I’m very excited about this issue, particularly Doug
Nash’s fine history of Crown Motor Works and Crown engines. The
old iron hobby is full of surprises, and Crown Motor Works is
certainly one of them. It is amazing how much information continues
to come to light on engines and manufacturers of the past century,
and it’s especially amazing to learn of a ‘new’
company, even if it was a small one. In a fitting postscript to
Doug’s story, Doug contacted me just before we went to print to
let me know he got the 1 HP Crown running – for the first time in
over 53 years.
As the show season hits full stride, I’m sure there will be
even more surprises for all of us. Fantastic old iron continues to
literally come out of the woodwork, and I can’t wait to see
what kinds of discoveries we’ll make this year.
Concerning comments about the classified ads section and the
absence of the old area code finder: Area codes are being added and
changed so fast the finder was hard to keep current. Please note
that every ad lacking an address, but with a phone number, shows
the state of the ad in a postal code abbreviation in parenthesis,
e.g., (IA) for Iowa.
I look forward to your comments and questions about Gas Engine
Magazine. Contact me anytime at (785) 274-4379, 1503 SW 42nd St.,
Topeka, KS 66609-1265, or via email at: email@example.com.