GRIDLEY FALL 2017
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VEHICLE SWAP MEET, DISPLAYS, CONVOYS, LIVING HISTORY, AND MORE
Tuesday 12 September thru Sunday 17 September
199 E. Hazel St. Gridley, California,
DIFFERENT MONTH, DAYS, CAMPSITE AND ENTRANCE
on East Gridley Road Gate next to Fire Station
PARTICIPATION IS FREE
- SWAP MEET AND VENDOR SALES ALL WEEK
Tuesday 12 September: MOVE IN AND SET UP
Wednesday 13 September: ROAD TRIP EVENT: Convoy less traveled roads - BYO
snacks or lunch and beverage. Line up at 1100.
Thursday 14 September: OFF-ROAD DRIVING
CHALLENGE: Convoy to the Clay Pits OHV Park and Range to
navigate trails and hills and view a display of classic firearms - BYO snacks
or lunch and beverage. Line up at 1100.
Friday 15 September: BIG CONVOY DAY:
Drive scenic back roads to visit various rice industry locations and a crop
dusting tour. Line up at 1100.
Saturday 16 September: LIVING HISTORY DAY:
Your vehicle and display will be open to the public 1100 to 1500. All veterans
are invited with special attention to WWII veterans. Vehicle Pass-In-Review at
1400. CATERED DINNER at 1600, Cost $10.00, BYO beverage. AWARDS at 1700.
Sunday 17 September: BREAK CAMP AND MOVE
Tent Sites Cost Only $15.00
CLEAN RESTROOMS AND SHOWER FACILITIES
Full Hookup Sites Cost Only $30.00 Per Night
CAMPSITE AREA WITH WATER AND ELECTRICITY AT EACH SITE
No reservation required. Come whenever. Stay one or
Contact Chuck at 530-520-8403
Consider the Gridley
Inn and RV Park 530-846-4520
For more information contact Floyd Jones, NRG
Hosted by the Northern Recon Group
Military Vehicle Restorers and Collectors an
Affiliate of the Military Vehicle Preservation Association
Simpson will be the NRG Point of Contact (POC) for the Entire Camp Gridley
Event. Cary will be the Operations Officer responsible for all planning,
events, awards, organization, and activities at Camp Gridley.
Kennedy will be the NRG Point of Contact (POC) for the NRG Table at Camp
Gridley. Fred will be responsible for our NRG/Hospitality Table at Camp Gridley
to collect camping fees. This table will be located in the center of activities
for all of our NRG members to sit down and take a break. The NRG Trustees (Fred
Kennedy, Brian Piper, and Sean Farley) will have all of our promotional items
available each day. Volunteers will be needed to make sure all of our
promotional items are secure and be available to answer questions about the NRG
during Camp Gridley.
Burke will be the NRG Point of Contact (POC) for the NRG Signs and Sign
Displays at Camp Gridley. Rory has dedicated his expertise in making
one-of-a-kind signs for the Northern Recon Group. Yes, Rory has personally
designed and hand-made the very powerful and professional signs that will be on
display. Rory has paid for all of the materials and used his own personal
equipment and time to create these very wonderful works of art. Thank you Rory
Farley will be the Aircraft Coordinator for Living History Displays at
Camp Gridley. Rick will organize the display of helicopters or other display
Palmerlee will be the Convoy Commander on Wednesday from Camp Gridley.
Wednesday 13 September: ROAD TRIP EVENT: Convoy less traveled roads. BYO snacks
or lunch and beverage and line up at 1100 hours. Dave will organize and lead
the convoy out to visit the Sutter Buttes that will include scenic stops.
Schommer will be the Convoy Commander on Thursday to the Clay Pits from
Camp Gridley. Thursday 14 September: OFF-ROAD DRIVING CHALLENGE: Convoy to the Clay
Pits OHV Park and Range to navigate trails and hills and view
a display of classic firearms. BYO snacks or lunch and beverage and line up at
1100 hours. Ed will organize and lead the convoy out to the Clay Pits on
Thursday that will include scenic stops, amphibious vehicle rides (NRG
Flotilla- LCVP, DUKW, Weasel, etc.) in the Oroville After Bay, and Historic
Campbell will be the Convoy Commander on Friday from Camp Gridley. Friday
15 September: BIG CONVOY DAY: Drive scenic back roads to visit various rice
industry locations and a crop dusting tour. Line up at 1100.
Hrabak will be the NRG Point of Contact (POC) for the Living History
Displays at Camp Gridley. Saturday 16 September: LIVING HISTORY DAY: Your
vehicle and display will be open to the public 1100 to 1500 hours with a
vehicle Pass-In-Review at 1400 hours. CATERED DINNER at 1600 hours, Cost
$10.00, BYO beverage. Three display areas will be set up covering World War
II/Korea, Vietnam, and Current Day military. Volunteers are needed to dress in
period uniforms to assist with the displays.
Jones, NRG President. Attend the Northern Recon Group Awards at 1700 hours
Saturday, as all members and guests are welcomed.
Palmerlee will be the POC) for Evening Outdoor Entertainment/Movies. Please
contact Dave (530) 679-2424 if you have any requests for movies around the fire
Ouimette will be the Vendor Coordinator. Chuck will invite and help set up
vendor sales areas.
Farley and Cary Simpson will be the Media Coordinators that will
coordinate local news stations to arrive on Friday before the convoy departs at
1100 hours for interviews and then video the vehicles departing. Saturday at
Camp Gridley is the Living History Day that will be open to the public.
Wurm and Floyd Jones will be the Meal Coordinators and coordinate
the Saturday evening meal for all members and guests.
Volunteers are still needed to assist with all
operations. Please consider helping with at least one of the events listed
Harbor Survivor Monument is in the center of the Vietnam Living History Display
area is the Vendor and Civilian Camper area that is next to the main restrooms
This is our
indoor and shaded area for evening entertainment and movies.
our Dining Pavilion.
HISTORY IN MOTION!