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REDBALL MILITARY TRANSPORT

 

What is REDBALL?

REDBALL MILITARY TRANSPORT is an organization of individuals (historians, vehicle preservationists and collectors) interested in collecting, restoring, displaying and enjoying antique historic military transport equipment, vehicles and mobile weaponry transport. .This is done in respect and recognition of our armed services men and women, past and present, who have defended our freedom and in tribute to the military transport that played a critical role in that defense.

Club History

REDBALL MILITARY TRANSPORT was established in 1992 with an initial membership of about 11 military vehicle enthusiasts who first met in Mountainhome, Pennsylvania.

REDBALL MILITARY TRANSPORT takes its name from the famous WWII truck supply route, the Red Ball Express, that originated in Normandy in the fall of 1944. The REDBALL continually re-supplied allied troops advancing swiftly across France toward the Siegfried Line in Germany.

This trucking supply mission ran round-the-clock for about 90 days. During that period the Red Ball Express delivered over 412,000 tons of much needed supplies to the allied troops that ultimately overwhelmed the enemy.

For more information, read the article "Driving on the Red Ball Express", by Art Van Aiken WW2 Vet & former REDBALL member, here. (Also see his entry at Taps)

Club Membership/Meetings

  • Club membership totals over 150

  • REDBALL MILITARY TRANSPORT meetings are held at 7:00pm , the 2nd Wednesday of every month, at Mil-Spec Restoration Garage, 4 Hardwick Street, Belvidere, New Jersey.

  • Vehicle ownership is not a membership requirement

  • All vehicles are privately owned and maintained

  • Member vehicles represent all periods from 1941 to the present.

  • Member vehicles represent one of the largest collections of vintage WWII vehicles of any club in the Northeastern United States.

Club Activities/Events

REDBALL MILITARY TRANSPORT participates in parades, veteranís events, historic displays, re-enactments and local civic events.

REDBALL MILITARY TRANSPORT hosts 2 major Club events each year.

  • A Winter Swap Meet normally held in March at Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania in the  Memorial Hall.

  • A Fall Rally & Swap Meet usually held during September at the West End Fairgrounds, Gilbert, Pennsylvania.

Get membership application form here: Click for pdf form

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Redball Board of directors

PRESIDENT: Jim Siglin

VICE PRESIDENT/:WEBMASTER Dick Almquist

SECRETARY: Ron Gardner

TREASURER: Mark Genowitz

SERGEANT-AT-ARMS: Bob Rubino

EVENTS COORDINATOR: Jim Gilmore

MEMBER-AT-LARGE: George Caron

MEMBER-AT-LARGE: Sven Johnson

MEMBER-AT-LARGE: Dennis Riva

MEMBER-AT-LARGE: William Shollenberger