As the show season speeds up its tempo and thousands of men,
women and children crowd in to see the engines and owners, we are
happy with the quality of stories we are able to present to our
Our volunteer writers from all points of the compass are
producing very readable stories, and accompanying these with
excellent pictures. More and more of the photos are in color, and
we are making every effort to increase the amount of color pages in
May all your shows be successful, setting new records for
attendance, participation, and financial support. For many
organizations, the revenue from shows is basic to the annual budget
and we hope your assets grow!
The Steam and Gas Show Directory continues to sell well and the
Farm Museum Directory should soon be available. Museums are
responding favorably and we think this second edition will be a
We are also working on the third GEM Index compiled by Don
Siefker, who did the first two as well. This book will provide
listings of GEM articles for the past five years, 1983-1987.
Consult the ad in this issue.
Thanks come from all of us at GEM to all of you who are part of
our family-collectors, organizations, and firms that supply
merchandise and services. We know you look on us as your personal
bearer of news, messages and ads, and we assure you we proceed in
full dedication to meeting that responsibility.