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  • Monday, June 26, 2017 7:10 AM | Anonymous member

    This year marks the 100th anniversary of the United States official involvement in World War One. 117,000 men and women gave their lives in World War One to liberate Europe from the Germans. This war was called "The Great War", and was supposed to be "the war to end all wars". However, history proved this not to be the case as the U. S. was at war again 20 years later in World War Two.


    The Cannon Falls Military History Museum will be open this year with an extensive display of Spanish American War, Mexican Border War and World War One historic military items. Displays include: The Weapons of War, Women at War, Training Camp, Pioneer Infantry, Cavalry,  Air Service, Navy, Marine Corps, Spanish American War and Mexican Border War items. All items are from the associated era with no reproductions of remakes, making every item at least 100 years old.

      

    This years display features the largest known private collection of WW1 militaria in Minnesota. Because this collection is so extensive, it is anticipated that the museum will be displaying this era indefinitely, bringing in different artifacts on a regular basis.  For all of you history buffs, this is a display that you won't want to miss. It will include items from the Indian Wars through the Occupation Of Germany after WW1.
     
     Some of the uniforms of past area veterans on display this year include those from: George VanDenheuvel, Elwood Clarence Smith, Selmer Aslakson, Herbert Matz, Daniel Thompson, Samuel Ellison, Hoogan Brenna, Fredrick Arnold Perrett, L. H. Kath, Arthur L. Forsberg, Dr. William H. Rumpf and Otto O. Palmer. 


     There is NO CHARGE for admission to the museum. Please follow the museum signs that will be posted along County Road #24 west of the new highway overpass on Highway #52 and County Road #24 (about 2.5 miles). The address is: 33504 Warsaw Trail. Museum hours are: Saturday July 1st from 10:00AM- 2:00PMSunday July 2nd 10:00AM- 2:00PM and Monday July 3rd 10:00AM- 2:00PM and CLOSED ON JULY 4TH or open on other days by appointment.


  • Tuesday, June 13, 2017 9:04 AM | Anonymous member

    The 2017 Edina 4th of July Parade is almost here and we're excited to have the Red Bull Historic Vehicle Association as a part of it!


    Your current position in the parade is Unit #6


    Unit numbers will be marked on Willson Rd (which runs parallel to Hwy 100, south of the Edina City Hall).  Please check the Parade Line-Up list to see where your unit is to organize.


    One major change from prior years - the Edina Community Center will not be available for staging.  We are asking our military vehicles and veterans to stage at the parking lot of Our Lady of Grace (5071 Eden Ave).  Please inquire with John Currie (john@currieworks.com) for more information.


    The Parade begins at 10:00am on Tuesday, July 4th.  The route will end at the US Bank parking lot on 50th.  Please remember to keep your unit moving throughout the parade and through the US Bank parking lot at the end.  The 2016 Parade Line-Up has been attached to this email.  A map of available roads, the Parade route, will be made available closer to July 4th as we are continuously getting updates as to the current construction going on in Edina.


    If you have questions the day of the Parade, please feel free to ask any of our volunteers (they'll have matching t-shirts with "Volunteer" on the back) for assistance.  Or find our Logistics Tent at the Edina Executive Building on Willson Rd.


    In the meantime, feel free to contact me with any questions you may have.  We're excited to have you as part of Edina's 4th of July Parade!


  • Saturday, June 03, 2017 5:17 PM | Anonymous member

    First Annual Convoy between Members of the Minnesota HMV (from the   www.steelsoldiers.com ) and Associates of Red Bull HMVA, near Lindstrom, Minnesota. We Convoyed down to Taylor Falls' Drive In, for lunch! Then proceed up to local park/boat ramp above the Falls, for a photo op. Total distance on the convoy approximately, 35 miles. Than we had a visit of the Chisago County Sheriff's SWAT Vehicle. 


    Thank you to Joe S. and Pete H. for setting up this event!

  • Monday, May 29, 2017 7:42 AM | Anonymous member

    For those that are coming to this event next Weekend, please bring your FRS Radios with headsets! No worries if you don't have either, there may be extras in amongst the various HMVs.

  • Thursday, May 25, 2017 9:24 AM | Anonymous member

    Less than 48 hours to rally at one of the two assembly points. We hope to see you all make a great effort to come out and enjoy the day.

    You can show with your own OD Green/Forrest Green/Dessert Tan HMV, if not we can find you a seat. Or we can all ways use photographers along the route!

    Be sure to pack a picnic lunch and if you can please bring some spare fuel (in approved container, of course). I will be bringing some bottled CO2, for the tires if needed.

    Dinner will going to be at the Smokin’ Oak Rotisserie & Grill ( www.thesmokinoak.com ). The owner of the restaurant is going to rope off a number of parking places for us! So we a good count who will be sticking around for dinner, please let Steve know.

    Roll on.

  • Wednesday, May 24, 2017 2:48 PM | Anonymous member

    2017 Events thus far:

    General Association Meeting:

    Held at the American Legion Post#102 Anoka, MN was first general meeting of the year.

    MMVA March Dinner:

    Hosted by our fellow MVPA organization in Wisconsin.

    John Johnson Memorial Swap Meet:

    Held at the Anoka County Fairgrounds, hosted by the Minnesota 4 Wheel Drive Association. An opportunity for Spring cleaning.  

    Minneapolis-St Paul Military Relic and Weapon Collector Show:

    This has been our traditional kick off to the show season, with the usual suspects that showed up with their HMVs (Rick’s – GPW; Louie’s – MB & MBT; Lee’s – M715; Don’s – M416; Lynn’s – CUCV II plus a M35A2 and GPW)

    General Association Meeting and BBQ:

    Started off at the McDonalds in Bloomington with 4 HMVs to Convoy over to Wayne’s (Louie’s - MB & MBT; Gary’s – GPW; Joe’s – M1008 (new Associate); Lynn’s – CUCV II). At Wayne’s his fine collection of course (new additions Wehrmacht Range Finder and a M29 in fresh paint), Steve’s – M3; Lee’s – M715; Joe’s – M38; Rick’s – GPW; David’s – Land Rover.

    Rosedale Chevrolet Hero Appreciation:

    Local dealership was hosting Military/Police/First Responders Appreciation for the month of May. Offering to all Vets and First Responders that came in a free $50.00 dinner card for the month of May.

    Edina Vehicle Day:

    A chilly spring Saturday morning with two fine examples of WWII Jeeps: John Currie’s – GPW and Jeff Schwedes’ - MB

    Helicopter and Vehicle Expo:

    Had a little lite rain to start off the morning, but did not dampen the spirits of the day. We still had a number, of HMVs show up as follows: UH-1D (flew in); UH-1D (on a trailer); M923Ax; M998; M37; M38A1; M998; CUCV II; Indian Motorcycle.

    The Estates at Linden HMV Visit:

    Cancelled due to weather. Considering, future dates to reschedule.

    8th Annual Armed Forces Day:

    Seem to be a rain soaked weekend, but the there was still a fair number of HMVs that made a showing. Of course, they had to stay on the hard pack or sink in the mud, a M4 Sherman not known for “Thread Lightly”.

    3rd Annual Ba-Da Ba-Da Bing Bang Rally:

    Had some on and off showers in Iowa as well. Lots of different kinds of equipment was present: M274, 2 – M923A2s, M925, M998, M37, M38, 2 – MBs, 37mm AT Gun, CUCV II, 3 – M1009s, M101A2, 1/3 scale Civil War Canon and a Meep. On top of that, a 6 mile Convoy to complete the show.

    Trucksploration 2017:

    The 3rd show for this Armed Forces Weekend, resulted in 3 HMVs and 2 current MVs from the Minnesota National Guard. Jeff Jensen’s - M1A1 La France Wreaker, Eric Thompson’s – M37 and Lynn’s – CUCV II. The ANG fielded a M1078A1Px and M1165A1 both are Up Armored. One of our new Associates ‘Matt Birkeland’ came by to say ‘hello’ and show his support.

    Field of Honor Flag Dedication Ceremony:

    This was a dedication to not only fallen Veterans of City of Red Wing, but also those knew other fallen Veterans that donated to the Yellow Ribbon Society. There 5 HMVs in attendance: UH-1D (on a trailer); Steve’s – M3; Paul W’s – MB/GPW; Lynn’s – CUCV II and a M35Ax.    

    Red Bull HMVA – Memorial Day Convoy (a Signature Event):

    Steve Landgraf did a wonderful job today executing a herd of cats called the Red Bull HMVA (17 HMVs) on a 105 mile convoy starting and ending in Red Wing, Minnesota today. We travelled through the rolling hills and bottoms near Old Man River, then back into the rolling hills and valleys of the rich Western Wisconsin Farm country. And still got us back to the appointed Dinner Stop on time.

    We did have a few break downs: Joe R - fuel pump (M38); Louie L - lost brakes (MB); Rick O - had to be trailered home (GPW).


    Future Shows:

    Wings of the North (a Signature Event) [2017 July 15 & 16]:

    Paperwork has been submitted {not approved at the time of this draft} for 2000 square feet [100’x20’] of space along the east/west taxi way, on the north side of the exhibit area (where we have been set up the last few years).

    Rules of the show:

    • -      no set up on Saturdays, however our setup is driving in, so be there no later than 0900 (0930 latest). This way they don’t have to worry about moving equipment and absent minded people walking out in front of moving vehicles!
    • -      try not leave till after 1600 please.
    • -      they would prefer that as many vehicles stay for both days of the show (but not a deal breaker).

    Central Wisconsin Military Show [2017 August 11- 13]:

    Tom Zat has been busy clearing off land around the Motorama Museum. This will be his first year hosting this show, since the Iola Military Vehicle and Gun Show has come to an end. We should throw our support behind him, considering it is the only show of this type in the Upper Mid-West (or Upper Mississippi Valley). So, if you can please drive or trailer your Historic Military Vehicle over to Wisconsin for the weekend and show your support!

    Military Appreciation Day – Minnesota State Fair (a Signature Event) [2017 August 29]:

    The Minnesota National Guard has asked us to Field as many Vehicles as we can for the one day Event at the State Fair. We have the whole Exhibit area to fill in the NE corner of the Fair Grounds, along with ANG Equipment! Please let the Event Coordinator know what you can bring. So, we can work with the National Guard and get good parking places.

    Rules of the show:

    • -      0600 Convoy into the Fairgrounds, this way they don’t have to worry about moving equipment and absent minded people walking out in front of moving vehicles!
    • -      try not to leave before 1600 and leave as a group.

    Of course, there are other shows coming up, but these are some of the bigger ones. One of the goals for the Event Coordinator is to list opportunities for everyone. Not that you have to attend them all. But if you have a free weekend, with nothing special to do. Pack up and come out to a local show and support your Association and help promote MVPA.

    If you attend an event somewhere and wish to share photos, please feel free to post on FaceBook or send them in to info@redbullhmva.com .

    You do not need to bring or have a HMV to show your support for the Association. Just come by, to say hello, take pictures, help share your knowledge with other new or potential Associates! On Convoys we can always use Associates posted ahead along the route taking photos as the HMVs drive by. Than past them along or share with the FaceBook Wall or the Web Site (Maybe someday there will be a photo album there of our events).

    But if you are looking for any photos of any of the above-mentioned events. They can be found in the Photo Album section of the Red Bull HMVA FaceBook Wall (https://www.facebook.com/groups/759389610787822/photos/?filter=albums)

    And I will leave with this last tid-bit ”GO PACKERS” HOME FIELD LII.

  • Friday, May 19, 2017 6:46 AM | Anonymous member

    May 18, 2017

    Welcome to Truckslporation 2017! We are excited that you are participating in this year’s event. As you know, all proceeds from Trucksploration go to the Aleph Preschool to help defray cost of tuition for families in need. Without your help and support this event would not be the growing success that it has become in only its third year! Thank You!!

    This Sunday, May 21, will be a busy morning, and the logistics of getting so many large, medium and small vehicles into the Beth El Synagogue parking lot are challenging. Below you will find address, contact info, basic driving directions, and arrival timeframes, along with a map of the site for reference.

    We will be your main point of contact on the morning of the event. If you have questions or need help please don’t hesitate to call us.

    Event: Sunday May 21, 2017 11:00 a.m. 2:00 p.m.

    Contact: Yelena Ribnick 651-253-0394 Anna Latzer 612-747-4126

    Address: Beth El Synagogue 5225 Barry Street West, St Louis Park, MN 55416

    Arrival Times:

    It is going to be easiest to have the large vehicles arrive first and fill in with the smaller vehicles as the morning progresses. Please refer to the attached map for the general location of your vehicles.

    Arriving early is not a problem we will get everyone in their respective places. 9:30 10:00 Large Vehicles

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    10:00

    City of St Louis park vehicles Dalsin - Crane
    ReMax Balloon
    Red Cross EMV

    Rent My Party Busses
    Container Truck
    First Responders (Fire, Ambulances) Hennepin EMS
    Minneapolis Glass truck
    Japanese Fire Truck
    Nechama
    Adolphson and Peterson - Bobcat and Job car FedEx Truck
    Other large vehicles

    10:15 Medium Size
    Food trucks (the ones who are not arriving early)

    •   Sebastian Joe’s

    •   Spirit of Asia - Tacos

    •   Maverick Drones

    •   MN National Guard

    •   Red Bull Historic Military Vehicle Association

    •   Three Rivers Park District Van

    •   Zamboni

    •   Other medium vehicles

      10:15-10:30 Small Vehicles

    •   Motorcycles

    •   Lupient

    •   Batmobile

    •   St Louis Park Police

    •   Morrie’s

    •   Ellingson’s Motorcars

    •   Superhero cars

    •   Steel Fitness

    •   Model A

    •   Other small vehicles

      Directions:

      Beth El is located along the East side of Hwy 100, just North of Minnetonka Blvd.

      Traveling from the North

      Proceed South on Highway 100 to the Westside Drive Exit. Turn Right (west) onto W 24th Street and then turn Right again at the stop sign onto Utica Ave S. (which turns into W 23rd Street). Follow the curve around and under Highway 100. At the T-stop, take a Left (south) along the frontage road. At stop sign, take a Left onto Barry Street W. Our building is on your right. Barry Street W wraps around our parking lot.

      Traveling from the South

      Proceed North on Highway 100 to “Barry Street W and Cedar Lake Road” (right after Minnetonka Blvd. Exit). When you exit, the road will split; ignore Cedar Lake Road and follow Barry Street W. Our building is on your right. Barry Street W wraps around our parking lot.

      Traveling from the East (St. Paul)

      Take 94 West to 394 West to Highway 100. Proceed South on Highway 100 to the Westside Drive Exit. Turn Right (west) onto W 24th Street and then turn Right again at the stop sign onto Utica Ave S. (which turns into W 23rd Street). Follow the curve around and under Highway 100. At the T-stop, take a Left (south) along the frontage road. At stop sign, take a Left onto Barry Street W. Our building is on your right. Barry Street W wraps around our parking lot.

      Traveling from the West

      Take 394 East to Highway 100. Proceed South on Highway 100 to the Westside Drive Exit. Turn Right (west) onto W 24th Street and then turn Right again at the stop sign onto Utica Ave S. (which turns into W 23rd Street). Follow the curve around and under Highway 100. At the T-stop, take a Left (south) along

    the frontage road. At stop sign, take a Left onto Barry Street W. Our building is on your right. Barry Street W wraps around our parking lot.

  • Tuesday, May 16, 2017 9:05 AM | Anonymous member

    ***Important Information***

    The Estates at Linden HMV Visit in Stillwater

    Has been CANCELLED for today (2017 May 16), due to Weather and tomorrow is not looking any better!!!

    Will reschedule at later date TBD!

  • Monday, May 15, 2017 8:14 PM | Anonymous member

    **IMPORTANT ADDITIONAL IMFORMATION**

    MEMORIAL WEEKEND CONVOY

    • 1.           We will be departing from Paul Wirth’s Residents
    • 29310 Highway 19 Blvd  Red Wing, Minnesota
    • Meeting time 0800 with a Launch time of 0900.
    • 2.           The Red Bull HMVA has been given permission to park their tow vehicle and trailers at:
    • Mississippi Welders Supply  5211 Moundview Drive  Red Wing, Minnesota 55066
    • **they just ask to leave loading docks clear for their trucks to have access**
    • 3.           Alternate meeting point is the Kwik Trip #481  4820 US Highway 61  Red Wing, Minnesota 55066 @ 0900  **first Fuel stop for all HMVs, recommended to top off all tanks, plus spare gas cans. Also, good place to pick up your picnic supplies for lunch**
    • 4.           Dinner will be around 1700 (5ish PM) at the Smokin’ Oak Rotisserie & Grill  4243 US Highway 61  Red Wing, Minnesota 55066 www.thesmokinoak.com for the menu.
  • Thursday, May 11, 2017 9:45 AM | Anonymous member

    According to the Convoy Commander for this Convoy (Steve Landgraf). The launch point for this convoy, will remain the same as listed, at Paul Wirth's.


    Be sure and remember to bring a bag or picnic lunch for the convoy. A restaurant stop is being plan for the of the convoy, for evening meal.



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