(We are missing a few this year.)
11 January 2014 Meeting. We finallized the 2014 Rally & Swap Meet location and got some ideas for backup locations and other venues. We received a tour of a top notch printing and manufacturing facility here in Indianapolis. The jeep collection present has some very interesting history.
A sampling of Jim's meticulous tool sets collection.
The meeting forms up and prepares to start.
Jim displays his Greek Army surplus jeep and the maintenance records.
Jim discusses the hunt for and the details of the individual components to his tool kit display.
Jim leads a tour of the Cardinal Manufacturing Company and shop facility.
9 November 2013 Meeting. An excellent meeting on next year's Rally & Swap Meet location. The shop was a classic setting for the assembly.
13 July 2013 Meeting. Convoy lined up and departed with Roger Woodward leading the way to the airport. Once there, the meeting was short so the airshow and cars could be enjoyed. The "Clusterbusters" have invited us back next year.
Two columns of trucks were on display this year.
Jeeps up front. (l-r) Ted Pontius' and Roger Woodward's quarter tons sit at the head of the columns.
Roger stands by his GPW.
Paul Gummere's 5ton M818 stood out as one of the largest vehicles at the show.
Richard Gummere's 2 1/2ton M35A2 truck with Ron Bakehorn's 3/4ton M37 just behind.
Ricky Miller's 3/4ton M37 trailed by Mike Lusty's 3/4ton.
Taking up the trail is Nathan Deal's quarter ton M38A1.
(l-r) Ricky Miller, Ron Bakehorn, and Nathan Deal enjoy the show.
9 March 2013 Meeting. Fine tuning 2013 Rally details. It was an excellent shop setting for Rustbuster business. As always, Lindsay is an excellent host who provided refreshments - coffee and Jeeps!
12 January 2013 Meeting. Lively discussions about the 2013 Rally ensued. Very good business meeting.
22 September 2012 Meeting/Rally. Held during the Rally & Swap Meet. See the 2012 Rally & Swap Meet page for more photos. The meeting was well attended and included information about the 2014 MVPA Convention slated for Louisville, KY, the annual Museum of the Soldier fundraiser in Portland, IN, and other news.
(Photo courtesy of Mike Foors)
14 July 2012 Meeting. The meeting was held at the Sheridan Airport which was also hosting a vintage car show and air show. Our thanks to the "Clusterbusters" who were great hosts.
We assembled and convoyed to the Airport.
Here is our line up of vehicles. Mike McComas' M38A1 is parked across from these. The tan vehicles in the background are from the 801st CSH (US Army Reserve) out of Ft Ben Harrison.
Trucks on the convoy to the show included: Roger Woodward (shown above) led the way in his 1942 GPW.
Paul Gummere drove a M-818 5 ton semi-tractor (with manual transmission),
Scott Ward drove his 1963 M-151 quarter ton,
Ron Bakehorn drove his 1952 M-37 from Wabash,
and Rick Miller drove his 1962 M-37B1 down from Kokomo.
OK, couldn't resist. After all, it is a military vehicle. It just isn't one of our member's (yet).
The actual meeting was in a hanger. Apparently, from the looks on some faces, I was blocking the view. Otherwise, a good turnout.
(Photo used with permission from Deb-Rood Woodward)
14 May 2012 Meeting. The crowd begins to gather.
Excuse me sirs, does anyone know where the Indiana MVPA club is meeting today?
Roger taking care of business.
10 March 2012 Meeting. Look familiar? Here we are the ganging up on Sam (front row, far right) for not having the sweatshirts ready for the meeting. Nobody is buying his story.
Another welcome sign of Spring. Jeeps!
14 January 2012 Meeting. At the American Legion in Carmel. 15 members present and we are about to award the door prize. Good discussions on upcoming Rallies and events.
(Yes, two photos were combined to make one wide photo.)
12 November 2011 Meeting. At the American Legion in Carmel. Some early arrivals.
12 March 2011 Meeting. Sorry not many photos. The photographer was too busy gawking. There was lots to look at.
If you were at Nationals, you probably remember this jewel....
and plenty of post-meeting activity.
8 January 2011 Meeting. There was the "What is it?" contest,....
the exchange of ideas and planning,.....
some more exchange,....
and a superb frame up restoration project to ooh and ahh over.
13 November 2010 Meeting. We had a proper shop setting,...
plenty to talk about,....
professional welding advice,.....
a delicious catered lunch,....
and maybe too much fun. Hey, is that the cops?
8 August 2010 Meeting. Lots of planning, good food,......
and an impromptu brake troubleshooting seminar by Skip.
8 May 2010 Meeting. A little crowded but nobody complained.