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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



I thought I had Jim Friday's 49 Convertible as a CotM years ago but I got a note from his wife Lois nominating it and looking back I had missed it. Sorry for the long over do feature. Jim's Convertible won the Senior AACA award in 1979, then the AACA Grand National Senior Award and The Chocolate Town Trophy awarded by AACA in Hershey, PA in 1981.  Jim's car is now shown in the Winner's Circle at the CAC National meets. I believe Jim's Crosley may be the first Crosley to win a Senior and Grand National award.


I understand that Jim's parents drove their Crosley from Iowa to Washington when Jim was young and they took the seats out to sleep in it at night. Jim was president of CAC from 1988 to 2002 and is currently on the board. In the earlier days Jim had a school bus modified into a camper and the 49 went in the back. I looked for a picture, I know I have, with the 49 being winched out the back like the bus was giving birth. This is the only picture I found of the Crosley Express with Jim from 1979.

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

        Tentative Schedule 2016   - Below - PDF

        2016 Registration Form PDF

        Motels & Camping in the Area

What's New - New material on the web site - Last Update 7/1/16 New!!!!

Information

History

2016 Nationals Tentative Schedule

  • Tuesday - July 5th
    • 5pm - For the Early Birds; downtown Wauseon car cruise
  • Wednesday - July 6th
    • 10am - Trip to the "Butterfly House" Meet at registration building (only 30 minutes from fairgrounds)
  • Thursday - July 7th
    • 9am - Board of Directors meeting
    • 10am-4pm - Meet Registration and information
      $5 pre-registration - $10 at the meet. Please pre-register!
      If you are not able to attend; your dash plaque will be mailed to you. Pre-registration deadline is June 1st.
    • 12:30pm - Fulton Manor display presentation - then to Homecoming Park
    • 2pm - NEW! "Crosleys for kids".  Homecoming Park, Wauseon give local kids the chance to see and sit in our cars, and share some ice-cream.
    • 4pm - Farmo (bingo) with Debbie in registration building, please
      bring a Crosley related item for prizes (not required).
    • 7:30pm - Fireside Chat - camping area, sponsored by Ted Dellacamera
  • Friday - July 8th
    •  8am-5pm - Meet Registration and information
      $5 pre-registration - $10 at the meet. Please pre-register!
      If you are not able to attend; your dash plaque will be mailed to you. Pre-registration deadline is June 1st.
    • All Day - Flea market and craft vendors open.
    • All Day - Silent Auction in main building, please bring donations of any Crosley related items. Your donation helps pay for the meet!
    • All Day - Ohio Region trading post, main building, Bring up to fifteen items, pay $2 per person and 10% of selling price, relax, and let them do the sales work for you!
    • 1:30pm - New time! The famous Keystone region road rally. Line up around the track and cruise in your Crosley to Tiny's Ice Cream barn!
    • 3pm - New time! Crosley games, on the track. Sponsored by the national club, directed by Cody and Shannon. Lots of fun!
    • 5:30pm - Now on Friday, informal discussion with  hors-d'oeuvre, plan on staying for an excellent catered buffet dinner. Fantastic meal, complete with dessert. Do not miss! Please pre-register for this dinner.
  • Saturday - July 9th
    • 8am-2pm - Registration and information open
    •  8am - Show field opens, all participants please get photo first, then you will be directed to your class on the show field
    • All Day - Flea market and craft vendors open
    • All Day - Door prizes called, listen for your name
    • 8am-1pm - Silent Auction continues
    • 1pm - All people's choice ballots turned in at registration desk
    • 1:30pm - Silent Auction winners announced
    • 3pm - Annual meeting for elections and awards ceremony
    • 5:30 - New, the Chuck Koehler memorial picnic. Our final meal of the week together. Come and remember all the fine Crosley guys and gals that have gone before us. Picnic style food provided, bring something to share if you wish. -  Donations  only

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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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