Carolina, we hear you calling

There’s no way you can have grown up anywhere on the Eastern Seaboard, anytime post-war, and not be familiar with the accomplishments of G. Grier Beam, even if you’re already asking, “Who’s that?” The company he founded in 1932 was Carolina Freight Carriers, whose red, black and white colors flew proudly on eastern roads for […]

Whitey Thuesen and the Crosley V-8

Photo courtesy Ron Cummings Ever since the mention of a mysterious Crosley V-8 engine a few years ago sent me off in search of the elusive wee beast, I’ve come up with information on exactly one such configured Crosley-based engine, and it wasn’t the one I’ve been looking for. Then, a few months ago, Ron […]