Young Iron: Lisa Bliss

Lisa Bliss was drawn into the gas engine hobby for its history, mechanics and the people.

| October/November 2015

  • Lisa Bliss, of Fulton, Ohio, is the only member of her family who collects gas engines.
    Photo courtesy Lisa Bliss

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.

Lisa Bliss, Age 35, Fulton, OH

Q: How long have you been collecting gas engines?

A. I have been collecting them for two years.

Q: What attracted you to the hobby?

A. I was attracted to the hobby for its history, mechanics and the people. I enjoy talking with the longtime collectors and hearing their stories about their engines and the good old days.