About The AMVCC
The Arizona Military Vehicle Collector's Club (AMVCC) was formed in 1982 by enthusiasts that had been collecting military vehicles for several years prior. The club is a collection of veteran and civilian owned military vehicles, remembering historic transportation from World War One through Desert Storm and beyond. Jeeps, mutts, mules, deuce-and-a-halfs, prime movers, troop carriers, half tracks, command posts, and heavy wreckers. The club members locate, restore and drive privately-owned, original military vehicles to keep history alive and to honor those who served and fought from these vehicles. To keep these mechanical memories rolling for the public to see, feel and hear what came before, the club displays in parades, veteran's services, car shows and for charities. The club also supports local youth groups, seniors and outdoor enthusiasts, hosting camp outs, trail rides, and enjoying interesting conversation along the highway.
In 1984, AMVCC’s first military vehicle "show" was organized by Rod Shaver in a Tempe parking lot. The following year, the club loosely displayed in front of the Papago Military Museum at 52nd Street and McDowell. By 1991, the show was large and stable enough to make it an annual event. The club has produced a large show at the end of January each year since. In 2002 they out grew the museum parking lot and moved across the street to the National Guard Gymnasium and parking lot just south of the Museum. In 2012, the show was moved to the Peoria Sports complex. In 2014 the show moved to Metrocenter for 2 years, followed by 4 years at Tempe Diablo Stadium, 2016-2019. After one year at Turf Paradise (2020) and a COVID-limited impromptu show in 2021 the 31st Annual Arizona Military Vehicle Show will be held as part of the Buckeye Air Fair, 18-20 February 2022.
The club continues to provide military vehicles for all types of appropriate displays throughout the year. We can be seen at elementary schools for "touch a truck" parties, cemeteries for memorial services, county fairs, parades, picnics, patriotic rallies and veterans’ events. We have provided tough looking displays for movie, film and TV commercials. We've even shown up for birthday parties and car shows. Contact the AMVCC for possible displays for your event. The club is made up of individual volunteers who maintain and drive their personally-owned military vehicles to events. There is never a guarantee that these old, vehicles or drivers will be able to make it, but we sure will try. We're not in the business of providing vehicles; we do this if the event sounds fun and enjoyable. The best way to meet us is during our monthly planning meetings held the first Thursday of every month. We currently meet at the American Legion, Luke Greenway Post 1, at 346 N. 7th Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85007 (7th Ave just north of Van Buren/Grand Ave). We have a social hour from 1730-1900hrs and the meeting starts at 1900. We typically skip July's meeting. You can also contact the club officers via email or telephone from the contact page.
2023 Show Pictures
200+ photos of our 32nd Annual Arizona Military Vehicle Show. Click HERE
Turner Trail Ride Videos!The club has had some great trail rides. Open to all club members, friends of members and possible new members. Keep an eye out for new trail rides and see if military vehicles are for you.
The first Turner trail ride was early in 2019.
The second was held late in 2020...
Click to load 2020 video Contact a club member and ask to join an empty seat. New trail ride in planning stages.
Next Monthly MeetingThursday, 02 March 2023 we will holding our normal monthly planning meeting at the American Legion Luke Greenway Post 1, 346 N. 7th Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85007, 7th Ave just north of Van Buren/Grand Ave. - Social hour 1800-1900hrs Meeting starts at 1900, usually adjourned by 2000.
Tank Crush Video
We made a video with Phoenix broadcasters Kent Dana and Jerry Foster. Never park in a tank loading zone! Click For Video
Our January show has been lucky enough to be featured in the MVPA's April 2019 'History In Motion' magazine.
The club YouTube channel! Recordings of some virtual meetings added! AMVCClub YouTube