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.

 

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 Annual Military 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.

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.

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.

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.

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