MVPA Fall Rally in Spooner, WI – September 2005

MVPA Fall Rally in Spooner, WI – September 2005

The 5th annual fall rally and get together in Spooner was fantastic as usual. We had over 300 people from as far away as New Jersey. We also had near 200 vehicles attend. Over 40 of them went on the 35 mile convoy to see the fall colors. We only had 1 minor problem with Mike’s GP that was on its maiden voyage, and no one got stranded. This rally is by invite only, so if you are interested in attending, drop me a note and we can let Kevin know for next year. It is always held the first weekend after labor day. It’s a great family event. Here are some photos.

3 Vintage WWII War Birds in action. These are T6 advanced trainers.
3 Vintage WWII War Birds in action.
3 Vintage WWII War Birds in action. These are T6 advanced trainers.
These are T6 advanced trainers.
Tank rides in Kevin's Sherman and a fully restored M4 High Speed Tractor.
Tank rides in Kevin’s Sherman and a fully restored M4 High Speed Tractor.
Look at all the different GMC's! I think Kevin now has one of every one built.
Look at all the different GMC’s! I think Kevin now has one of every one built.
Lined up for the parade.
Lined up for the parade.
This year there was a parade with John Adams-Graf and John Doyle from MV magazine announcing.
This year there was a parade with John Adams-Graf and John Doyle from MV magazine announcing.
Mike's GP making the parade route. This was prior to the convoy. All systems go at this point.
Mike’s GP making the parade route. This was prior to the convoy. All systems go at this point.

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My newly restored Bren Gun Carrier. Myself driving, with sons, Braden in front and Ranon in back,(top of head only).
My newly restored Bren Gun Carrier. Myself driving, with sons, Braden in front and Ranon in back,(top of head only).

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This jeep is going to the George C. Marshall residence out east. Willy's Overland originally gave one to the general after the war as a gift. Army Cars USA and the George C. Marshall in Holland are donating this restore one to his estate.
This jeep is going to the George C. Marshall residence out east. Willy’s Overland originally gave one to the general after the war as a gift.¬†Army Cars USA and the George C. Marshall in Holland are donating this restore one to his estate.
Lining up for the 35-mile convoy through the scenic roads in rural Spooner.
Lining up for the 35-mile convoy through the scenic roads in rural Spooner.
His royal highness, the great restorer, Gary Wirth all set to drive the WC. Mrs Wirth is sitting next to him.
His royal highness, the great restorer, Gary Wirth all set to drive the WC. Mrs Wirth is sitting next to him.
These last photos taken on the convoy were inadvertantly shot in Black & White. They look more like World War II photos. We were in the WC 63 a ways back from the front of the convoy, and still all you could see looking back was OD GREEN. It really is a neat sight to see all these trucks driving like this.
These last photos taken on the convoy were inadvertantly shot in Black & White. They look more like vintage World War II photos.
These last photos taken on the convoy were inadvertantly shot in Black & White. They look more like World War II photos. We were in the WC 63 a ways back from the front of the convoy, and still all you could see looking back was OD GREEN. It really is a neat sight to see all these trucks driving like this.
We were in the WC 63 a ways back from the front of the convoy, and still all you could see looking back was OD GREEN. It really is a neat sight to see all these trucks driving like this.
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