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Art Love

Australia
6258 Posts

Posted - 06/01/2011 :  08:53:58  Show Profile
There have been some e.mails between founder John Olson, the executive and me about past issues of the Lode Star magazine. The Lode star is sent to all financial members of this Group, not to the website participants who are not financial members of the Group.

The Group provides this website for the benefit of members and also for the benefit of non-members who have an interest in these and similar vehicles. Some editions of the Lode Star have been reproduced in the Members Only section of the website, but it only a minority.

Current editor of the Lode Star is Anthony Long of Sydney, Australia. Ant is also the current Australian representative on the M-100 Group Board of Executives. The recent exchange of e.mails has prompted me to start this thread. John Olson was missing some editions and was looking to swap copies to complete his collection.

This exchange has prompted me to put here reproductions of the front pages of the copies of Lode Star which I have. I may also include copies of the content pages in the hope that it might induce some of the non-member "users" of this Forum to consider formally joining the Group for the benefit of getting the magazine. I don't have copies of #1 or #2, neither of which were known as Lode Stars. If any of you do have copies of the communication Newsletters prior to November 1991, I would be very pleased if you would respond.

The first Newsletter called Lode Star is dated 8/92 and John numbered it Communique #5. The one prior to that that I have is Communique No 4, Spring, 1992 and the one I am attaching the front page of tonight is not numbered but dated November, 1991, so I am regarding it as #3. If you can read it, it refers to an M-100 Letter of August/September, 1990 and also refers to a November '90 M-100 Letter, so I am regarding them as #1 and #2. However John also says at the start that he apologizes for not writing since February (1991), so I'm not sure whether there was a counting error or just an "informal" letter in February 1991. That predates my involvement in the Group.

So, tonight I shall attach a copy of the front page of the first edition that I have, dated November 1991, rather along the same lines as all the work that Paul from Holland and others have done in other areas. Tomorrow, and as time allows, I shall add copies of the front pages of all subsequent Lode Stars and content pages as appropriate until I am up to date. At one a day, that will take over 50 days. I hope you enjoy the exercise.
Art

#3 (unnumbered) November 1991 3 printed pages, 4th page blank. Editor John Olson
Contents are club initiation politics, Survey I results and a list of technical publications from Charles Schluter, Old Lyme, CT. Page 3 is Survey II.





On page 15 of Lode star #9, John Olson provided a history of the Group to May 1993 from its inception in May 1989. In that he confirms Communique No 1 as November 1990 and Communique No 2 as February 1991 and reports the letter referred to in Communique 3 of August/September 1990 to have been his SL Market Letter. So that clarifies that part of the history. I shall not publish that History page here, because the 80Kb limit will not allow it to be legible. Anyone wanting to read it will need to buy a copy of Lode star #9 from the store.

Edited by - Art Love on 06/04/2011 07:45:01

Art Love

Australia
6258 Posts

Posted - 06/01/2011 :  17:55:49  Show Profile
#4 Spring 1992 6 pages. Editor John Olson
Contents are letters to the editor with responses, rather like the current website, a repeat of the Survey I results and Charles Schluter's list, the first list of recommended workshops, later called the Safety Net, a membership application form and an article by Hyatt Cheek on his 6.3.




#5 August 1992 12 pages and a lift out. Editor John Olson
Contents are a list of 37 foundation members from 1990 and 44 1991/92 members and their cars, a 2 page editorial from John Olson, a brief treasurer's report, letters and responses to technical questions as in #4, a questionaire, a letter on technical manuals and a 3 page interview with Karl Petrilli. The lift out is the Safety Net and membership application form.



Edited by - Art Love on 06/04/2011 04:46:14
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Gerrett

USA
919 Posts

Posted - 06/01/2011 :  20:25:37  Show Profile  Visit Gerrett's Homepage
I am in the process of collecting extra LodeStar issues and putting the in the Store, for sale. I have basic info for issues up to LS 31. I would have scanned the covers but my scanner went screwy tonight.

Thanks to Art, John and Dan for starting this project.

Gerrett Conover,
M-100 Membership Sec'y
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1971 600 SWB
1979 450SEL 6.9
1981 250 LWB
1995 Impala SS
2000 S500
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Art Love

Australia
6258 Posts

Posted - 06/02/2011 :  03:26:21  Show Profile
#6 May 1993 10 pages Editor John Olson
Contents:- 6.3 article on the cover, editorial on page 2, questionaire and ballot results page 3, a 6.3 Forum on technical matters by the late Ron Cushway of the UK on pages 4, 5 and 6 with the first advertisements also on page 5 (Paul Russell and Company)and 6 (Star Motors), Safety Net and membership application form on page 7, the first list of Board member applicants and ballot paper on pages 8 and 9 and a brief article on the Nallinger coupe on page 10




#7 November 1993 16 pages Editor John Olson
Contents:- Article on wood restoration by Gregory Merrick on pages 1,4,5,12 and 13. Editorial and list of initial Board of Directors page 2, photos from Australia page 3, price lists page 6, 600 Forum page 7, Benzologist ad page 8, 6.3 Forum page 9,10 and 14, 6.9 Forum page 11, Safety Net and membership application page 15, Pininfarina 6.3 article page 16.




I'll add some detail of what is in them as time goes by and I have time. The later ones are easier because they have a Table of Contents that I can scan. These earlier ones don't. Unfortunately, to get them small enough to post here, the text is barely or not readable. But, financial members will be able to get copies if available through the Store: and, but by no means certainly at this stage, we may be able to scan parts and articles for financial members. Time allowing, it may be possible for Gerrett to get them all into the Members Only Section of this website where a number of them already are, something which he has undertaken to do in the past but not had time to do to date.
Art

Edited by - Art Love on 06/04/2011 08:59:47
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Art Love

Australia
6258 Posts

Posted - 06/02/2011 :  04:35:28  Show Profile
#8 August 1994 16 pages. Editor John Olson
Contents:- Article on 6.9 page 1, editorial and Board of Directors page 2, Bylaws page 3,8,9,10 and 11, Article on 6.3 restoration by Art Love pages 4 and 5, 600 Forum page 6, 6.9 Forum page 7, application form and ads page 12, Statement of purpose,treasury, ad and Safety Net page 13 and current registry pages 14 and 15, article on choptop 6.9 page 16.




#9 March 1995 20 pages. Editors John Olson, Art Love
Contents:- Brief article from Heinz Hoppe's autobiography on page 1, editorial, Board of Directors page 2. Details of first M-100 Meet at StarTech Phoenix, AZ page 3 and 4. 600 Forum, restoration article by George Yanis, Australia pages 5,6,12 and 13. 6.3 Forum article by Art Love pages 7,8 and 14. 6.9 Forum pages 9 and 10. Article on 6.9 by Matthew Stone page 11. M-100 Group history page 15. Ads page 16. Treasury and Safety Net page 17. Registry pages 18,19 and 20



Edited by - Art Love on 06/04/2011 07:31:30
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TexasMercedes

USA
31 Posts

Posted - 06/02/2011 :  23:51:07  Show Profile
Lode Star, Et al.

I am dying get a set of ALL of them! I got the best gift ever, a nearly full set of the STAR going back to nearly Uhlenhaut. I want to learn more, hence the desire for the LODE!

Please do more than 4,5,9,42,45....Hello GAP! How about all of the issues, (even if originals are now gone)...I will be happy with copies.

Very ready to read M-100 minutiae
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Art Love

Australia
6258 Posts

Posted - 06/03/2011 :  02:33:42  Show Profile
#10 February 1996 20 pages. Editors John Olson, Ed Solstad, Neil Dubey, Art Love
Contents:- Editorial by John Olson, Board of Directors page 2. Report on the first M-100 Meet, Phoenix AZ by John Olson pages 3 and 14. 6.3 Forum article by Art Love pages 4 and 5. Comments by Alex baptie and Chris Johnson page 5. Article on 6.3/600/6.9 suspensions pages 6,7,8 and 9 by Neil Dubey. Article on 30th Anniversary W108/109 Meet in Germany by Neil Dubey pages 10,11 and 12. Items to bring on a trip by Neil Dubey and the late Randy Durrance plus application form page 13. Ads page 15. Safety Net page 16. Article on 1971 6.3 by Phil Schilling page 17. Registry pages 18,19 and 20





#11 September 1996 16 pages. Editors John Olson, Neil Dubey, Art Love





#12 March 1997 14 pages. Editor John Olson





#13 February 1998 16 pages. Editor Hyatt Cheek





#14 May 1998 (misnumbered #13) 16 pages. Editor Hyatt Cheek





#15 August 1998 16 pages. Editor Hyatt Cheek





#16 December 1998 16 pages. Editor Hyatt Cheek





#17 April 1999 16 pages. Editor Hyatt Cheek





#18 September 1999 16 pages. Editor Hyatt Cheek




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Art Love

Australia
6258 Posts

Posted - 06/04/2011 :  08:57:19  Show Profile
I've been back through this thread adding things, so if you think you have read it all, you haven't.

There was no Lode Star #19.

#20 1/2000 20 pages. Editor Stu Hammel. The cover, front and back, went to colour, the rest was black and white.





#21 4/2000 20 pages. Editor Stu Hammel





#22 9/2000 24 pages. Editor Stu Hammel





#23 1/2001 24 pages. Editor Stu Hammel





#24 Summer 2001 24 pages. Editor Gerry Van Zandt





#25 Fall 2001 24 pages. Editor Gerry Van Zandt



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Art Love

Australia
6258 Posts

Posted - 06/04/2011 :  21:45:54  Show Profile

#26 Spring 2002 20 pages. Editor Karl Middelhauve





#27 Summer 2002 20 pages. Editor Karl Middelhauve





#28 Fall 2002 20 pages. Editor Karl Middelhauve





#29 Winter 2002 20 pages. Editor Karl Middelhauve





#30 Spring 2003 20 pages. Editor Karl Middelhauve





#31 Summer 2003 28 pages. Editor Brian Glusovich





#32 Autumn 2003 56 pages. Editor Brian Glusovich





#33 Winter 2003/2004 40 pages. Editor Brian Glusovich





#34 Spring/Summer 2004 60 pages. Editor Brian Glusovich





#35 mis-numbered #34 Autumn 2004 48 pages. Editor Brian Glusovich





So there is no Lode Star numbered #35 and the next edition is #36
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Art Love

Australia
6258 Posts

Posted - 06/04/2011 :  22:26:57  Show Profile

#36 Winter 2004/2005 44 pages. Editor Brian Glusovich





#37 Spring 2005 36 pages. Editor Brian Glusovich





#38 Summer 2005 56 pages. Editor Brian Glusovich





#39 Autumn 2005 28 pages. Editor Brian Glusovich





#40 Winter 2005/06 32 pages. Editor Brian Glusovich





#41 Spring 2006 28 pages. Editor Brian Glusovich





#42 Summer 2006 32 pages. Editor Brian Glusovich





#43 Autumn 2006 32 pages. Editor Brian Glusovich





#43 was the last edition produced by Brian Glusovich. During his tenure, he introduced gloss paper throughout the magazine and continued the full colour front and back pages, both inside and out. Brian's editions were mostly substantially larger than previous editions.
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Art Love

Australia
6258 Posts

Posted - 06/04/2011 :  23:23:31  Show Profile
Reed Hitchcock took over from Brian and introduced full colour throughout the magazine.

#44 Spring 2007 32 pages. Editor Reed Hitchcock





#45 Autumn 2007 32 pages. Editor Reed Hitchcock





#46 Winter 2008 32 pages. Editors Reed Hitchcock and Art Love





#47 Spring 2008 32 pages. Editor Reed Hitchcock





#48 Spring 2009 32 pages. Editor Reed Hitchcock



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Art Love

Australia
6258 Posts

Posted - 06/04/2011 :  23:58:46  Show Profile
Anthony Long of Sydney, Australia, the current editor took over from Reed in mid 2009 and has produced 5 editions to date. All colour on high quality paper.

#49 November 2009 32 pages. Editor Anthony Long





#50 February 2010 32 pages. Editor Anthony Long





#51 May 2010 32 pages. Editor Anthony Long





#52 September 2010 40 pages. Editor Anthony Long





#53 March 2011 40 pages. Editor Anthony Long





And that is it up to date with the exception of Editions #1 and #2 for which copies I am dependent on a member who has been in from the start producing copies or John Olson locating his.
Art
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Art Love

Australia
6258 Posts

Posted - 04/28/2015 :  01:24:15  Show Profile
#54 February 2012 40 pages. Editor Anthony Long





#55 June 2012 32 pages. Editor Anthony Long





#56 December 2012 32 pages. Editor Anthony Long





#57 May 2013 32 pages. Editor Eric Van Buskirk





#58 Fall 2013 44 pages. Editor Eric Van Buskirk





#59 September 2014 32 pages. Editor Anthony Long



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mthomas

USA
820 Posts

Posted - 07/14/2015 :  09:45:42  Show Profile
Hi Guys, I saw this and remembered that I have a stash of several of the original Lode Stars as well as years of the STAR magazine. Alas I've moved on and these are just sitting in boxes or on a bookshelf collecting dust. I'd rather pass them on to someone from this group if there is interest in the original copies...alot of the ones I have have been shown in this thread.
Drop me a line if someone needs mine for their collection.
Mike
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FEMA

USA
1400 Posts

Posted - 07/14/2015 :  13:57:18  Show Profile
Mike, if you are willing to donate them to the club for us to distribute if a member is looking for a back issue then I would take them as part of my job and the club would benefit the membership.

Let me know your thoughts.

Francis E. Abate
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mthomas

USA
820 Posts

Posted - 07/14/2015 :  20:55:35  Show Profile
Yes that was the idea that I had as well...give me a week or so to round them up and I'll share what I have.
I'll be in touch and get some shipping details offline with you.
Mike
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