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MVCC Military Vehicle Event April 2012

Started by zepher11 , Apr 23 2012 07:25 PM

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#1 zepher11

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 07:25 PM

I spent a few days at the Military Vehicle Collectors of California club event at the Tower Park KOA in the Delta region of California last week. The event was packed, which was nice to see in this economy. The people that I met down there were super nice and there was a lot of military vehicle parts for sale as well as everything else military related. The weather couldn’t have been better after a number of weeks of rain in our area. It was 94 degrees when I arrived home! So much for spring.

I thought I would share some photos of the vehicles there. I am a little biased and lean toward the WWII era vehicles, but I did get a couple of photos of other vehicles as well:

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This is something one doesn’t see every day:

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GP for sale at $35,000 I was told:

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I love the GP instrument cluster:

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Security:

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#2 zepher11

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 07:26 PM

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A very nice WWI survivor:

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 07:27 PM

A mule with some a 106mm:

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 07:27 PM

The gentleman that restored this ride actually rode one during WWII:

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 07:29 PM

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It was neat watching the Civil War area reenactors fire their cannon. I was able to get some good video of them firing. They said it was six ounces of black power, but it seemed to be much more. I sucked the air from my lungs. It was hot and I was in shorts and t-shirt…not wool:

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I really admire those that restore and maintain these vehicles.

Zeph

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 10:52 PM

Thanks for posting GREAT pictures!!

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 12:34 AM

Great pictures...

The handcart display was set up by our member Craig Johnson...

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 08:31 PM

Thanks, guys. Yes, the hand cart displays were great, and I may have spoke to Mr. Johnson. I did get to meet a few other USMF members at the event. The fall Tower event is in September. I won't be able to attend, so I'm looking forward to next April's event!

Zeph


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