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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



Happy 50th Anniversary Crosley Automobile Club - On Friday of the Nationals we gathered to make a 50 out of our cars. Originally our chairman thought 15 Crosley would be needed but there were so many members that wanted to be included in the photo the design had to be changed to handle 35 cars. A drone was planned for the shot but the grandstands had to fill in. Thanks to Joe Kaczmar for this great wide angle shot.

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2020 CAC Nationals July 6-11
Wauseon, Ohio

Spotlight Class 2020 - VC (Hotshot & Super Sports)

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Summary of 2019 Meet - Below

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Motels & Camping in the Area

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2019 National Meet Schedule

  • Monday - July 8th
    • 6pm - Early Bird dinner with President Dave and First Lady Deb had about 50 people in attendance for a delicious meal.
  • Tuesday - July 9th
    • All Day - Lots of people were already scattered around the fairgrounds enjoying their Crosleys and conversations with new and old friends. The real early birds showed up the week before, with two dozen plus already enjoying the fairgrounds by Saturday the 6th.
    • 10am - The new Crosley Crafters group had a small turn out, it may take another year to catch on since it was a last minute add to the schedule.
    • 5pm - Downtown Wauseon Cruise Night, I didn't get a count but they were a popular addition to the weekly cruise.
  • Wednesday - July 10th
    • 8am - Breakfast Bonanza - Nice drive and a good turn out
    • 10am - The new Jr. Mechanics Session didn't happen, maybe next year
    • 10am - Crosley Crafters - same as Tuesday
    • 11am - Trip to Sauder Village Living History museum and farm
    • 4pm - FARMO Bingo with Debbie. Always fun, good turn out
  • Thursday - July 11th
    • All Day - Silent Auction - Biggest selection of items ever
    • 8am - Ladies Breakfast with Debbie - From the pictures it looked like they had fun
    • 9am - Board of Directors meeting. ByLaw changes approved for membership vote. Agreed that future meets would be Monday through Saturday and other items. See Quarterly for an overview of the high points.
    • 10am - Crosley Crafters - Same as Tuesday
    • 10am -Meet with the President, Vice President, Treasurer, Editor, Membership Chairman, Directors. Directors meeting ran long but a few came and we broke for a few questions.
    • 10:30am - Crosley Kids Craft time with Debbie - Kids having fun
    • 12:30 - Fulton Manor Nursing Home Cruise. Didn't get a count of cars but had 3 pre-wars and a nice selection of other years and models. Residence seem to enjoy our visit and the ice cream handed out by the Manor.
    • 4pm - FARMO Bingo with Debbie. Moved to a building with AC helped attendance.
    • 6pm - Keystone Region - Road Rally. 58 cars, biggest ever. The Police block all intersections and lead the way. Tiny's was ready to feed us ice cream but we over flowed into a few other ice cream spots.
    • 8pm - Fireside chat, good conversation and stories about past meets and members.
  • Friday - July 12th
    • All Day - Flea Market and Craft area had 39 vendors, mostly Crosley parts, many cars for sale.
    • All Day - Ohio Region Trading Post - had some interesting items for sale for those of us that didn't want to tend a flea market space.
    • All Day - Silent Auction - continued with a few more items added.
    • 9:30 - Jim Welther and helpers, organize a bunch of Crosleys and all the people he could gather for an Aerial photo of the number 50 and then 80 for our celebration (50 years for the club, 80 years for Crosley). Enough Crosleys showed up for the photo they added an underline. See pictures in meet photos
    • 10am - Crosley Crafters - See Tuesday
    • 10:30am - Crosley Kids Craft time with Debbie - More fun for kids
    • 11:30am - Crosley Pinewood Derby for ages 5-11 and 12-17. Was bigger than last year and growing. Prizes awarded.
    • 1pm - Crosley Car Games on the infield track. Directed by Cody. Take-Apart-Car Challenge followed by the coasting competition, a second take a part team then made a try. Then the ever popular, “Take me to the Dance” in a Crosley and then a third take a part team. Around 11 minutes was the winner for putting a Crosley together and drive it off the field, but the record is still around 8 minutes for a pro team.
    • 5:30 - Annual Banquet - Gather in the Jr. Fair Building (Air Conditioned) we had a record 220 in attendance for a very good meal.
  • Saturday - July 13th
    • 8am - Show field open with each owner/car photographed and directed to the proper class on the show field. A record 134 cars were on the field including 23 pre-wars, the spotlight class. Another 35 cars were on the grounds during the week that were either for sale or the owners were having to much fun to put their cars on the field for the day. The most Pre-War Crosleys every in one place, including several extremely rare models.
    • All Day - Flea Market and Craft show continued .
    • All Day - Ohio Region Trading Post - continued
    • 10:30am - The new Crosley Kids Treasure Hunt with Debbie was a great success with around 20 kids participating. They had to find people from clues and asking people for help identifing the people they were looking for, when found they ask the person a question and got a sticker. Fastest finding all 10 people won. There were 15 people to find but there were two age groups of participate and some people were on both lists.  I was one of the people to be found and the description people gave of me was interesting. With everyone moving around it was fun to watch the kids walk by looking for you.
    • 1:15pm - Silent Auction winners were announced, with a record amount of money raised to help pay for next years meet.
    • 3pm - Annual meeting and Awards Ceremony was held in the Jr. Fair Building (Air Conditioned) with Dave being reelected as president and two directors reelected. John Aibel, the founder of the club 50 years ago, was in attendance and said a few words.
    • 5:30pm - The Memorial Picnic, our final meal of the week together, gave us a chance to remember past members that made such a great club possible and say goodbys for another 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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