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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
2021 MVPA International Convention - South Bend, Indiana

Convention move in begins on August 11, and the convention will open on August 12, and runs until Saturday, August 14 at the Century Center, 120 S. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., South Bend, Indiana.

The South Bend International Airport is served by American Airlines, Delta, United, and Allegiant.  An airport shuttle is provided to our host hotel, the DoubleTree by Hilton.

Our host hotel, the DoubleTree by Hilton, is directly connected to the Century Center by way of a skybridge, and our overflow hotel, the Courtyard by Marriott, is adjacent to the DoubleTree; both directly across the street from the Century Center. Hotel reservations can be made as follows:

- DoubleTree, call 1-800-445-8667 or 1-574-234-2000 and enter discount code MVP
- Courtyard, call 1-888-236-2427,or 1-574-237-7777 and enter discount code MVPS

By using MVPA discount codes you will get complimentary WiFi. At the DoubleTree you will also get complimentary parking and breakfast by using the code when reserving your room.

Because 2021 marks the 50th anniversary of AM General, and 160 years of military vehicle production in South Bend, AM General has stepped forward as a sponsor of our convention.  On Tuesday afternoon 10 August AM General’s representatives will be selecting what they believe to be the best examples of South Bend’s extensive military production in the following categories:

- T15/M28/M29/M29C Studebaker Weasel
- US6 or US6x4 Studebaker G-630 truck
- G-742 (M35-style) 6x6 truck built by Kaiser-Jeep, Curtiss-Wright, Utica-Bend,
General Products Division or AM General
- M54-series, M809-series, or M939-series 5-ton 6x6 built by Kaiser-Jeep,
General Products Division or AM General
- M151A2 built by AM General
- HMMWV built by AM General

The owner of those vehicles selected by AM General will be asked to display their vehicles in the prominent AM General pavilion on the convention ground for the duration of the convention, they will be recognized at the MVPA banquet, AND the owners of the six vehicles selected will each be presented with a check for $1,500.00!  Details of this opportunity can be found at www.amgeneral.com/mvpa2021. If you are an MVPA member, click HERE to register your vehicle(s). If you are not an MVPA member, click HERE to join!

Plans for convention related tours and meals are still being finalized, and updates will be posted as they become available.

Vendor spaces for this convention are available both indoors or outside (on a paved parking lot).  Note – while you can bring a shelter for an outside space, anchors cannot be driven into the pavement.  Reserving up to 4 table or vendor spaces includes convention admission for you and a single helper, five or more table/space rentals includes a total of three admissions. Attempting to manipulate table reservations in order to gain additional free admissions will not be permitted. Call MVPA HQ at 1-816-833-6872 to reserve vendor space.

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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