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.

Texas, May 29, 2016: Historic Military Display at the Foundry Methodist Church, 8350 Jones Road, Houston, TX with participation from the Bluebonnet Military Motor Pool, the National Armed Forces Museum and the 6th Cavalry Historical Re-enactors. Contact: C.J. Harper; (832) 347-0324 or visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hlW1H5sRefQ.

United Kingdom, May 29, 2016: 493rd Bomb Group Museum Debach Airfield, Suffolk, England. Station 152 USAAF 1944 – 1945.  A well-established Museum Open Day with a Vintage Military Vehicle Road Run on Sunday May 29.  Stage performances by the Eastern Angles with licensed bar, refreshments, free camping and free entry. All welcome especially veterans and their families and friends. Contact: Richard Taylor (+44) 7850 078432 or visit: richardfgt@btconnect.com www.493bgdebach.co.uk/.

Washington, May 30, 2016: Flying Heritage Collection’s 5th annual TankFest Northwest!  This event features military vehicles and cannons, remote control tanks, food, and fun. See the Kettenkrad tracked motorcycle, hear the boom of a German 88 mm cannon, see a 30-ton Sherman tank in action and more! Doors open at 10 am. Veterans & Active Duty Military get in free. Questions? Call (877) 342-3404 or email info@flyingheritage.com. 3407 109TH ST SW, Everett, WA 98204

Idaho, June 1 – 4, 2016: Idaho Military Vehicle Preservation Association’s Annual Vintage Military Show at the Idaho Military Vehicle Transportation Museum Grounds and the Idaho Motor Pool, 6247 Hwy 95, Fruitland, ID . Open 9am to 5pm. Activities include swap meets, a raffle, desert trail rides, car crushing, demonstrations, free admission to the Transportation Museum, and of course Vintage Military Vehicles of all kinds. Free and open to the public. Visit us on the web at www.idahomvpa.org.

Nebraska, South Dakota & Wyoming, June 5 – 17, 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 14 days. Limit 30 vehicles. Contact: Terry Johns; halftrackjohns@att.net.

Pennsylvania, June 10 – 12, 2016: 6th Annual Bantam Jeep Heritage Festival and Convoy at Coopers Lake Campground, 205 Currie Rd., Slippery Rock, PA. HMV Convoy from Pittsburgh to Butler at 0700, Rick Kline’s Hilltop Rd. Participate in the world’s largest jeep parade, hoping to make the Guinness Book of World Records. FFMC encampment and activities throughout the event. For festival information visit: www.bantamjeepfestival.com. For FFMC information contact: Pat Nicholson; (412) 805-3325 or patn@deckmasters.info.

Connecticut, June 11, 2016: 39th Annual Connecticut Military Vehicle Show & Flea Market, Chester Fairgrounds, 11 Kirtland Terr., Chester, CT. Antique military vehicles, displays, rood on site. Saturday 8 am – 4 pm; Admission $5.00/person, children under 10 free. For information visit: http://www.comvec.org

Michigan, June 14 – 18, 2016: West Michigan Freedom Cruise, a 5-day event funding W. MI Veteran needs, with a golf tournament, Blues & Cruise, Street Festival, and cruise on Plainfield Avenue Motor Mile. Military Vehicles welcome to participate in all events. Contact: Tom Antor; (616) 690-3121, or visit www.freedomcruise.net.

Alabama, June 17- 18, 2016:  Mount Olive Regional Swap Meet, Mt. Olive Exit 272 from I-65 North of Birmingham.  Go West about 1 1/2 miles and the show is located on your left at Gambles Truck Accessories. Limited overnight camping.  Hotels and Walmart at exit 271 with more hotels at exit 267. Contact: Ronnie Guin; bguin0723@charter.net, (205) 631-0723.

Ohio, June 17 – 18, 2016: 8th Annual Shiloh Summer Rally and MV Show at Planktown Hardware, 8128 Planktown N. Rd., Shiloh, OH hosted by the Ohio Motorpool. Trail rides, pot luck dinner, vendors, displays and an abundance of camaraderie! Contact: John Cheney II; (419) 349-4795, Treasurer@ohiomotorpool.com or visit: http://www.ohiomotorpool.com

Missouri, June 30 – July 4, 2016: The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Moving Wall at the American Legion Post #82, 103425 Highway 52, Windsor, MO. To honor and respect those who made the ultimate sacrifice through remembrance. Vietnam Era Vehicles requested on opening day. Contact: (660) 647-5597 or visit: www.americanlegionriders.net.

Pennsylvania, July 9 – 10, 2016: 1st Annual Weekend at Stuie’s, Riverfront Park, Test Track, S. Eaton St., Berwick, PA, Hometown of the Stuart Tank. Free admission! Contact: Kristen Bogash; (570) 956-3630, kristenbogash@gmail.com. Berwick Stuart Tank Committee, Tom McLaughlin; (570) 350-9675, tommclau@comcast.net, or visit: www.bringstuiehome.org.

California, July 16, 2016: 2nd Annual Ociano MV Show, Oceano, CA. Admission is free. Set-up Friday at noon with a Saturday show. Dry camping available at your rig. Event in conjunction with the annual ATHS show. Contact: Gary Hanes; (805) 931-0291, margiandgary@charter.net.

Ohio, July 29 & 30, 2016: 9th 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.

California, August 10, 2016: MVPA Board of Directors Meeting, Alameda County Fairgrounds Building D, Pleasanton, CA, at 6:00 p.m.

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.

Vermont, August 12 – 14, 2016: 58th Annual Antique & Classic Car Meet, Nichols Field, Rou8te 100, 2026 Waterbury, Rd., Stowe, VT. Several categories for restored and unrestored historic military vehicles. Information at www.vtauto.org.

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.

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.

Illinois, October 8 – 9, 2016: Franklin Park Military Days at the Franklin Park Police Station Field, 9451 Belmont Ave., Franklin, IL 60131. This is a free family event with costumed battel re-enactments, vintage vehicles and equipment, vendors, refreshment, demonstration and more are all planned. Battles Saturday 10/8 at 9 a.m. and 2 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m. Contact: fpmilitarydays@mail.com.

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.

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.

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.