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Crosley Automobile Club Inc.

1088 Welch Road S.E.
Palm Bay, Florida. 32909



Crosley Automobile Club was founded in 1969 and has around 900 members world wide.

The Crosley club helps bring together collectors of Crosley cars and other products of Powel Crosley. The club publishes 4 newsletters per year, the Crosley Quarterly and a roster of members every other year (new members get most recent roster).

The club sponsors a National meet the second Saturday in July at the Fulton County Fair grounds in Wauseon, Ohio (old Exit 3) Exit 34 on the Ohio Turnpike. The show is now 3 days and officially starts on Thursday, with many showing up on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Crosley Motors Incorporated had its main office and engineering facility in Cincinnati Ohio, with assembly plants in Richmond Indiana (1939-1942) and Marion Indiana (1946-1952).

The Crosley automobile was the brain child of Powel Crosley, who had already made his fortune as a radio and appliance manufacturer, owner of WLW the "Nation's Station" and the Cincinnati Reds baseball team.

Crosley Corporation - Current appliance company
Crosley Radio Corporation - Current radio company

Crosley of the Month

 
James Dlapa of California sent me this picture earlier this Summer of a Prewar he bought around 600 miles from home. His Sprinter Van made a good enclosed car hauler.
 
James's photo reminded me of an earlier Prewar hauler, I took this shot in 2000 at the Crosley Nationals. Paul Weimer from IL did this hauling. Another angle, the windshield was missing to fit in the lower head room van.

Club Membership and Information

Contact Information

  • General Questions - CAC@CrosleyAutoClub.com
  • President - Dave Anspach - eMail
  • Membership Chair
    • Duane Gorrell - eMail
      22450 Skunk River Rd; Danville, IA 52623
    • Membership $20/year US; $25/year Non-US
    •  Application - Print out and send in - (PDF)
  • Officers and Directors - Photos
  • Articles an Ads for Quarterly Newsletter
    • Editor - Fred Syrdal - eMail
      4716 Stinson Blvd NE; Columbia Hts, MN 55421-2002
    • Quarterly Ad Rates (PDF)
Club Material Regional Clubs Crosley of the Month
Message Board and Chat Room
  • Join Message Board
    • The message board is hosted by Groups.IO clicking the above link will open an eMail that will subscribe you.
  • Crosley-Gang - Direct Link to Message Board
    • Post ads and questions on the message board
    • Help others with their projects
  • Chat Room - Requires No Registration.
    • Regular Chats Thursday and Sunday at 10 PM EST
    • Feel free to setup other chat times by posting times on the message board.

2019 CAC Nationals are July 11-13, 2019
Wauseon, Ohio

Spotlight Class 2019 - Pre-War

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Summary of 2018 Meet - Below

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Motels & Camping in the Area

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History

2018 National Summary

  • Tuesday - July 10th
    • For the early birds: Downtown Wauseon Car Cruise, Crosley dominated and won 3 of the 4 door prizes.
  • Wednesday - July 11th
    • Kick-off Breakfast - I didn't take this trip but those that did said it was a good time and hope it is an annual affair
      Trip to Snooks Dream Cars - cars from the 30’s to the 60’s - the group that went was led over by a Crosley convertible from California, lots of nice cars.
  • Thursday - July 12th
    • Board of Directors meeting - Several new directors were nominated for the elections on Saturday, plans for the 50th anniversary of the club next year were discussed. Membership and treasury are doing fine. A new Editor was announced and will be mentored as long as needed by current Editor. Full report in next Quarterly.
    • Crosley kids craft time with Debbie, was very well attended and enjoyed by kids of all ages.
    • Fulton Manor nursing home cruise - one of the biggest turn outs we have had only two break downs.
    • Jammin with talented club musicians led by Alex Wagner, bring your own instrument and join in - We could have used a few more musicians but those that attended had a good time.
    • Farmo (bingo) with Debbie - Always fun and a chance to sit down out of the sun.
    • Keystone region's road rally to downtown Wauseon and Tiny’s Dairy Barn - biggest ever turn out 49 cars, at least one breakdown but only a water pump coupler.
    • Fireside Chat in the camping area, sponsored by Yankee Crosley Part’s - nice circle of friendly conversation. No one wanted to get to close to the fire after a hot day.
  • Friday - July 13th
    • Crosley kids craft time with Debbie - lots of great comments from parents and grandparents on how much the kids look forward to this activity.
    • CAC trading post had some bargains and found new homes for a bunch of parts.
    • Silent Auction: Very large in number of items.
    • Flea Market and Craft Show were a little down in vendors but still a bunch of Crosley parts to pick from. Several cars changed hands.
    • Crosley Pinewood Derby - our 2nd annual and a good time, room for some more competitors next year.
    • Crosley Games on the track, directed by Cody - Always draws a crowd, we do have fun with our cars. I think I may have some photos worthy of blackmail.
    • Annual Banquet with hors d'oeuvres.  I heard numbers of around 175 in attendance, food was good and plenty of it.
  • Saturday - July 14th
    • Show Field opened with each car photographed, it was reported that 114 cars were on the field which is a record. I counted at least another 20 in the flea market, parked or being driven around the grounds plus a few I knew that had to leave early.
    • Crosley kids craft time with Debbie - extra day was added and requests for even more kid friendly activities.
    • Flea Market and Craft continued, I heard of one PreWar that changed hands before the show and won it's new owner a trophy.
    • Silent Auction - lots of happy bidders and lots of money raised to help pay for the meet.
    • Annual Meeting and Awards ceremony was held - President Dave was reelected for another year and 2 new directors elected. Short business meeting and reports from regional representatives. The 2nd Youth Mechanic (Jackson) presented his finished car to the membership and the 3rd Youth Mechanic (Ben) was presented with his Project car by the previous owner who donated it to the club. He has already had donations of a pair of fenders and some other parts as well as doing some horse trading for some other body parts he will be needing.   Our 1st Youth Mechanic (Lizzy) presented a special award from one of our vendors to her Grand Father for all his help in mentoring her through the project. It was announced we already had project cars lined up for number 4 and 5 Youth Projects and would be taking applications for the number 4 Youth Mechanic this Fall and Winter, with plans to present the 4th project and Youth Mechanic at the 2019 meet. Then the trophies were handed out to all the winners of the show, see the next Quarterly for pictures and a complete list.
    • Memorial picnic. Our final meal of the week together to remember all the fine Crosley guys and gals that have gone before us.  Unfortunately the list was long this year for members that have passed on. Was a good finally to a great week, with near perfect weather (could have been cooler).

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The club is primarily for the support of Crosley vehicle owners, but welcomes all that are interested in the products of Powel Crosley. The club also welcomes owners of the various vehicles that used the Crosley engine such as the Crofton, Bandini, Devin, Panda, Sabre, Skorpion, etc. Custom vehicles using any part of the Crosley are also welcome. A special class for non-automotive Crosley products such as radios and appliances made by Crosley is part of our National show and the occasional articles in the Quarterly.


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