Americans in Wartime Museum at the “Tank Farm”, 13906 Aden Rd., Nokesville, VA. Open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily; admission by donation. Family-friendly activities such as vehicles and helicopter displays, living history displays, a scavenger hunt, and a Semper K-9 display! Contact: 703-662-5774, info@nmaw.org or visit: nmaw.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.

Pennsylvania, September 16 & 17, 2016: Annual REDBALL Military Transport Fall Rally and Swap Meet at West End Fair Grounds, Rt. US209, Gilbert, PA. Military Vehicle display, swap meet, vendors, M151 Series & M422 featured MVs, rides and food – 8 am to 5 pm daily. Judging & Awards Saturday. Vendor setup September 15, noon to dusk. Contact: Jim Gilmore, jgilmore@ptd.net. Web: www.redballonline.org.

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.

Pennsylvania, October 1, 2016: Jakes Flea Market hosted by Greater Pennsylvania Military Vehicle Historical Society at 1380 Rt. 100, Barto (Bally), PA form 0600 – 1300 hours. Rain cancels the event. Plenty of on-site parking, nearby hotels, flea market, historic military vehicles, and concessions will be offered. No pets in flea market area. No live firearms or ammo. Contact: Bill Beadlin; (267) 980-0650 or Murf; (610) 587-6556.

California, October 12 – 16, 2016: CAMP GRIDLEY FALL 2016 at the Butte County Fairgrounds, 199 E. Hazel St. Gridley, California. SOCIALIZE WITH US! Hosted by the NORTHERN RECON GROUP. Road Trip Thursday; Off Road Driving Challenge Friday; Hang out in camp or convoy scenic backroads on Saturday. Participation is free. For campsite cost, and to view or print all event details, please visit our website: www.northernrecongroup.org or contact: Floyd Jones, President (530) 673 9195,
nrg-news@comcast.net.

Texas, October 14 – 15 2016: Tires, Tracks and Tents, at the Museum of the American G.I., 19124 Highway 6 South College Station, Texas 77845. Military vehicle display, living history displays, historic weapons demonstrations, swap meet, vendors, food – 10 am to 4 pm daily. Vendor setup Thursday Oct 13 after noon. Contact: Museum of the American G.I.; info@americangimuseum.org or visit: http://americangimuseum.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

Brazil, November 11 – 13, 2016: 12th Brazilian National Historical Military Vehicle Association Annual Meeting, at Centro Multiuso de Eventos, Sao Jose SC, Florianopolis metropolitan area. Supported and hosted by Companhia Indestrutiveis HMV. This is a non-profit, free-entry event with HMVs and museum displays from all eras, swap meet, food and entertainment. For info visit www.indestrutiveis.com.br, or contact Claudio Simoes de Almeida: claudio.simoes@lemeengenharia.com.br.

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.

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.

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.

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.