They rolled in, the faithful, the hopeful, in singles, doubles and in droves from all corners of the country. Washington, Toronto, New Orleans, Calgary, New York City, Cleveland, Milwaukee and points between. By Friday activities were in full swing-tuning motors, changing gearing, checking equipment and spares-yea, you guessed it, the 1935 National Jack Pine was on. Part of the thrill of this contest is the excitement in preparing for it. It is the show-off of what progress the alley engineers have made and a style show of what first-class Jack Pine equipment will wear this season. A new timer that guarantees a 1000 point return, foot boards that laugh at rocks and stumps, hand-guards that brush away the brush, sidecars with rear entrance for a quick exit and gumbo guards are almost standard on all outfits. You would be surprised how this has developed in the last few years and just goes to show the keen interest that many of the boys have taken in this run. Riders kept coming in right up to starting time. It does our old heart good to see the old faces show up again each year, and then to see the new blood coming in too for their first taste of Jack Pine. It really makes us feel our efforts are worth while.