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2013 Military Vehicle Show at Falcon Field

• CATEGORIES: Event, Features, GPW (Ford MB), M-38, MB

Major Joe forwarded some pics from the 2013 Military Vehicle show at Falcon Field in Mesa, AZ. There were quite a few jeeps at the event.  Thanks for sharing!

He wrote, “I attended the annual Military Vehicle show at Falcon Field here in Mesa Saturday (had to find another way to get my Willy’s/Flat fender fix since your site was down!). Anyway, I thought I’d share the pics with you (attached). It’s a great event, and included military motorcycles, dozens of non-jeep vehicles, a half track, helicopter, and many aircraft (always on display since this is the home of the AZ chapter of the Commemorative Air Force).”

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4 Comments on “2013 Military Vehicle Show at Falcon Field

  1. Brett

    I like the group’s data plate looking display plaques. Major Joe, do you know the group or club name they go by or are these vehicles the ones that are on permanent display? Thanks for sharing.

  2. Major Joe

    According to the East Valley Tribune, “This was sponsored by the Arizona Historical Military Transport Association, a group that preserves military vehicles and artifacts in honor of the sacrifices of men and women who have served in the U.S. military. ‘We do it as a way of thanking them for their service,’ AHMTA Vice President Dave Boehmer said.”

    Only one of the jeeps is there all the time: the M38 inside the hangar, with 319BG on the bumper. I believe all the vehicles are owned by local collectors, mostly AHMTA and MVPA (Military Vehicle Presevation Association) members. One member owns the entire collection within that white plastic chained area: trucks, jeeps, motorcycles, weapons, and even uniformed mannequins.

    I ended up joining AHMTA while I was there… hoping to tap some local expertise as I work through my ’42 GPW.
    – Joe

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