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Crosley Automobile Club Inc.

307 Schaeffer Rd
Blandon, PA 19510 



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

 

The meet bosses decided this belonged in the Auto Related class at the 2017 Nationals last month, I assume because Paul Gorrell of Iowa didn't have it running yet. I think it was the smallest Crosley Modified at the show. Paul says he just ran out of time to get it finished in time for the Nationals. He has most of the hard parts figured out/finished and says he will bring it back when it is running. He had to make the front fender which is impossible to find for a Doodle Bug. He welded together to pieces cut out of an eagle gas can (see next picture) then made what was left into a tool box.


Yes a V8 Crosley, Paul picked up an aluminum crankcase that someone else made in the hopes of  a future V8 and abandoned the project. Paul used a stock block and a Crofton block so all the plugs are on the outside and all the intake and exhaust is in the V. He had a Hiawatha Doodle Bug scouter, that has it's own story, and decided it needed a new engine. Paul says only a small notch in the frame was needed for clearance and otherwise is a stock frame. Power to the back wheel will be a jack-shaft chain drive with friction drive to the flywheel.

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
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  • 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.

2018 CAC Nationals are July 12-14, 2018
Wauseon, Ohio

Spotlight Class 2018 - CC Models 1946-1948

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Summary for 2017 Meet   - Below

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Motels & Camping in the Area

What's New - New material on the web site - Last Update 08/01/17 New!!!!

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History

2017 National Summary

  • Tuesday - July 4th
    • Wauseon Car Cruise - Was canceled because of the 4th.
  • Wednesday - July 5th
    • Trip to Henry Ford Museum - Several car loads of members enjoyed the day at the Henry Ford, they were late coming back because the leader got lost.
  • Thursday - July 6th
    • Board of directors met - Membership is up a little, treasury is in good shape. One of the decisions was to allow vendors that rent their own buildings from the fairgrounds to open on Thursday, these are primarily vendors that have 365 day a year business and the board decided that we couldn't/shouldn't keep them from selling. The trading post will also be open for business on Thursday. Full details later.
    • Fulton Manor nursing home cruise had around 20 cars with most years and models represented, well received as usual. Ice cream enjoyed by all.
    • Small group of local Boy Scouts met for Crosley talk and rides around the fair grounds.
    • Farmo (bingo) with Debbie was well attended
    • Keystone region's road rally to Tiny’s Dairy Barn had around 35 depending on when you counted, a few didn't make the full trip for assorted reasons.
    • Fire side chat sponsored by Yankee Crosley Parts, had a nice circle and dry weather.
  • Friday - July 7th
    • We woke to heavy rains and wind before dawn, but it cleared and just threatened a few times during the day.
    •  Flea market had slow start because of wet spots but eventually had around 40 vendors some only on Friday and some only on Saturday.
    • Pinewood Derby was new this year and had a small but enthusiastic group of participants and spectators.
    • Crosley auto games are always a favorite and was not a disappointment this year. The fishing game was dropped in favor of a balancing race.
    • Banquet had a large turn out with over 140 in attendance
  • Saturday - July 8th
    • Show field had around 75 cars on display, at least 20 more were seen around the grounds being driven or fixed. Plus a nice selection of cars for sale.
    • Flea Market had a nice sunny day and a few more vendors pulled in.
    • Silent Auction was huge this year and raised $1650 to help keep the cost of the show down.
    • Annual Meeting was held, Dave Anspach was reelected for another year as was two sitting board members. It was announced that the Eye on Design show at Gross Point had a Crosley class this year and the 19 invited Crosleys on display were a big hit. Awards ceremony followed the meeting including winners of the kids competitions and special awards.
    • The second annual Memorial Picnic was held for a record crowd, overwhelming our caterer but all was fed and we will plan for more next year.


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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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