Crosley Hot Shot
|Bill: "When they had the first race for sport cars in Southern California (the first that I
know of in Santa Ana,) we went there. Phil Hill and some of the guys that I knew were running, and that got me
hooked on the 'Sport Car thing'..." (this was in 1950)
"At home, I had an almost new 1949 Crosley Hot Shot and I went to work on it as soon as we returned from Santa Ana. I got Clay Smith to grind me a cam for it and tweeked it up and started racing my Hot Shot at Pebble Beach, Palm Springs, Torrey Pines and wherever we could find a race in those days."
In August of 1951, Bill took his Hot Shot to Buchannan Field, CA. for his first race.
He raced his Crosley Hot Shot against MGs and Jaguars in the novice class.
This picture is Bill taking his first of many wins with his Hot Shot.
With the racing bug, Bill is seen on the race course at Pebble Beach in 1952.
Again, driving his 1949 Crosley Hot Shot and routinely vanquishing the larger MGs with ease.
|Bill's early Ferraris|
|The Devin Panhards|
|World's 1st belt-driven OHC engine|
|The Roosevelt Devin|
|The Future ??|