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.

 

Georgia, March 21, 2015:GAMVPA Annual Show and Sell at Adventure Outdoors parking lot closest to the S. Cobb Dr. entrance, Smyrna. Displays, swap tables, and concessions on site from 11:00 – 2:00. Goodie bags to everyone bringing a military vehicle. Contact: Robert Brough, (678) 923-2411. 

California, March 28, 2015: 23rd Annual AIRSHOW 2015 at the Riverside Airport, Riverside, CA from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. There will be aerobatics, warbirds, flybys, displays, classic cars and military vehicles. A kiddie carnival rounds out the activities. Admission is free, parking is $10 per car. Contact: (951) 682-1771 or visit www.riversideairshow.com.

New Zealand, April 3 – 6, 2015:New Zealand Military Vehicle Collectors Club’s EASTER RALLY at Kumeu A&P Showgrounds and adjoining Community Hall, Auckland, NZ. This will be themed up so that you are part of a military camp experience! A group of military re-enactors will be at the heart of this. Any military bling you can add to your site will help build the atmosphere. For more information visit: www.easterrally.co.nz.

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.

Brazil to Northern Italy, April 21 – 28, 2015: Celebration of 70 years of great BEF (Brazilian Expeditionary Force) victories in WWII. Almost 30 WWII Jeeps, Dodges, and some Brazilian WW2 veterans will cross the Atlantic Ocean for an epic journey. The convoy will depart from Camaiore, going through Lucca, Pistoia, Montese, Sassuolo, joining “Colonna della Libertá” April 25, before entering Parma. For more information and directions call: marcos@polarisseguros.com.

Indiana, May 1 & 2, 2015: Armor Modeling and Preservation Society International Convention, at the National Military History Center’s WWII Victory Museum, 5634 County Rd. 11A, Auburn, IN. Owners of full-sized vehicles are encouraged to attend and display their vehicles form 8 am Friday until 3 pm Saturday. For more information visit: www.amps-armor.org or contact: John Charvat; (405) 464-2494.

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.

Arkansas, May 2, 2015:8th Annual 100 Mile Red Ball Convoy hosted by the AR MVPA. Depart Russellville at 8:00 am. Dinner will be on scenic Mt. Magazine, the highest point in Arkansas. All eras of military vehicles are welcome. For those coming early on 5/1/ there will be a display at the old train station. Information and registration at: www.armvpa.com / Red Ball page. Contact: Steve Lee Smith; (314) 607-6074, steveleesmith@hotmail.com

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 or John Cheney Sr.; (419) 306-4290, cheneyja@frontier.com.

Ohio, May 16, 2015:Armed Forces Day Car Show, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm, at Hilliard Memorial VFW Post 4931, 2436 Walcutt Rd., Columbus, OH. Proceeds benefit the VFW Post and Wounded Warriors. Trophies for Best Military Vehicle and Best Military Display. Door prizes, music, concessions, and the Color Guard are all part of the plans. Contact: emptypocketscruisers@aol.com.

Minnesota, May 16 – 17, 2015: 6th Annual Armed Forces Day WWII Weekend at Dakota City Heritage Village, 4008 220th St. W, Farmington, MN, from 10 am – 6 pm Saturday, and 10 am – 3 pm Sunday. Admission is $10 per person, with a $2.00 discount with the donation of a non-perishable food item. WWII Veterans and children under 7 are free. Contact: (612) 432-2231 or visit: http://dakotacitywwii.yolasite.com.

Idaho, June 3 – 6, 2015: The Idaho Military Vehicle Preservation Association’s ANNUAL VINTAGE MILITARY SHOW is at the Idaho Military Transportation Museum Grounds at Fruitland Idaho. Events include military vehicles, a raffle, swap meet, desert trail rides, military displays, and vintage vehicle demonstrations. Admission is Free and open to the public. Dealers and vendors welcome. For information or reservations contact: Wayne Butterfield at (208) 412-5653, wayne@heritagewifi.com or visit: www.idahoMVPA.org.

Kansas, June 6, 2015:16th Annual Heartland Military Day at the Museum of the Kansas National Guard, Forbes Field in Topeka, KS sponsored by the Rolling Thunder Chapter of the MVPA and the KNG museum from 9 am – 4 pm. WWII re-enactments at 10:30 am and 2 pm. Featuring a military swap meet and military vehicles from all eras on display. Contact Bruce Zimmerman: (785) 234-6174 or the Museum: (785) 862-1020.

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.

Pennsylvania, June 12 – 14, 2015: Bantam Jeep Heritage Festival at the birthplace of the jeep, Butler, PA! First Frontier Mechanized Cavalry Vehicle and Camp Display is part of the World’s largest jeep parade. For vehicle and camping reservation space contact: Pat Nicholson; (412) 805-3325, patn@deckmasters.info.  For event information visit: www.bantamjeepfestival.com.

Connecticut, June 13, 2015:38th Annual CT Military Vehicle Show & Flea Market at the Chester Fair Grounds, 11 Kirkland Terr., Chester, CT from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Antique military vehicles, flea market, military displays and food on site. Sponsored by CT Military Vehicle Collectors. Admission is $5.00 for adults, children under 10 FREE. NO pets, firearms or alcohol permitted. Contact: Andrea Farrington; (860) 324-7328 or visit: www.COMVEC.org

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. For more information click on the “MVPA Conventions” tab above, then on ”Upcoming Convention” for registration and vendor information.

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.

Nebraska, July 3 & 4, 2015: Nebraska National Guard Historical Society’s Military Vehicle Show, Seward, NE. Theme “70th Anniversary of Victory in WWII”, honoring WWII Veterans with rides in the Seward parade in historic military vehicles.  MVPA members interested in carrying WWII vets in your WWII vehicle contact: Cody Cade; (402) 309-8761, cody.r.cade.mil@mail.mil.

Ohio, July 24 & 25, 2015:8th Annual Mid-Ohio Military Vehicle Show, sponsored by the Buckeye Military Vehicle Collectors, Inc., at the Cardinal Center Campground, 616 State Route 61, Marengo, OH; (419) 253-0800 or visit: www.cardinalcentercamp.com. Vintage parts market, collectibles, military vehicles of all ages, living history exhibits and vintage Willys jeep display are all planned. Vendors contact: Tom Wolboldt; (740) 374-3086, xstuff@juno.com. General information: Brian Wolf; (419) 864-3669, wolf.214@osu.edu.

Montana, September 3 – 7, 2015: Gore’s Military Museum’s 1st Annual Military Vehicle Show and Swap Meet at Southside RV Park, 104 E Poindexter St., Dillon, MT.  Vehicles, vendors, displays and demonstrators are all welcome to this inaugural event. Military and history museum, Trail Ride, Labor Day Rodeo, Fair and Parade (which includes thousands of spectators) will be featured. For reservations, vendor spaces and vehicle registration contact: Derek Gore; (406) 660-1551 or goresmilitarymuseum@gmail.com. 

Tennessee, September 4 – 5, 2015:5th Annual Tri-State Military Vehicle Club Show and Swap Meet at 323 Camp Jordan Pkwy, East Ridge, TN, off I-75 near Chattanooga, TN. Open 8 am to 5 pm daily. Vendors, RV set-up and camping available. No charge to display a military vehicle. Contact: Berlin Seaborn; (423) 593-1476, seaborn133@bellsouth.com.

Pennsylvania, September 18 & 19, 2015: Annual REDBALL Military Transport Fall Rally & Swap Meet at West End Fair Grounds, Rt. US209, Gilbert, PA. Military vehicle display, swap meet, vendors, featured MVs, rides and food – 8 am to 5 pm each day. Judging & Awards Saturday. Vendor setup September 17, noon to dusk. Contact: Jim Gilmore, jgilmore@ptd.net or visit: www.redballonline.org.

Indiana, September 18 - 19, 2015: Indiana MVPA 24th Annual Show & Swap Meet, Jay County Fairgrounds, 806 E Votaw Street, Portland, IN, sponsored by the Indiana Military Vehicle Preservation Association in coordination with the Museum of the Soldier. Open 9 am – 6 pm daily for $5/Person or $10/carload. Primitive camping, military vehicles, Museum of the Soldier will be open, RC aircraft, militaria, swap meet, and food. For more information visit: www.IndianaMVPA.org or contact Mike Lusty: Rally@IndianaMVPA.org.

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.

Arkansas, September 25 – 26, 2015: 15th Annual Petit Jean Military Vehicle Rally and Swap Meet, hosted by the AR MVPA. In conjunction with the antique auto swap meet and show. Spaces are available for camping/vending. Meals are served from a Vietnam Field Kitchen. Additional information is available at: www.armvpa.com / Petit Jean Rally. Contact: Paul Harless; (501) 727-5530, plheh38@hughes.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.

North Carolina, October 10, 2015: 4th Annual Military and Civilian Jeep Swap Meet at the Airborne and Special Operations Museum, 100 Bragg Blvd., Fayetteville, NC. Sponsored by the East Coast Willys Restorations from 8 am to 4 pm. Contact: Paul; (919) 428-0951 or paul@eastcoastwillys.org.

California, October 14 – 18, 2015: CAMP GRIDLEY FALL 2015 at the Butte County Fairgrounds, 199 E. Hazel St. Gridley, California. A GREAT DRIVING EVENT! Hosted by the NORTHERN RECON GROUP. Road Trip Thursday, Off Road Driving Challenge Friday, Big Convoy on Saturday, Socializing Every Day. Participation is free. For campsite cost, and to view or print all event details, please visit our website: www.northernrecongroup.org or contact: Bill Campbell, President; (530) 518-1353, nrg-news@comcast.net.

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.