Finally we have completed our revisions on the second edition of Dave Baas' Vintage Garden Tractors, which will be available by the time you read this. Dave got a lot of response from all of you when we published the first edition, and now he has added considerably to that original. The new book is 80 pages and contains numerous additional manufacturers not included first time around. It's very reasonably priced at just $11.00 postpaid-see the ad on page 31 for ordering information.
We have received lots of tour brochures from Wade Farm Tours, organizers of our forthcoming engine adventure in England, so if you are thinking of going on this tour, please write or call us and ask for one, so you'll have plenty of time to get ready! The tour dates, again, are June 19 to July 3, 1993. Reservations have started to come in, and space is limited, so don't wait too long if you intend to go! The brochure will give you all the details.
Another item of interest! We recently received a nice note from Marv Fery, who is now president of the newly formed Antique Caterpillar Machinery Owners Club. After we published a story about Marv's collection (March 1991), he heard from numerous fellow Cat collectors. That got him thinking that an organization might be a good idea, and his friend Dave Smith, a fellow collector, agreed.
Marv's first step was to contact The Caterpillar Tractor Company in Peoria, Illinois, and eventually the company gave the collectors their blessing and helped them to choose a name. The group got started at the Great Oregon Steamup in Brooks, Oregon in July 1991 and now has almost 300 members. If you want more information on the club or would like to join, write to the group at 10816 Monitor-McKee Rd., Woodburn, OR 97071. We wish the new organization well!
For those of you responsible for Club advertising, you should be receiving a package of information about 1994 advertising. If you are new to this responsibility or for whatever other reason would like one of these packages, please write to our advertising department and let them know.