De Dion Bouton,Goan Engines'

The crowd lines up at the Laren rally to see the stationary engines-some very unfamiliar to Americans, such as De Dion Bouton and Goan.

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We recently sought information from E. A. J. van de Schaal of Eemnesserweg 16, 1251 NC Laren, Holland about gas engine collecting in Holland.

He wrote back and told us that the hobby is growing in his country. His collection (about 25 pieces) includes such names as Petter, Lister, Fairbanks, IHC, Hercules and others. This is the eleventh year for the international rally in the town of Laren. He expects the show will draw 25 entries from England and over 80 from Holland

The rally is to be held the 13th of June and will feature antique cars, stationary engines, steam engines, old handcrafts and sheep shearing. In addition, there will be food, books, spare parts and a flea market. For every entry, there is a free lunch for two and a rally plaquette-and no entry fee for foreigners. Camping is permitted on the grounds, and accommodations can be made for engines for those who wish to travel elsewhere. Laren is located between Utrecht and Amsterdam. Write to Mr. van de Schaal at the above address if you wish to enter, but hurry-entry forms are due May 15.