MILITARY VEHICLE CONVOY STOP
WHERE: Cantigny's First Division Museum, 1S151 Winfield Road, Wheaton
WHEN: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 20
COST AND INFO: $5 parking; www.mvpa.org, www.cantigny.org, www.fdmuseum.org
ABOUT: Cantigny Park will host 50 historic military vehicles and their owners as part of a two-day stop in DuPage County during the 2019 Transcontinental Motor Convoy, sponsored by the Military Vehicle Preservation Association. It commemorates the 100th anniversary of the U.S. Army’s first motor convoy across the U.S. in 1919, along the Lincoln Highway. Transcontinental convoys are uncommon and require many local support teams along the 3,200-mile route. Cantigny is pitching in by donating fuel for each historic vehicle and meals for the owners and their families. Those who want to see the vehicles but are unable to visit Cantigny can stop by the DuPage County Fairgrounds Aug. 21, a convoy rest day, before heading out at 7 a.m. Aug. 22.