Send your event information (75 words or less), with a significant military vehicle presence to email@example.com, or fax the information to: (816) 833-5115.
New Hampshire, July 24 – 26, 2014: Weare Summer Military Vehicle Rally – our 27th year. 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 25 & 26, 2014: 7th 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, firstname.lastname@example.org. General information: Brian Wolf; (419) 864-3669, email@example.com.
Oregon, July 25 – 27, 2014: 27th Annual All Military Show and Sale, in conjunction with the Collectors West Gun Show at the Multnomah County Expo Center, Portland, OR, sponsored by the Military Vehicle Collectors Club of Oregon. Vintage military vehicles on display and militaria swap meet are planned. Admission is $10 per day, $16 for a 2-day pass, $24 for a 3-day pass, plus $8 per day parking. Contact: Steve Greenberg; (503) 682-2294 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Arkansas, July 26, 2014: The MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History’s 2nd Annual Vintage Military Vehicle Show, 503 E 9th St., Little Rock, AR from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. There is no registration fee. All vintage military vehicles are welcome, from Civil War wagons through Desert Storm. To register for this show, please visit and go to www.arkmilitaryheritage.com then to July under Calendar of Events or contact: Nic Clark; (501) 376-4602.
Vermont, August 8 – 10, 2014:Antique and Classic Car Meet hosted by the Vermont Automobile Enthusiasts at Nichols Field, Route 100, 2026 Waterbury Rd., Stowe, Vermont. Flea market, car corral (includes historic military vehicles), judging, parade, and street dance are all in the plans. Contact: Heather Maclay; (802) 279-0686, Tom McHugh; (802) 862-1733 or visit www.vtauto.org.
ON, Canada, August 9, 2014: Tank Saturdays at the Ontario Regiment RCAC Regimental Museum, 1000 Stevenson Rd N, Oshawa, ON, Canada from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Tank Saturdays are on the second Saturday of each month from May – October with live demonstrations of operational historic armoured fighting vehicles from Canada and its Allied Forces. Contact: email@example.com or visit: www.ontrmuseum.ca/events.htm.
Wisconsin, August 9 – 10, 2014: 23rd Annual Iola Vintage Military and Gun Show at the Iola Old Car Show Grounds, Iola, WI. Activities include vintage tractor and equipment demonstrations, living history encampments, vendors, re-enactments and vehicle parade. Concessions on site. Contact: (715) 445-4005, firstname.lastname@example.org or visit: www.iolavms.com.
Ohio, August 15 – 16, 2014: 6th 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.
Missouri, August 15, 2014: Car Show for a Cause, sponsored by the Sterling Acres Baptist Church with all proceeds donated to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation at SABC, 11200 W 47th St., Kansas City, MO. Military Vehicles from all eras are invited to participate. Food, fun, live music and awards for your $10 registration, which includes hot dog lunch, and a chance to win prizes. Contact: Ken Sons; (816) 517-2045, email@example.com.
Missouri, August 16, 2014: Military Vehicle, Jeep and Antique Car Show, featuring Studebakers, at the Auto World Museum, 200 Peacock Dr., Fulton, MO from 10:00 – 3:00. Swap meet space, vehicle displays and parking is all free. The museum admission fees will be discounted, there will be a raffle and concessions on site. Contact: Art & Darlene Gloss; (573) 491-9921, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ohio, August 22 & 23, 2014:Historic Military Show at Fort Economy Museum, 6587 SR 180, Hallsville, OH. Pre-registration recommended for vehicles, vendors or campers. Contact: (740) 655-2666, email@example.com.
Michigan, August 23, 2014: Military Vehicle Show in conjunction with the semi-annual Wings Over Alpena Air Show. Sponsored by the Michigan MVPA. The MIMVPA will set-up on Friday and take down on Sunday. Saturday is the show day. Camping & some food & entertainment provided for participants. Contact: Mike Flewelling; firstname.lastname@example.org or visit: www.MIMVPA.org/events.
Illinois, August 22 – 24, 2014: Summer Midwest Willys Jeep Reunion & Swap Meet at Holiday Inn, 1301 Avenue of Mid America, Effingham, IL. Contact: Art Gloss; (573) 491-9921, 4wdjeep@wildblue@net or visit: www.midwestwillysreunion.org.
Tennessee, August 29 – 30, 2014: 5th Annual MV Show and Swap Meet hosted by the Tri-State Military Vehicle Club, at 323 Camp Jordan Pkwy, East Ridge, TN, near Chattanooga. Hours from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Vendor set-up on 28 August. RV camping is available. Display your HMV at no charge. Contact: Buddy Mumpower; (423) 364-1194, email@example.com.
Belgium, September 5 – 7, 2014: TANKS IN TOWN 2014, Mons, Belgium to commemorate the liberation of Mons in 1944 by the 83rd Reconnaissance Battalion, 3rd U.S. Armored Division “SPEARHEAD”. Each year features a tremendous concentration of armored vehicles, Jeeps, and Trucks peacefully invading the historic city center. This year’s event includes the 2nd Armored Tour in Europe 2014 (www.2ndarmoredineurope.co.uk). A unique worldwide event; a living museum of WWII armored vehicles. For more information visit: 222.tanksintown.be.
Rhode Island, September 6 & 7, 2014: 14th Annual Historic Military Vehicle Show sponsored by the Rhode Island Military Vehicle Collectors Club at 2 Callahan Rd., North Kingston, RI. Admission; $5.00, children 12 and under free. Please, bring a canned good donation to benefit Operation Stand Down. Historic military vehicles, RI National Guard, and living history groups are all part of the plans. Re-enactors welcome! Contact: John Kane; (401) 226-2288, vendors: Rob Hecker; (401) 374-1996 or Mike Moses; (401) 364-0677.
ON, Canada, September 13, 2014: Tank Saturdays at the Ontario Regiment RCAC Regimental Museum, 1000 Stevenson Rd N, Oshawa, ON, Canada from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Tank Saturdays are on the second Saturday of each month from May – October with live demonstrations of operational historic armoured fighting vehicles from Canada and its Allied Forces. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit: www.ontrmuseum.ca/events.htm.
Pennsylvania, September 19 & 20, 2014: Annual REDBALL Military Transport Fall Rally & Swap Meet at West End Fair Grounds, Rt. US209, Gilbert, PA. Military Vehicle display, swap meet, vendors, featuring M-38 Jeeps, rides & food – 8 am to 5 pm each day. Judging & Awards Saturday. Vendor setup September 18, noon to dusk. Contact: Jim Gilmore; (570) 325-5216, email@example.com.
Indiana, September 19 – 20, 2014: 23rd Annual Indiana MVPA Show & Swap Meet, Jay County Fairgrounds, 806 E Votaw St, Portland, IN. Open 9AM – 6PM daily. Admission: $5/Person or $10/Carload. Primitive camping, military vehicles displays, Museum of the Soldier will be open, radio control aircraft, militaria swap meet, and food in site. Sponsored by the Indiana Military Vehicle Preservation Association in coordination with the Museum of the Soldier. Contact: Mike Lusty; Rally@IndianaMVPA.org or visit www.IndianaMVPA.org for updates.
California, September 21 – 28, 2014: Camp Delta Fall Meet at Tower Park. Second largest annual western MV swap meet/rally! 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, pool, restaurant, bar, marina, store. Camping: call KOA; (800) 562-0913, ask for Campground 4. Facility info: http://koa.com/campgrounds/stockton/. Activities: John; (415) 491-1601, firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.MVCCNews.net for details. Featuring Weasels and other Tracked MVs on Friday
Arkansas, September 25 – 27, 2014: 14th Annual Petit Jean Rally and Swap Meet hosted by the AR MVPA, held in conjunction with Antique Auto Swap Meet at Morrilton, AR – Petit Jean Mountain featuring Trail Rides on Friday and Saturday, food served from a Vietnam Era Field Kitchen and Awards ceremony on Saturday. Spaces are large enough to camp in and vend from for $30. FREE admission! Contact Paul Harless; (501) 727.5530 or visit: www.armvpa.com.
Louisiana, September 26 – 27, 2014: Great Louisiana Maneuvers, a living history event reenactment of the “Red 2nd Army vs Blue 3rd Army” at the Beauregard Regional Airport, home of Historic DeRidder Army Air Base, 1220 1st Ave, DeRidder, LA. Contact: Sharon Hyde Beltz; (337) 424-9880,
Sharon@hyde-beltz.com or visit: www.deridderarmyairbase.com.
Iowa, September 27, 2014:Annual Centerville (IA) Parade honoring WWII veterans. We are looking for WWII military vehicles to carry veterans to this annual event. If you are able to participate contact: Gary Cridlebaugh; (641) 895-1915, Lisa Eddy; (641) 895-6323, or Centerville Chamber of Commerce; (641) 437-4102.
North Carolina, October 4, 2014: 3rd Annual Military and Civvy Jeep Swap Meet at East Coast Willys Restoration, 1346 E 11th St., Siler City, NC, from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. and sponsored by Southern Division of East Coast Willys. All military and civilian jeeps welcome. Contact: Paul@eastcoastwillys.org; (919) 428-0951, (919) 663-0110, www.eastcoastwillys.org.
Pennsylvania, October 4, 2014: The Fall HMV Rally and Flea Market at Jake’s Flea Market on Rt 100 in Bally, PA hosted by the GPA. This runs from 0700 to 1300 with no rain date. Bring your vehicle and any military related items you have for sale. Spaces are $15 or two for $25. If you are looking for bargains this is the place to be. Contact: Bob Dell; (610) 222-4645, email@example.com.
Alabama, October 9 – 11, 2014: Lamar and Jewell Rowland’s Just-a-Loafin Rally, 7557 Alabama 153, Samson, AL. If you haven’t made it before this is an awesome opportunity to head into the Fall activities with an exciting and fun-filled event. Trail rides, convoys, displays, swap meet, food, and campfire discussion are all part of the fun. Contact: Lamar Rowland; (334) 313-6040 or visit: www.ddmvpa.org.
ON, Canada, October 11, 2014: Tank Saturdays at the Ontario Regiment RCAC Regimental Museum, 1000 Stevenson Rd N, Oshawa, ON, Canada from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Tank Saturdays are on the second Saturday of each month from May – October with live demonstrations of operational historic armoured fighting vehicles from Canada and its Allied Forces. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit: www.ontrmuseum.ca/events.htm.
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; email@example.com.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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, email@example.com.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org. Activities: John; (415) 491-1601, email@example.com or visit www.MVCCNews.net.
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.
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, July 1 – 7, 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; firstname.lastname@example.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; email@example.com for registration 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; firstname.lastname@example.org.
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, email@example.com and Dave Ball, firstname.lastname@example.org. Details to come on www.MVCCNews.net.