Decades Before Ford's Tiny EcoBoost, There Was The CoBra Sheetmetal…

It's all fine and good that Ford was able to get its 1.0-liter EcoBoost through airport security, but what if, instead of cast iron, its block were stamped out of thin steel and weighed less than 15 pounds? » 12/25/12 4:00pm 12/25/12 4:00pm

Crosley Hotshot Is America's Smallest Sports Car

By definition a sports car is a small vehicle with limited capacity designed to put the driving experience ahead of practicality. If this 12 foot long 1950 Crosley Hotshot project we found on Ebay isn't an early embodiment of the aforementioned criteria, we aren't sure what is. » 3/17/12 12:30pm 3/17/12 12:30pm

Crosley dealership sign scooter is one clever creation

If you came across an old Crosely dealership sign made from the outer four inches of either side of a 1949 Crosley convertible, welded together and shortened, what would you do with it? Most people would probably hang it in their garage, but Crosley collector Paul Gorrell had a slightly more interesting idea. Using… » 9/10/11 2:00pm 9/10/11 2:00pm

A Crosley dealership circa 1948

A few years after the war the streets and sidewalks were lined with Crosleys, at least they were outside Mack Motors. The Rochester, NY dealership seen here specialized in the tiny American cars and evidently carried an inventory large enough to line the sidewalks and the street with Crosleys. I'll take two. » 6/18/11 12:30pm 6/18/11 12:30pm

The Metal Freak Show Of Barrett-Jackson

Next week, Barrett-Jackson holds its 40th annual collector car auction in Scottsdale, Ariz., featuring hundreds of rare, expensive machines. These aren't those. These are the other cars — the menagerie of pro-class weirdness preserving some inexplicable style and life choices. » 1/14/11 1:30pm 1/14/11 1:30pm

Fighting Fascism With a Sheet-Metal Block: Crosley COBRA

What has 44 cubic inches, weighs just 133 pounds (including all accessories and flywheel), a block made of copper-brazed sheet steel, and joined with the Willys Go Devil to help plant a big steel-toed boot in the asses of Adolf Hitler and Hideki Tojo? The Crosley COBRA! Yes, UDMan, your suggestion has been heeded (in… » 4/21/08 3:00pm 4/21/08 3:00pm

Crosley-Davidson Has A Harley V-Twin

A 1951 Crosley wagon is cool in that quirky oddity sort of way. But you'll probably want more grunt than the original 26 HP motor. Well you could try to shoehorn in a small block V8, but that would just take away some of the offbeat Crosley charm. So why not use a Harley V-twin? With 110 HP, it's hardly a slouch in… » 3/10/08 2:30pm 3/10/08 2:30pm

Project Car Hell: DAF or Crosley?

Congratulations to the winnah of yesterday's Project Car Hell poll: the Thousand Buck 928! The Porsche won by a fairly comfortable margin, no doubt due to its irresistible mix of inherent Stuttgart coolness and certain death-of-a-thousand-cuts agony for anyone attempting to take it on. For today, we've gone a bit… » 8/14/07 5:30pm 8/14/07 5:30pm