California, April 14-21, 2013: Camp Delta at Tower Park. Largest annual western MV swap meet/rally! Hosted by Military Vehicle Collectors of California. Stockton/Delta KOA, 6 miles west of Lodi on Route 12. No vendor fee except campsite charge. USN/USMC Vehicle Showcase - cash awards by Surplus City Jeep Parts. Halftrack Discussion Group. ALCAN Convoy MV Display. Raffle, ladies social, meals, pools, restaurant. Camping: Jo-Ann at email@example.com or 408-440-6068. Activities: John at firstname.lastname@example.org or 415-491-1601. www.MVCCNews.net.
Italy, April 25 – 27, 2013: Column of Liberation: A WWII military vehicle tour to celebrate the liberation of Italy at the North Apennines Po Valley Park. For more information visit: www.napv.it.
New Jersey, April 27 & 28, 2013: Military Transport Association’s Swap Meet at Sussex County Fairgounds, Augusta, NJ. Vendors, vehicles, exhibits, displays, and much more are in the plans. Saturday 8 a.m. – 6 p.m., Sunday 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. for a $5.00 admission. Children under 12 FREE. Vendors contact: email@example.com or visit: www.mtaswapmeet.com.
Michigan May 3 – 5, 2013: The Great Lakes MVPA proudly presents the opportunity for a Fun Weekend at Cornwell’s Turkeyville, 18935 15½ Mile Rd. Marshal, Mi. Open to all military vehicle owners who wish to show their vehicles, enjoy the trail rides, camping and partaking in the activities that Turkeyville has to offer. For more information & registration forms go to: www.GLMVPA.org.
Pennsylvania, May 4, 2013: The Jake’s Military Rally and Flea Market will be held on these dates at Jake’s Flea Market on Rt. 100 in Barto, PA. It will be hosted by the GPA. The rally starts at 0700 and there is no rain date. Spaces are $15 each or two for $25. Bring your surplus military items and/or your HMV for a good day out. Contact: Bob Dell; firstname.lastname@example.org, (610) 222-4645.
California, May 5, 2013: Charity Car and Motorcycle Show, sponsored by USO Ontario to support our troops at Ontario Airport, 1940 E. Moore Way, Ontario, CA, from 10 am to 3 pm. Special invitation to military vehicles. Contact Gail or Mary; (909) 390-4274, email@example.com or visit: www.usoontariocarshow.com.
Maryland, May 9-11, 2013: 40th Annual East Coast Military Vehicle Rally at Aberdeen’s Ripken Stadium, Maryland. The 680+ all weather, paved spaces are always a sellout. The event will feature historic military vehicles, tents, militaria, in…signia, collectibles, knives, bayonets, gun parts, electronics, surplus, uniforms, models, parts, books and much more. Large vehicle display area, Friday night auction, tours of world famous Aberdeen Military Museum are just 5 minutes away. Great for military vehicle enthusiasts, scouts, vets, campers, collectors, modelers, re-enactors, history buffs. 8 May vender move in, 12 May clean-up and depart. This non-profit event benefits Veterans Organizations. Details at: http://www.militaryvehicleshow.com/or call: (800) 730-6621.
Michigan, May 10, 2013: 7th Annual Driven to Victory Military Remembrance Show at the Van Hoosen Farm, Rochester Hills, Mi, sponsored by the Arsenal of Democracytm and the Rochester Hills Historical Museum. There will be a Pacific themed public battle, and a battle between the Allied and German forces. Breakfast and lunch will be provided for all re-enactors and vehicle owners. There will be displays of historic military vehicles, historical lectures, military vendors, and more. Contact: John Lind; firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.driventovictory.com.
Arkansas, May 10 - 11, 2013: 6th Annual “Red Ballin’ thru the River Valley” Convoy including a HMV display May 10, and 72 mile Convoy May 11. Saturday evening features a BBQ dinner and awards presentations. Event Challenge Coins given to all participants. Hosted by AR MVPA at Lake Dardanelle State Park, Russellville, AR. Registration form and additional information at www.armvpa.com, or contact Steve Smith: (314) 607-6074 or Paul Harless: (501) 727-5530 for mailed forms.
Ohio, May 17 – 19, 2013: 26th Annual Findlay Show and Armed Forces Day Celebration at the Hancock County Fairgrounds, Findlay, OH Military Vehicle show and Swap Meet. This year we will be honoring Vietnam Veterans, and recognizing the 50th Anniversary of United States’ involvement in the Vietnam War sponsored by the Findlay Military Association. Contact: Roger Neff; (419) 387-7263 or John Cheney; (419) 257-2388, or visit www.finhanmilitary.org for more information.
Oregon, May 30 – 31, 2013: 8th Annual Rendezvous o the Rogue at Indian Mary County Park, Merlin, OR, sponsored by the Southern Oregon Military Vehicle Collectors Club. Set-up is Thursday, with a variety of local sites and activities to enjoy. Saturday enjoy Rick’s BBQ Chicken Dinner and raffle. Contact: Bob Jacobsen; (541) 878-1445, email@example.com. For park reservations: (800) 452-5687 or www.co.josephine.or.us. We have sites 54-76 or 89-92.
Washington, May 30 – June 1, 2013: ATHS National Convention and Antique Truck Show with a special class for historic military vehicles at the Yakima Valley Sundome in Yakuma, WA. Visit www.aths.org for more information.
Idaho, June 5 – 8, 2013: The Idaho Military Vehicle Preservation Association presents its annual Vintage Military Vehicle Show at I-84 at Idaho Hwy 95, exit #3 North, Fruitland, ID. Admission is FREE and open to the public on Friday and Saturday. Swap meet, car crushing, trail rides, military displays, demonstrations and more are all part of the activities. Contact: Wayne Butterfield; (208) 461-9202; firstname.lastname@example.org or visit: www.idahomotorpool.com.
Connecticut, June 8, 2013: 36th annual Connecticut Military Vehicle Show and Flea Market, NEW LOCATION: Four Town Fairgrounds, 56 Egypt Rd., Somers, CT. Contact: Bob Artiboni; (860) 798-5344 or visit: http://comvec.org.
Kansas, June 8, 2013: 13th Annual Heartland Military Day at the Museum of the Kansas National Guard, Forbes Field, Topeka, KS. Sponsored by Rolling Thunder MVPA, and the Museum, from 9 am – 4 pm. WWII re-enactments at 10:30 am and 2:00 pm. Includes a swap meet, all era HMV display, Civil War re-enactors and displays. New this year we will be spotlighting the M151. Contact: Bruce Zimmerman; (785) 234-6174 or the Museum; (785) 862-1020.
Michigan, June 14 – 16, 2013: Great Lakes MVPA’s Ft. Custer Trail Ride Weekend. State Park camping nearby, or make use of their WWII barracks with its open floor plan. Saturday evening meal and Membership Meeting will be held at the Base Club. Preregistration is required to enter Ft. Custer. Donations accepted to cover expenses. Registration Form and further Information at: www.GLMVPA.org.
Michigan, June 14 – 15, 2013: Motor Muster at Greenfield Village, Dearborn, MI. You must register with the Henry Ford Museum www.thehenryford.org/events/MotorMuster.aspx. For questions contact: John Lind; email@example.com.
Michigan, June 14 – 16, 2013: Michigan MVPA presents a historic military vehicle display and bivouac in conjunction with the Wings Over Gaylord Air Show. There will be an active military and historic military vehicle parade. The Friday night event will be dinner and a hangar dance, with a 40’s style Big Band. Saturday & Sunday are actual Air Show days. Check www.MIMVPA.org for updates, or visit www.wingsovergaylord.org for additional air show information!
Ohio, June 14 – 16, 2013: Armor Fest, north of Alliance, OH, sponsored by the Marlboro Volunteers, Inc., a military history and educational organization. Admission is $3.00 each or $10 for a carload, or 1 free with a military vehicle. Vendors welcome. All military vehicles are welcome. Visit www.marlborovolunteersinc.com for details; listed under events.
Colorado, June 15, 2013: 5th Anniversary of the 1940′s WWII Era Ball, 5:00 p.m. at the Boulder Airport, 3393 Airport Rd., Boulder, CO. Purchase your tickets now and receive the Early Bird discount, receive $5 off, and a free 1940′s Ball T-shirt! Tickets consistently sell out, and last year they SOLD OUT in advance, get your tickets early! Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nebraska, June 15 – 23, 2013: Announcing the 654 mile, eight day HMV adventure beginning at Fort Robinson, NE traveling north to Fort Meade, SD, then west to Devil’s Tower, WY and returning to Fort Robinson. Average daily mileage would be 84 miles allowing time to sightsee. The longest daily distance will be 120 miles while the shortest is only 56 miles. Overnight stops will be at places, which offer campsite, cabin or lodge accommodations. Come and join us for a day or the whole route. The event kicks off with activities and a trail ride in the beautiful Pine Ridge area of northwestern Nebraska’s Fort Robinson State Park. Participation is open to and free for MVPA members and guests, but there is an enlistment brochure fee of $20.00 per vehicle registered by 31 December 2012. This will cover the cost of printing, mailing and handling of the thirty-four page details and route description. Vehicles must be capable of 40 MPH although the average speed will be 35 MPH. The convoy is limited to 15 HMVs so sign up ASAP! Contact Terry Johns: email@example.com, (314) 522-6781, 9 – 10 AM CST. Details can be viewed at www.mvpa.org.
California, June 21 – 23, 2013: Orange County Collector Car & Motorcycle WeekendTM Salutes the US Military at Dana Point and the Dana Point Concours d’Elegance® Salute to the U.S. Military: Past & Present War Vehicles. Dana Point will be offering the exclusive opportunity to tour Camp Pendleton on 21 June with limited space, so register early. For more information on the planned events visit: www.danapointeconcours.org.
Vermont, July 11 – 13, 2013: Green Mountain Military Vehicle Club 2013 Summer Rally, Route 2, Waterbury, VT (I-89, exit 10). Living history displays, trail rides, vehicle displays, vendors and camping are all planned. For information and reservations visit: www.gmmvc.org.
Arkansas, July 13, 2013: The MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History’s inaugural Vintage Military Vehicle Show at 503 E. Ninth St., Little Rock, AR. You are encouraged to participate, and register your vehicle! The deadline to register your historic military vehicle is June 30, 2013. There is no registration fee. No live ammunition or firearms are allowed. For more information, and a registration form visit: http://www.arkmilitaryheritage.com or call; (501) 376-4602.
Washington, August 10 & 11, 2013: **DATE CHANGE** 15th Annual Olympic Air Show hosted by the Olympic Flight Museum, 7637-A Old Highway 99 SE, Olympia, WA is the largest “Warbird Only” event in the Northwest. Aircraft from all eras, WWII encampment, aerobatics, and youth activities are all pa of the event, plus there will be concession on site. Contact: (360) 705-3925 or visit: www.olympicflightmuseum.com.
Vermont, July 11 – 13, 2013: Green Mountain Military Vehicle Club Rally & Living History Show, Rt. 2, Waterbury, VT, just 3 Miles from I-89. Event to include trail rides, living history displays, surplus flea market and of course, historic military vehicles. For more information visit: www.gmmvc.org.
Michigan, July 13-14, 2013: The Michigan Military Technical & Historical Society and Chesterfield Historical Society proudly present Macomb County’s newest event. The theme is Operation Cobra, the Breakout of Normandy. The event will have allied and axis camps for public displays, with public battles on Saturday and Sunday. In addition, historic military vehicles and various vendors will be on site. Meals are provided for military re-enactors and vehicle owners. For more info visit: www.mimths.org.
Michigan, July 13 & 14, 2013: 6th WWII and Veterans Weekend at the Bruce VFW Post 1146, St. Clair Shores, MI. Hosted by the Bruce VFW Post 1146, Michigan Military History, and Arsenal of Democracy tm and includes military vendors, military vehicles and re-enactors. Open to all, registration is required. Come help to honor our Nation’s Heroes! Visit: www.veteransweekend.com for more information on contact: John Lind; firstname.lastname@example.org.
United Kingdom, July 17 – 21, 2013: The War and Peace Revival at RAF Westenhangar in Hellfire Corner, Stone St., Westenhanger, NR Hythe, Kent CT21 4HX UK, sponsored in association with the INVICTA Military Vehicle Preservation Society. This is a NEW event commemorating 50 years since National Service and 60 Years since the Korean War. Contact: War & Peace Office; 44 (0) 1304 813945, fax: 44 (0) 1304 812422; email@example.com or visit www.thewarandpeacerevival.co.uk.
Michigan, July 20, 2013: Camp Grayling Centennial Celebration, the Michigan MVPA is providing a historic military vehicle display, by invitation of the Base Command, for the celebration. Proper identification to enter the military base will be required by attendees. Pre-registration will be required, registration info will be posted at www.MIMVPA.org as it becomes available.
Connecticut, July 20, 2013: Military Vehicle Show and Swap Meet at the West Haven Veterans Museum and Learning Center, 30 Hood Terr., West Haven, CT. Food will be available on site as well as a full swap meet of parts and militaria. Free admission for anyone bringing a military vehicle, adult admission is $5.00, children under 12 are free. Museum admission is also free. Contact: (203) 934-1111 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ohio, July 20 & 21, 2013: Ride Through History, north of Alliance, OH, sponsored by the Marlboro Volunteers, Inc., a military history and educational organization. Experience different war times from the back of a military truck. Visit living history camps, a mobile military museum, medical aid station and more. Vendors welcome! Visit www.marlborovolunteersinc.com for details; listed under events.
Oregon, July 24, 2013: The Summer Board of Directors Meeting of the Military Vehicle Preservation Association at the Red Lion on the River at Jantzen Beach, 909 N. Hayden Island Dr., Portland, OR from 7 – 9 p.m., all active members are welcome to attend.
Oregon, July 25 – 27, 2013: 37th Annual MVPA Convention, hosted by the Military Vehicle Collectors Club of Oregon at the Portland Expo Center, 2060 North Marine Drive Portland, OR. Click here to go the Convention Information page.
New Hampshire, July 25 – 27, 2013: 26th Annual Weare Summer Military Vehicle Rally at 14 Center Rd., Weare, NH. Join us for three days of vehicle displays, vendors, swap meet, camping, food, and family fun. Visit WWW.MVMVC.ORG for more information.
Ohio, July 26 & 27, 2013: 6th 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, email@example.com. General information: Brian Wolf; (419) 864-3669, firstname.lastname@example.org.
United Kingdom, August 2 – 4, 2013: Military and Flying Machines Essex and London’s premier Military Show. There will be 300 plus military and classic vehicles including, Sherman tanks. 100 plus collectors/craft stalls, nearly a thousand living history re enactors, all day live 40′s music and air displays including B17 Flying Fortress. For more info and videos visit: http://www.mfmshow.org.uk/.
Ohio, August 16 -17, 2013: 5th Annual Shiloh Summer Rally and Military Vehicle Show at Planktown Hardware & More, Shiloh, OH. Join us for two days of vehicle displays, re-enactors, vendor swap meet and fun. Bring your vehicle and test it on the trails across 140 acres of rolling farmland and woods. Sponsored by the Ohio Motorpool and Planktown Hardware & More. Contact: John Cheney II; (419) 257-3202, or visit: www.ohiomotorpool.org for more information.
Michigan, August 16 – 18, 2013: Great Lakes MVPA’s 16th Annual Military Vehicle Show & Swap Meet at General Jim’s Surplus, 8810 S. Clare Ave., Clare MI. Free swap meet spaces to GLMVPA members; Non-members are $15.00 per space. Free primitive camping for display owners and vendors. Free Saturday evening cookout and Sunday breakfast for members, vendors and participants bringing displays. Contact: Jeff Youst; (989) 368-5425, or John McEntire; email@example.com.
Michigan, August 16 – 17, 2013: 3rd Annual Michigan MVPA Military Vehicle Show and Swap Meet at the former Wurtsmith Air Force Base in Oscoda, MI, in conjunction with Wurtsmith Air Museum’s Fly-In. Amphibious vehicles may swim from the former Air Force Beach on Van Ettan Lake. This event is early in the planning stages. More information will be posted on www.MIMVPA.org as it becomes available.
England, August 17 & 18, 1013: Lacock at War 2013, sponsored by West Wilts MVT and MVT at eh Parish Council Playing Fields, Lacock, England. Featuring static displays, HMVs, vendors, re-enactors, a beer tent and BBQ. For more information visit: www.westwiltsmvt.co.uk/Lacock%20at%20War.html or www.facebook.com/events/142169545944457.
Colorado, August 30 & September 1, 2013: The Colorado Military Historical Group is hosting the National Battle at Ft. Carson, Colorado. Quality and experienced re-enactors requested. The group is currently envisioning a 1943-44 MTO/Italian campaign scenario, but are flexible enough to accommodate the majority of units active in the MTO For more information visit: http://cmhg.net/2013_National_Battle.html or our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Colorado-Military-Historical-Group-CMHG/119169284775182?ref=hl.
Rhode Island, September 14 & 15, 2013: 13th Annual Historic Military Vehicle Show by the Rhode Island MVCC and Quonset Air Museum, 488 Eccleston Ave., N. Kingstown, RI. Active/retired military, re-enactors and military vehicles enter free. The first 75 HMVs receive a dash plaque. Concessions available on site. Adults – $7.00, 12 to 18 – $3.00, under 12 free. No live ammo, exposed edge weapons or alcohol. Contact: Quonset Hut; (401) 294-9540; Vendors contact: Russell; (401) 884-6116.
California, September 15-22, 2013:Camp Delta Fall Meet at Tower Park. Second largest annual western MV swap meet/rally! Hosted by the Military Vehicle Collectors of California. Stockton/Delta KOA, 6 miles west of Lodi on Route 12. No vendor fee except campsite charge. Displays, meals, pools, restaurant, bar, marina, store. Camping: call KOA; (800) 562-0913 and ask for Campground 4. Facility info: http://koa.com/campgrounds/stockton/. Activities: John at firstname.lastname@example.org, (415) 491-1601. www.MVCCNews.net for MVCC and more event info.
Indiana, September 20 – 21, 2013: 22nd Annual Show & Swap Meet at the Ropkey Armor Museum, 5649 E. 150 North, Crawfordsville, IN. Open to public 9am – 6pm daily. Admission: $5 per person or $10 for a carload. $20 vendor spaces available. Military vehicles on display, military armor museum open, RC aircraft, militaria for sale, swap meet, food. Sponsored by the Indiana Military Vehicle Preservation Association – visit www.IndianaMVPA.org for updates or contact Mike Lusty: email@example.com.
Missouri, September 27 – 29, 2013: The Audrain County Historical Society and the City of Mexico, MO Tourism Commission invites you to the 12th annual WALK BACK IN TIME. Re-enactors must register. HMVs are encouraged to attend. Camps open to the public from 4 – 7 p.m. Friday, and until 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org; (573) 581-3910 or visit: WWW.AUDRAIN.ORG.
Pennsylvania, October 5, 2013: The Jake’s Military Rally and Flea Market will be held on these dates at Jake’s Flea Market on Rt. 100 in Barto, PA. It will be hosted by the GPA. The rally starts at 0700 and there is no rain date. Spaces are $15 each or two for $25. Bring your surplus military items and/or your HMV for a good day out. Contact: Bob Dell; email@example.com, (610) 222-4645.
Missouri, October 12, 2013: Annual WWII Missouri 100 Mile Convoy: HQ – Black River Motel; Lesterville, MO. Stops; Gads Hill (Jesse James Train Robbery!), historic Aunt May Cabin, Lon Sanders Canyon, Fort Benton (Civil War) Sam A Baker State Park (lunch), Crane Lake, Profit Mt. overlook. WWII vehicles & correct uniforms required. Limit: 15 vehicles. Additional convoys on Friday and Sunday. Contact: Terry Johns; (314) 522-6781 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. See MVPA web site for info.
California, October 16 – 20, 2013: Annual CAMP GRIDLEY EVENT at the Butte County Fairgrounds, 199 E. Hazel St. Gridley, California. Hosted by the NORTHERN RECON GROUP of Military Vehicle Restorers and Collectors. If you enjoy driving your M V you will enjoy this event. Participation is free. For campsite cost, and to view or print all event details, please visit: http://www.northernrecongroup.org, or contact Dave Palmerlee, Chairperson; (530) 370-3701, email@example.com.