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  • Wednesday, August 16, 2017 3:43 PM | Anonymous member

    Date:       2017 August 16

    From:      Lynn McCall

    To:          General Association

    Subject:   2017 Minnesota State Fair

    (Military Appreciation Day – 2017 August 29)

    • 1.  The Red Bull Historic Military Vehicle Association has been Scratched (Cancelled, Removed, Benched, Sideline), from the State Fair this year. This came from the Minnesota National Guard.
    • 2.  I received a PhonCon this afternoon from the Recruiting Department (which pays for the display space at the State Fair). Space was not allowed for, nor did the Recruiting Department know that the Red Bull HMVA was coming to the State Fair this year. When they took charge of the Fair Set Up from the 34th Division (breakdown in communication within the National Guard).
    • a.   Starting this past Spring, I contacted my POC at the National Guard (a MSG). The Sargeant told me that she would be handling the Vendors this year, that a Major would be handling the HMVs.
    • b.  With conservations with the Major, everything appeared to be on track for the Fair.
    • c.   What got me curious was, that I have not been asked to submit paperwork and a copy of our MVPA Insurance (this was triggered by one our associates asking about their MVPA # for the MVPA Insurance).
    • d.  So, I made a Phone Call to my original POC (the MSG) on Monday to ask about any Paperwork we need to get. She had not heard that we even coming at that point. And pass me on to a Staff Sergeant, who running things for Recruiting side of the Fair.
    • e.   So, he unaware of the Red Bull HMVA was coming and we were bringing 13 to 14 HMVs. So, he went up his chain of command to plead our case. But was over ruled by a Colonel!
    • 3.  The up side is that, we will Up Front on the calling list for next year’s Military Appreciation Day at the State Fair.
    • 4.  Sorry for the letdown, but once again, we have been Scratched from the State Fair this year. 
    Thank you to all that stated they would attend this year, hope see you at the Fair next year.
  • Thursday, August 10, 2017 7:28 PM | Anonymous member

    2017 August 10

    Subject:   2017 The Great Minnesota Get Together News

                  (aka: Military Appreciation Day – 2017 August 29)

    We have room for 14 Historic Military Vehicles (this is the run down I have thus far):

    Matt Birkeland                       GPW

    Don Gunderson

    Louie Larson                         MB  

    Lynn McCall                          CUCV II

    Gary Nelson                          GPW

    Butch Polzin

    Joe Remley                           M38

    Tim Scobie

    Roy ‘Jake’ Shetka                                 

    Daniel Shultz

    John Varner                          Command Car

    (If you can let me know what Vehicle you will be bringing, that will be a great help, thank you.)

    Muster is at 0600:   At the NW corner Snelling & Energy Parkway in St Paul (Falcon Heights Area [South of Fair Grounds])

    Roll Out at 0630 follow the Convoy into the Fair Grounds (where we will head up to the Expo Place)

    Departure any time after 1530 – 1600

  • Tuesday, August 01, 2017 7:17 PM | Anonymous member


    When:      Saturday, September 2, 2017 

    Time: 0900

    Where: Mike Dyer: (612) 840-1194   wmdyer372@gmail.com 

    19645 Hills of Claire Ave., Prior Lake, MN 55372 (Convoy Assembles and Departs)

  • Monday, July 31, 2017 2:09 PM | Anonymous member

    Ladies and Gentlemen,

    We are approaching Camp Ripley's Biennial Open House on September 17, 2017. On behalf of COL Scott St. Sauver, we would like to invite you to have an informational booth and/or static display at our Open House.

    This year's theme is "Honoring Our Korean Veterans." Our intent is to give recognition to all our Veterans. Interest in this year's event has led us to anticipate an attendance of 3,000 or more people. We hope you can join us for this special occasion.

    Timeline for the events is 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Displayed will be booths, a car show, food vendors and military displays. We will have a ceremony from 1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. We respectfully ask that everyone shut down during the ceremony and make their way over to view the event. Following the ceremony, we will start up with the displays again until 2:00 p.m.

    We ask that everyone set-up between 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. You may set-up the night before if you would like, with prior coordination.

    Please RSVP no later than August 16, 2017 to reserve a spot for the Open House. Contact Staff Sgt Tim Krouth at 320-616-2714, 320-412-6237cell or timothy.c.krouth.mil@mail.mil.

  • Saturday, July 29, 2017 6:05 PM | Anonymous member

    The Grand Marshall of the Rosemount Leprechaun Day Parade is Brigadier General Jon Jensen 34th Infantry Division Minnesota National Guard. We (The Red Bull HMVA) was asked by 34th to come up with a better ride for the General! So Louie stepped forward with his MB and said 'Can Do'! Apparently the General, the General's Wife and Daughter seem to enjoy the ride. And may use our services again in the future... Thank You Louie.

  • Friday, July 21, 2017 4:15 PM | Anonymous member

    Our Registration has been confirmed, I have asked for space for 6 to 8 HMVs. Our location will be sent out a week before the show, Louie will be your PoC for the Show. 


  • Friday, July 14, 2017 6:40 AM | Anonymous member

    Here's an update to deal with faq's. Outside of one more road to gravel the show grounds and camp grounds are done! Registrations come in every day. We are getting close to past numbers on the show vehicles, but the swap has a way to go to be filled. please get the word out. I really want people to register so we can send out passes and not hare to deal with tit on show day.

    The Central Wisconsin Military Show is on for the week end of august 11-13. Here's some details. Set up day is friday, venders will be arriving on thurs. Friday is for the participants. Buying and trading, trail rides, and a party with live music. Saturday the vehicle show and swap meet is open to the public 8am-6pm. During that time no vehicles may be operated. That evening there will be awards and live music for every one, public included. We are not advertising sunday as a show day because in the past many participants left on sat evening making a poor show for people that came on sunday. If the venders will stay for sunday we will return to a two day public show next year. The re-enactor encampment is on, with a large designated area that allows permanent constructions. The battle will return for 2018 if we can verify that a live round cannot be accidentally loaded. There will be vintage guns and artillery in the show and swap, just no live ammo or new sport rifles. The show is actually expanding to include awards for the show vehicles and re-enactors. A pin up girl contest and live music all weekend. The new show grounds are a much better set up than Iola. Lots of shade, closer camping, trail rides,fair style food court,Bar and hall, and access to wisconsin's largest auto museum. Show sponsors include Ho Chunk gaming, Never Forgotten Honor Fight, Disabled American Veterans, Red Bull, MMVA, VFW, Military Vehicles Magazine, Henry Rifles, and Central Wisconsin Visitors Center. Registration info online at @alfaheaven.com. There is no cost for show vehicles, re-enactors, pin up girls. Register to receive gate passes, arm bands, and windshield stickers. Registration will not be available once the show opens to the public on sat. The best military show in the midwest is alive and well. Come join the action in August.

  • Friday, July 07, 2017 7:33 AM | Anonymous member

    Ladies and Gentleman,

    We are approaching Camp Ripley's Biennial Open House on September 17, 2017. On behalf of COL Scott St. Sauver, we would like to invite you to have an informational booth and/or static display at our Open House.

    This year's theme is "Honoring Our Korean Veterans." Our intent is to give recognition to all our Veterans. Interest in this year's event has led us to anticipate an attendance of 4,000 or more people. We hope you can join us for this special occasion.

    Timeline for the events is 10:00 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. Displayed will be booths, a car show, food vendors and military displays. We will have a ceremony from 1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. We respectfully ask that everyone shut down during the ceremony and make their way over to view the event. Following the ceremony, we will start up with the displays again until 2:00 p.m.

    We ask that everyone set-up between 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. You may set-up the night before if you would like, with prior coordination.

    We will have a table, two chairs and tent space. If you would like to bring your own please let me know. 

    Please RSVP no later than August 16, 2017 to reserve a spot for the Open House. Contact Staff Sergeant Tim Krouth at 320-616-2714, 320-412-6237cell or timothy.c.krouth.mil@mail.mil 

    Thank you.

    SSG Tim Krouth
    Camp Ripley Visitors Bureau
    15000 HWY 115, BLDG 11-1
    Little Falls, MN 56345
    timothy.c.krouth.mil@mail.mil

  • Wednesday, July 05, 2017 4:06 PM | Anonymous member

    Follow the URL:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wu9e3vQMhRM&t=824s


    (you may have to cut and paste)

  • Wednesday, June 28, 2017 12:45 PM | Anonymous member

    Registrations have been coming in. Very few from the club. Even if it is a no cost item, like showing your vehicle, we want them to register so we can send out arm bands and vehicle passes instead of having a big cluster*&%@#!! at the gate. As this is the first year for this event at this venue, it is very important that the club shows up, with their vehicles, in force. 


    There is some confusion out there about the show. Most things are the same as Iola. The biggest differences are, no advertised public show on Sunday. No motorhomes or empty trailers in the swap meet and no live ammunition. Yes, people will be arriving on Thursday. Yes, vendors will be selling to each other on Friday and driving mules and jeeps all over. Friday evening is a party for the participants including live music. Saturday, vehicles must be set up and cannot move from 8 am till 6 pm. Yes there will be various things, like a flag raising ceremony. Saturday evening is the big party;  trophies are awarded for vehicles and re-enactors, the pin up girl contest happens, and a different band will play until midnight or so. Sunday there will be no charge at the gate (not to be publicized) for those that show up, but participants will be packing up and leaving throughout the day.


    The national convention is over. 4th of July is next week. After that we really start the radio/TV/printed press effort. Please get the club members geared up so we have an idea who's coming. 


    we appreciate all you are doing!


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