Should probably hold off on posting this until I get the rest of the 2017 Meet story up, but what the heck. Some video snippets of the Crosley Cruise from Pacific Grove to Carmel. Enjoy!
Saturday, July 29, 2017
The West Coast Crosley Club will be hold our annual West Coast Regional Club Meet on October 14-15, 2017 in Pacific Grove, California. This year will be the club's 27th Annual Meet.
The unofficial kick-off for the Meet is the Friday Night Potluck, October 13 at the Monterey Peninsula Inn in Pacific Grove. This informal get-together usually starts around 3:30PM and winds up in the early evening. Bring a snack to share and be prepared to talk Crosley!
Saturday, October 14, the club will host a Crosley parts swap and display of Crosley cars in Jewell Park at the intersection of Central and Forrest Avenues in Downtown Pacific Grove from 9AM to 2:30PM. A club raffle will follow lunch, and then we will reconvene at 6PM for the Annual Club Banquet, where the Awards will be announced.
On Sunday, October 15, we'll meet after breakfast for the fabulous Crosley Cruise! Crosley drivers (and members in their 'regular' cars) are invited to take a 60 mile microcar-friendly cruise through the beautiful landscape of the Monterey Bay region. The cruise route will include the famed 17-Mile Drive and we'll make stops to check out attractions all along the way. The Meet ends when the Cruise returns to Pacific Grove at about 1:30PM.
The Crosley Automobile Club has been showcasing these tiny American autos since 1969. The West Coast Regional Group was formed in 1986 and is currently the largest regional Crosley Club group in the country, with members in all Western states. The annual West Coast Meet is held at a different place each year and this will be the first time that the Meet has ever been held in Pacific Grove.
Saturday, February 25, 2017
After three “Orange Blossom Specials” in beautiful Fillmore, California, we’ve decided to try something a little different for our Spring Meet this year – we’re combining our mid-year meet with the Annual Southwest Unique Little Car Show. If you have never been to the SWULCS, you are in for a HUGE treat! Ever seen a Playboy? A Nobel? A Frisky? You may see all of those marques, and many, many more oddball autos at SWULCS. Imagine a car show where Crosleys are some of the LARGER and least-rare cars on hand! The last SoCal edition of the Southwest Unique Little Car Show meet drew over one hundred incredibly strange vehicles, including a half-dozen Crosleys. (A full write-up on TBT editor Tim Foster's trip to the 2014 SWULCS is here.)
This year we decided to make it "official" and hold our Spring Meet in conjunction with SWULCS. Come just for the Saturday car show in Downtown Upland, or go whole hog and sign up for the Friday night dinner and SWULCS Banquet on Saturday night, too! The Registration information for the West Coast Crosley Club Spring Meet at SWULCS is below- click here for a print-ready version of the registration form – be sure to send your registration directly to Greg Hahs. Call SWULCS head honcho Greg at (909) 292-8461 for more information.
We’ll have a West Coast Crosley Club Corral at the show - let’s have a great Crosley Club turnout and show these folks just how fun having a fine car can be!
Tuesday, October 11, 2016
Another West Coast Crosley Club annual meet has come and gone. An assortment of Crosley faithful gathered in Buellton, California for a two day meet, October 8-9. Featured were all the usual WCCC Annual Meet events: swap meet, car show, club dinner, and raffle. We reprised last year's successful 60-mile Crosley Cruise on Sunday, and member Mike Blackburn led the way to the Buellton Museum of Petroliana on Saturday afternoon.
Here are some pics from the meet - let me know if you have some more photos to contribute!
-Tim Foster, editor, Tin Block Times
Unloading Saturday AM
The late Frank Bell's '50 wagon
Dale installs wiper blades - Should be "Full Service Motors"
Rob Liebherr's stunning sedan - for sale!
Jarl DeBoer showing his Super Sports
Bauman's resto-mod custom
Stoner's sleek sedan
Bainter's ultra-original sedan
tin block table
Martha Straube brought the smallest Crosley
Osborn's amazing Hmod special
Bob King's resto-mod wagon
Plenty of stuff on hand from Service Motors
Trip to the Museum of Petroliana
on the road to dinner
Only two Crosleys made the Crosley Cruise under their own power- but still fun!
At the Purisma Mission
DeBoer's Super Sports travelled in style
pit stop after long mountain road
Short stop in Los Alamos
Glimpse of Crosley across the switchback
Monday, September 19, 2016
West Coast Crosley Club – Big Two-Day Meet:
October 8-9, 2016 Buellton, CA.
SCHEDULE of EVENTS
Pea Soup Andersons Inn, Buellton
We'll warm up with an informal potluck at the Meet Hotel Gazebo on Friday, October 7, 2016. Starts around 5PM, going until it’s over. Please bring some snacks to share, and BYOB.
Saturday, October 8, 2016
The 2016 West Coast Crosley Club Meet officially kicks off at 9AM at River View Park.
9:00 AM: Crosley Car Show, Crosley Cars and Parts Swap Meet, and Crosley Store open.
Service Motors will be on hand with their 70 foot trailer of Crosley parts!
NOON: Lunch is available to those who pre-ordered. This year we are going to try a Make-it-Yourself Sandwich Bar: Meat, Cheeses, Bread, Greens, Condiments, etc.
After Lunch: Giant Raffle! This is our biggest annual fundraiser for the club - and a chance to get some great stuff!
2:30 PM: (Optional) Mike Blackburn will lead a tour to the Mendenhall Museum of Petroliana. An easy drive from the Park; $10.00 admission fee is required. This is a Robin and Fred Dunner production!
3:30 PM: Car Show and Crosley Store close; no official activities until 6PM.
6:00 PM: Official Club Banquet and Business Meeting; At Firestone-Walker Taproom – Al Pastor and Chicken Tacos with rice, guacamole, quesadillas, and all the fixings.
Sunday, October 9, 2016
9:00 AM: Club breakfast at Ellen’s Danish Pancake House.
10:00 AM: Crosley Cruise leaves from the Meet hotel. We will make a leisurely tour through the beautiful Santa Ynez Valley countryside surrounding Buellton and Solvang, including a visit to the La Purisima Mission in Lompoc. Plenty of stops for sightseeing and leg stretching, and a 45-minute stop for lunch in Los Alamos. Total trip will take 3-4 hours and cover about 60 miles. Roads and speeds will be Crosley-friendly.
2:00 PM: End of the meet
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Tuesday, April 5, 2016
The latest issue of The Tin Block Times, the West Coast Crosley Club's award-winning publication, is in the mail! This special 30th Anniversary Issue is the largest edition we've ever done-- 28 pages of coverage of last year's 30th Anniversary Meet!