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Hobby Heavyweights: John Wilcox

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By Gas Engine Magazine Staff | Sep 17, 2010

On Sept. 1, 2010, the gas engine community lost one of its kindest and most knowledgable men in the passing of John Wilcox. 

John’s name was a familiar sight in the pages of Gas Engine Magazine, either through his own photo and article submissions, in articles regarding Coolspring Power Museum, of which he was a co-founder, or simply as a “thank you” from a fellow collector he helped along the way. It would take us a long time to compile every GEM reference to John throughout the years but here’s a small sampling of his contribution to this magazine and the hobby as a whole:

The Reid Model A Gas Engine

6 HP Columbus Gas Engine

The Callahan Camstopper Gas Engine

• The Hornsby-Akroyd Vaporizing Oil Engine 

And finally, a list of links to all articles submitted by or including mention of John Wilcox .

Gas Engine Magazine

Preserving the History of Internal Combustion Engines