Phil Huss' '47 CC convertible.
- Thanks to the family of Phil Huss, "Smoky the Clown", the Fremont, Ohio Speedway Historic Club has his 1947 Crosley CC sport convertible, to be used for special occasions at Fremont Speedway and local parades and special events. Phil's family also donated many items of his for the hall of fame there.
Huss was a Golden Gloves champion and a heavyweight boxing champion while serving in the U.S. Navy during World War II in the Pacific Theater. He spent 26 years with the Fremont OH Police Department, but he's probably best known for his alter ego, Smoky the Clown, who entertained children for years at the Sandusky County Fair. There is a monument to Phil at the fairgrounds.
Huss died in 1993, and is a special inductee into the 2013 Fremont Speedway Hall of Fame along with ten other drivers, owners and mechanics. The induction ceremony will be at 2:30 p.m. (rain or shine) June 8 under the covered grandstands at the fairgrounds. The 2013-14 Fremont Speedway Historic Club memberships will be on sale that day as well. Currently there are 130 members; they vote on hall of fame inductees. Membership is for a minimum donation of $20 a year. They're currently raising funds for a wheelchair lift to transport fans to the covered grandstands. Tickets are $10 each.
For information, email Fremont Speedway Historic Club members Randy Mapus at mapus09@... or Brian Liskai at liskai2x@... .
See Phil's car on our CCOC New Photos.