June 24/25, 2017 Idaho MVPA Vintage Military Show & Swap Meet

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I will be attending the Idaho Military Vehicle Preservation Association (MVPA) Military Vehicle Show and Swap meet and I have reserved a 20'x40' vendor space. The show is scheduled to run Saturday, June 24th through Sunday, June 25th, 2017 and will be held at the High Desert Harley-Davidson, 2310 E Cinema Dr, Meridian, ID 83642.

For full details see the flier:
http://www.idahomvpa.org/our-military-show-june-2016
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In SteelSoldier's Express tradition, I can pickup/drop off large/bulky items for you along my route. Additionally, mostly for the Utah folks, if you have anything you'd like me to try and sell for you I'd be happy to take it with me as long as you tell me the price and you bring it to me! I can even look for and buy items for you at the swap meet if you give me the money in advance. I do request no greasy or oily items. Fuel tips appreciated. I do not have ability to load or unload items that cannot be managed by 2 people.

I will be leaving early morning at o-dark-thirty on Friday, June 23rd from Kaysville, UT and I will be driving my 1972 M35A2 with a Dodge Dakota as a chase/support vehicle. If there's enough gear/parts I can also tug up my M105A2 and even my M101A1 as well. I make no guarantees that I'll make it and not break down, but I'm trying my best. :roll:

The following are my possible route options. The first is the most direct, but I may opt for the second, more scenic route, as it really won't increase a deuce and a half's travel time by much...

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For those of you who were not able to able to make the show, here is what you missed:

This was my first grand journey in my 1972 AM General M35A2. It was about 650 miles (total) witch translated into about 7-8 hours of driving each way, which took 9-10 hours total with stops. I ran a dash camera each way (to & from). The files are very large so I've just now only finished combining the 150+ video segments and uploading the first leg of the journey to YouTube (it was ~50 gigabytes). No, I don't expect anyone to actually sit and watch this, but I did it just for fun. I will upload the return when I am able.

In this video, I accidentally recorded over the first hour or so of the trip (I forgot to change micro-SD cards). It starts just north of Brigham City, UT, (about Honeyville, UT) headed north on I-15 to Tremonton, UT. From there it continues on to I-84 north into Idaho, joins with I-86 and runs west up to Boise, ID and then finally Meridian.

https://youtu.be/ZLp4eRNBG78

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A stop at the rest stop before Brigham City, UT to check things over
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Another stop and fuel (just to be sure) at Snowville, UT.
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There appears to be an M35A2 (or possibly an M39 series 5 ton judging by the front fender gap) resting in a farmer's field about 15 miles east of Eden, ID on the north side of the interstate.
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The tourist trap "Garden of Eden" gas station in Eden, ID
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We (and our poor dogs) found out the hard way that western Idaho is more desert than the Wasatch Front area in Utah, and that there is an excessive amount of thorns. The signs at the Rest Stops of "dog area" were ignored after this point and we went straight to the least occupied grassy area (and, of course, cleaned up if needed).
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We arrived at 16:30 in Meridian and set up shortly after!
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Apologies to those who had their names and vehicle info displayed that I didn't get pictures of to give proper credit.

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Kevin Rich's 1967 M151A1 (that was for sale)
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Don's 1943 Ford GTB, 1-1/2 Ton with 1944 Check Cab Water Tank Trailer
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Don's 1951 Willy M38
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Bruce & Helene Gates' 1944 GMC CCKW, from Nampa, ID
Engine: 270 GMC
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The owner of this M923A2 with 16.00-20 tires volunteered to stay awake and patrol the area both nights as security. Bless his soul!
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The owner of this M35A2 showed up later with one of his kids in the car seat!
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Ditto on the Thanks for such a great job on the photos of the event.
A lot different from when they held it on the dry dusty sun scorched dirt of the motor pool.
Might have to throw this back into the father's day rotation.
 
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