Wednesday, February 15, 2012

No war, just a military swap meet at the flea market




Some of you were very close to guessing what this was all about.  I've shown you just a few of the
numerous vehicles that were present.  Each of the vehicles had a descriptive tag and from that I was
able to determine this was a "swap meet," sponsored by the Military Vehicle Preservation Association.

I had never heard of the organization before but found this encampment to be most interesting.  I'm
not sure if people buy and sell the vehicles at this swap meet, but I think that they do.  It appeared to
me that many of those involved were friends and this was kind of like a reunion!

21 comments:

cieldequimper said...

Well... I wouldn't buy one, unless there was a kaki Ferrari...
;-)

Memphis MOJO said...

It's interesting how humans form groups of interest. There are groups of poker players, groups, of military preservationists, and even groups of photographers!!

Olivier said...

Ma traduction n'est pas terrible,et je ne comprends pas tout, mais j'aime la Jeep, c'est une voiture assez delirante a conduire, et on finit avec le dos en compote, mais elle passe partout

David Thomas said...

No war, at least not today. But probably a lot of old war stories. Thanks for posting a photo of the web address so we can check it out!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

What an amazing series Lowell, and all in really good condition too. I can definitely see these as being collectors items.

RedPat said...

Yes, there seems to be a group for everything.
You should join us on signs, signs with some ghost signs!

Jack said...

People collect just about everything.

magiceye said...

this is so interesting... lovely images!

Rajesh said...

Wonderful vehicles. They look ready for the run.

Randy said...

I'll take that Jeep!

geoffsteen said...

They all appear to be very well maintained, I wonder how much they get sold on for...

Bibi said...

That is kind of interesting...not sure I'd be a collector or even go to one, but maybe!

Jim Klenke said...

cool motorcycle.

Sharon said...

I've never heard of this group before but, those vehicles have been carefully maintained. They could play a role in a movie!

Halcyon said...

Must be interesting for those who like that sort of thing. I'm afraid it would be dull for me. :)

La Principessa Errante said...

I have always found the type of people that surround themselves with old military equipment fascinating, I have know many that were mechanics in the war, and their attachment I truly understand. No matter your feeling about their original purpose, they do make for intriguing pieces of history to explore. Thanks for all the fun shots.

Jarart said...

Whew.....glad to hear it! I was getting worried cause ya never know.

crocrodyl said...

It must be inetersting!

Steffe said...

Great photo opportunity it was.

EG Wow said...

Hmmm. I wonder what I'd look like behind the wheel of.... Yeah, not a pretty picture, I agree. :)

cieldequimper said...

Okay, so there's an h missing in my comment. Sorry about that. Spelled it in French!

"Photographers deal in things which are continually vanishing and when they have vanished there is no contrivance on earth which can make them come back again." — Henri Cartier-Bresson