Parental Guidance in the Hobby

At a recent military vehicle show, the event planners organized a last-minute “parade of historic military vehicles.”  Each owner was asked to drive his or her vehicle past the bleachers of viewers while a narrator explained highlights of each MV. … More »

Summer’s not just about Shows

For a lot of our readers, the Memorial Day weekend marks the beginning of the summer show season. In preparation for the various parades and veteran recognition events, historic military vehicle (HMV) enthusiasts pull out their vehicles, clean off the … More »

My Spring Break

Greetings, It’s been a long, hard winter for the folks up north. So, when my partner called from Minnesota saying she desperately needed to get away, I was ready to accommodate her. Naturally, without much thought, I volunteered that we … More »

Remember Fort Sumter!

Exactly 150 years ago at 4:30 a.m. Edmund Ruffin pulled the first lanyard on the first cannon to fire against the Union.  Fort Sumter was under fire, and the Civil War began. By the end of the war, losses totaled … More »

It’s a big world

I will admit it, when it comes to new horizons, I am usually the guy who lingers behind slowly analyzing data before deciding whether or not to take the leap. This is not a good quality in a collector.  Sure, … More »