My name is Ronald D. Sieber, and I am the editor of the journal, Classic Speedster. Speedsters have been a part of my life since I was ten years old. I remember accompanying my father, who was a commercial photographer, on a "shoot" one Saturday. I was his camera boy and I carried his bag full of 5X7 film packs and blue flash bulbs.
The year was 1957, and we went to photograph a 1905 Stanley Model G Speedster that belonged to a friend of his. I distinctly remember the firing of the boiler and fine-tuning the flame to build pressure in that old steam car. The driver mounted the speedster and sat behind the dash controls, grabbed and released a couple of levers, and off he went in a silent =whoosh!=, punctuated by a hissing chu-chug-chug that accelerated in frequency as the car hurtled down the road. I was both transfixed and smitten. I had to have one.
After a lifetime of careers in education, construction, and manufacturing jobs, plus raising a family, I now find more time to work on the speedsters that come my way. And drive them. Wouldn't you?