The Association pour la Conservation des Véhicules Militaires US de la Seconde Guerre mondiale (association for the preservation of Second World War US military vehicles) – A.C.VE.MI – is a non-profit association under the French Act of 1901. It was established on 31 October 2012. Its registered office is located at 6 rue de la Matarderie, Orrouer, in the Eure-et-Loir department, south-west of Paris.
The purpose of the association is to bring together all the amateurs, history and veteran vehicle engineering enthusiasts, and collectors of Second World War American military vehicles and othe motorised equipment, with the aim of preserving and promoting this heritage for the attention of the generations to come.
The association is a forum for encounters and awareness-raising. It works to making this remarkable heritage known to the general public. To this end, it maintains a documentation collection and takes part in the events commemorating the tragic period of the years 1939-1945, in honour of the veterans and the victims of war.
The members of the A.C.VE.MI, with the intention of preserving and restoring a motorised vehicle collection, pay a contribution each year towards the achievement of these objectives.
The officers of the association are:
- Christian Dours, chairman,
- Michel Fanon, secretary,
- Gérard Challenge, treasurer.
The A.C.VE.MI has a collection of restored military vehicles, in perfect working order, and of other motorised vehicles, currently undergoing restoration.
TANK RENT, a service provided by the association
The A.C.VE.MI has set up a rental service, TANK RENT, for film production and event organisation professionals to rent the hardware they need for their projects. The association makes a wide range of military vehicles and equipment available for ceremonies, exhibitions, parades, shows, film shoots, etc., related to the events of the Second World War.
The history of the battle tank can be traced back a very long way, to more than five centuries before our time. Leonardo da Vinci invented the modern battle tank in the 15th century, but it was in the early 20th century that the idea saw considerable development thanks to the arrival of the automobile and the process of mechanisation. The use of armoured combat vehicles has subsequently been pursued without interruption, and technology is constantly introducing new and rapid innovations.
To join the A.C.VE.MI or to obtain information about us or our rental service, send us an e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org