Arrowhead MVPA Convoy Info|
1919 Transcontinental Military Convoy
D-Day: Saturday 02 MAY 2009|
Range: Over 105 miles
Start: Bicentennial Park, Crowley, TX
Photos of the Convoy
I35W S. of Fort Worth, Exit Rendon Crowley Rd to the West. Stay to the right go from FM1187 to Main St. The park in on the right (North) in a valley. After about 1 mile - turn Right on Prairie View Rd. (residences) and about 3 blocks – turn Right on Bovell St. We will park in the SE corner of the parking lot.
Pre-register with Convoy Commander
(Name, Phone, E-Mail, Vehicle Desc., Riders …)
Use link in the right column
As of 23 MAR 2009 - 6 HMVs and about 10 people are committed
Suggested Gear etc.Proof of Current Liability Insurance in the vehicle
Vehicle is Registered
Sign in with Convoy Commander
Please wear a militray uniform if you can. Uniforms are not required.
Bring with you:
Have Fun and share with others!
Traveling through NW Arkansas during Red Ballin' through the Ozarks, 03 MAY 2008.
LinksMilitray Vehicle Preservation Assoc.
Arrowhead MVPA Lincoln Highway Association
MILITARY CONVOY HISTORY
In 1919, the US Army's Military Transportation Corps (MTC) undertook a transcontinental Convoy to demonstrate the need for a mechanized Army. This "hooves to wheels" plan to modernize America's fighting force needed an attention-getting event to energize Congress and the citizenry, and parading the Army's military might from coast-to-coast along the new Lincoln Highway was a great way to demonstrate the new vehicles.
The 1919 convoy objectives:
The route began at the White House, in Washington, DC and some 3250 miles and 62 days later, ended at Lincoln Park, in San Francisco, CA. This was the first motor transport convoy to cross the US. There were about 81 trucks, cars, motorcycles, ambulances, trailers and tractors involved.
BELOW: Planned rest stop and photo op. Retired suspension bridge to the right of a new bridge Brazos River, east of Brazos Point, TX
Marching Unit Orders6 - 9 vehicles.
Unit Leader - coordinate with Convoy Commander, relay info to the unit.
Need 2 or 3 volunteers for unit leaders.
Slower vehicles behind unit leader
Watch the vehicle in front and back of you … do not loose sight of them.
If you have trouble pull over
If you see someone pull off the road, pull off the road too. The entire convoy should "ripple" to a stop together.
Stop early … slow down and do not tail gate. Be aware of other cars on the roads.
We are driving in the country, but there are "city" drivers out there!