Jim Streeter

Crosley

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In the Early 50s we used to race these on an 1/8 of a mile track.
Devin
@devin   10 years ago
Cool. Very interesting car for that time period.
Pete Banchoff
@pete-banchoff   10 years ago
Jim, in the Michigan area in 1957, Johnny Roberts was racing in the modified class and decided to take one of these Crosleys and chop it up creating a really light car. He put a Studebaker engine in and started winning at will, on dirt and pavement, it didn't matter. Finally others started copying this car and a separate series was created because no one could beat them. They became Supermodifieds and the rest is history.Great little car!!Pete
Jim Streeter
@jim-streeter   10 years ago
I had heard that a Crosley had been raced at Soldiers Field Chicago against a Cadilac.
John Potts
@john-potts   10 years ago
In the early 50s, they raced them in the Jefferson County Armory in Louisville in the winter. Also, the Crosley single overhead cam engine was the powerplant of choice for TQ midgets up into the 70s.
Pete Banchoff
@pete-banchoff   10 years ago
Jim, I found this picture and it is Harry Hyde's first race car, according to the person who submitted it. It's from the early 50's and a Crosley. Does anyone remember??Pete
Jim Streeter
@jim-streeter   10 years ago
All I can say is "Those were the Days"!
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