We are certainly gratified by the response from our clubs for our 1993 Steam and Gas Engine Show Directory. We had expected the book to be 160 pages long this year, but as we near completion on our work, it looks as though 176 pages will barely contain all the information and ads submitted! This is a good sign that there will be lots of activities of interest to engine collectors in the coming year! We hope to have Directories available to be mailed in early March.
We receive interesting notes from our subscribers quite regularly. Recently Louis Miller of Georgetown, Texas sent us a copy of an article written about the show (Texas Early Day Tractor & Engine Association) held each year on his farm. The article, which we were unable to read because it was in German, had apparently been put together by a German visitor to the show. Miller got a copy of it when another German visited his farm after reading the article! What a small world it is getting to be.
Another reader, Don Ringer of Cambridge, Ohio writes to tell us that we should have more articles of a technical nature, actual restoration challenges and their solutions. We know that there are many of you with great knowledge to share, so we ask again, that you consider passing on your experience and expertise.
We're also working now on Donald Siefker's new 5-Year Index of GEM (1988' 1992), which should be advertised next month.
Thank you all for your support and guidance-keep sending us your comments and suggestions!