Wednesday, December 3, 2014

But First, a Little Backstory

Pardon me while I throw in a little background on this trip to Denver.  If you're just here for car stuff you might want to skip to the next entry - this one is gonna get kinda long and has pretty much nothing to do with Crosleys.

But it's important, just the same.

Sunday, August 17, 2014


I wasn't looking for another car - it just happened.

I've actually been getting rid of stuff.  Over the past couple of years I've come to terms with the fact that I have a pretty small garage, not much other storage and very little free time.  I got rid of my 'extra' Super Sports and sold my '48 station wagon project back to my pal Dean who had bought it from me years ago, then decided he couldn't take it, and then recently decided that he could.   I also sold off the '69 Ford van I used to haul my band around in.

That leaves me with PLENTY of Crosley projects: I still have the '49 convertible, '51 Super Sports and the Fibersport race car.  But, what I didn't have was a Crosley station wagon.

Friday, May 2, 2014

The Most Epic Fiat Multipla Trip EVER?

I haven't made a secret of my obsession with Fiat Multiplas.   What's not to love: twice the charm of a VW bus stuffed into a package half the size! Some folks dream of hitting the lottery so they can get a Ferrari.  Not me.  I'd get a Multipla.

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

The Southwest Unique Little Car Show 2014

Success!  My trip from Sacto to Pomona had been uneventful - no troubles with the trailer, and my cattywampus hillbilly load of Crosley carcasses hadn't shifted at all.  I even found the NHRA Museum with a minimum of wrong turns, making me glad I'd finally activated Google maps on my phone.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Half and Half

After having such a great time at last summer's Great Pacific Northwest Microcar Show I swore that this was the year I'd make it to the OTHER western-state microcar meet, the Southwest Unique Little Car Show.  SWULCS has been running for 34 years (!) with locations rotating between Arizona, Nevada and California.  With this year's meet scheduled for Pomona - in the parking lot of the NHRA Museum no less - there was no excuse to miss it!

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

TBT Winter 2014 Edition Out Now

New issue of the Tin Block Times is back from the printer and in the mail!

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Power To the People!

Back in the good old days, many sports car folks had the idea of sticking a bigger motor in a Crosley Hot Shot to get a little more oomph out of Powell Crosley's racing roller skate.

Monday, January 13, 2014

Fine Line

Back in the days when I played a lot more music than I do now, my bands did all the normal band stuff: took band photos, released records, toured, and we even made a video.  Starring my Crosley, natch.

Fine Line - Th' Losin Streaks from Alex Zangeneh on Vimeo.