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.
Upcoming EventsWeekly email collection of events assembled by Larry Pfeifer.
Arizona Military Vehicle Show 2024Our 33rd show, this year held at Peoria Sports Complex
4th annual event held