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Danielson Spark Plug

Spark Plug Collectors of America, Inc. is a not-for-profit international organization that was founded in 1975 by Bill Bond of Ann Arbor, Michigan. The club is dedicated to the promotion of spark plug collecting, the research and preservation of spark plug history, the exchange of information and spark plugs, and fostering fellowship among club members worldwide.

Members receive four issues yearly of “the Ignitor”, the official publication of the club. The Ignitor consists of articles about club events worldwide, member’s collections and new finds. Also in each issue are vintage ads and “The Marketplace” which is for selling and trading of plugs and other related items.

Joe Cook, Dec. 23, 1946 – Jun. 27, 2012

The Spark Plug Collectors of America is sad to announce that Joe Cook, longtime club director, contributor and friend, passed away on June 27, 2012.

Joe joined the Spark Plug Collectors Of America club in 1994. He became Co-Editor of the IGNITOR club magazine and later became a member of the Board of Directors. While Co-Editor of the IGNITOR magazine, Joe had won numerous achievement awards for the magazine. A “Golden Quill” award was presented to him every year from the prestigious Old Cars Weekly automotive journal. Joe, along with other club board members, was instrumental in decision making on rulings of the club. Joe would attend the Portland, IN and Hershey, PA annual tractor and car shows with his son, Peter. Joe also was a member of other interesting clubs, such as Gas Engine Collectors and Metal Detecting.

More information about Joe’s service can be found at VanderPlaat Vermeulen.

Anyone interested in making a donation towards the floral arrangement that the club will be sending to Joe’s funeral should contact our treasurer Rich Niezabitowski. Checks should be made out to the SPCOA, and please tell Rich that the donation is being made in Joe’s memory.

Another Ford Plug (Picture)

Club vice president Bob Barrett sends this great old “For A Ford” spark plug advertisement. Thanks, Bob – this is a great looking ad and a plug that any collector would be proud to have!

For A Ford Plug Advertisement

A special note to our member Eriko T. #1129 in Japan

Eriko, in this terrible time for your country, please know that you and your family are in the thoughts and prayers of your fellow SPCOA members. We were all relieved to see that your city, Kyoto, was outside of the major earthquake and tsunami zone. Now, however, with the nuclear disaster spreading, we once again hope that you are all well and safe.

A Response From One of Our NZ Members

“Hi Bob, Yes we are ok . Sofia’s in Dunedin as she did not handle it very well so i got her out the next morning. I have stayed to secure the house as it is badly damaged , Chimney throught the roof and piles comming up through the floor . The house is still standing and still liveable . I have just got a generator so i can get some normality back in our life and talk to friends on the computer. the USAR rescue response staff and Government authoritys have been amazing Most people in suburbs have been checked to see if we have food, water, money and medical needs and some where to live if their homes are to badly damaged and this is on going . The spark plug museum has survived as they were packed up in the first quake . please stay in touch if i don’t answer any one for a couple days it means they are conserving power and limiting to a few hours per day.. Thanks for the email as it very welcoming to hear from you and thanks for the kind thoughts Kind regards Dennis G. #581”