See these tanks at the 2018 Convention!

Each year the MVPA’s annual International Convention brings together historic military vehicle enthusiasts from around the world and throughout the U.S. Many of the best vehicles – of all types and eras – and recognized experts are found in one place.

  • Hundreds of restored and original vehicles
  • Displayed, judged, and some available for sale
  • Scores of vendors provide access to parts and information
  • Technical seminars and discussions groups
  • New friends are brought together by a shared interest
  • Activities, tours, and event for all family members

Make Plans to Head Back to Louisville, Kentucky June 14 – 16, 2018 at the Kentucky Expo Center.
Hosted by the KILROY MVPA!

Join the excitement in Louisville, KY at the 43rd annual MVPA convention at the Kentucky Exposition Center (KEC), 937 Phillips Ln., Louisville, KY, hosted by the KILROY MVPA. A large multi-use facility overseen by the Kentucky State Fair Board, the KEC is one of the ten largest facilities of its type in the U.S., with over 1,200,000 square feet of indoor space. The South Wing C, where our convention will be held, is a 130,000 square foot exhibit hall. Over 8000 parking spaces are available for general parking at $8.00 a day. Special meals and tours are planned, as well as many self-guided attractions for the entire family. The KILROY group has worked for years to make this event one to remember! Click on the links below for all the information you need to make your plans. We’ll see you in sunny Louisville! Register online in the Supply Room.

Click here for hotel and venue information
Click here for Hotel Reservations
Click here for South Hall C Layout
Click here for the Vendor Layout
Click here for Vendor List
Click here for a printable registration form

Click here for a Schedule of Events

Click here for tours, meals and things to do

Year

Location

Host Affiliate

1976
Kansas City, MO
Kansas City Area Affiliate - Hell on Wheels
1977
Lakehurst Naval Air Station, NJ
North & South Jersey Affiliates
1978
Lowry Air Force Base, CO
Rocky Mountain MV Historical Society
1979
Chicago, IL
Tri-State Affiliate
1980
Valley Forge, PA
Greater Pennsylvania Affiliate
1981
San Pedro, CA
Central California Affiliate
1982
Kansas City, MO
Kansas City, Mid Kansas, Rocky Mountain Affiliates
1983
Vancouver, BC Canada
Western Command
1984
Charlotte, NC
First Carolinas Affiliate
1985
Wichita, KS
Kansas City, Mid-Kansas, Rocky Mountain Affiliates
1986
Lowell, MA
The New England Affiliate
1987
Galveston, TX
Houston Area Affiliate
1988
Portland, OR
Military Vehicle Collectors Club of Oregon
1989
Denver, CO
Rocky Mountain MV Historical Society
1990
Hampton, VA
Blue & Gray Military Vehicle Trust
1991
Chicago, IL
Northern Illinois Affiliate
1992
Phoenix, AZ
Arizona Military Vehicle Collectors Club
1993
Kansas City, MO
Kansas City Area Affiliate ? Hell on Wheels
1994
Fort Indiantown Gap, PA
Red Ball Military Transport
1995
Arlington, TX
Arrowhead Affiliate of the MVPA
1996
Portland, OR
Military Vehicle Collectors Club of Oregon
1997
Memphis, TN
Mid-South Affiliate of the MVPA
1998
Tobyhanna Army Depot, PA
Red Ball Military Transport
1999
San Jose, CA
Military Vehicle Collectors of California
2000
Kansas City, MO
Kansas City Area Affiliate - Hell on Wheels
2001
Fort Lee, VA
Virginia Military Vehicle Association
2002
Dallas, TX
Arrowhead Affiliate of the MVPA
2003
Alameda, CA
Military Vehicle Collectors of California
2004
Mobile, AL
Dixie Division Military Vehicle Club
2005
Duluth, MN
Red Bull Historic Military Vehicle Association
2006
Dayton, OH
Ohio Motorpool
2007
Little Rock, AR
Arkansas MVPA - MV Travelers
2008
Portland, OR
Military Vehicle Collectors Club of Oregon
2009
Evansville, IN
Indiana Military Vehicle Preservation Association
2010
Topeka, KS
Rolling Thunder
2011
Dayton, OH
Ohio Motorpool
2012
Huntsville, AL
Dixie Division MVC
2013
Portland, OR
MVCC of Oregon
2014
Louisville, KY
Kilroy Chapter, Indiana/Kentucky
2015
Topeka, KS
Rolling Thunder Living History Foundation
2016
Pleasanton, CA
Military Vehicle Collectors of California
2017
Cleveland, OH
Ohio Motorpool

Best Overall Display

%
Ted Mathies
Vietnam Medical Tent Display

Judge's Choice

%
Phil Huffman
1941 Dodge WC-26

Best Vehicle Display

%
Lance Miller
M274 Mule Display

Master Class

99.56
%
Phil Huffman
1941 Dodge WC-26
99.07
%
Jan Nutting
1971 AM General M151A2
98.93
%
Lance Miller
1964 Kaiser-Jeep M274A1
98.44
%
Lance Miller
1970 Brunswick M274A5 w/ 106mm RR

Restored Class - Gold

97.77
%
Dan Dague
1941 Dodge WC-9
96.50
%
Lou Buchli
1953 Strick M100
96.22
%
Mike Nickels
1944 Ford/Schult Trailers Auxiliary Ambulance
96.20
%
Donna Duke
1967 M416
95.84
%
Richard Grim
1943 Willys-Overland MB
95.65
%
Fred Muesegaes
1944 Autocar M16A1
95.60
%
Lou Buchli
1961 AMC M422A1

Restored Class - Silver

92.77
%
Kevin Emdee
1961 Ford M151
92.67
%
Todd Kirby
1951 Willys-Overland M38
91.86
%
Carlos Malpartida
1952 Willys-Overland M38
90.53
%
Sherwin Koning
1942 Ford GPW
88.55
%
John Murray
1964 Ford M151A1C

Restored Class - Bronze

83.28
%
Logan Handley
1944 Willys-Overland MB
78.46
%
Donna Duke
1967 Ford M151A1

Motor Pool Class - Veteran

100.00
%
Brock Jolliffe
1945 Studebaker M29C
99.32
%
Andy Tally
1952 Willys-Overland M38A1D
99.31
%
Cheney Collection
1967 Kaiser-Jeep Corp. M52A2
99.14
%
Ken Kline
1977 Steyr-Puch Pinzgauer 712K
98.47
%
Robert Hetman
1953 Austin Truck 1/4 Ton 4x4 CT
98.31
%
Richard Wark
1945 Studebaker M29C

Motor Pool Class - Gold

97.22
%
Barry Welsh
1944 Harley-Davidson WLA
96.41
%
Sean Carrigan
1942 Harley-Davidson WLA
96.35
%
Richard Smith
1967 Stevens M416
95.83
%
Gary Szechy
1944 Studebaker M29
95.74
%
Bill Scott
1944 Dodge WC-62
94.77
%
Richard Smith
1973 AM General M151A2
93.79
%
Norman Desplaines
1942 Dodge WC-56
93.70
%
Barry Welsh
1944 BSA Aireborne Bicycle
93.50
%
Van Cole
1943 Ford GPW

Motor Pool Class - Silver

92.92
%
Barry Welsh
1944 John Wood M3A4

Motor Pool Class - Bronze

80.08
%
David Thomas
1971 General Products Div. - Jeep Corp M35A2

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