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Crosley Automobile Club Inc.

243 New St
Mt Sterling, OH 43143



Crosley Automobile Club was founded in 1969 and has around 800 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 4 days and officially starts on Wednesday, with early bird events starting on Monday.

Crosley Motors Incorporated had it's 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.

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Dakota Middleton (IN) is our current Youth Mechanic. Barry Smedley is his mentor, to oversee, teach and help with the restoration.

 
Dakota was chosen by the board of directors to be the latest Youth Mechanic and took possession of his project at the Crosley Nationals in July 2022. Working hard on his Hotshot.

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2023 CAC Nationals July 3-8
Wauseon, Ohio

Spotlight Class for 2023 - FarmOroad

2022 Nationals Highlights - Below

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2022 National Meet Tentative Schedule

Monday July 4th
 
I arrived on Saturday afternoon the 2nd and more than a dozen members were already camping and driving their Crosleys around. One member got in on Thursday. Early Bird Dinner sponsored by the Heartland Region had around 40 people in attendance and was a good official start to the week.
Tuesday July 5th
  Lots of informal gatherings and talk about what we had been doing for the last year and general Crosley talk. Some lasting into the night.
  Downtown Wauseon local cruise was attended by a number of members forming their on sub cruise class.
Wednesday July 6th
  Breakfast With Friends is only about three miles away, had a good turn out.
  Trip to the Gilmore Car Museum in Hickory Corners, Michigan. The bus had a non working AC so several members were recruited to drive, but those that reported back said they had fun but needed more time to commune with the cars. Gilmore now sells a 2 day pass and several plan to go back in the future to use that pass.
  Crafts with Debbie at the Jr. Fair building was great as always.
  FARMO Bingo with Debbie in the Jr. Fair building for those that needed some time in air conditioning and get their Bingo fix.
Thursday July 7th
   Flea Market officially opened with a few vendors all though unofficially the flea market has been open all week with some early buying and selling. Good showing of cars for sale from very roughed to nice drivers.
  Silent Auction – wasn't as big as last year record and no car this year but it still filled almost half the big main room of the Arts and Graft building.
  Ohio Region Trading Post - You have to keep checking in as new items came in all the time. I had an item that I didn't get submitted till Friday morning and it was already sold by early afternoon. I quickly reinvested the money in more Crosley parts in the flea market.
  Ladies Breakfast with Debbie had a large turn out. I think it is like a fight club, what happens in Lades Breakfast stays in Ladies Breakfast. They all seemed to enjoy it.
  Board of Directors Meeting - We meet on the other end of a large room from the Ladies and they do share their left overs with us. A full report will be published in the Quarterly but a few highlights, we will be working with the AACA Library to get all the clubs literature and collections of photos and such scanned and made available to our membership in digital form through AACA. We picked the latest Youth Mechanic who was given a rough Hotshot to start rebuilding with his mentor. The directors selected a slate of candidates for several open positions from nominations made before our meeting, to be supplemented by nominations from the floor at the annual meeting on Saturday.
  Fulton Manor Nursing Facility Cruise - We had about 2 dozen cars participating covering most all models from prewar to Crofton to street rods. A nice group of residence came out to look and a few asked questions as each person that drove a car told a little about the car and themselves.
  Crosley Technical Talk Time - a mix up of locations and planning and this didn't happen, maybe next year.
  Keystone Region Road Rally – 41 cars started out, most made it. Tiny's was a great end point as always.
  Fireside chat in the camping area – Big circle, was pretty warm to have gotten to close anyway, lots of stories and a few off colored jokes were heard.
Friday July 8th
 
Flea Market - a few more vendors showed up.
  Crosley Kids Craft time with Debbie – well attended
  Crosley pinewood Derby - a kid and crowd favorite
  Crosley Automobile Games - to reduce the time spent with the number of participants it was decided to just do two games this year the popular ring around the dip-stick (we had several volunteers) and going to the dance. Another event that draws a lot of people.
  Annual Banquet – Another good meal,
  Crosley Drive-in Theater - Was a Herbie movie, location was moved so the audience could have shelter if it decided to rain again.
Saturday July 9th
  Flea Market reached it's peak. Because of gas prices Service Motors couldn't bring parts and Yankee had a reduced inventory because of truck problems and using a smaller vehicle but Dave Edwards came with a full load and filled a bunch of orders and we picked up a few more one day vendors, I know I found most everything I needed for my Winter project.
  Ohio Region Trading Post - sold out most of the items they had out.
  Show field open, each owner was photographed and directed to the proper class on the show field. I didn't hear an exact count but it was in the high 90s and add in those that brought cars to drive around earlier in the week and couldn't stay for Saturday, and those that were for sale we had well over 100 Crosleys on the grounds for the the week.
  Crosley Kids Treasure Hunt - a kids favorite where they have to find people in the club on the grounds and ask a question. It is a time and number of found competition.
  Silent Auction winners announced - what a mob waiting to pick up their treasures
  Annual Meeting and Awards Ceremony – Full report will be in the Quarterly. Big year, we have a new president as our long time president Dave Anspach chose not to run. Andy Drake is our new president. We elected a new director of regions and 2 new regular directors. Awards were handed out.
  Memorial Picnic a final fine meal. A time for us to remember those that have come and gone before us and say our 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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