Young Iron: Trevor Yerges

Trevor Yerges of Jefferson, Wisconsin, loves his grandparents’ Lister diesel engines.

| April/May 2017

  • Young Iron Trevor Yerges currently owns five engines in his collection.
    Photo courtesy Trevor Yerges

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.

Trevor Yerges, age 12, Jefferson, WI

Q: How long have you been collecting gas engines?

A: I got my first engine when I was 5 years old, from my grandpa and grandma.

Q: What attracted you to the hobby?

A: My grandma and grandpa have a collection of engines, cream separators and tractors, and they encouraged me to get involved with them. They have helped me immensely with my obsession with “old iron” by guiding me to get my things running and back to original.