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Friday, July 26, 2024 8:00 AM • Little log House 21889 Micheal Ave Hastings MN 55033
Saturday, July 27, 2024 9:00 AM • Historic Downtown 206 1st Street S. Montgomery MN 56069
Saturday, August 10, 2024 9:00 AM • Along the trail on highway 12 Hudson and St Croix County

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  • Wednesday, May 24, 2017 2:48 PM | Deleted user

    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.

  • Friday, May 19, 2017 6:46 AM | Deleted user

    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

                 


    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
    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


      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 | Deleted user

    ***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 | Deleted user



    • 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 for the menu.
  • Thursday, May 11, 2017 9:45 AM | Deleted user

    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.

  • Monday, April 24, 2017 6:50 PM | Deleted user

    2017 Vehicle Day

    April 24, 2017
    Dear Vehicle Day Participants,

    The countdown has begun! Our annual Vehicle Day is next Saturday, May 6 from 10 a.m. Noon at Southdale Center. This is a fun family event that many people look forward too. Thank you so much for your participation. We currently have 30 vehicles participating and generally over 1500 attendees throughout the morning.

    Important Info:

    •   Same Location as last year, by the AMC Theaters and Water tower (see map below).

    •   Vehicle Day will take place rain or shine.

    •   Please arrive between 9 9:30 a.m. All vehicles must be in place by 9:40 a.m. for the safety of


    •   Emergency vehicles will have access to West 69th Street to leave in case of an emergency.

    •   Please leave at least 25 ft. of space between you and the next vehicle, this will help with lines and the

      parking lot allows ample space for this to happen.

    •   Hot coffee will be provided by Caribou and donuts will be available for vehicle drivers. Please stop by

      the registration table upon arrival.

    •   Hand-outs and kid friendly free-giveaways are always welcome.

      We look forward to seeing you on Saturday, May 6. If you have any further questions prior to the event please contact any one of us listed below. If you need to contact someone that day please call Amanda or MaryKaye on their cell phones.

      Thank you again for your participation this year!

      Amanda, Marykaye, & Amy


    Please enter the lot off West 69th Street- see blue arrow.

    Southdale will enforce one-way traffic off France Avenue; if you enter off France Avenue you will need to drive around the entire mall- see red arrow.

    Vehicle Day Lot = X France Avenue = purple arrow AMC Theater= Green Star

    Amanda Clarke, City of Edina Phone: 952-826-0433
    Cell: 612-695-4982

    MaryKaye Champa, City of Richfield Phone: 612-861-9387
    Cell: 952-452-6230

    Amy Siegel, Southdale Center Phone: 952-925-7868

  • Tuesday, April 04, 2017 1:50 PM | Deleted user

    Central Wisconsin Military Show             August 11 - 13, 2017

    Motorama Museum Events Grounds

    4381 Stradale Lane, Aniwa, WI 54408   Phone: 715-449-2141

    Event:  Military Vehicle Show

               Militaria Swap Meet

               Re-Enactor Encampment

               Pin Up Girl Contest

               Live Music

    Tentative Event Schedule:

    August 11, Friday 8:00 am, All Vendors & Exhibitors move-in.

                               7:00 pm - 11:00 pm, Participants Party; cash bar, live music.

                               11:00 pm - 7:00 am, Quiet Time

    August 12, Saturday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm, Vehicle Show & Swap Meet

                                   7:00 pm - 2:30 am, Open Party; cash bar, live music.

                                   8:00 pm - Awards Presentation

                                   9:00 pm -  Pin up Girl Contest

                                   9:30 pm - 1:00 am, Live Music

    August 13, Sunday: Tear down, move out.


                                   2:00 pm, Event grounds close.

    (other attractions to be announced)



    Show Vehicles: 2 armbands per vehicle, pre-registration required, no cost.

    Swap Meet Vendors: Outdoor, spaces are 10' x 30', $50 each, limit 2, 2 armbands.

                                   Indoor, spaces are 10' x 10', $50 each, limit 2, 2 armbands.

                                   Questions? Call 715-449-2141

    Re-enactors: 2 armbands (N/C) with pre-registration.

    Food Vendors: 10' x 20' space with electricity $500 and 2 armbands.

    Spectators: $8 per person, children 12 & under free.

  • Sunday, April 02, 2017 3:40 PM | Deleted user

    Just received a primarily list of possible vehicles and attendees (from show host) for the show as follows:

    Baxter Cycle -                      Motorcycle

    Bill -                                     Truck, Cargo, 5 ton

    Blake -                                  Unknown vehicle types at this time

    Brady -                                 Carrier, Command and Reconnaissance; Carrier -  Personnel, Half-track, 57mm Antitank gun

    Craig -                                  Truck, 4 X 3, 3/4 ton

    David & Diane -                  Coming with Mark

    Don & Norma + 2 -             Truck, 4 X 4, 1/4 ton (Jeep)

    Herman -                             Truck, Utility, 4 X 4, 3/4 ton (CUCV) (will attend, if possible)

    Jesse -                                   Truck, 4 X 4, 1/4 ton (Jeep)

    Justin -                                  Truck, Utility, 4 X 4, 3/4 ton (CUCV)

    Larry & Bonita -                   Truck, Utility, 1/4 ton

    Lynn & Lori -                      CUCV II Type A 1/2 ton (Tahoe)

    Mark & Carol -                    Truck, Cargo, 5 ton

    Mark & Melissa -                  Truck, 4 X 4, 1/4 ton (Jeep)

    Mike + 1 -                            Truck, Cargo, 5 ton

    Paul -                                   Carrier, Personnel, Half-track; Light Armored Car; 37mm Anti-tank gun

    Rob -                                   Truck, 4 X 4, 1/4 ton (Jeep)

    Roger -                                Truck, Ambulance, 1 1/4 ton

    Scott  -                                  Motorcycle

    Steve & Marie   -                  6 # - 1840 Pattern carriage; Truck, 4X4, ¼ ton (Jeep); Truck, Platform, Utility 4X4, ½ ton (Mule); Tent

    Tom     -                                Truck, 4 X 4, 1/4 ton (Jeep)

  • Tuesday, March 28, 2017 5:30 PM | Deleted user

    Central Wisconsin Military Show 

    (formerly known as the Iola Vintage Military & Gun Show)

    Being held on the Motorama Event Grounds:

    Alfa Heaven, Inc.

    4381 Stradale Lane

    Aniwa, Wisconsin 54408

    (715) 449-2141 

    Military Vehicles 

    Military Swap Meet

    Re-Enactors Encampment


    2017 Aug 11 - move in day for equipment, vendors and re-enactors

    2017 Aug 12 - gates open to public (0800 - 1800)

    2017 Aug 13 - move out

    Friday Evening there will be welcoming event (more details to come).

    Saturday Evening there will be a Pin Up Contest and Awards Ceremony after show shuts down (more details to come).

    Entry still Free for Display Vehicles 

    Outdoor Sale Spaces (approx. 120 spaces):

    10’x30’ - $50.00 each (Limit 2 max) for the first year 

    No RV parking in Sales Spaces

    Camp Grounds are a lot closer to show and display area than the Iola Grounds.

    Listed Show Sponsors:

    Red Bull Historic Military Vehicle Association

    Midwest Military Vehicle Association  

  • Friday, March 24, 2017 1:58 PM | Deleted user

    Not sure how many of you have heard but, the BoD at the Iola Car & Military Show voted Tuesday. That the 2016 Gun & Military Show was there last show! 

    Some of the reasons given were the low attendance and cost of the Insurance!

    But there has been a ray of bright light in this, a very strong rumor has it. That a group from Wausau, WI area will pick up the torch and put on the show. Same weekend 11 and 12 August (Vehicle Show and Military Swap Meet Only), for the first year. Something more official should be coming forth after Monday!

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