North Dakota Military Vehicle Collectors Association

Grand Forks Air Force Base 2006 Open House

     On hot July day in 2006, the Grand Forks AFB hosted the USAF Thunderbirds at it's open house. Over 40,000 visitors coming form 5 states and Canada enjoyed a great day of displays, acrobatics and events.
One of the ND-MVCA members is assigned to GFAFB and arranged for us to display 10 MV's.

     Members and family seek shelter from the 90 degree day. Stan's Deuce and Camo nets provide relief.

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     How do you get over 10 MV's to a show? Here are some of our examples, North Dakota, wide open spaces sometimes make it hard to drive to a show so we tow. The triaxle has Lyle's M-38's and an early 416 trailer, Ken has modified his trailer to except 2 of his early 151's. Dennis's Halftrack fits nicely with a couple early Swedish ammo trailers to even off the load.

     ND-MVCA made a weekend of it with 6 members camping out in Niagara ND. After a long day we relaxed around a fire to plan the next event. It was especially nice to display among all the aircraft. We had a great time just talking to all the visitors.