What A Party!
1832 Blue Knob Road, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23464
We recently had a surprise birthday party for our friend,
William ‘Sandy’ Sanders. We restore engines, tractors and
stuff together. Ron Rosenberg and I got him a subscription to GEM
and helped his wife find a WICO magneto that he’d been wanting
so badly for his newly restored 1929 3 HP Novo. As an added
surprise I made a cake in the shape of his engine complete with
magneto! It took seven separate cake layers of chocolate and
vanilla cakes. The white icing was colored forest green and I
fashioned the magneto and tools out of chocolate. The high-tension
wire is strawberry licorice. The room was decorated in John Deere
green and yellow streamers. The box he is opening contains the
magneto. He was very surprised at the magneto that his wife Shannon
got him, and so happy that he choked up. It was a great time.
Right after the cake and ice cream the guys went out to the
garage and bolted on the mag. It worked great!
Decades of Wooden Creations
Join David recall his childhood memories of building his first homemade wooden car, which turned into decades of wooden creations.
A Bit of Nostalgia
Read these endearing reminiscences about a homemade “sidewalk car,” built from a Maytag washing machine engine.
Sawing Wood, Any Way You Can
Whether by car or by Galloway engine, sawing wood was a chore that had to be done.