If I’ve heard it once, I’ve heard it a thousand
times: The best part of the old iron hobby is the people you meet.
The collectibles are the obvious draw, but people are the heart and
soul of the hobby. Maybe that’s why more than 1,300 antique farm
equipment events will be held in the U.S. this year: We just enjoy
Think about it: How many rare tractors would you hunt down if
you didn’t have a network of collector buddies to share the
experience with? How far would you get with that engine restoration
if it weren’t for friends who offered advice? How much fun would it
be to toast a finished project or a great find by yourself? It’s
the connections we make that bring old iron to life.
That’s why I think you’ll find the new and improved Farm
Collector website a great way to broaden your connections to
the hobby. For starters, it offers three resources in one: type in
www.FarmCollector.com, and you’ll land at the
Farm Collector site. Once there, you can easily shift
gears – just one click of the mouse – and access the Gas Engine
Magazine site or SteamTraction.com, a site
for the steam community.
Why visit the website? Think of it as a way to get more involved
with Farm Collector, and a community of friends who enjoy
old iron. Maybe you’d like to post a photo from your club’s show or
a shot of your most recent project on the Farm Collector
CU (as in “see you“) Gallery. Maybe you want to
watch a video from Farm Collector‘s YouTube index. Read a
blog (a short posting) from a Farm Collector staff member
or contributor. (Interested in writing a blog? We’d love to
hear from you! Contact me at the e-mail address below). Check
out articles from our archives, see if you can answer collectors’
questions, join our Editorial Advisory Group and give us your two
cents’ worth … there’s plenty to do – and every bit of it connects
you to the people in this hobby.
Grab your coffee, pull up a chair and join us in this virtual
community: It’s free, it’s easy, and it’s full of the things and
the people you enjoy. We’ll be looking for you!
Leslie McManus, Editor
Subscriptions: 12 monthly issues, $34.95/year
U.S. (periodical class mail). Call toll free: (800) 678-4883; or
send check or credit card details. U.S. funds only.
Subscriber Customer Care and Back Issues: (866)
Advertising: Classified advertising – see
classified section. Display advertising – contact Terri Keitel,
1503 S.W. 42nd St., Topeka, KS 66609; (800) 678-5779; e-mail:
Deadlines: All display advertising materials
and classified advertisements are due on the 1st of each month.
Submissions: Submit letters to the editor,
manuscripts and photos, accompanied by a self-addressed, stamped
envelope. Farm Collector is not responsible for return of
Farm Collector occasionally makes its customer list of
names and addresses available to carefully screened companies whose
products might be of interest. If you prefer not to receive such
mailings, please copy your mailing label exactly, and mail it to
Farm Collector Preference Service, 1503 S.W. 42nd St.,
Topeka, KS 66609.
Farm Collector ISSN 1522-3523 (publication no. 017086)
is published monthly by Ogden Publications Inc., 1503 S.W. 42nd
St., Topeka, KS 66609. Periodical-class postage paid at Topeka, KS
66609 and at additional mailing offices. U.S. subscriptions by
mail, postage prepaid one year, $29.95. All payment must be made in
U.S. funds. Postmaster: send address changes to
Farm Collector Circulation Dept., 1503 S.W. 42nd St.,
Topeka, KS 66609. Canada Post International Publications Mail
Product Sales Agreement No. 40601019.
Subscribers: If the Post Office alerts us that your magazine is
undeliverable, we have no further obligation unless we receive a
corrected address within two years.
Farm Collector does not recommend, approve or endorse
the products and/or services offered by companies advertising in
the magazine or Web site. Nor does Farm Collector evaluate
the advertisers’ claims in any way. You should use your own
judgment and evaluate products and services carefully before
deciding to purchase.
© 2009 Ogden Publications Inc.