Military Vehicles Preservation
On July 8, 2009, the Military Vehicles Preservation Association 2009 Transcontinental Motor Convoy rolled through Livermore.
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 get demonstrate new vehicles.
The original convoy came by the Duarte Garage, so we saw fit to photograph the 2009 convoy as it passed the same location.
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All Photos by Bill Nale and Weston Nale
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