Where do you fit in this disease???
People Often Ask me how I got started in collecting Crosley. So let me try and explain this disease to you and see if this applies to you!!!!
How you know you have Crosleyidous
Step 1) ( The sickness) You see this strange little car and fall in love with it and you have to have one. In my case a friend has one and keeps telling me they are so much fun and you have to have one, after a long while of being pestered I gave in.
Step 2) (Your infected) You purchase your 1st car and start fixing it up. While restoring the car you get fascinated with the engineering and thriftiness of how the car was built.
Step 3) (It’s Spreading) You end up finding a parts car for the missing pieces on your car and this one has everything you need. After you strip it, you start looking closely at it and thinking boy this is not in that bad of shape!!!!!
Step 4) ( It’s Chronic) You finish your car and start taking it to car shows where you find your car to be the center of attraction, people start telling you stories of when they owned one and everyone seems to know where you can find cars ,parts, appliances, radios, etc. etc. .You start investigating all these stories and soon you end up with lots of cars, parts radios appliances and anything else you can find named Crosley You then justify this by saying I can show some of this stuff with the car at show; boy what a neat display this will make.
Step 5) ( It’s Terminal) You Wife claims you have more items than Crosley ever made and if you bring home one more thing she is leaving !!! You do not understand ,her side of the bed is still open Also when going to car shows you leave early in the morning in your Crosley she asks you to turn on the heat and you say it‘s an over rated option!!! Upon collecting and restoring your car,you find along the way it is either taking forever to get the parts you ordered or no one is making parts that you need. So you say to yourself I can make these parts and before you know it you have started a business and you are spending more time or just about as much time as you did working on your car, just to make parts to keep these little cars on the road. You are not getting rich off it but you would not trade the time or advice you give helping other people with this disease.