Monday, April 30, 2012

Adrian, Texas

I've been taking advantage of my newfound downtime to sort through and organize the contents of the attic, AKA my office.  I've been finding lots of semi-forgotten treasures and yesterday i turned up a copy of my pal Tim White's self-published magazine, which brought back a lot of memories.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Back on Track

Found this nice period shot of the Little Giant buried on a confusing Kodak picture-sharing site. Little Giant was a crowd-pleasing '51 Crosley B/Altered run by George Brazee from Watertown, Connecticut. The car took home plenty of trophies in its day and drag racing fans from the Northeast still remember it very well. Sadly the car hasn't been seen in decades and is presumed to be long gone.  I'm assuming the hood got swapped out for a '49 or '50 since it doesn't have the notch for the spinner.
I wish I knew more about the navigation of the site the photo is from - the Little Giant pic is in a KILLER slideshow of early and mid-sixties drag strip pics... but I can't figure out who took the pictures or posted them - hope they don't mind me using it here. If you have any fondness for early sixties hotrods be sure to set aside some time and check out the whole slideshow.

And a side note... wow, can't believe it's been almost three weeks since I made a post. I won't get into details, but life has been pretty hectic - some job changes and other stuff going on that's gotten me way off schedule. I think my life is sorta back on track so I think I can get back to my regular obsessive Crosleying....

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Oddball Fifties Crosley TQ Midget For Sale

Spotted an ad for this very odd Crosley race car which was built as a TQ Midget around 1955 and is reputed to have been run at the old San Jose Speedway.
It's neato but it doesn't look like any TQ I've ever seen - in fact, it doesn't look like anything I've ever seen!  Partially restored but not quite runing - it does come with spares and a matching homebuilt trailer.  The car is located in Scotts Valley, just outside Santa Cruz.  $3500 OBO.  call Marc 831-234-5010