Friday, February 24, 2017

Almost Here...

New issue of the Tin Block Times is at the printer - cover story on Crosley Cruise: The Sequel!  Very happy with the great design work from new designer Matt K. Shrugg, who filled the mighty big shoes left by Dean Seavers.  Should be hitting mailboxes sometime next week....

Monday, November 7, 2016

VOTE!

Vote, people.

It's Election Day here in the US. We all kvetch and complain about our choices, and most of us take this right for granted, but let's remember that less than half the people in the world have any real say in how they are governed, and less than 20% live in a true democracy. We are lucky.

Photo found somewhere on the web - I believe this was taken at the Hershey Swap Meet a couple of years ago, but don't know more than that.

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Homebuilt Streamlined Camper Car, 1941

I picked up a stack of 1940s Popular Science mags at an estate sale this weekend and found this crazy homebuilt car pictured in the letters section of the August 1941 issue.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

AMAZING Color Film of Watkins Glen, 1952

I don't know how I missed this fantastic color footage of the '52 Watkins Glen race when it first made it to the internet at the beginning of the year, but wowzers, I am making up for lost time. Twelve and a half minutes of AMAZING color footage of the last-ever races at the original Watkins Glen course, replete with Cunninghams, Allards, C-Type Jags, and of course, Crosleys! And every time you turn around, there's ANOTHER Siata.  Unbelievable.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Pete Berard, 1939-2016

Sad to say that another longtime member of the Crosley fraternity has passed: Pete Berard of Valdosta, GA died June 23 while recovering from a stroke.

Sunday, June 5, 2016

El Mirage SCTA Races - May 2016

Well, my packing blanket may have done me right in Fillmore, elevation 456, but turned out to be woefully inadequate for camping at the 2900 foot elevation of El Mirage.  I fell asleep pretty quickly, but woke up every hour or so until 5AM when I just said to heck with it and got up.

Monday, May 23, 2016

Spring Meet!

It's mid-May, and that means another Spring Meet for the West Coast Crosley Club. Liv decided that 16 or so hours of driving was too much for a weekend so I headed down solo - just me and a case of old time radio shows on cassette.  As luck would have it, the Spring Meet fell on the same weekend as the SCTA races at the El Mirage Dry Lakes which I'd never been to.  My friend John McKnight was bringing his lakester out from Arizona, so I figured to make it an auto event twofer. I opted to leave the Crosley at home since I'm still enjoying my my trailer holiday. I got to about Fresno before I realized I'd forgotten to pack my sleeping bag... but remembered that I had a heavy packing blanket in the back of the truck and figured that would be fine.