Dreams Do Come True!


| November/December 1998



Avery

The 30 HP Avery on this issue's cover appeared on the cover of our January/February 1974 issue, with the story of its rescue from a Montana mountain. Owner is don Bradley, BOX 151, Forsyth, Montana 49327.

And remember, we're always looking for good pictures for our covers!

Twenty-five years ago, Don Bradley, Box 151, Forsyth, Montana 59327-0151, undertook to start making a longtime dream come true, by bringing an 18 ton giant Avery thirty horsepower engine down from its resting place at the 7000-foot level of the base of Mt. Ellis above Bear Canyon near Bozeman, Montana, in order to restore it.

The picture on this month's cover, which Don sent to us last year after an appeal we made for cover shots, shows that, with lots of hard work, dreams really do come true.

The story of how this behemoth made it to Don's workshop was chronicled in 'Sleeping Giant Awakened After Fifty Years,' an article by Margaret L. Lovely which appeared in the January-February 1974 IMA, excerpts of which we reprint here a quarter-century later:

'Bradley has been an engine lover since he was a small boy... when he first fired up an Avery engine one size smaller than this one at age 11.'