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.
Our January show has been lucky enough to be featured in the MVPA's April 2019 'History In Motion' magazine.
Upcoming EventsQuick Look:
January Show 2018
New Photo Gallery Uploaded! See the show pics from January 2018 Pictures from 2019 coming soon.
The club has run a YouTube channel for a while. Nothing new this month, just a reminder! AMVCClub YouTube