This blog will expand on themes and topics first mentioned in my book, "The Automobile and American Life." I hope to comment on recent developments in the automobile industry, reviews of my readings on the history of the automobile, drafts of my new work, contributions from friends, descriptions of the museums and car shows I attend and anything else relevant to those interested in automobiles and auto history. Copyright 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 , 2016, 2017, by the author.
Thursday, January 26, 2017
A Visit with Ed Crowder, one of the "Geezers" from Kil-Kare Dragway
Hi folks -- spent some time with Mr. Ed Crowder today at his garage located in Beavercreek, Ohio. Ed has taken a leadership role in bringing together the "Geezers" who raced at Kil-Kare beginning in 1959. He just turned 80 and has a wealth of knowledge about drag racing during a Golden Age in the sport's history. A collector of many things, Ed has a few interesting cars in his garage, inkling a 1960 Cadillac mild custom and a 1956 Cadillac. In addition many historic photographs, the walls of his garage feature ephemera that tell us much about a time in history when the automobile was at the center of American culture.
Ed at 80!
One of Ed's cars, a 1956 Cadillac. He and drive this to the annual cruise-in held in Charleston, West Virginia.