Dean Williamsof Owassa, OK: Viet Nam era M170 Ambulance, 1st Place Restored Class, Little Rock, AR - 2007

Michael Penneyof Popular Bluff, MO: 1944 Dodge WC-54 - WWII 1st Place, Restored Class,Little Rock, AR - 2007; Restored Class First Place 34 ton WWII, Evansville, IN - 2009

Paul Harlessof Ada Valley, Adona, AR: Vietnam Era M422 Mighty Mite, Motor Pool Class 1st Place, Little Rock, AR - 2007; Gulf War eraXM141 MUTT-VEE, Experimental Prototype, Motor Pool Class, 1st Place, Gold - Topeka, KS - 2010

C. Bruce Lynchof Memphis, TN: Viet Nam Era M274 "Mule" 1st Place Restored Class, Little Rock, AR - 2007

Bob Blakeneyof Perryville, AR: 1943 GPW (Restored by "B.J." Smithof Marshall, AR) - 2nd Place Restored Class - WWII 1/4 Ton in Mobile, AL - 2004 and 1st place Motor Pool - WWII 1/4 Ton in Little Rock, AR - 2007

Bill Barnes of Mountain Harbor Resort (Mt Ida, AR): GPW (Restored by B.J. Smithof Marshall, AR) WWII 1/4 ton, 1st Place Restored Class, Little Rock, AR - 2007 Bill Barnes presented B.J. Smith an MVPA award for the restoration of his GPW

AR MVPA AWARDS at NATIONAL MVPA CONVENTIONS

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HISTORY

The AR MVPA, also known as the AR "MV" Travelers, was established in September of 1991 by a small group of men in Hardy, Arkansas. It became an affiliate of the International MVPA in March of 1992. The AR MVPA fluctuated in numbers and strength during the next eight years. In December of 2000 there was a membership of 19. With a drive for new members in 2002 the membership grew to over 100. By December 31, 2007 our membership expanded to 162. The club membership covers a substantial portion of Arkansas as well as numerous other states. During this same period vehicle ownership has grown from approximately 40 to more than 500. Our vehicles are in various stages of restoration, ranging from "as found" to international convention show winners.

Updated: June 10, 2014


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2013 - Thirteenth Annual Petit Jean Rally

AWARD WINNING VEHICLES and DISPLAYS AT AR MVPA PETIT JEAN MOUNTAIN MILITARY VEHICLE RALLIES

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Steve Smithof Clarksville, AR: 1941 Ford Staff Car - 1st Place Restored - Kansas City, Kansas; 1943 Willys MB - WWII 1st Place MB - Gold, Motor Pool Ready, Topeka, KS - 2010; 1941 GP - Bronze WWII Prototype - Huntsville, AL - 2012

Jeff Ellison of Cabot, AR: Korean Era M37 - Restored Class, Dallas, TX - 2002; 2nd Place Restored Class, Little Rock, AR - 2007 

William "Scott" Harrison: of Hernando, MS - WWII T3 Trailer - 1st place Restored Class - Evansville, IN 2009

Ev Harlessof Ada Valley, Adona, AR:2011 MVPA Website Excellence Award - Dayton OH - 2011; 2011 MVPA Newsletter Editor Award Huntsville, AL - 2012

MISSION

To preserve and restore military vehicles for current and future generations

To exhibit our vehicles in a patriotic manner

To honor the veterans who have served, and are serving to maintain and protect our freedom

To instill in young people a respect for military history

To provide enjoyment for family and friend.

HISTORY

MISSION STATEMENT

MVPA CONVENTION AWARDS

AR MVPA PETIT JEAN AWARDS

Arkansas Military Vehicle Preservation Association

The Arkansas MV Travelers

Jeff Stinsonof Atkins, AR: FAV (M151A2 - modified by Rangers) - G838 Mutt series 1st Place - Gold, Motor Pool Ready, Topeka, KS - 2010

Kent Chipmanof Hallsville, TX: 1942 WLA Harley Davidson - 1st place Restored Class, Best of Show - Mobile, AL - 2004; On Display - Duluth, MI - 2005; Master Class winner in Dayton, OH - 2006; On Display - Little Rock, AR 2007; On Display Evansville, IN 2009