| November/December 1996

We heard from a couple of subscribers recently, whose exhibits had been turned away from a show that 'specialized' in one particular engine make, and wanted only engines of that manufacturer. Apparently, there was a misunderstanding, and the would-be exhibitors felt quite upset at having driven a long way with their engines only to be denied exhibition space. Since all parties to the misunderstanding are readers and supporters of this magazine, it is our wish to remain out of their dispute. However, we would advise advertisers that you be specific if you wish only to have a particular manufacturer's (or manufacturers') engines at your show. As for exhibitors, it is probably a good idea to make some kind of contact with a new organization if you're heading in to exhibit for the first time.

We want to remind you that we are continuing the Ruston Hornsby story by Ken Evans that we began in our last issue, when it was the cover story. Also, we are beginning another two part story this time on Lauson engines, by Mac Sine. We hope our readers will enjoy these longer, more in-depth stories, and we have added more story pages to accommodate them.

Since this is the November issue in a presidential election year, I am honor bound to remind all Americans to vote on election day this year. Remember, every vote counts, and we should all exercise our privilege to go to the polls and make a difference!