43rd Annual Corowa Swim-In & Military Vehicle Gathering Mon. 13th to Sun. 19th March 2023
Ball Park Caravan Park & Corowa Showground
Corowa, NSW, Australia
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KVE's Public Relations Officer receives a major award for her work
We are pleased to announce that the USA club, Military Vehicle Preservation Association have awarded Jan Thompson-Creamer, the KVE Public Relations Officer, the Bart Vanderveen Distinguished Service Award for her dedication and work in organising the Annual Corowa Swim-In & Military Vehicle Gathering. Jan has been attending the event for about 40 years and in 2005 the Khaki Vehicle Enthusiasts Inc. group was started to formally organise the event. Jan took on the Secretary and Public Relations Officer role from the start and is still doing it today. Jan’s enthusiasm for the event has no bounds and she works on the organising throughout the year, encouraging enthusiasts and collectors to attend.
The MVPA started this award about 20 years ago after Bart Vanderveen, a Dutchman who was a world leading authority and historian of military vehicles, died. Bart was posthumously made the first recipient of the award which was to be given annually to a nominated person in the world who has made a valuable contribution to military vehicle preservation. Many of the past recipients are owners of large vehicle collections, museum owners, event organisers, authors of books and magazine editors on the subject, researchers, etc. from countries around the world. Jan is only the second Australian to receive the award .. and the first female! This a tremendous accolade from afar and well deserved.
KVE News 38
KVE News 38
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will be out in June with a full report on the 2022
Swim-In event and details for the 2023 event.
KVE is pleased to announce that a new signboard has been erected next to the Ball Park Caravan Park office showing that the location has been the Home of the Swim-In since 1980. This was totally funded by a grant from the Australian Government's Culture, Heritage and Arts Regional Tourism Program.
The sign is permanent and will be seen by visitors all year round and hopefully generate more interest from those who are unaware of our event.
Thanks to the Federation Council for their support and assistance in this project.
This event has become the largest gathering of ex-military vehicles in Australia.
2023 will the 43rd year of the Annual Corowa Swim-In & Military Vehicle Gathering.
The themes for our 43rd annual event in 2023 are the
Year of the Heavy Metal
& Military Kit
THE EVENT IS OPEN TO ALL TYPES AND MAKES OF EX-MILITARY VEHICLES
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