PUBLISHER'S LETTER

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By the time you read this letter, show season will be in full swing, and the Fourth of July holiday will be just around the corner.

This issue is the largest ever of GEM, at 112 pages. We had more stories to include, but will have to wait until next month on some of them. We are trying very hard to get your show reports printed before your next show, but sometimes this is a challenge! We also were unable to bring you the second column by Glen Karch on the Hercules engine, but we expect to have that in again next month.

We are sorry to report that another engine and parts dealer has passed away. Wally Steding of Fort Dodge, Iowa was a long time advertiser of ours, and was featured in a story in our January/February 1985 issue.

There's still time to order a 1992 Show Directory if you don't already have one, but they are going fast. They're $5.00 postpaid, use the address in our masthead at left.

We didn't put a caption on our cover last month, and we did get a call asking about its origin. The June 1992 cover picture came from a Hart Parr catalog, probably circa 1926, which we purchased at auction about a year ago. Maybe we'll reprint it as a poster if there is interest!

Enjoy the balmy summer days ahead, with the sounds and smells of engines running outdoors!