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  • Thursday, June 14, 2018 8:51 AM | Anonymous member

    Event: American Legion 100thAnniversary Parade

    Date: 2018 Aug 26

    Time: 1500 (3 PM)

    Location: Nicollet Mall Minneapolis, Minnesota


    Point of Contact: Bridget Robinson or Reggie Mathis brobinson@legion.orgor

    Location of Event:        Metro

    Style of Event:             Parade        


    We have room for a total of 8 HMVs in this parade. I must know who is willing to be involved before mid July (2018 July 16). I will get you the auto insurance minimums before 2018 July 27th. Let’s make this happen and help show support for the American Legion.

    We will need a Certificate of Insurance (COI) for any vehicle in the parade or static in the MCC naming the following as additional insurers: 

    The American Legion

    The American Legion National Convention Corporation of Minnesota

    American Legion Auxiliary

    All representatives (HMV Drivers) must attend the Parade Meeting on Saturday, August 25, at 2:00PM located in Room 103, Sections E-F, Level One of the Minneapolis Convention Center, 301 2nd Ave South, Minneapolis, MN 55403. 

    Event Coordinator: Lynn McCall 

  • Monday, June 04, 2018 3:27 PM | Anonymous member

    Just learn from the Minnesota National Guard, does not have room for a Histotic Military Vehicle Display!

    Currently working on, getting information for the Parade (@ 1400) on the same day. Stay tune for details.

  • Thursday, May 17, 2018 4:37 PM | Anonymous member

    This is the last email before this year’s BA-DA BA-DA BING BANG Rally.


    I have to get it sent this morning because I most likely will not be able to check my email any later than tonight, as I have to go “live” at the Armory tomorrow night.  More on that later.


    I have had at least one question about the “rain date”.  There is no “rain date”.  I hope it is not like last year, but if it is at least there are some nice displays set-up inside.


    The most recent count is 30 vehicles and 148 tires.  There have been some changes to anticipated attendance.  It looks like I will not have my 150 tires.  If you have a couple of extra tires, please throw them in the back.  Maybe I will have to count the wheel barrow and bring my air compressor from the Shop.


    The “Parade Permit” has been approved – so the Cruise is ready to happen.


    I have received permission to use the large field southwest of the Depot to park transport vehicles.  I hope the ground is not too soft for that purpose.  Please use your best judgment, if you plan on parking there.  Remember not to use the Fareway parking lot to unload your vehicles.  Saturday is a regular business day for them and I don’t want to interfere with their business.  


    The parking lot at the Armory will be roped off and there will be no public parking allowed there.  If you do not need to unload your vehicle (you are just driving it here), please feel free to find somebody and get the rope dropped so you can pull into the parking lot and park.  If you are pulling a trailer – or driving something – ummmmmmm…. “less maneuverable” , it might be a good idea to park on the street until we can figure out where you can park.  Don’t forget there are a few grassy areas that will make good parking spots for the smaller vehicles.  PLEASE USE A GROUND GUIDE, WHEN MOVING YOUR VEHICLES AROUND IN THE PARKING LOT!  An accident would really put a damper on the event.


    You will find the Registration Table inside the Armory this year.  Marie has to watch the displays.  Please register your vehicle even, if it has been here before.  The most difficult part of my job during the Rally is trying to figure out the next day who was here.  Remember you get one door prize entry for each vehicle (including trailers) you bring.  Marie will have your door prize registration slips on hand for those folks that told me they will be here.  The rest of you will have to write you own slip.


    You can pick up your meal ticket(s) at the Registration Table.  I am told pulled pork is on the menu so you don’t want to miss out on that.  The food stand will be in the garage just like last year.


    Marie will also have your Owner/Operator gifts at the registration table.  The door prizes will be on display somewhere.  Sure, the boxes are sealed, but trust me.  They are nice prizes.


    Of course, I will be placing your trophies in your vehicles during the day.  I use my discretion to determine who wins what.  HINT:  Everybody wins the same trophy – and it is a really nice one this year.  I spent an unbelievable 72 cents on them.  That is price per each so you know they are nice!  I had to buy 6 dozen, but I promise I won’t use them again until at least next year.


    John from Kansas will be bringing a truck load (yes, a truck load) of ammunition cans for sale.  He posted a photo on Steel Soldiers.  Don’t forget to take some home.  I don’t know the price, but I expect it will be less than the gun show.  I do know that others will be bringing some parts for sale so keep your eyes open.


    I will move the last of my collection to the Armory tomorrow and then remain there until Saturday night.  If you need to talk to me, just call my cell (712-254-6123).  If you get in town Friday night and want to come down and visit, I will be there.  I will have my van parked in the parking lot prior to the start of the Rally.


    See you soon.

  • Thursday, May 17, 2018 3:58 PM | Anonymous member

    We have a GREAT MILITARY APPRECIATION SHOW coming together at the Chanhassen AutoPlex on Memorial Day Weekend (May 26th) -- Saturday Morning from 8AM - 12:Noon.  PUT IT ON YOUR CALANDAR NOW SO YOU DON'T FORGET IT.


                                         PLANES, TRAINS AND AUTOMOBILES ---- Still working on the Trains.

    The show will include Military Vehicles, several Military Organizations, Guest Speakers, and World War II Military Planes flying over laying streams of smoke at 10:AM----------and of course a display of SHOW CARS and MANCAVES.  See the attached PRESS RELEASE for details.

    We'll also have food available for sale so come hungry.

    Our Charity for the show is "Cody's Heroes"; they train dogs for Military Vets that have PTSD.  They will be at the show with a couple of thier dogs----------and of course Happy Tails, the dog Rescue organization, will also be there so leave room in your car to day a puppy or two home.

    There will also be Door Prizes for those that come in with a show car, and Special Door Prizes for people that wear a Military uniform or hat representing the service branch they served in.  

    We hope to see all of you there; bring your family and friends especially dads and grandfather's that served in the armed forces.

  • Tuesday, May 08, 2018 6:39 PM | Anonymous member

    I have been watching some old Roy Rodgers westerns and noted a 1946 Willys has a big role in some of these shows. I googled it and this is what I found. This might be interesting reading for the old-timers that grew up watching these shows in the club. You might want to post this to the website as a fun article

  • Monday, April 16, 2018 8:11 AM | Anonymous member


    I thought it was about time I update everyone on what the Twin Ports Mustang & Ford Club is doing. Don’t forget to check out our web site calendar for other shows

    Iin the area:


    The club has a number of events coming up.

    First, National Mustang Day is this coming Tuesday, April 17. We are hosting a Show ‘n Shine at Benna Ford from 6 – 8 p.m.

    Despite the snow storm of today, the forecast is calling for sunny weather both Monday and Tuesday with temps in the mid-30s.

    Hopefully, enough snow will melt, and we can bring and show our cars there.


    Secondly, Saturday, April 21, we will be cruising to  Hayward  to celebrate the 54th birthday of the Mustang. Bob Raaflaub has 

    set this up. Plans call for us to meet at the wayside rest are east of  Superior  and depart at 8:30 a.m. for  Lake   Nebagamon  where 

    we will be having breakfast at the Village Inn. We will leave the restaurant about 10 a.m. and take  Cty Rd S  over  Stones

    Bridge to Hwy 27 South and arriving at Timber Ford in  Hayward  between 11:30 a.m. and noon. Following that people 

    will have time to visit the shops downtown and have lunch someplace like Norske Nook before heading home.


    The club meeting will be Tuesday, April 24, 6 p.m. at Barker’s Waterfront Grill located at  300 Marina Dr.  in  Superior .  We will have our meeting

    and then dine and socialize after.


    We also have the following shows and cruises coming up. 


    Spartan Hotrod Car Show will be Sunday, May 20, at the Kitchen Restaurant in  Superior . As always, our club has been asked to bring vehicles

    to it.


    Saturday, June 3, club member Dennis Little is coordinating with Feidler Ford in Grantsburg to have our club at its car show. Kim and I will probably go down the night before with our motor home.

    If you are interested in going, please let me know.


    Sunday, June 17, our Father’s Day All Ford Powered Car Show at the  Belknap   Plaza

                Our show will benefit the Spartan Hotrod Project this year.  


    Link Bros. Car Show in  Minong ,  WI  will be Saturday, June 30.


    Tuesday, August 21, at Benna Ford is the “Power on Tower” car show. We will be doing this car show instead of the  Bong   Center  car show.


    We will also be cruising to Houston Ford in Pine River this July since we had to cancel last year due to the weather the weekend we were scheduled to go.


    Others car shows that may be of interest:


    Sunday, May 20The Southwest Metro Mustang Club’s All Ford Car Show at Apple Ford Shakopee.


    May 28 – June 3, the Winged Warriors and DSAC National Meet will once again be in Duluth (this includes Cyclones and Torinos).


    June 7 – 10, The Thunderbird North Central Region Convention and Car Show will be held in  Shorewood ,  MN .


    June 18 -21, will be the 62nd annual Midwest Regional Your of the Horseless Carriage group in  Willmar ,  MN  (for vehicles 1915 and older).


    Saturday, June 23, will be the Southwest Metro Mustang Club’s Ponies and Mustangs show at  Canterbury   Park .


    Saturday, June 30, the Mopar Club is having their all-makes car show at Clyde Iron in  Duluth


    Saturday, August, 11, will be the Southwest Metro Mustang Club’s American Muscle Show at the  Prior   Lake   High School  in Savage, MN.


    Hope to see you at one of our upcoming events or meetings,


  • Sunday, February 25, 2018 7:28 AM | Anonymous member

    2-24-18 GMM

    Richfield American Legion

    MCTO at 10:00 AM by VP Landgraf,

    Introduction of new officers,

    • President, Varner
    • VP, Steve Landgraf
    • Treasurer, Shelley Landgraf
    • Secretary, Lee Larson
    • Events, McCall

    1) Treasurers Report, discussion. Motion to accept tres. Report, McCall, 2nd Louie, motion carried.

    • 501C3 annual update complete.
    • MVPA annual Ins. Complete.
    • Wild Apricot (webserver) annual complete.
    • Paypal annual complete.

    2) Web Report, discussion.

    3) Old Business.

    • Banner Quotes, Currie not present, tabled till next meeting!.
    • License Plates, No update.
    • T shirts (small order) no update.
    • Red Bull Event, No update

    4) New Business,

    • Guerrero made contact with an armory in Bloomington, possible event site!, positive response.
    • Landgraf said the Camp Hastings group has lost the building they were to occupy at the event site and wanted to return 501C3 donation we gave them. Motion made by Lee L to keep the money and use on the Quonset hut restorations they are doing. 2nd by Louie L, motion carried.
    • Gary Worth report, still at Rochester Mayo undergoing the stem cell transplant process, has had a setback but back on track and will be there a few more weeks.
    • Steve Landgraf will give a Red Bull presentation to the Richfeild VFW about our organization!

    5) Events,

    • The Fagan event will be WW2 vehicles ONLY, this will limit convoy to event participant’s, any newer rigs will have to park in general parking and not let onto event grounds for display.
    • Memorial day convoy route has not been set, several options on the table including metro parkway routes, or the Red Wing area.
    • Discussion on Legion convention, Gary Nelson will have info for the next meeting.
    • Flying Cloud event, we are welcome and will have our usual area, be there by 8 am to get in.
    • Several parades for the 4th of july, Afton, Edina, Richfeild, and other places, discussion on probably spreading out a little and not all go to one or two..
    • Check website for the New events schedule.

    6) Next Meeting, 3rd or 4th Saturday in April at Wayne’s if he is willing, Lynn will be contacting him.

    7) Motion to adjourn, Lee L, 2nd McCall, Motion carried.

    Lee Larson

  • Saturday, February 24, 2018 9:27 PM | Anonymous member

    Received some depressing news about the Fagen Airshow Event, today. Only HMVs that will be welcomed at the Airshow, will be War 2 HMVs only!

  • Friday, February 16, 2018 4:52 PM | Anonymous member

    As Paul's passion with HMVs was mentioned in his obit it would be a nice touch if some green machines could be present at least in the parking lot of St. Johns in Brookfield.  Just a suggestion.

    Paul R. Smaglick DDS

    Notice Condolences Flowers

    Paul R. Smaglick DDS Notice

    Smaglick, DDS, Paul R. Died after a courageous battle with cancer, surrounded by the love and warmth of his family and friends, on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at the age of 61. Beloved husband of Dorothy (nee Keller) for 38 years. Proud father of Katie Urbanek (Mark Van Wolvelaere), Mike (Austin Stuckert, MD) Smaglick, MD and Andy Smaglick. Loving grandpa of John Urbanek and Fritz Urbanek. Son of Paul W. and Suzanne Smaglick. Brother of Mary Smaglick, Richard Smaglick and Julie (Tim MD) Carmody, MD. Dear brother-in-law of Fred (Judie McCoy) Keller. Also fondly remembered by nieces and nephews, Lori (Jason Weiner) Keller and Josef Weiner, Chris Keller, Rosemary Smaglick, Tom, John, Joseph, Allison, Matthew, James, and David Carmody, special friends, Jerry and Ginny Kohlmann, and many other relatives and friends. Paul provided exceptional dental care for over 35 years to the people of Milwaukee and southeastern Wisconsin at his downtown office. As evidence of his work, Paul was often mentioned in the Milwaukee Magazine as one of the city's top dentists. Teaching and continuing education were an important part of Paul's professional experience. He served in the Department of Restorative Sciences at Marquette University School of Dentistry as a clinical adjunct associate professor and was a long standing member of several dental study clubs and professional organizations. In his free time, Paul enjoyed gardening and travel with his family. He loved classical music, particularly works by Mozart. He also had a passion for military vehicles and took great pride in the restoration of his 1970 M35A2. Visitation will be held on Monday, February 19, at ST. JOHN VIANNEY CATHOLIC CHURCH, 1755 N. Calhoun Rd., Brookfield, from 3 PM-4:45 PM followed by the celebration of the Mass of Christian Burial at 5 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Marquette University Dental School or Cancer Research Institute are appreciated. Private interment at St. Mary's Visitation Cemetery, Elm Grove. To receive this obit/directions text 1781817 to 414-301-6422.

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