Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Pictures from 2016 West Coast Crosley Club Meet, Buellton CA

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

 Almost done

Happy passenger

Monday, September 19, 2016


West Coast Crosley Club – Big Two-Day Meet: 
October 8-9, 2016 Buellton, CA.


Meet Hotel
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

Report on May 14 Spring Meet!

Another Spring Meet come and gone - Tim Foster posted pictures and details here.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

30th Anniversary Issue is in the Mail!

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!

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Crosley Cruise makes the cover of the Quarterly!

Pleased to note that the Crosley Cruise made the cover of the Crosley Automobile Club's great quarterly magazine - three page story with lots of color photos too!  If you are not a member of the national club you are missing out!

Friday, October 30, 2015

Links to 2015 Meet photos, etc

Happy to report that last weekend's 30th Anniversary Meet turned out great with a ton of cars and great people!  We'll update this post with links to photos, articles, etc., as we find them.

Tin Block Times editor Tim Foster posted Part I of his report at his Crosleykook blog here.

Part 2: The Crosley Cruise here.

Backstory on the Crosley Cruise here.

Gwen Clayton posted a link to her hubby's photos on Facebook here.

Let us know in the comments if you find any links and we'll add them here!

Monday, May 4, 2015



Due to the Butte Fire, we have postponed the West Coast Crosley Club Meet date - Sutter Creek and Jackson are as yet unharmed, but much of the region is under evacuation and our meet site is currently a staging area for firefighters and other emergency crews. We have postponed the meet to OCT 24-25, 2015.

Big news!  2015 is the 30th Anniversary of the West Coast Crosley Club, and to mark the occasion we're hosting a special TWO DAY MEET,  October 24 and 25 in Sutter Creek, California.  SAVE THE DATES - you don't want to miss this!

This special Anniversary Meet will feature a Crosley car show, an all-Crosley swap meet, return of the Fabulous Funkana, Service Motors and their really-big trailer full of Crosley parts and stuff, and the Crosley Cruise - a micro-car driving tour, with all makes of micro cars invited to join us as we make a tour of the historic California Gold Country.


Friday, October 23, 2015
The meet weekend kicks off with an informal afternoon pot luck at the Meet Hotel (Holiday Inn Express in Jackson) starting around 3PM.  No scheduled activities, but a great time for bench racing and bull sessions with other Crosley nuts.

Saturday, October 24, 2015
The 2015 West Coast Crosley Club Meet officially kicks off at 9AM at the Italian Benevolent Society Fairgrounds in Sutter Creek (581 CA-49, Sutter Creek, CA 95685 - right near the corner of Ridge Road and CA-49).

9 AM: Crosley Cars and Parts Swap Meet opens

10 AM: Crosley Car Show starts

Noon: Lunch

1:00 PM: Club Raffle

2:00 PM: Funkana (a test of your Crosley-maneuvering skills)

3:30 PM: Car show closes; no official activities until 6PM

6:00 PM: Crosley Club BBQ

Sunday, October 25, 2015

9 AM: Club breakfast

10:00 AM: Crosley Cruise leaves after breakfast from Thomi's Restaurant in Jackson.  We will make a leisurely drive through the Gold Country, covering approximately 60 miles, total. All makes of micro car are invited to join us!

Noon: Lunch

2:30 PM: Crosley Cruise arrives back in Jackson.  Meet ends!

For more information contact Rick Alexander, (619) 787-1908, or email tracplanning@gmail.com