Camp Gordon Johnston Meet-up, 10 July 2021

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MVPA members and potential members in and near the Panhandle Region are invited to Camp Gordon Johnston WWII Museum in Carrabelle Saturday, July 10 for a tour of the expanded facility, lunch, fun and fellowship.

MVPA Vice President Dan Simmons says the get-together will provide military vehicle enthusiasts with an opportunity to renew acquaintances and have some fun after over a year of health restrictions.

“It’s time to get back to normal and promote the preservation and enjoyment of military vehicles with like-minded individuals,” Simmons said.

Simmons said you do not have to be a member of the MVPA, or even own a military vehicle, to attend the event in Carrabelle. 

“If you are an MVPA member and know someone that is not a member, invite them to attend the meeting with you,” Simmons encouraged. 

“We will give them an application at the meeting,” he added.

Camp Gordon Johnston Museum is located across from Carrabelle Beach in Franklin County. The address is 1873 Highway 98 West, Carrabelle 32322.  It is located on the site of the second largest military base in Florida during WWII.  The facility trained over 250,000 troops for amphibious warfare in Europe and the Pacific.

The event will start at 10:00 am and end about 4:00 pm.

Simmons said military vehicle owners are welcome to bring their vehicles but that bringing a military vehicle is not an expectation of the organizers of the event. 

“Those living near Carrabelle will probably bring their military vehicle but those living three to four hours away may want to just drive in, have fun, and wait to trailer their vintage vehicle to a future show,” Simmons said.

“Either way, you will have fun,” he said.

Those with questions can call Simmons at 850-584-8147.

To learn more about Camp Gordon Johnston visit: Camp Gordon Johnston – Camp Gordon Johnston WWII Museum Carrabelle FL

                                                                                                                Contact: Dan Simmons 850-584-8147


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