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Posted Jul 25 2012 - 15:25
The Merrimack Valley Military Vehicle Collectors ( < MVMVC.org > ) will hold it's 25th Anniversary Summer Rally in Weare, New Hampshire USA this weekend-
26, 27, 28 July 2012.
Privately owned armor scheduled to show up and stay through Saturday evening is as follows:
Sometime during day on Thursday
1) M114 APC in Canadian colors
2) M901A3 APC with RISE TOW launcher
Sometime during day on Thursday/Friday:
3) M5 Stuart from the Wright Museum Collection in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire < www.wrightmuseum.org >
4) One of the collections WWII American Half Tracks
And early Saturday AM:
Northeast Military Vehicle Services LLC < ww2mv.com >is scheduled to arrive with their M-24 CHAFFE and a surprise ( M4A3 )???
As in past rallies there are trail rides involving members vehicles over paved town roads and over class 6 dirt roads in a nearby flood control area and sand pit operated by the Army Corp of Engineers. Both the rubber tired and tracked vehicles participate. A limited number of the public can usually cage rides on something though a chance on the armor is greatly enhanced by being cute and female. Most likely it will be on one of the numerous 2 1/2 ton or larger trucks as troops eating the tanks dust. Record number of tanks/vehicles on road at one time was 60+. Numerous photo ops are staged for the the tanks to barrel by or crest hills on the dirt roads.
Saturday is the heaviest crowd day and past rallies have seen 150+ privately owned Historic Military Vehicles ( HMVs ) show up and on display. There is a small admission fee to cover the rental of the bus ( to get from parking lot to rally site and back down a one mile, one lane dirt road from school parking lot, avoids crunchy incidents ) and porta potties.
Some photos of past rallies can be found here http://tinyurl.com/d4e9ark
or search Smug Mug ,YouTube or Google for Weare Rally or MVMVC Rally.
If any of you WoT troops show up, go to the registration tent and ask for Ronzo and we'll see if we can get ya on something interesting.
I won't be available to answer questions since I'm headed back up there to continue with setting up. The MVMVC web site has pretty much all the info you'll need.
Posted Jul 25 2012 - 16:21
Thanks for the heads up, I will make every effort to come sneak up on Saturday morning!
Posted Jul 30 2012 - 04:43
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