Ron Creed spent 12 months toiling away at night bringing this 1912 Blackstone oil engine back to life.
Ron Creed spent 12 months toiling away at night bringing this 1912 Blackstone oil engine back to life. Allen Winter

Restored oil engine a nod to family heritage

Name: Ron Creed.

Suburb: Raglan.

Make, model and year: 1912 Blackstone oil engine.

How long have you had it? It's been in the family since 1912.

What upgrades have you done to it? Totally restored it from a pile of rusty iron and steel.

Would you ever trade it in? No.

Is this your dream? If not what is? It's not my dream engine, but I like to preserve our family heritage. My dream plane is a P51 Mustang.

How do you look after it? Once restored, it looks after itself.