Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Crazy Daisy Tour Day 32: Elko, NV to Salt Lake City, UT

Back to "the Salt" today for a last look at the cars - what a blast! We've met so many interesting folks from near and far. At what other motor racing event can you sit at the start line and watch the cars and bikes being launched?
These two Crosleys really caught my eye. They are both date from between 1946 and 1948. "Crosley Motors Incorporated had its main office and engineering facility in Cincinnati Ohio, with assembly plants in Richmond Indiana (1939-1942) and Marion Indiana (1946-1952).
The Crosley automobile was the brain child of Powel Crosley, who had already made his fortune as a radio and appliance manufacturer, owner of WLW the "Nation's Station" and the Cincinnati Reds baseball team." Source: Crosley Automobile Club Inc.
During the drive to Salt Lake City we start to appreciate the full extent of the salt flats - over 30,000 acres.

Daily distance: 407 km Fuel cost: $6

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