Young Iron: Dana Kehoe

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

| February/March 2016

  • Dana Kehoe and his favorite engine, his 1-1/2 hp 1923 John Deere.
    Photo courtesy Dana Kehoe

Take a quick glance at the exhibitors and attendees at gas engine shows, and it’s easy to think that this is an older person’s hobby. But take a closer look and you’ll find a growing number of younger enthusiasts. You’ll meet them here in Young Iron.

Dana Kehoe, Age 16, Monroe, WI

Q: How long have you been collecting gas engines?

A: I have been collecting gas engines for four years.

Q: What attracted you to the hobby?

A: I was attracted to the hobby after attending the Rock River Thresheree Reunion as a grade-schooler. I felt a connection to the antique equipment and wanted to know more about them.