I don’t know where to start !!
I wanted to be the first to congratulate Mr. Ron, wife Rhonda and family for organizing and hosting a great event . I now realize that line is long and have to get up very early to get in line.
The wife and I went to the event a day early to help Ron get set up . When I ask if there was anything I could do the reply was , nope everything set up. Sunday morning at the end of the event Ron and company had all the area clean and looked as if there had never been an event
Ron, Rhonda and children work with the precision and discipline of a small army and I think may have hosted the biggest gathering of wood gas vehicles and machines in North America history.
I will not try to name and thank all that made the event a success because for every name I mention I will have left out dozens . But I would like to give a tip of my hat to Gary Gilmore for all he has done. Each time I pasted where he was there was always a crowd soaking up his knowledge and experience.
Also thanks to Dave Siedschlag for bringing a new untested gasifier to the event . This would be like Henry Ford demonstrating his first Model T to the whole world without ever firing one up before. With in two or three minutes after lighting the gasifier it was sustaining a high volume invisible flare and then the starting of the truck shortly after.
I think also in order would be a tip of the hat to Carl Zinn. By the time his trip is over he may have lodged two thousand miles on wood.
Another tip goes to a gentleman that was not able to make the trip but because of his wisdom and experience others may have been able to drive there on wood . Steve Unruh.
There were many that drove as far as Minnesota, New England and Neil Ball all the way from Tampa Florida. What dedication ! For the ones that don’t know my friend Neil he is wheelchair bound and came alone over two thousand miles for the event.
Please keep in mind the event would have never taken place without all the great members of Gary’s charcoal group , the Yahoo woodgas group and the DOW site .