In 1919, the US Army launched a transcontinental convoy of vehicles along the Lincoln Highway, in part to test the tenacity of the vehicles, in part to thank the American people for their support in WW1. On August 11, 2019 a similar convoy of historic military vehicles left Washington DC to again travel cross country along the Lincoln Highway. The convoy finishes the 3,200 mile trip in Livermore on September 14th as it passes in front of the Lincoln Highway Garage on Portola Avenue. Organized by members of the Military Vehicle Preservation Association, the 2019 convoy plans to follow the original Lincoln Highway route as closely as possible, honoring Veterans along the way.  According to the MVPA, the convoy will include vehicles of all eras, from WWI through to current-issue military vehicles. The vehicle roster currently includes cargo trucks, through to Harley Davidson WLA motorcycles, staff cars and jeeps to later model M913 5-ton cargo trucks.  The Convoy daily stopping points will be many of the same locations as the 1919 Convoy. The Convoy welcomes the public to witness this historic journey across the U.S. by coming out to meet the Convoy as it travels through the country and finishes in Livermore CA on September 14, 2019.  Additional information about the convoy, a calendar of stopping points and expected arrival time in Livermore is provided at www.mvpa.org

 

Schedules

  • Occurred Saturday, September 14th, 2019 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

Venue

Lincoln Highway Garage

Portola Avenue
Livermore, CA 94550