Kansas City Lightning Engines Light Up Portland Show

Display of five Kansas City Lightning engines at the Tri-State Gas Engine & Tractor Assn. show offers rare opportunity.

"These engines truly were balanced in the way they were made," Tommy Turner says. "You could stand a nickel on one while it was running. That was unusual in that day and time." Shown here: Tommy's 6 hp Kansas City Lightning engine.
Photo by Leslie C. McManus