MVPA Convention – 2018 Part 2

Part two of Bob’s trip to te MVPA Convention in Louisville KY. In this special episode, Bob talks to two World War II veterans about their experiences.

First Tom Grasser, talks about landing on Omaha beach with his WC54 Ambulance.

Then Bob listens to Melvin Richardson tell about his experience in the Seabees throughout the Pacific theatre. Two great stories from the Greatest Generation.

MVPA Convention – 2018 Part 1

This is part one of Bob’s visit to the 2018 MVPA Convention in Louisville Kentucky. In this episode, Bob talks with the new president of the MVPA and get’s his take on the organization.

This year’s emphasis is on World War I vehicles and Bob interviews a special “hands on” restorer of a World War I Light Patrol vehicle.

Then, he talks to the “King of Carts,” a collector who specializes in
WWI ammo carts.

Bob also get’s a look at a rare M1917 light tank from the Indiana Military Museum.

Sam Werner Military Museum – Part 2

Bob continues his visit to the Sam Werner Military Museum in Tennessee with more vehicles including a look at the rare Mighty Mites that were a collecting passion of Bud.
Bob also gives an update on his current restoration of a 1942 Dodge WC-53 Carry All.

D-Day Ohio Part 2

D-Day Ohio Part 2

We’re back for part 2 of D-Day Ohio, finishing up an amazing experience.

If you remember, D-Day Conneaut is America’s premier living history event and one of the most realistic and educational annual reenactment of D-Day – June 6th, 1944 and the largest WWII reenactment in the US. Since 1999, this annual recreation of the amphibious Allied landings upon the beaches of Normandy, France, has thrilled thousands of spectators. The event occurs within the beautifully kept grounds of Conneaut Township Park, Conneaut, Ohio, and assembles over 1,200 re-enactors from across the United States and Canada. Remarkably, the 250 yard long beach and sloping adjacent terrain closely resemble Omaha Beach in Normandy, France.

Season 2, Episode 6

D-Day Ohio Part 1

D-Day Conneaut is America’s premier living history event and one of the most realistic and educational annual reenactment of D-Day – June 6th, 1944 and the largest WWII reenactment in the US!

Since 1999, this annual recreation of the amphibious Allied landings upon the beaches of Normandy, France, has thrilled thousands of spectators. The event occurs within the beautifully kept grounds of Conneaut Township Park, Conneaut, Ohio, and assembles over 1,200 re-enactors from across the United States and Canada. Remarkably, the 250 yard long beach and sloping adjacent terrain closely resemble Omaha Beach in Normandy, France.

Military Machines of American Freedom

This week we’re in Tallahassee with a very special guest who is restoring a Vietnam Icon, The Huey.

Did you know, the Bell UH-1 Iroquois (nicknamed “Huey”) is a utility military helicopter powered by a single turboshaft engine, with two-blade main and tail rotors. The first member of the prolific Huey family, it was developed by Bell Helicopter to meet a United States Army’s 1952 requirement for a medical evacuation and utility helicopter, and first flew in 1956. The UH-1 was the first turbine-powered helicopter to enter production in 1960 for the United States military, and more than 16,000 have been built since.

Season 2, Episode 4

WWII Aircraft Collectors

Bob has found some of the country’s ultimate collectors and fliers of vintage WWII fighter and trainer aircraft. Three southern gentlemen from South Carolina collect and fly some of the world’s most sought after collectible aircraft..the Corsair, P-51 Mustang. They will be featuring their amazing collection for the first time on TV, and Military Collectors was there to get it done!

Season 1, Episode 8