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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
President’s Message:

As every one knows the Coronavirus (COVID-19) is upon us worldwide. Your Board of Directors recently met to discuss how this virus is impacting our upcoming 2020 International Convention, slated for May 14-17 in Findlay, Ohio. Ohio’s Governor, along with many other Federal and State Leaders and Nations, have taken precautionary measures of cancelling events and gatherings over certain numbers to minimize the growth and spreading of this potentially fatal virus.

As you know many of our members are over the age of 50 and are susceptible to contracting this virus which can be easily spread in a Convention setting from either direct or indirect contact of an infected individual(s).

The Board therefore unanimously decided to cancel this year’s Findlay Convention in keeping with local and Federal Governments directions, in the hopes of preventing further spreading of COVID-19. This decision by the MVPA Board parallels a decision by our partners for this convention, the Findlay Military Association, to cancel the 2020 Findlay Show. These were not decisions taken lightly, but after consultation with medical professionals and in view of increasing government restrictions and the uncertainty about when this virus will pass, cancellation was deemed the only viable alternative.

If you reserved tours, meals or registered vehicles for judging, please contact MVPA HQ and let us know if you prefer those funds be transferred to a tax-deductible donation to the MVPA Archives, or if you would like them to be refunded.

For those that reserved vendor or camping spots, Information will be forthcoming from Findlay Military Association about the path forward. However this is a rapidly developing situation, and we ask for your patience so that a smooth process can be developed.

As your President, I wish to personally thank both John Cheney II our Event Director, along with the Findlay Military Association and the Ohio Motor Pool who spent countless hours preparing for this major event. It is a reminder to me of the level of commitment and dedication to our hobby and the MVPA that our membership and affiliates have.

In closing, I wish everyone and their families’ good health and encourage them to take appropriate safety precautions in regards to this virus. We look forward to seeing everyone at the 2021 International Convention in South Bend, Indiana, August 11-15, 2021.

Below is a message from MVPA member Dean Kellogg, MD, Ph.D and Nancy Kellogg, MD, University of Texas Health Science Center, concerning the Coronavirus, and how it can specifically impact you through the Historic Military Vehicle hobby.

Tom Clark
President, MVPA


Coronavirus and your hobby:

In the fall of 2019, a previously unknown virus to which no human had any immunity, began to spread around the globe. This virus is now recognized as the cause of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). The new virus has proven to be extraordinarily infectious resulting in a global pandemic. While 80% of infections are mild and can be treated at home, 15% of COVID-19 cases develop severe infections that require hospitalization and 5% develop critical infections, requiring admission to an intensive care unit. At present, there are no specific medical interventions to treat or prevent COVID-19, nor is it known how long the pandemic will last. Other approaches must be used to slow COVID-19 spread and thereby avoid overloading hospitals with too many patients for the available beds and to buy time for development of medical treatments (anti-viral drugs, vaccines, etc.). The most important approach to slowing COVID-19 spread will be 'social distancing' (staying away from each other) to reduce viral transmission. While it is disappointing to hear that events, parades, and gatherings such as the MVPA International Convention are being cancelled, such cancellations are critical to successful 'social distancing' to meet the challenges of COVID-19.

For our mutual good, we must adopt prudent alterations to our lifestyles so that social distancing can be fully and successfully implemented. In these uncertain and anxious times, finding productive stress relievers is a good way to cope: repaint your vehicle; bleed the brakes; rebuild your engine - and be generous with acts of altruism and kindness as you get ready for the 2021 MVPA International Convention.

When it comes to working on your vehicle, some of you may have concerns regarding mail-order parts purchases.

According to a study from Princeton that came out March 17, the COVID19 virus can survive up to three days on plastic and stainless steel, and up to 24 hours on cardboard, and up to four hours on copper surfaces. With typical transit times for parts, manuals, etc., exceeding three days, you will likely be fine, but if your items arrive quickly, you may consider waiting a couple days to unpack and install them.

Dean L. Kellogg, Jr., MD, Ph.D.
and Nancy D. Kellogg, MD
University of Texas Health Science Center
7703 Floyd Curl Dr.
San Antonio, Tx 78229
MVPA#17841

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
2018
Louisville, KY
Kilroy Chapter, Indiana/Kentucky
2019
York, PA
MVPA Board of Directors
2020
Findlay
MVPA Board of Directors and the Findlay Military Association
2021
South Bend
MVPA Board of Directors

Best Overall Display

100.00
%
David Barrera
Military Bicycle Display

Judges' Choice

100.00
%
Phil Huffman
1941 Dodge WC-11

Best Vehicle Display

100.00
%
Andrew O’Bryan
Cushman Scooter Display

Master Class

100.00
%
David Barrera
1945 Cosmos MO-05
100.00
%
Phil Huffman
1941 Dodge WC-11
99.64
%
David Barrera
1950 Monark M-104A
99.23
%
Jason David
1943 Chevrolet M6
98.94
%
Peter Ferris
1943 Willys MB
98.82
%
Carlos Malpartida
1952 Willys-Overland M38
98.63
%
Peter Ferris
1945 SS Cars LTD (Jaguar) No1 Mk2
98.06
%
Lindsay Clark
1941 Willys MA

Restored Class - Gold

97.49
%
Andrew O'Bryan
1944 Cushman Model 53
97.00
%
David Barrera
1942 BSA Airborne
96.24
%
Sherwin Koning
1942 Ford GPW
95.96
%
Crystal Hall
1942 Ford GPW
95.74
%
John Murray
1965 Ford R.I.A. M151A1C
94.98
%
Andrew O'Bryan
1944 Cushman Model 53
94.47
%
Andrew O'Bryan
1944 Cushman Model 53
94.47
%
Andrew O'Bryan
1944 Cushman Model 53
94.47
%
Andrew O'Bryan
1944 Cushman Model 53
94.47
%
Andrew O'Bryan
1944 Cushman Model 53
94.47
%
Andrew O'Bryan
1944 Cushman Model 53
94.47
%
Andrew O'Bryan
1944 Cushman Model 53

Restored Class - Silver

88.82
%
Brock Jolliffe
1966 BMY M274
88.65
%
Sean Carrington
1942 Columbia G519

Restored Class - Bronze

83.31
%
Jeff Oosting
1985 AM General M998
81.94
%
Dee Pierini
1941 Willys Slat Grille MB

Motor Pool Class - Veteran

99.61
%
Barry Welsh
1944 BSA Airborne
99.21
%
Mike Riefer
1961 AMC M422A1
98.98
%
Mike and Bill Finley
1985 Chevrolet M1008
98.81
%
Brock Jolliffe
1952 Willys M38CDN
98.81
%
Mark Ounan
1918 Dodge Brothers Staff Car
98.60
%
David Barrera
1995 Condor M093
98.59
%
Mike Spradlin
1941 White M2
98.28
%
Barry Welsh
1944 Harley-Davidson WLA
98.09
%
Andrew Ward
2001 Chevrolet K76
98.03
%
Jefferson Stinson
1971 AM General M151A2 (CAV)

Motor Pool Class - Gold

97.32
%
David Barrera
1943 German Bicycle
96.94
%
Mike Baker
1952 Willys-Overland M38A1
96.87
%
Barry Welsh
1944 John Wood M3A4
96.26
%
Sfc Scott Smithler
1956 Mack M123
94.77
%
Dennis Sundby
1952 Willys-Overland M38
94.69
%
John Murray
1944 Studebaker M29C/T106
94.66
%
L. Coleman Knight
1963 Willys M170

Motor Pool Class - Silver

91.60
%
John Detherage
1953 Willys-Overland M38A1
91.43
%
Jefferson Stinson
1986 Honda XR250R

Motor Pool Class - Bronze

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