After three decades of research, followed by eight years of challenging writing, Model Aviation Hall Of Fame inductee and engine builder Dave Gierke has finished a two-volume, lightly dramatized biographical novel based on the brilliant, but unrecognized American aviation pioneer, Augustus Moore Herring. “To Caress the Air: Augustus Herring and the Dawn of Flight –
One of my first writing heroes was Robert Benchley and his first book I read was when I was a freshman at LaSalle Peru (IL) High School in 1954. While researching materials to use as an exordium for an English assignment, the humor literature section caught my eye. I found Robert Benchley’s 1936 collection of
The W.A. Young & Sons Foundry and Machine Shop in Rices Landing, PA, has recently been designated a National Historic Landmark by the U.S. Department of the Interior, meaning this sprawling factory on the banks of the mighty Monongahela River is also listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Hundreds of antique trucks and thousands of trucking enthusiasts will gather in Springfield, MO, May 29-31, for the American Truck Historical Society’s 2014 National Convention and Antique Truck Show. The event will take place at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds. Trucks of nearly every vintage and make will be represented at the show, from the high spoke-wheel trucks of the
The Motostalgia Auction d’Elegance auction was held the weekend of the 2013 Formula 1 United States Grand Prix in Austin, Texas, bringing 75 of the finest and most sought after vehicles from around the globe to the city. The Motostalgia live auction, “Auction d’Eelegance,” was held November 16 at the Austin Convention Center.