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Crosley Automobile Club Inc.

307 Schaeffer Rd
Blandon, PA 19510 



Crosley Automobile Club was founded in 1969 and has around 1000 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 Crosleys of the Month for August was easy, how could any one Crosley beat out the fantastic collection of prototypes Paul Gorrell and Family brought to the 2015 Nationals.  All came on one long trailer accept the 1937 CRAD pre-production prototype that came in it's own enclosed trailer. I can only imagine the reaction of people seeing this rig come down the highway from Iowa. Here are a couple of shots from the full display inside the main building (image 1), (image 2).


What a view.

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 Yahoo so requires joining Yahoo (free). Chat room requires no registration.
  • 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 and Sunday Afternoons at 4PM
    • Feel free to setup other chat times by posting times on the message board.

2016 CAC Nationals are July 7-9, 2016
Wauseon, Ohio

Spotlight Class will be Race Cars

  Summary 2015   - Below

What's New - New material on the web site - Last Update 8/31/15 New!!!!

Information

History

2015 Nationals Summary

  • Tuesday - July 7th
    • Downtown Wauseon car cruise for early birds - with all the rain we figured it would be canceled but it went on with Crosleys out numbering all the other cars by 4 to 1, when have you ever seen that at a cruise.
  • Wednesday - July 8th
    • Gilmore Car Museum Tour, Hickory Corners, MI - Several car/truck loads went from Wauseon with a few more meeting them at Gilmore. Good time had by all.
    • Those that hung around the fairgrounds dodge some showers and participated or observed several Crosleys brought back to life by roving Crosley Mechanics. They even fixed a bad running Crosley rod with a Chevy engine.
  • Thursday - July 9th
    • Board of Directors meeting - Summary will appear in next Quarterly
    • Meet Registration - opened but the weather was not good, we awoke to a lake where the flea market was suppose to be the next day and a small pond in the middle of the show field.  It had rained all night.
    • Nursing Home Crosley Cruise - canceled because of weather, not fit to bring patients out to see cars even if we could put a few cars together to make the trip.
    • Farmo (bingo) - nice group of players on  a dreary day had fun for prizes
    • Fireside Chat - Weather cleared and Yankee Crosley's Ted Delacamera managed a nice fire with wet wood, only needed a little gasoline to dry it out. Good turn out, stories, lies and bad jokes were shared.
  • Friday - July 10th
    •  Meet Registration - No rain and some sun great improvement and the cars were rolling in faster than the last few days.
    • Flea Market - vendors may have been off a little but it was hard to tell since vendors were setup in different places that normal with the wet ground when they wanted to setup.
    • Craft Show - only a couple of vendors, plans to recruit new vendors for next year.
    • CAC trading post - lots of good stuff changed hands.
    • Crosley Games - great time lots of participants and even more spectators.
    • Kid reporter, Lizzy Frye progress report on the youth project - She has her CC Sedan almost done. Gave us a summary of progress and drove it away. She had a great time driving it around the fairgrounds.
    • Keystone Region Road Rally to Tiny’s Dairy Barn - 42 Crosleys was my count, made a nice moving display with police escort and all intersections blocked so we could pass. Always surprises me how many towns people are out to see us go by when we don't advertise when it will happen.
    • Informal Discussion - Vendors gave short presentations on new projects and a few questions were fielded. Lots of cookies.
  • Saturday - July 11th
    • Meet Registration - Sunshine, fields dried out, great day for a car show.
    • Flea Market - lots of parts changed hands.
    •  Show Field - I heard a count of 74 show cars on the field, plus another 10 or so for sale, a lot of cars were in the camping area that never made it to the show field for one reason or another.
    • Annual Meeting and Awards ceremony - Dave was reelected president and two directors and director of regions were reelected. Trophies were awarded with a Best Exhibit award going to the Gorrell family for bring 9 prototype Crosleys from Iowa for a special display.
    • Great banquet with lots of food, as usual, finished off the 2015 Nationals giving everyone one more chance to visit 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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