By Staff

September 9 – 23, 1995

Join C. H. Wendel from Gas Engine Magazine, and the English
engine expert Alex Skinner, on a marvelous European Tour to
Switzerland, Germany, Holland, through the Channel Tunnel to
England. We’ll fly with American Airlines using the direct
services from New York and Chicago to Zurich, Switzerland, with
connecting American flights available from your home town.

The basic price from New York is just $2445, and from Chicago
$2545, per person sharing a room. This holiday, arranged
exclusively for Gas Engine Magazine and Iron Men Album readers, is
provided by Wade Farm Tours. To book this holiday, write for a tour
brochure to: Gas Engine European Tour, Stem gas Publishing Company,
PO Box 328, Lancaster, PA 17608. Regrettably, reservations cannot
be made by telephone, but for details of availability or if you
have any questions, please do not hesitate to telephone (717)

Highlights of the itinerary include:

September 11 Full day scenic tour by lake steamer on Lake Luzern
to Vitznau, then Rack and Pinion Railway to Mount Rigi Kulm,
returning by cable car to Weggis. Overnight in Luzern.

September 12Leave Luzern today, and drive to the Swiss Institute
for Agricultural Economics and Engineering at Tanikon. After lunch
you’ll continue to the Schaffhausen/Rhine Falls area for
sighseeing, then to the little German town of Stuhlingen.

September 13 Morning visit to the private vintage engine
collection of Roland Porten. Afternoon drive through the Black
Forest to Sindel fingen. En route we’ll visit through Schlusee,
Titisee, Felberg, Furtwangen (where we’ll see the Clock
Museum), Triberg (where there are some spectacular waterfalls),
Hornberg, and Schramberg. This evening we’ll visit Willi
Hoffmann’s small private collection near Sindelfingen.

September 14Morning visit to the Mercedes Benz Factory.
We’ll continue to Stuttgart for lunch, and an afternoon visit
to the German Agricultural Museum in Hohenheim. After the visit
we’ll drive on to Heidelberg.

September 15Morning special visit to the John Deere Factory and
museum at Mannheim. After lunch, we’ll drive to Frankfurt to
attend a special ‘Trade Only’ day of the International
Automobile Fair (IAA).

September 16Full free day for shopping and sightseeing in

September 17Today we drive to Cologne and include a cruise on
the River Rhine and a visit to Rudesheim on the Mosel.

September 18Morning sightseeing tour of Cologne with its famous
cathedral and Museum of Roman relics. Afternoon drive north,
through the Rhur industrial area, to the Dutch border town of

September 19Morning visit to the museum and collection of
William van Schayik in Langen boom, south of Nijmegen. Afternoon
visit to the small museum of the Dutch Agricultural University city
of Wageningen, before continuing north to Lelystad, the National
Land Reclamation Centre in Flevoland. After dinner, visit the
private collection of Mr. C. van Meel.

September 20Morning departure from Lelystad for the drive to
Amsterdam for a sightseeing canal cruise. Late afternoon visit to
the Donald van Schaik private collection of over 3,800 model trucks
and construction equipment.

September 21Today you’ll drive through Belgium, into France,
and the port of Calais to board a train which will take you under
the English Channel through the new Euro Tunnel. On arrival in
Folke stone, England, you’ll visit the Euro Tunnel Exhibition
Centre, which includes the 1922 Whitaker Tunnel Boring machinery,
before continuing to London with a stop at the Brattle Farm
Collection in Staple hurst. Accommodation in London will be at the
Radisson Vanderbilt Hotel, South Kensington, close to Harrods and
the famous Knightsbridge shopping district.

September 22A free day in London for shopping and

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