GREETINGS FELLOW ENGINE COLLECTORS!


| May/June 1976


Box A, Worcester, New York 12197

I want to begin this article by sending a note of thanks to all who responded to my request on of' 'LEROI.' Now, what about a color?

By the time this article appears, I will either be knee deep in snow, or basking in the smell of spring. So far, it has been a beautiful Fall. Nearly 60 degrees here on December 14th.

In October, I sold my entire collection of 6 engines, but for a good cause. A friend of mine had located a 6 HP IHC screen-cooled 'Famous' that was for-sale, and the only way I could even consider it was to sell my entire collection so I would have some working capital. I am sure you understand when I say, 'It hurt, but it felt so good.' I could see that FAMOUS in my future.



Finally, after the preliminaries were over, the 'Famous' rolled in piggyback on a low trailer. Boy, what excitement! It was a raw, cold, windy day on October 30th, when out of the Est there came the roar of a pick-up truck straining with a trailer loaded with the most beautiful sight I have ever seen. There, in all its beauty, was the FAMOUS in original good condition.

We didn't seem to notice the meanness of the weather, as we started the long and careful task of unloading my baby at its new and final home. The work proceeded well, and within half an hour she sat nestled away inside the garage. Needless to say, everything else was displaced with no hard feelings on my part.














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