Tuesday, March 8, the Southeast Colorado Antique Vehicle Club met at the First Christian Church in La Junta. They had a good time and learned some interesting things about vehicles.

Tuesday evening, the Southeast Colorado Antique Vehicle Club met at the First Christian Church in La Junta. They had a good time and learned some interesting things about vehicles.

The Hard Luck Trophy was presented to Alvin Grim, for the best hard luck story. A shock came loose on his car and lodged inside a tire. Fortunately, he was in Las Animas, where Chuck Donkle came to his aid and got him back on the road. A person can't help wanting more details on a story like this, and the place to get them is at the Southeast Antique Vehicle Club.

President Dan Wagner brought the actual engine he wrote about in "Design Is Everything" to the club to be looked over by the members. This one cylinder engine, though discontinued by Honda in 2008, is so popular in Southeast Asia it is still manufactured in China. The reason for its popularity? It takes little or no maintenance and can tolerate engine oil that is not up to standards we expect here. It is a truly rugged-looking engine and is usually kick started, although the model Wagner was showing had been adapted to take an electrical starter.