MILITARY VEHICLE EVENTS

No matter whether you own a small CUCV, a large truck, or even a fully armored vehicle, sooner or later you will be tempted to go to an event for collectors of military vehicles.  This page provides brief overviews over some of them.

ABERDEEN, MARYLAND

A well-planned East Coast convoy takes MV owners to Aberdeen in Maryland in May.  Major convoy routes start in Ontario and Florida.  Typically, Thursday is the first day of the event, Friday a full day, and Saturday a half a day.  The event takes place in the parking lot of the Carl Ripken Stadium near I-95.

At Aberdeen, vendors offer vehicles, vehicle parts and accessories, uniforms and militaria.  Many provide visitors opportunities to buy things far below regular retail prices, and some allow you to bargain.

Friday night is usually a social night.

Many vehicle owners sleep in their vehicles.  A hotel is within walking distance from the parking lot and offers comfortable heated and air conditioned rooms with showers.  It was very hot during the day on Thursday in 2011 but I got very cold in my truck that night.

 


GILBERT, PENNSYLVANIA

Another meeting is scheduled for September in Gilbert, Pennsylvania.  The town lies along Route 209 north of Bethlehem and southwest of East Stroudsburg.


GLENSIDE, PENNSYLVANIA

Noteworthy is the Independence Day parade in Glenside, Pennsylvania.  Glenside lies north of Philadelphia. 

Three separate groups with military vehicles parttook in the Independence Day parade in 2011.  Glenside is known to have the best parade in the Greater Philadelphia area.  Jeeps and troop carriers were among the vehicles that crawled through downtown Glenside.  One of the original Jeeps from the television show "M*A*S*H" was among these vehicles. 

Please note that this is a parade and not a meeting.  Therefore, the only chance to talk to participants is before and after the event.


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