Toy Trucker Magazine
In 1982 Gary Anderson of Mora, Minn. visited the Toy Farmer offices and tried to convince its editor, Claire Scheibe to publish a newsletter about American toy trucks. Toy Farmer was just beginning to manufacture some farm toy implements and Claire felt they didn’t have the time to add another publication so he encouraged Gary to start up that phase of the hobby. Gary and his wife Connie published The American Toy Trucker, from 1982 until 1986 when they sold it to Marge and Dennis Lowry of Des Moines, Iowa. The publication came full circle when Claire and Cathy Scheibe purchased it from the Lowry’s in 1990. The Scheibes changed the name to Toy Trucker & Contractor and changed the format from a black and white newsletter to a full color magazine. Today thousands of subscribers worldwide enjoy this monthly magazine.