Two and a half hours and nearly 140 miles can't separate a friendship rooted in old iron
'The “working” sides of Mike and Kevin’s engines (right) and the guys (below) at the 2006 Stover Reunion, Freeport, Ill. '
'Kevin and Mike treat their wives, respectively, Mary (left) and Janet, like queens. Here they are decked out in pink accessories at the 2006 Portland, Ind., swap meet. These, by the way, were to go with the pink flamingo lights the men bought them. '
Far left: Mike at the Macon (Missouri) Engine Show recording his engine running on Kevin’s answering machine.
Left: Mike and Kevin at the rainy 2006 Portland swap meet. When their fire started to die down a blow-dryer got it going again.
Below: Kevin and Mike at the 2004 Root & VanDervoort Reunion.
Left: Kevin and Mike having a start-up contest with their Handy Andy engines in Portland. Shoving is evidently allowed in this competition.
Above: The guys set up shop in Portland.
Right: The sign Kevin made for the Healy and Hembrough trading post.
Right: Fishing on the pond at Mike’s house.
Above: Mike and Kevin having a “discussion” about an engine at the Prairie Land Show (Illinois).