Sun, Oct 13 | National WWI Museum and Memorial

First Annual Great American Jeep and Military Vehicle Expo

Family Fun Day to enjoy our Military Vehicle living history displays and Great American Jeep displays.
Registration is Open
First Annual Great American Jeep and Military Vehicle Expo

Time & Location

Oct 13, 2019, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
National WWI Museum and Memorial, 2 Memorial Dr, Kansas City, MO 64108, USA

About the Event

First Annual Great American Jeep and Military Vehicle Expo

We welcome all Military and Jeep Vehicle Owners to register and show their vehicles.  

We welcome the Greater Kansas CIty community to come and visit our great expo commemorating the legacy of the Jeep back to its starting place with the military vehcile  Willys Jeep.

We expect a great showing of military vehicles and all kinds and types of Jeeps.

PURPOSE The purpose of this event is to be the foundation for an annual fund raiser to benefit the HOW Living History Educational Foundation and its mission to educate the general public as to the significance of our military history and the heritage of the Jeep, a unique American automotive icon born out of a military necessity.

LOCATION  National WWI Museum and Memorial, 

2 Memorial Dr, Kansas City, MO 64108


13 OCT 19. This event will be annual on the Sunday of Columbus Day Weekend each year. Columbus Day is celebrated the second Monday of the month, making our event the second Sunday of October.


We will have:

Military Vehicles from our Kansas City Hell On Wheels Club and other MVPA clubs from most eras plus:

1.Vintage Jeeps of all styles and types – from 1946 to 1963 made by Willys Motor Company. 2. Any civilian Jeeps from 1964 through 1970, made by Kaiser-Willys. 3. Any 1970 and up late model Jeeps – CJ, Wrangler, Rubicon, etc.

4. Custom, modified, and special purpose Jeeps – off road, rock crawler, mud bog, etc. 

REGISTRATION A. Registration is open now and ends 1 OCT 19. 

B. Limit event to no more than 300 exhibitors total for this first year. C. Register now.   D. Registration will be open from 7-1-19 and close 10-11-19. E. Day of event registration will be on a case by case basis and is limited. F. There will be no rain date and no refunds of registration fees. G. Planned entry fee of $30 per vehicle entered includes the driver/owner and spouse and children under 18.  

H. Military Vehicle Clubs provide one lead to coordinate a $5 registration coupon.  Send a note to contacts page for request.

I. Jeep Clubs provide one lead to coordinate a $5 registration coupon.  Send a note to contacts page for request. J. Clubs, when possible, can be displayed together if members request this on their individual registrations.  Again the club will need a lead to coordinate with expo planners.

PARTICIPANT’S INSURANCE REQUIREMENTS A. All exhibitors and vehicle registers must have sufficient personal insurance on any licensed vehicles in the show to cover liability and any damage. 

VENDORS A. It is planned to have vendor spaces for commercial businesses and individuals that serve the Jeep world. B. Number of spaces, space sizes, location, and costs TBD

FOOD TRUCKS A. Food trucks will be on site, number and menus TBD 

AMENITIES A. Porta Potties and wash stations will be provided on site. B. Pop-ups with chairs for “rest stops” - number and location TBD C. TBD - Needs Confirmed - Discounted tickets to the Main Gallery of the Museum available for exhibitors and immediate families proposed and need to be confirmed. D. Access to museum restaurant, gift shop, and rest rooms all day. E. Plenty of trailer parking F. Easy access to Union Station, Crown Center, and the Trolley to other points of interest in Kansas City for exhibitors’ family members that want to explore rather than sit around the car show all day! G. TBD - Needs Confirmed - Overnight camping in an RV towing vehicle TBD. H. Good local hotels in the immediate area for out of town participants.

  • Military Vehicle Registration
  • Jeep Club Vehicle Registration
  • Private Vehicle Registration

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