The Great Snow Battle of 1977

I must have forgotten about the brutal winters, when I moved back to Minnesota last autumn. Forgetting was no accident, however. Having left for warmer parts three years earlier, I gave my big brother my snow blower and Goodwill received … More »

Remember Rough & Ready’s 4,500

One hundred sixty-five years ago, through the night of Feb. 23 and the pre-dawn hours of the 24, the remnants of General Zachary Taylor’s small, mostly volunteer, American Army listened to what they believed would be their final demise. For … More »

Military Vehicles Magazine is 25 years old!

In the late 1970s, the historic military hobby experienced pretty intense growing pains. The nation’s oldest organization dedicated to the collecting and driving of historic military vehicles (HMVs), the National Military Vehicles Collectors Association (NMVCA), splintered in 1976, resulting in … More »


Both the militaria and historic military vehicle hobbies depend on new collectors and dealers learning how to connect with each other. For the past two years, we have published an “ambassador issue” for the military vehicle hobby that has been … More »