WEST CREEK MAN HAS "A BETTER IDEA": Vernon Crosson, Route 9, says he has solved most of today's automobile problems with his custom-made 1901 Rambler. He says his horseless carriage offers unlimited visibility (no windshield) and the answer to excessive horsepower and air pollution. (The 3 horsepower Briggs and Stratton motor will do a maximum of 18 miles per hour). Crosson started his project about three and a half years ago when he saw a newspaper photograph of a 1901 Rambler and decided he would like to have one. Working in his garage in his spare time Crosson used everything from pots and pans, the metal from discarded cots, to items gleaned from the city dump, to create his ideal car. He made the same mistake a predecessor, Henry Ford, made: He had to knock out a section of the garage to get his horseless carriage out.
Tuckerton Chronicle- May 1, 1969