FROM THE EDITOR

By Staff

As I write this letter, there are major storms being reported
all over the country, but we know spring is coming because our 1987
Steam and Gas Show Directory has finally gone to the printer and
will probably be on its way to those of you who have ordered it in
a few short weeks!

Last year, our Directory was 80-pages, which was the biggest
we’d had, but this year we were surprised at a response which
turned the 1987 edition into a 96-pager! We’re deeply grateful
to all of you who take the time and effort to get the information
to us, and for the support of our advertisers.

We had a special treat this January, as Chuck Wendel, our
columnist came East with fellow engine enthusiast, Jim Patton of
Hiawatha, Iowa. The reason for the trip was to pick up a truck load
of books for Chuck’s library (see REFLECTIONS for details).
Anyway, it was a real pleasure to finally meet a man who has
contributed so much to the engine collecting hobby. And Jim had a
pleasant surprise when the two men arrived here after a two-day
trip. His model OilPulls were featured on our February issue, and
he didn’t know anything about it. The magazines had just
arrived here from the printer and weren’t even in the mail
yet!

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Preserving the History of Internal Combustion Engines