MARINETTE—A convoy of vintage war vehicles will stop at the Community REC Center in Marinette on Wednesday.
The Military Vehicle Preservation Association (MVPA) is the sponsor of the trip that began Wednesday in Aberdeen, South Dakota, and will head east for 24 days arriving in Conneaut, Ohio, for the D-Day Normandy Reenactment.
More than 70 historic vehicles will be at the REC Center and Marinette’s new marketing and tourism director Shawn Katzbeck invites residents to stop by and and “get a close look at these historic machines.”
The convoy will be going through Peshtigo between 1:30 and 2:20 p.m. and then make its way to Marinette. Convoy members will have breakfast at 7:30 a.m. Thursday at American Legion Post 146 in Menominee before continuing into the Upper Peninsula.
The vehicles will included World War II-era Jeeps and Dodges, Korean War-era Deuce-and-a-halfs and Jeeps, Vietnam-era Jeeps, Dodges and Deuces and a variety of Oshkosh trucks from the 1950s to today.
The MVPA, based in Independence, Missouri, was established in 1976. It is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing an international organization for military vehicle enthusiasts, historians, preservationists and collectors interested in the acquisition, restoration, preservation, safe operation and public education of historic military transport.
For more information on the association or the convoy, people can go to MVPA.org/convoys or the Facebook page MVPA/convoy.