3948The Crosley Diamond Jubilee.
- Apr 29, 2014
Crosley Dedicates New Economy Car ----------INDIANAPOLIS, Ind , April 28, 1939 --------- Lewis L' Hommedieu Crosley, Jr., smashed a 50-cubic centimeter bottle of gasoline against a "baby" automobile today at the Indianapolis Speedway and dedicated the new economy car produced by his grandfather, Powel Crosley, Jr. Engineers claimed the air-cooled two-cylinder motor which powers the machine would carry it 60 miles on a gallon of gasoline. Of modified tear-drop design, the car has a 40-inch tread and 80 inch wheelbase.