THE MILITARY VEHICLE TRUST
Hello and welcome to the website of the Military Vehicle Trust, the MVT.
We are now officially, the worlds Oldest and Largest Military Vehicle club.
We are a charitable organisation dedicated to the conservation of ex military vehicles.
Our members look after and restore the whole range of ex military vehicles with both UK and overseas origins.
Vehicles include the well known Jeep through to tanks, transporters, lorries, Land Rovers, motorbikes, the humble folding bicycle and range from pre First World War to the present day.
You can contact the MVT by Email or telephone using our call handling service Monday to Friday 9 am to 5 pm.
There are 33 local Areas, please see the interactive map to find one close to you, which hold informal monthly meetings that provide a forum for members to discuss just about any topic they want. Wherever you are, you can be sure there is another member who can help or who knows someone who can. Local areas organise social events, outings and local shows.
As many of our members are ex-services, there are close ties with ex-servicemen's associations. In particular many areas have close involvement with the Royal British Legions Poppy appeal with members and their vehicles supporting the collection points.
MVT members pay particular attention to the authenticity of vehicles, equipment and displays. Our events are of educational value for members of the public and we try to ensure that the younger generations are aware of our heritage and the debt we owe to all branches of the armed forces. All members are proud of the standard of their vehicles and this is reflected in the frequent requests for vehicles for film and TV work.
The MVT and its Members attend and organise a variety of shows both big and small across the U.K., see our Events Calendar, and even into Europe with last years 75th D Day Tour back to the beaches where it all happened in some of the vehicles who actually landed there in 1944 for real! We are extremely proud as a registered charity to help and support our veterans in returning to the beaches on which they fought for our freedom and the freedom of the whole of Europe in 1944 - 1945. By our presence with the vehicles we cherish we help to educate and inform the people who attend about what happened there in 1944 to 1945 and the debt of gratitude we owe to all who fought for us to be free today.
Clean Air Zones Legislation is a Danger to our Hobby !
The MVT are running a campaign to help save our hobby from being priced off the roads of the U.K. forever. If you want your kids and grand kids to be able to pursue and enjoy our hobby then act NOW and don't leave it to someone else to do, it will be too late by then!
Please read the article on clean air zones to see what is happening and then print off the MVT Campaign letter and send it to your Local MP and Councillors to let them know the impact this flawed legislation will have on your hobby and your right to pursue it. It will take you 5 minutes but it could preserve our hobby for ever !
Latest MVT Covid19 Lockdown Policy as from January 11th 2021
As a charity and a responsible public organisation, we have a duty to ensure our members abide by Government advice and we keep the safety of our members and the public paramount. Although lockdown restrictions are changing regularly, the core guidance has not changed the MVT‘s existing policy regarding the organisation of Area Meetings and public events; they continue to be suspended until further notice as does Vehicle Verification.
As the four Nations have entered a new round of lockdown/Tier restrictions it is essential that we all abide by the guidelines, just because we can do something doesn’t mean we should.
We know our vehicles draw immediate attention where ever they go, so let’s be vigilant and follow the MVT’s Code of Conduct and behave in a thoughtful and responsible way. To take your MV out just for the sake of it is not classed as an essential journey, but if you use your MV to go for your weekly shop to give it a run that is within the guidelines.
The Council of Management ask all members ‘Stay home, save the NHS and stay safe’, not just for yourself but for everyone else.
The arrangements for local area lockdown/Tier restrictions and the related Government guidance are being updated regularly.
Please check for the current Government guidance and any local arrangements at all times using the link below.