Young Iron: Matthew B. Caton

Matthew B. Caton who owns at least 45 engines, enjoys the thrill of the chase for antique gas engines.

Young Iron: Dana Kehoe

Dana Kehoe attended the Rock River Thresheree Reunion in grade school and has been hooked on gas engines ever since.

Young Iron: Lisa Bliss

Lisa Bliss was drawn into the gas engine hobby for its history, mechanics and the people.

Rare Engine Time Capsule

Editor-in-Chief Richard Backus discusses rare engine books and the Coolspring Power Museum’s 30th anniversary.

Young Iron: Nathan DeVore

Nathan DeVore caught the collecting bug when he was 14 and had been invited to the Old Thresher's Reunion in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa.

Another Year

Associate Editor Matt Kelly reflects on Donald L. Siefker's words about his father from Valentine's Day, 1978. Donald went on to create an annual index to help readers locate articles and pictures of engines in the Gas Engine Magazine Archive.

The Unexpected

Those in the old iron community are accustomed to expecting the unexpected. Gas Engine Magazine's new associate editor, Matt Kelly, is learning to do the same.

Young Iron: Jacob Smith

Jacob Smith shares about his lifelong interest in gas engines, and old iron in general.

Riding the Wave

Sometimes change comes and you have to “ride the wave.” In the case of Beth Beavers, the wave has taken her away from Gas Engine Magazine.

Make It Work

Members of the antique gas engine community tend to have a desire to “make it work.”

Gas Engine at Work

Gas engine at work in a 1915 farm harvest scene in Eagan, Minn.

Celebrating Coolspring

Coolspring Power Museum houses one of the world’s finest collections of internal combustion engines, and we love singing their praises.

Engine Education Never Ends

Gas Engine Magazine is trying to make it easier for antique gas engine collectors to get an engine education.

2013 Indiana Hand Corn Husking Contest

Bremen will be the corn husking capital of Indiana on Saturday October 5, as the Craig Geyer farm will host the Indiana corn husking contest.   

Young Iron: Nate Bolduc

Nate Bolduc has only been collecting gas engines for a year and a half but already has an impressive collection.

Young Iron: Adam Fruit

Adam Fruit follows in his grandfather’s footsteps by collecting gas engines.

Sloppy Shifter Fix

Product Parade: Lieske Tractor’s Sloppy Shifter Fix stops your IH tractor from jumping out of gear.

Evapo-Rust Rust Remover

Product Parade: Evapo-Rust is an environmentally safe option to get old parts clean.

Friedrich Tire and Rim

Todd Friedrich of Friedrich Tire and Rim sells tires for antique tractors, as well as other vehicles.

Young Iron: Dylan Smith

Antique gas engine collector Dylan Smith likes Maytag engines and also owns an Oliver Standard 88. 

Heartland Acres Honors Veterans Day

To honor and say thank you to all retired and current US military members, Heartland Acres is offering half price admission to the museum for the month of November.

2012 FarmTek Fall Photography Contest

FarmTek will be holding a photography contest for people to submit photos of the company’s products from now until November 30, 2012.

Young Iron: Tyler Harman

Antique gas engine collector Tyler Harman, age 16, was born an enthusiast, and has been collecting engines for as long as he can remember. to Hold Third Annual Open House

In addition to being the premier source of tooling, parts, and accessories for bench top machinists, throws a pretty good party. On October 20, 2012, they’re opening their doors for their third annual Open House.

Mecum an RFD- TV to Broadcast Walworth Auction Live

Mecum Auctions and RFD-TV formed a partnership that will bring a live TV broadcast to Walworth, Wis. on Saturday, Aug. 4. 2012.  Mecum Gone Farmin' will offer over 200 tractors Aug. 3-4, 2012 with RFD-TV broadcasting live on Rural TV.

Support KeepAmericaFishing

KeepAmericaFishing works to preserve sustainable fishing on America's waterways by keeping the oceans, lakes, rivers and streams open, clean and abundant with fish. Support them with a donation by July 1 and receive a KeepAmericaFishing fishing jersey.

Hay Family Auction

Nixon Auctioneers hosted a sale of the Hay family's collection, which included a nice Hart-Parr 30-60 in addition to other antique farm equipment.

Mecum Auctions Unveils Historic Lotus Type 56 Turbine Indy Racecar for August Auction

Mecum Auctions unveiled an iconic piece of Indy 500 history owned by racing legend “The King” Richard Petty during their auction at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis, Indiana. The STP-sponsored Lotus Type 56/3 Turbine Indy racecar, driven by Graham Hill at the 1968 Indianapolis 500-Mile Race was revealed in a glass case and will head to auction during Mecum at Monterey, California in August.

Kewanee Engine Help

Ken Knutson is looking for information to help in his rebuild of a Kewanee antique gas engine

Remembering Willard Moore

The show must go on: In Memoriam of Williard Moore, Sept. 4, 1916 – March 18, 2011.

Name this planter

Looking for the manufacturer of this planter, as well as information on Martin Kingman of Kingman Plow Co.

Profiles: Sign Man of Ohio

Sign Man of Ohio offers high quality name badges, signs, banners, vinyl lettering and digital printing.

Michigan Flywheelers Museum Raising Money for Project

The Michigan Flywheelers Museum has teamed with Van Bourgondien, a New Jersey flower company, for a fundraiser to match a challenge grant that will raise money to continue work on the 130 year old Stephenson Barn.  

Kettle River Ironworks

Kettle River Ironworks is the family-owned business of Steve and Linda Peterson, nestled in the Northwoods of Minnesota. We specialize in decorative metalwork and signs for your home and business. 

The Tilly Foster Farm Museum

Antique farm equipment on display at the 2009 Putman County Antique Machinery Assoc. show at Tilly Foster Farm in Brewster, N.Y.

Raffle winners at Mt. Pleasant

Raffle winners from the drawings held at the Farm Collector/Gas Engine Magazine tent at the 2009 Midwest Old Threshers Reunion in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa.

Steam traction engines on TV?

Steam traction engines on TV? Could be, at least if the desires of an independent British programming company come to fruition. I've been approached before by would-be TV producers expressing interest in building a show around the subject of old farm equipment, but the few who have contacted me in years past seemed intent on trying to apply the sort of story line used in popular shows like Jesse James' "Monster Garage" to vintage farm equipment. Not much of a fit, if you ask me.

Flywheel Forum

Looking for another Des Moines air-cooled engine

Flywheel Forum

Info request for Lauson Power Products engines

Flywheel Forum

Envelope piques interest in Boston company

Flywheel Forum

Info request on Goldie and McCulloch gas engines

Flywheel Forum

Looking for Independent Harvester gas engines

H.P. Nielson History

Nearly ruined by 40 years of neglect, this piece of history is under new ownership

Flywheel Forum

More Wisconsin and Briggs and Stratton questions

Flywheel Forum

Associated and Fairbanks-Morse Z Questions

Oil field engines

Online Engine conversations from the Stationary Engine List

Humorous Stories, Sometimes About Engines

Our correspondent shares a few humorous stories he's gathered over the years. Some are true, some might be true. Originally published as "CHUCKLES" in the July/August 1968 issue of Gas Engine Magazine.

Smoke Rings: Spring Rain, Summer Vacation

Our correspondent muses on spring rain, summer vacation, and a child's perception of God, before tackling a few letters from readers either seeking information about gas engines or providing it. Originally published as "Smoke Rings" in the July/August 1968 issue of Gas Engine Magazine.

The Ladies Page: The Coming of Spring

A contributing editor muses on the coming of spring, the growth of the magazine, and the work of preparing for summer engine shows. Originally published as "The Ladies Page" in the May/June 1968 issue of Gas Engine Magazine.

The Second Tractor Around Wolsey, SD

A contributor recounts part of the life story of his father, who settled near Wolsey, SD early in the early 20th century and made his living breaking sod and threshing grain. Originally published as "THE SECOND TRACTOR AROUND WOLSEY, SOUTH DAKOTA" in the March/April 1968 issue of Gas Engine Magazine.

Spark Plug: The Woman Mechanic

Meet the beauty shop operator who is also a crackerjack woman mechanic. Originally published as "SPARK PLUG OF THE MONTH" in the January/February 1968 issue of Gas Engine Magazine.

The Ladies Page: Losing Our Sense of Community

A contributor muses on how much our sense of community has changed compared to what it was in the days of America's early settlers. Originally published as "The ladies page" in the January/February 1968 issue of Gas Engine Magazine.

Smoke Rings: A Young Magazine

A leading contributor discusses the complications of managing growth at a young magazine like GEM. Originally published as "Smoke Rings" in the January/February 1968 issue of Gas Engine Magazine.

The Art of Not Paying Attention

Not paying attention is a vital skill, if you happen to be right and everyone who tells you otherwise isn't. Originally published as "THE ART OF NOT PAYING ATTENTION" in the January/February 1968 issue of Gas Engine Magazine.

Pioneer Gas Engine Association Meeting

The group's secretary reports on proceedings from the November 1967 meeting of the Pioneer Gas Engine Association. Originally published as "PIONEER  ENGINE  NEWS" in the January/February 1968 issue of Gas Engine Magazine.

Gas From the Tramp Preacher: the Courage of Your Convictions

Musing on the achievements of four historical figures, the Preacher suggests having the courage of your convictions can make the world a better place. Originally published as "Gas from The Tramp Preacher's Tank" in the January/February 1966 issue of Gasoline Engine Magazine.