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Bob Claffie

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Probably a car that most of you have never seen or possibly heard of. I was at a very large cruise tonight (approx 700-800 cars) so you can expect the unexpected. What I saw was a 90 % restored Crosley Hotshot I say 90 % because it was obviously still a work in progress but beautifully done up to this point. Not a trailer queen but registered and insured in the fine state of Ct.

The reason I remembered it was because when I was a kid a local realtor had one and used it to advertise his business
 

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Great little car! The British car mechanic in Putnam CT had one parked outside his shop on many days. What memories that brings!

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Had a classmate in HS that had one. His was yellow though. I have a spare engine for it that I intended to put into a race car years ago. That thing is like a miniature Bugatti engine, block and head are a single casting and it has a single overhead cam driven by a vertical shaft.
 

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There was a couple of them running around when I was in school, one was a hotshot and the other was a station wagon. :thumbsup2:
 
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There used to be a liquor store nearby that had the shell of one for its business sign. The wheels were hooked up to an electric motor and turned when the sign was on.
 
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There is/was a Crosley station wagon at a former cruize site on the way to Troy NY, right in Andy Mace territory
 
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Very timely, I was browsing my sons web site (claffie.com) and he has a bunch of pictures taken at the National corvette Museum this summer. Way back in an obscure corner there is an actual Crosley Hotshot !
 

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Used to be a fried chicken store in Stamford called Hoosier Chicken. (Who's Your Chicken?") They delivered in a Crosley Hotshot. One afternoon, the delivery boy took a corner too fast and flipped it. He was tossed out but unhurt. There were two series. The first used a copper-brazed engine (Cobra). They were bad; replaced by Cast-Iron engine (CIBA). Reliable enough to win their class at Sebring.
 
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