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. Crosley set up an engineering facility in Cincinnati Ohio, with assembly of the cars taking place in Richmond Indiana (Crosley Corporation) from 1939 to 1942, and then Marion Indiana (Crosley Motors) from 1946 to 1952. The company was eventually sold to General Tire in 1952, they soon halting production, although sporadic efforts were made to acquire the automotive tooling and fixtures to resume production, these efforts were all in vain.
Also see: The History of Crosley (USA Edition)