The HVA has struck a partnership with the Military Vehicle Preservation Association.
On November 13, 2010, the HVA attended the Military Vehicle Preservation Association (MVPA) Board Meeting at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio. The MVPA’s 10,000 members form 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.
HVA board member, Greg Stropes, presented the HVA’s mission and objectives and discussed some of the threats facing the historic vehicle community. The MVPA Board of Directors voted unanimously to partner with the Historic Vehicle Association.
“We feel the HVA will be a great asset in the MVPA’s efforts to monitor and act on legislation that affects the MV hobby,” said David Welch, MVPA President.
The MVPA, formerly the Military Vehicle Collectors Club (MVCC), has been in operation for nearly 35 years. It is active legislatively through their Government Liaison Committee and lobbying relationships and manages the MVPA Historical Archives, which house over 50,000 drawings and blueprints of military vehicles from the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Command in Warren, Michigan. The group also hosts an annual convention and numerous events with their affiliated clubs throughout North America. Visit www.mvpa.org for more information.