Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Ebay Watch: Ultimate Clown Car?

Fresh off his Zero comments, Minnesota Crosley nut Fred Syrdal tipped me off to this Ebay listing for a 1951 Crosley sedan formerly owned by world-famous clown Emmett Kelly!

Zero Crosley Today!

Crosley Auto Club veterans Jim Bollman and Fred Syrdal quickly sent follow ups to my post about the Zero Candy Hot Shot.  Apparently the car's current owner had been in touch with the club not too long ago and sent in pics of the car as it sits today.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Zero and his Super Sports

This is the coolest Crosley postcard I've seen in a while: the Zero Candy Crosley.  Zero was the name of 'The Little Hollywood Candyman' who drove this customized Super Sports as his promo vehicle.  I wouldn't pay 25 bucks for it, but if you want to, it's for sale here on Ebay with a $24.99 Buy-it-Now.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Speed Channel: When a Crosley Won Sebring

Just spotted this recent Speed Channel article about the winner of the very first Sebring race back in 1950. The story of Fritz Koster and Ralph DeShon's improbable victory in a stock Crosley Hot Shot is well known to most Crosley fanatics, but the rest of the world continues to catch up.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

That Was Quick

My wife already knows the routine:  I come down the stairs slowly, shaking my head, looking slightly pale.  I have a distant look in my eyes.  "Does it run?" she asks.