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  • Monday, April 24, 2017 6:50 PM | Anonymous member

    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

      participants.

    •   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

    VEHICLE DAY PARKING INSTRUCTIONS:

    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
    Email: aclarke@edinamn.gov

    MaryKaye Champa, City of Richfield Phone: 612-861-9387
    Cell: 952-452-6230
    Email: mchampa@cityofrichfield.org

    Amy Siegel, Southdale Center Phone: 952-925-7868
    Email: Amy.Siegel@simon.com

  • Tuesday, April 04, 2017 1:50 PM | Anonymous member

    Central Wisconsin Military Show             August 11 - 13, 2017

    Motorama Museum Events Grounds

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

    www.facebook.com/Motorama.Auto.Museum     www.alfaheaven.com

    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)

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    Participants:

    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 | Anonymous member

    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 | Anonymous member

    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

    www.alfaheaven.com 


    Military Vehicles 

    Military Swap Meet

    Re-Enactors Encampment


    Dates:

    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 | Anonymous member

    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!

  • Saturday, February 04, 2017 6:42 PM | Anonymous member

    The 2017 Schedule is coming together slowly. If anyone has any suggestions, please submit them to me and we'll get them out there for everyone. When giving me submissions, please include all information (Point of Contact, Date, Time, Location, Website, Type of Event, Entry Rescritions, Insurance Requirements and Fees). Ok website and contact info will mostly work, but you get the idea, of what goes into these events! 

    The idea is to get the information out to you, to make plans for your summer's events. There are going to be events, that I will need to know will be attending, long before the event happens. This is due, that the Event host needs to make plans as well, this is why, last minute attendance, makes things difficult!

    Thanks for your time. Let's have a fun and safe session.

  • Tuesday, October 04, 2016 9:33 PM | Anonymous member

    2016 September 17 – Boscobel Veterans Memorial Car Show (1st Annual)

    This was basically a car show set up in South Western Wisconsin in the town of Boscobel. The Local VFW Post got a couple of acres of land donated for a Veterans Memorial Park. The town already has a De-Commission M60 Tank on display a few blocks north of the location (they may or may not move to this location). There is a picture of the Model of the Monument they wish to build in the photo album on our Face Book Wall.

    For a first time turn out, there was over 80 Vehicles and 2 HMVs. A former Red Arrow M715 and my CUCV II. 


    2016 September 18 – Open Streets at Penn Fest

    Another Car Show in Richfield, Minnesota. This was a big block party that ran down Penn Ave in Richfield from the Cross Town (Hwy 62) south to 73rd. We set up in front of CVS just north of 66th and Penn.

    Louie had his MB and MBT plus his wife Gloria (the Supervisor) drove the Minnietonka Jeep; Verne drove his GPW and I with the CUCV II. We had a very prime spot and setup.


    2016 September 24 – Cruise for the Troops

    This was originally an invite from the CAF and they were hoping for more people to help from their own organization, plus maybe some more from ours. They cancelled out on Face Book announcement on Wednesday of the week of the show. So I wasn’t going to go either. But then I saw the that Don Gunderson had sign up. So dug out the CUCV and went. But Don rode a Motorcycle and was going on the ride! The CAF didn’t set that part up for us or they were not aware of it. So I was on display, talked to a few people gave out a couple pamphlets.


    2016 October 01 – Prior Lake Maneuvers / Pumpkin Run

    Mike Dyer and John Bizal got together and plan out a full day of Convoy thru the countryside and BBQ at the end of it. We had 22 HMVs in the Convoy that started in Prior Lake, visited an Apple Orchard in Northfield, a Brewery in Montgomery, a Winery near New Prague, a Pumpkin Patch on the way back to Prior Lake and ended up at the Bizal Ranch for a great BBQ.


    Photos can be found on Face Book.



  • Tuesday, September 27, 2016 8:29 PM | Anonymous member

    There has been a change of location, please note the new address. The park is flooded from recent rains and Minnesota River over flowing it's banks!

    8 Oct 2016 - 1200 to 1700 (12 PM to 5 PM)

    Registration Donation $20.00

    Carver Station
    1607 Hartwell Drive
    Carver, Minnesota

    for those that use Google or Bing Maps, you may want to use this address: 12601 Jonathan Carver Parkway  Chaska, Mn


    To make it easier here is the GPS coordinates for this years event, excited to see you all this weekend! 44.768640, -93.644170


  • Wednesday, September 21, 2016 4:29 PM | Anonymous member

    This Event has been CANCELLED as per CAF-MN Wing Face Book announcement ( https://www.facebook.com/events/1677688285839737/?notif_t=event_cancel&notif_id=1474378992132555 ).



  • Sunday, September 11, 2016 7:52 PM | Anonymous member


    Richard I Bong Military Vehicle & Car Show (2016 Aug 20):

    This show was happening at the same time as the Tall Ship Festival in Duluth. With the world’s largest inflatable rubber duck floating near DECC. Plus the weather was a little gloomy and drizzly.

    But pressing on was able to make a showing and pictures are posted in Face Book, Photo Album Section. One showing from the Red Bulls, 2 from the Red Arrows and the Museum pulled out 1 of there own vehicles.

    Ebenezer Ridges Care Center (2016 Aug 23):

    Ok this one was on a school day for most us, but my schedule allowed me to follow Louie (MB & MBT) and Verne (GPW) down. Hung out long enough to grab some photos and see Joe show up with his M38. Another fine day. The Care Center resident’s (along with their families along with great/grand children) from what I have been led to believe were thrilled to see the old OD iron in the parking lot!

    Minnesota State Fair – Military Appreciation Day (2016 Aug 30):

    This was an amazing show this year (well in my humble point of view). Here is the list of Vehicles:

    Louie Larson – MB & MBT

    Rick Opitz – GPW

    Dick Houck – M38

    Joe Remley – M38

    Mark Knoll – M37

    Eric Thompson – M37

    Lynn McCall – CUCV II

    CAF: MB & M37

    MN National Guard: 2 up armored LMTVs

    It all started at 0600 at a parking lot near the corner of Energy Parkway and Snelling. And we convoyed in with some 40 vendors for the Military Appreciation Day. We had St Paul and State Patrol Escort to the Fair Grounds. So similar to a funeral passion we went thru Stop Signs and Stop Lights, something that confused a lot of the vendors (Gen X and Younger, who may have never been taught these things… but I digress).

    Had Major General Neal Loidolt with Major Ingalsbe, stop by the tent and the vehicles and had a chat. It was mention that the 34th (Red Bulls) is turning 100 years old in 2017 and how they would like to work with us in making a maximum effort in showing more vehicles next year. They would also like to maybe work some more opportunities with us in public showings! There may also be some opportunities for us to help out at deploying and welcoming home ceremonies.

    And next Camp Ripley does have their Open House. It would be nice if we can get more than one RBHMVA Vehicle out there, this time! I am sure that Steve Stark, gets just as lonely at these shows by himself as I do.

    Than we also had Major General Richard Nash (Adjutant General of the Minnesota National Guard). Stop in for a hello and take the load off for a few. Thank us for the display of OD Iron that brought forth.

    Labor Day Weekend Convoy (2016 Sept 3):

    Due to the Prior Lake Maneuvers being Cancelled, Steve Landgraf and Gary Wirth put together a replacement event. On the fly a Convoy route through Goodhue County down to Red Wing crossing into Wisconsin. Travelling some little used County Roads known to the locals, motorcyclist we had a wonderful afternoon in the countryside.  Stopped at a little biker bar in Diamond Bluff, Wisconsin (great Burgers). Than up to Prescott to Douglas Point Park, where Steve ran into a fellow Marine (WW II Vet) and his Family. We placed him in the back of Harold’s Staff Car (he never rode in before didn’t know what to think) and took him and Grandson to Hastings Car Show. This was done with the Family’s permission, well I think it was.

    Vehicles:

    Dan – WC9 Ambulance

    Louie – MB & MBT

    Paul W – MB/GPW

    Steve – M3 Scout Car

    Paul S – M422A1 Mighty Mite

    Harold – Plymouth Staff Car

    Lynn – CUCV II

    Hastings Cruise in Car Show:

    Well the MVs were treated to front row status as we rolled into Hastings. They had us parade thru Main street turn a few blocks than brought us back up on Main Street. Than parked all our Vehicles right down the middle of Main Street. As we were setting up we joined up by M35A2, Chev C2500 with M101A2 Bed on it (it had to been a 94 or 95 due the collector plate) and MN Nat Guard HMMWV with Como Box. Than Gary Wirth brought one of the Search Lights he has been working on. Than lite that up at dusk!

    Vehicles:

    Dan – WC9 Ambulance

    Paul W – MB/GPW

    Steve – M3 Scout Car

    Paul S – M422A1 Mighty Mite

    Harold – Plymouth Staff Car

    Gary W – 60” Carbon Arc Search Light

    Lynn – CUCV II

    St Francis American Legion Post #622 (2016 Sept 10):

    This was my second showing at this one. Great time last year, could not ask for a nicer day. Had 4 Vehicle show up 2 from Red Bulls (Louie and I), 1 from last year Thad and his M35A2 2 ½ ton Truck with M105 Trailer, Doug from the North Branch Show with M923A2 5 ton Truck, also had a M1008 CUCV pickup from American Wings Museum out at the Anoka County Airport there too. Wish Gary had come up with Louie, there was members of the USCG there with a 25 foot (8m) Rescue Boat there. Along the USAF recruiters and their Trailer.

    Pine Patrol (2016 Sept 10):

    From the photos I saw on Face Book and from talking to Steve Fennern, everyone had a good time. Think they had the same weather that Louie and I had in St Francis.

    911 Remembrance & Emergency Responder Vigil (2016 Sept 11):

    Well there was 2 of us that showed up today for this one.

    Warren Klein and his WC52, Myself and my CUCV II. Again great weather (could not ask for better weather for these last few shows [cept for Superior]). Lots of cars, unfortunately the Mustang club asked the Military Vehicles, but didn’t have a MV Divisionbugger! Oh well! Maybe next year. Lots and lots of cars.



    So in summary, it been a busy past few weeks. As Mr. Varner has been known to say, there is an event almost every weekend throughout the summer! And the season has still 4 to 5 weeks to go, with something each of those weekends mostly. Hope to see some of you out there!

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