RED BULL Historic Military
Vehicle Association 

January, 2022


Letter from the president and board members.

Greetings all, I hope everyone had a great holiday and are now returning to normalcy whatever that is?

I want to communicate to the membership a few notes from our last board meeting January 12, 2022

Treasures report

Shelley Landgraf reported that we have $5921.28 as of 12-31 2021

Shelley also reported that dues of $21 are due this month. Remember fast pay makes for fast friends. Thanks to John G. For synchronizing and streamlining the PayPal option for those that use it.  Try it here if you still need to pay your dues. 

Need help just press reply and ask. Remember to give us the phone number you want a call back on. It's easy, Steve L., got it.

Board of directors

We need to replace Steve Ellis, member at large and Mark Fisher, events coordinator and Rick Opitz, Secretary.  Rick will turn in the previous notes, and we will publish them as soon as they are available.

Thank you to all for your service to the group. Anyone wishing to become a board member please reach out to myself or any other board member.

Member's forum

Check out our new way to communicate with fellow members. Sign into the website click on members chat forum then click on create topic or reply to topic. You can see there are several postings, so you’ll get the idea. You need to sign in to see it, if you are already, refresh your log in and you will see us.  Try it here, Red Bull Historic Military Vehicle Association - Chatting with the President here ( I know there have been complaints in the past about lack of communication amongst the group. I really think this is the solution. If anyone has any other ideas, please let us know.  Remember to subscribe to the channel for update.


We will have four signature events supported by more regional events. Our first event will be our annual meeting.

Saturday, May 7 10 AM

Wayne Mincke’s Garage.

221 South Concord exchange

South Saint Paul Minnesota

We will publish the agenda prior to the meeting. If anyone has any topic, they would like to discuss please let any of the board members or myself know.

A big shout out to Wayne for hosting this annual event.  Hats off to him for beating Covid-19!

Regional event strategy

I am proposing in an effort to get more activities that we divide the metro area into four quadrants northeast, southeast, southwest and northwest. Each region or quadrant will have an event coordinator to reach out to local communities and organizations for the Red Bull to participate in their events.  As an example, I coordinated with six local communities through the VFW or American Legion primarily parade activities.

We participated in the following

Excelsior Memorial Day parade,

St. Louis Park Park Tacular parade,

Hopkins Raspberry parade,

Wayzata James J Hill days parade,

Hopkins VFW static vehicle display.

I will coordinate the northwest quadrant, Joe Remley has agreed to coordinate the northeast quadrant. We need someone to step up for the southeast quadrant and another for the southwest quadrant. I will assist everyone getting started.  This is a good opportunity for new members to get involved.  Join in, we need your new ideas no matter where you live.

Lastly, we have added in excess of 14 new members in the last two years. This was done by simply being in the community with our vehicles and signing people up.

That’s it for now I am looking forward to seeing everyone at the May meeting.

Red Bull Events will be posted soon.

As usual, feedback is appreciated as long as you keep it constructive.

Please reach out to me:

MN Red Bull Military Vehicle Association
Eric Thompson, President
612-940-9049 or email 

Stay calm and carry on! 

PS:  Convoy details coming

If anyone else has additional events they attended, please let me know and we will get it out.

Carry on.

Thanking you all for your attention,

See you all at the Meeting

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