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  • 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 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 

    Thank you.

    SSG Tim Krouth
    Camp Ripley Visitors Bureau
    15000 HWY 115, BLDG 11-1
    Little Falls, MN 56345

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

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  • 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!

  • 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 ( 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 ) 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 ( ). 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 .

    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 (

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

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