The 8th Annual CAMA Spring Power-Up (Sat. May 5, 2012) was a big success. The weather co-operated for the most part, with one minor shower that rolled through around noon. No one got seriously wet as everyone adjourned to the shelter of CAMA's many exhibit buildings. This year, the number of vendors and exhibitors grew, as we now are encouraging people to bring their prized machinery to the Spring show. Hawaii #5 was out and running, giving show patrons free rides. Conrad Milster was in the Industrial Hall, presenting his excellent lecture about industrial steam engines. Blacksmith Skip Kern was in the blacksmith shop giving lectures and demonstrations of historical smithing techniques. Sawyer Art Downs was demonstrating our American #1 sawmill cutting pine and locust logs. Our antique power planer was also in operation dressing the rough cut output from the mill. John Pawloski and friends were down in the Mining Museum giving rock crusher demonstrations and lecturing about the history of Connecticut mining. Plenty to see and do.