MV surplus sales resume


Posted by CL Smith : August 14, 2014 11:23 am

2015 MVPA Convoy starts to come together

Hey military vehicle fans, The MVPA has launched a new Facebook page just for the organization’s historic convoys including 2015′s Bankhead Convoy from Washington D.C. to San Diego, CA. Go to and click the LIKE button to get all the information and to receive photos and stories by participants during the actual events!

We have 59 MV teams registered as of 27 August, 2014. To join this great Convoy please call or email MVPA HQ. They will forward your request onto the BH’15 Team. Thanks!”

Posted by CL Smith : May 30, 2014 2:46 pm

Results of the MVPA 2013 Board of Directors Election

Term March 2014 – March 2018

The CPA firm completed the count and MVPA Secretary Tom Wolboldt certified the election on December 17, 2013. There were 785 valid ballots counted compared to 965 in the 2011 election, and 735 ballots in the 2009 election. 80 ballots were not valid for various reasons.

The following nominees received the highest number of votes and will serve a 4-year term staring in March 2014: Kevin Emdee (475 votes), Daniel Dolan (390 votes), Steve Greenberg (341 votes), and Bill Scott (338 votes).

The new Board members will be serving the first 2 years of their terms with David Cadorette, David Welch, Tom Wolboldt and Kevin Lockwood, whose terms end in 2016. The appointed Directors are Reg Hodgson – Army Motors Editor; David Doyle – Supply Line Editor; and Steve Preston – Convention Chairman

The following nominees will be called to serve if any of the eight elected Directors cannot complete their term prior to the next election in 2015: Lamar Rowland (286 votes), Gary Hisel (240 votes), Stewart Entz (234 votes), or John Pojunos (222 votes).

The next election process will start with the call for nominations in March 2015.

Posted by CL Smith : December 20, 2013 12:01 pm

M100 Raffle Fundraiser for Gary Wirth

Trailer_raffle_flyer_FINALOur friend and award-winning military vehicle and car restoration expert, Gary Wirth, is in urgent need of help. For years, Gary has been one of the top go-to guys for the best in MV restoration. He made the old, new again. Refreshed the tired. Helped the battle-worn. Now it’s our turn to help him. We invite you to join us to offer finan­cial help to him and his wife, Sherry, in this difficult time. 

Gary was diagnosed with Chronic Lymphocytic Leuke­mia (CLL) in 2007. But now, his condition has worsened. He needs a T-cell transplant at Mayo Clinic in October, where they will essentially replace his immune system with that from a carefully selected donor. He has al­ready started weekly preparation treatments and will continue to do so until the transplant surgery.

Once the transplant is completed at Mayo, he and Sherry will stay in Rochester for at least 3 months in near isolation for monitoring and follow-up treatment. The prognosis is good, but not certain, and the journey will take months on a long and sometimes difficult road.

Thankfully, their health insurance will pay for most of the transplant costs, but not for his stay. And without work or income until after his Rochester stay, their ev­eryday expenses need to be covered as well.

The need is real. And the need is now. Their expenses are already mounting. Will you please help contribute to the Gary Wirth Restoration Trust? 

Please send a check, make an immediate PayPal trans­fer payment, or make a deposit today at any Wells Far­go Bank to the Gary Wirth Restoration Trust account. Check our Facebook page for updates, more info and for ways to buy tickets for the M100 trailer raffle! 

And we know that you, like us, will look for other ways to help them in the months to come, to let them know that they are in our hearts and prayers every day.



Questions & RSVP: Mike Dyer @ 612.840.1194 or 19645 Hills of Claire Ave., Prior Lake, MN 55372-8775 or

Wells Fargo Acct: Gary Wirth Restoration Trust
Facebook page: Gary’s Restoration

Please note: while all proceeds will go to Gary & Sherry, these
will not be tax-deductible donations. The cost and time required
to make that possible was too great and took too long.

Posted by CL Smith : December 2, 2013 10:42 am


The 2014 MVPA Membership Renewals are now due! Renew by December 20, 2013 to receive Supply Line & Army Motors uninterrupted! You can renew online by clicking HERE.

To renew by check, make payable to MVPA and send to:
Military Vehicle Preservation Association
PO Box 520378, Independence, MO 64052

You can also call with a Discover, VISA or Mastercard:
(816) 833-6872 – (800) 365-5798

U.S. Memberships
Second Class Postage – $50
1st Class Postage – $75 
Outreach membership – $50 (sent to a school or library)

Outside the U.S.
Canadian – $60
International – $70
Outreach membership – $50 (sent to a school or library)

Business/Associate (includes a listing in each issue of Supply Line)
U.S. Business- $60
Canadian Business – $70
International Business – $80

Posted by CL Smith : October 10, 2013 11:36 am

2013 Convention Winners!

Check out photos of the military vehicle restoration winners from this year’s MVPA Convention. CLICK HERE

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Posted by CL Smith : September 27, 2013 3:47 pm

World War II Tanker School 101

MVPA member Tom Townsend of Rusk, Texas recently put this little video together on the WWII Tank School sponsored by the Museum of the American GI in College Station, Texas. Participants learn how to operate as a member of a crew on an original US tank from the era. For more videos, visit the MVPA YouTube Channel at

Posted by CL Smith : December 14, 2012 12:12 pm

MVPA Our House in Normandy

Traveling to France to see the D-Day sites? Bringing your MV? Need a place to stay or just relax? The MVPA guest house right in Normandy is open to all members and operated by Pierre and Silvia of the Florida MVPA. To find out more, go to

Posted by CL Smith : October 8, 2012 12:10 pm

2012 Vehicle Awards

The 2012 MVPA Convention in Huntsville was a huge success and everyone wants to know who were the “top dogs” at the vehicle competition this year. Head on over to the CONVENTION WINNERS page and take a look. You can see all of the photos from Huntsville in the next issue of SUPPLY LINE.

Posted by CL Smith : July 5, 2012 2:55 pm

MVPA consulate in opens in Italy

MVPA member Filippo Spadi of Scarperia, Italy helped to facilitate the opening of a MVPA consulate in Italy.  The office is located inside the Gotica Toscana Center of Documentation and Historic Research.  Volunteers will support and promote MVPA membership and activities in Italy and abroad.

The Gotica Toscana is a non-profit, non political, Italian military history association whose mission is to record the history and memory of WWII events.  It is located near the former Gothic Line, the last Axis fortified line of defense in Italy.  This is where many armies fought for months during 1944-45, including the U.S. 5th Army. Visitors are welcome—for more information visit their website at

Posted by CL Smith : May 3, 2012 10:16 am

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