Tour Of Service Motors

Please tour Service Motors by clicking on
any of the four slideshows below:

projects
Crosley Projects

shelves
Crosley NOS Parts

used parts
Crosley Used Parts

engines
Crosley Engines

A Brief History & a Glance Toward
The Future of Service Motors

CONTINUALLY in the CROSLEY BUSINESS since 1940!

Since May of 1993, SERVICE MOTORS, the largest parts supplier and the last remaining original CROSLEY Dealer, has been owned and operated by Butch and Fonda Williams.
Our mission has been, to provide: The Highest Quality, The largest Selection and The Best Value in CROSLEY Repair and Restoration Products and Services.
SERVICE MOTORS was owned by Ed Herzog, a Hudson dealer located in New York. Ed took on the CROSLEY line of automobiles in 1940, which was only CROSLEY’S second year of production.
It was a very successful enterprise and in 1948, SERVICE MOTORS delivered 750 cars to Macy’s alone! In 1950, SERVICE MOTORS became the distributor for the entire New York Territory!
When CROSLEY ceased production on July 3, 1952, Ed struggled to arrange the financing to resume the production of CROSLEY automobiles.
Although, unsuccessful in that effort, Ed did purchase the remaining parts inventory, the factory tooling and copyrights, saving them from being scrapped and trying to assure a good future for the cars and a lasting legacy to the automotive efforts of Powell Crosley Jr.
During Ed’s ownership of SERVICE MOTORS, it was relocated several times, both in New York and later in Florida.
In the fall of 1981, Clarence Kapraun (Kap) and the late, Red Gellinger, purchased SERVICE MOTORS and moved it to Lake Cicott, Indiana.
In May of 1993, Kap & his wife Barb, who had since bought out his partner, sold SERVICE MOTORS to Butch and Fonda Williams, the present owners.
The operation continued at the Lake Cicott facility until October, 1996, when it was once again relocated, this time to a former Chevrolet dealership located in Twelve Mile, Indiana, where it remains today.

So much for the Past,
Now a Glance Toward the Future!

As Spring turns to Summer, Summer changes to Autumn & Autumn gives way to Winter, then Winter surrenders to Spring again, the circle continues.
At the Wauseon 2009 meet, we announced that after owning Service Motors for 16+ years, we felt the time was coming for another change in ownership.
Now after owning Service Motors for over 19 years, we feel that time has come.
During 2012, while we will be preparing Service Motors Inc. for a possible sale, we do have several NEW projects planned as well as the completion of many projects currently underway, all the while we will still maintain our rebuilding services for our customers.
Please, take a brief virtual tour of our facility. We hope that you enjoy viewing our operation where we strive to supply the best in parts, services and new products to the CROSLEY automotive enthusiasts.

WE ARE AGAIN, LOOKING FORWARD TO
ANOTHER GREAT YEAR!