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The Veterans Garage is a
PROUD MVPA AFFILIATE MEMBER








Established in 1976, the non-profit MVPA is dedicated to providing an international organization for military vehicle enthusiasts, historians, preservationists and collectors interested in the acquisition, restoration, preservation, safe operation and public education of historic military transport.


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With 8,000 members worldwide, including nearly 100 Affiliate Groupsfrom around the world, the MVPA connects you to a network of fellow enthusiasts eager to assist you with vehicles, parts, and information. Vital reference materials—including hundreds of books and manuals, and thousands of original vehicle blueprints—are available through the MVPA Supply Room and

Historical Archives.


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The MVPA, through dedicated members, supports pro-HMV legislation that affects the availability and operation of historic military vehicles and parts. Enjoy the hobby and preserve history for future generations by joining the MVPA.


    BENEFITS OF MVPA MEMBERSHIP
MVPA members receive four issues of the internationally-acclaimed ARMY MOTORS and six issues of the information-rich SUPPLY LINE each year. Or join our NEW E-MEMBERSHIP and receive the publications on your computer, tablet, or phone. Plus access to our discussion board, techinical archives, vehicle advisors and more.
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The Veterans Garage  

14846 S. McKinley  

Posen, IL  60469  

    Open to the Public   


Call Joe Werner:  708-516-0301   

email:  veteransgarage@gmail.com   


Call or email for more info or   

to schedule a tour or visit   


We do not have set hours, but we are   

generally available to meet your needs   ​



​​​​Welcome to The Veterans Garage

- An Illinois 501(c)3 Corp.


We are Veterans and Patriots proudly dedicated to the restoration, preservation, maintenance and display of Historic Military Vehicles and Equipment. 


More importantly, we honor the Men and Women of the Armed Services by providing our vehicles at Veteran related events such as Parades, Welcome Home Escorts, Dedications and MUCH, MUCH more.


We offer to display privately owned Military Vehicles in support of events and programs hosted by organizations that work on behalf of Veterans - Such as The USO BBQ for The Brave, Operation: Firm Handshake, Operation: Honor, The Veterans Food Drive hosted by Caring Patriots, The Villages of Park Forest, Tinley Park, Richton Park, Matteson, Glenwood and Orland Park Veterans Commissions, Vet Tech, The Keeling Family Foundation, Veterans Vision of Orland Park, numerous VFWs, American Legions and many more. 


The Veterans Garage is also a working maintenance and restoration facility that is made available for Military Vehicle owners to work on their Historic Vehicles. We'll even help transport vehicles to the garage to be inspected, maintained and repaired as needed to help keep this Historic equipment in operation.


More recently, we've begun refurbishing Historic Military equipment on public display. We've successfully refurbished FOUR  M5 Anti-Tank 3" Guns for local VFW's, American Legions, Park Districts and Villages. We're currently refurbishing a 1970's Nike MIssile for the Village of Oak Forest Park District.


We're proud to announce our newest project - OPERATION: PBR 7116 Rescue. On behalf of Retired Vietnam Veteran John McClurg (owner and PBR Captain), we are assisting in the complete restoration of PBR 31RP7116 (River Patrol Boat), an Icon of the Brown Water Navy. Click here to see the story, photos and video documentation of the work.

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FREE ADMISSION and FREE PARTICIPATION

NO DUES OR MEMBERSHIPS REQUIRED

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

 

 Come and Visit The Veterans Garage To See...

  • Historic Military Vehicles

  • A Working Maintenance, Repair and Restoration Workshop

  • Private Collections of Historic Military Artifacts

  • MUCH more

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There's A Lot You Can Do at The Veterans Garage

  • ​Tour, Explore, Learn, Share
  • Drive a Military Vehicle
  • Ride in an Event
  • Ask us to help Honor A Veteran (Family member or friend)
  • Help Support Other Veteran Related Organizations
  • Volunteer
  • Make a Donation to Support our Efforts


The Veterans Garage is an Illinois 501(c)3 not-for-profit corporation. There are no paid employees. All donations are used to offset the following:

  • facility expenses (rent, utilities)
  • promotional expenses (website, social media, printing)
  • expenses for restoration projects of Veterans Garage owned Vehicles only