2629Re: =CROSLEY= The Sportstar Associates project.
- Jun 1, 2011
I might assume you stumbled upon this but am posting your way anyway....we need to put out club link on this site.....
--- On Tue, 5/31/11, LouRugani <x779@...> wrote:
From: LouRugani <x779@...>
Subject: =CROSLEY= The Sportstar Associates project.
Date: Tuesday, May 31, 2011, 8:24 PM
Among all the dreams of reviving Crosley in some fashion after closure in July, 1952, there's the mystery of "Sportstar Associates" of East San Diego Station, California. There was a small foldout company brochure illustrating four separate model sketches and one actual photograph of a plaster mock-up. On the last page of that brochure:
"Here's Their Design Called the "La Jolla" Coupe. Who Wouldn't Have Enjoyed Driving a Car Like This Around in 1953?"
"SPORTSTAR ASSOCIATES includes a group of sports car enthusiasts who are likewise aircraft engineering and tooling men. We believe that the lines of an American sports car should combine the ruggedness of competition design and the gracefulness of boulevard styling. You will find a refreshing continental flavor in the body styles presented herewith."
"Our complete design service is keyed to meet any requirements. We are set up to serve the manufacturer or individual desiring an ultra-fine custom body which interprets the current mode. Artist's renderings or scale models will be furnished for customer approval. We will likewise execute your original design."
Geoff of Forgotten Fiberglass found that some of the employees were aircraft-industry veterans, and the chief stylist was a Marion O. Martin who along with an associate, Art Anderson and two or three others managed to build one car over a Crosley chassis in about 1953.
More to come, including photos, soon.
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