Norm Stobert and Joe Appelget (right) working last winter on getting Norm’s circa-1912 6 HP Type A Seager Olds ready for the new season.

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A new year means new shows

Christmas and the ringing in of the New Year have come and gone, and for most of us that means one thing: It's time to get ready for a new year of engine shows! And it's not a moment too soon for those of us living in northern climes, where by this time of the year it's getting old waiting for 500 pounds of iron to heat up in the shop before we can start getting to work.

A lot of work goes into getting that newly-acquired engine ready for the show season, especially when it's a rare 6 HP Type A Seager Olds (check out Norm Stobert's Seager on page 24) or a 6 HP Gilson Guelph (read about Steve Alt's engine on page 20). Norm and Steve's restored engines join a legion of new engine finds making their rounds at shows, and if engines like theirs are any indication, it's going to be another banner year for farm shows around the country.

By the time this issue of Gas Engine Magazine is in readers' hands, the 33rd Annual Farm Collector Show Directory will be at the printer. Just as it is every year, the 2007 directory is packed with show information.

The latest directory includes over 1,400 detailed show listings and 450 show advertisements, highlighting special events and collections at shows around the country. And it's the place to find ads from suppliers around the country, the folks who help all of us by supplying the parts and materials we need to keep our rare and valuable engines and equipment running.

There's a section with chronological listings, making it easier to plan your show season. There are also grouped listings of shows featuring recognized manufacturers like John Deere and IHC, and critical contact information for clubs and publications around the country.

It's all there in 480 pages, and if you haven't ordered already, get copies for yourself and your friends by calling us toll free at (866) 6249388, or order on the web at: www.FarmCollectorShowDirectory.com

Richard Backus


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