About The AMVCC
The Arizona Military Vehicle Collector's Club was formed in 1982 by enthusiasts that had been collecting military vehicles several years prior. The club is a collection veteran and civilian owned military vehicles, remembering historic transportation from World War Two through Desert Storm. 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 real. To honor those who served and fought from these vehicles. To keep these mechanical memories rolling for the public see, feel and hear- what came before.The club displays in parades, veteran's services, car shows and charities. The club also supports local youth groups, seniors and outdoor enthusiasts. Hosting camp outs, trail rides, and interesting conversation along the highway.
In 1984, the 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 two years. The most recent re-location was to Tempe Diablo Stadium's large, eastern parking lot with interstate 10 along one side in 2016. We hope to be here many years.
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, state parades, picnics, patriotic rallies and veteran's socials. 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 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 often skip July's meeting). You can also contact the club officers via email or telephone from the contact page.
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.
Monthly Meetings ReturnThursday, 05 November 2020 we will be meeting, in person at the American Legion Post 1!
Virtual Meeting Info
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
2020 Show Pictures
200+ photos of our 29th Annual Arizona Military Vehicle Show. Click HERE
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