Summer will be winding down as you receive this issue-shows
begin to wane, but there will be late shows and auctions to attend
before engine activity moves inside for the winter.
We will be sending out our mailing regarding the 1992 Directory
around October first, so we’re reminding you again to write to
us now if your club has a new show or has changed the person in
charge of such matters.
One of our advertisers placed an ad last month which has caused
a considerable number of phone calls to our office this month.
Clearly, the responsibility for the content of an ad is always that
of the advertiser, not of a publisher. We haven’t refused
advertising except in cases where we have had numerous complaints
from customers regarding service or quality. Parts dealers and
other engine professionals are a vital part of GEM and we value
their business, just as their customers value their service. Only
on very rare occasions have there been any ‘bad apples’ in
the GEM barrel, and we have always done what we could to toss them
out as soon as possible!
What I’m saying is the same thing you so often read in the
stories our subscribers have written: Engine collectors are an
extraordinarily fine group of people. The same is true for the
people who make a business of serving these collectors. Enough