|Website visitor Erich W.
Schultz identifies Richard's car:
"Richard Cambell's Crosley
Special is an early Jabro Mk. I. I don't know any- thing of this particular
car, but there is a lot of information available on Jabros. Jabros
were the work of James Broadwell from St. Louis, MO. They are featured
in the Brookland's "Road Test" books on Crosley Specials. They are
also described in Allan Girdler's book, "American Road Race Specials".
Addi- tionally, Jabros were featured in almost every automotive magazine
in the 50's.
Broadwell made a number of
American based specials and a series of Crosley specials. The Jabro
Crosleys began with the rather bulbous body shown on Richard's car, progressed
to a more Lotus like body and finished with one that resembled a LeGrand.
Common to all Jabros was beautiful construction quality but more notable,
the split axle front suspension with coil springs and disc brakes shown
in Richard's pictures. Richard has a nice car, one well worth restoring
"Thank you so much for forwarding
the two replies. I've sent emails to the
two people who sent in comments
-- and have had a few email conversations with Rick Yocum (the guy who
knew the owner and thinks he may have pictures of it competing in the 60's).
I'm not convinced that my
car is actually a Jabro MK I -- although it looks a
lot like one. My guess
is that someone decided that the Jabro was a good car
and set out to make one
If I get a confirmation on
the car -- and a photo -- I will send it on to you,
to update the site."