Any gas engine enthusiast will tell you that half the fun of collecting antique gas engines is the hunt. Collectors dream of walking into an abandoned shed, moving some debris and finding a complete 1/2 HP New Holland sitting in the corner waiting to run again.
Over the years, Gas Engine Magazine has featured many gas engine articles where the rescue is almost more interesting than the engine itself. These days, thanks to video, you can see for yourself what some of these rescues entail. Here is a video of a large Stover engine being recovered from an old north Georgia milling operation followed by three articles from GEM that focus on the rescue of the engine.