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The Crittenden Automotive Library

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The Crittenden Name McHenry County, Illinois

The Crittenden Automotive Library

The Crittenden Automotive Library, named for CarsAndRacingStuff.com founder and library editor Bill Crittenden, was officially started September 5, 2006.  The name "Library" came about with the addition of car club newsletters to the site and the combination of CarsandRacingStuff.com's Encyclopedia and Articles sections.  It is currently at CarsAndRacingStuff.com.

Page Sections
Featured Images
Car Town Garage
Photographs
Old Graphics
Article Index


Featured Images

Featured Images were originally "Photos of the Month" started in 2007.  Commentary by Bill Crittenden.

1966 Dodge Charger 1966 Dodge Charger
This image is one of my early favorites in the Library.  Most car shows don't have great backgrounds, and most of the time the cars' hoods are up anyway.  This was taken at a car show in a field, and this car was parked off by itself a little bit, hood down, nothing behind it.  It's one of the first pictures I took that I thought really looked good.
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1966 Shelby GT350/Craig Strinich 1966 Shelby GT350
Driven by Craig Strinich at the 2004 Zippo United States Vintage Grand Prix Group 6 Race.  Photograph is by Nathan Bittinger and is available under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic License
The Zippo US Vintage Grand Prix collection by Mr. Bittinger were among the first outside sourced photographs I added to the Library.
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2000 Pontiac Trans Am 2000 Pontiac Trans Am
This picture is from The Cars Time Forgot show in Delavan in 2012.  The lake made a great background for a lot of pictures throughout the day.  At the end of the show I asked Kim Gableson if she had brought out her new Trans Am, and as the lakeside was emptying out I offered to take pictures of it down there.  She and a Streeters friend brought their cars over to the lake after the show for some nice pictures by Lake Delavan.  Both of them also posed with their cars, and since Kim is a good friend, she drove a Pontiac, and I really wanted to get a Streeters shirt into the rotation of Featured Images, this picture had to be included.
Background Image added to rotation November 2012
Dave Crittenden Dave Crittenden and a Vintage Race Car
This picture is of my father, taken by my mother, at an Indy Car race at The Milwaukee Mile in the early 1970's.  As far as I can tell, there were several vintage cars on display there that weekend in what as a precursor to what is now the Millers at Milwaukee Vintage Indy Car weekend. From the Crittenden Family Collection.
Background Image added to rotation December 2012
1964 Rambler American 1964 Rambler American 440 Convertible
One of my favorite cars of all time on the side of Lake Delavan in Wisconsin for the annual The Cars Time Forgot show.  
Background Image added to rotation July 2013
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John Walczak 2J Number Plate Ralph DePalma & Tom Alley
Elgin Road Races, August 1912
From the United States Library of Congress
Background Image added to rotation October 2013
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Itasca Police Subaru Impreza STi Itasca Police Subaru Impreza STi Police Car
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Classic Chevrolet Chevrolet photo found at an estate sale, courtesy Dave Crittenden.
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2007 Buss Ford Car Show 2007 Buss Ford Car Show.
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Stevie Campbell Stevie Campbell at the 2007 National Short Track Championships.
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2009 Cars for Kids Classic & Hot Rod Show 2009 Cars for Kids Classic & Hot Rod Show from Antioch, Illinois.
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2002 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Dale Earnhardt Intimidator Edition 2002 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Dale Earnhardt Intimidator Edition.
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Ricky Rudd Ricky Rudd at the 1992 Indianapolis Motor Speedway NASCAR Tire Test
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Car Town Garage

Crittenden Automotive Library on Car Town November 10, 2012
Cars: 1973 Ford Pinto (my first car in the game), 2005 Ford Mustang GT, 2004 Mini Cooper, 1997 Taco Truck, 1982 DeLorean Time Machine, Top Gear Indestructable 1984 Toyota Hilux, 1960 Nuova 500D, and Dom's 1970 Dodge Charger in progress.
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Crittenden Automotive Library 2005 Ford Mustang GT on Car Town November 11, 2012 (First Car Design)
CarsAndRacingStuff.com 2005 Ford Mustang GT

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Crittenden Automotive Library on Car Town November 12, 2012
Cars: 1973 Ford Pinto, CarsAndRacingStuff.com 2005 Ford Mustang GT, 1982 DeLorean Time Machine, Top Gear Indestructable 1984 Toyota Hilux, 1960 Nuova 500D, 1934 Chrysler Airflow, 1955 Ford Thunderbird, 1978 Pontiac Trans Am, 2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8 from Fast Five, 2007 Cadillac Escalade, 2013 Hyundai Veloster, 2004 Mazda 3, 2011 Kyle Busch Toyota Camry, and Dom's 1970 Dodge Charger.
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Crittenden Automotive Library 2005 Ford Mustang GT on Car Town November 16, 2012 (Second Car Design)
CarsAndRacingStuff.com 2005 Ford Mustang GT

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Crittenden Automotive Library on Car Town November 20, 2012 Full Garage
Cars: 1973 Ford Pinto, The Crittenden Automotive Library @CarsAndRacingStuff.com 2005 Ford Mustang GT (version 2), 1982 DeLorean Time Machine, Top Gear Indestructable 1984 Toyota Hilux, 1960 Nuova 500D, 1934 Chrysler Airflow, 1955 Ford Thunderbird, 1978 Pontiac Trans Am, 2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8 from Fast Five, 2007 Cadillac Escalade, 2013 Hyundai Veloster, 2004 Mazda 3, 2011 Kyle Busch Toyota Camry, Dom's 1970 Dodge Charger, 2012 Black Mamba (military vehicle), 1997 Taco Truck, 1993 Acura Integra, 1967 Volkswagen Beetle, 1969 Chevrolet Camaro from Fast Five, 1962 Ford Thunderbird, 1994 Toyota MR2, 1995 Honda Civic Hatchback, 1950 Ford F-1, 1941 Plymouth DeLuxe Woody Wagon, 1992 Nissan 240SX, 2010 Nissan 270Z from Fast Five, 1961 Chrysler 300G, 2011 Chevrolet Camaro Indianapolis 500 Pace Car, 2012 Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid, 2011 Toyota Prius c Concept, 2004 Mini Cooper, 1936 Ford Pickup, 2013 Desert Adventure Support Truck, and a matte black Ecto 1 in progress.
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Crittenden Automotive Library on Car Town November 20, 2012 Reorganized Garage
In Garage Area (Lower Right), from left to right: The Crittenden Automotive Library @CarsAndRacingStuff.com 2005 Ford Mustang GT (version 2), Dom's 1970 Dodge Charger, 2011 Kyle Busch Toyota Camry, 1978 Pontiac Trans Am, 2013 Hyundai Veloster, 2004 Mazda 3, 1997 Taco Truck, 2013 Desert Adventure Support Truck.
In the Shop (Lower Left): Matte Black Ecto-1 (in progress)
In the Libary, touring clockwise: custom 1973 Ford Pinto, 1955 Ford Thunderbird, 1961 Chrysler 300G, 2011 Chevrolet Camaro Indianapolis 500 Pace Car, 1962 Ford Thunderbird, 1982 DeLorean Time Machine, 1936 Dodge Panel Wagon, Top Gear Indestructable 1984 Toyota Hilux, 1950 Ford F-1, 1941 Plymouth DeLuxe Woody Wagon, 1936 Ford Pickup, 1960 Nuova 500D, 1934 Chrysler Airflow, 1969 Chevrolet Camaro from Fast Five, 2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8 from Fast Five, 2010 Nissan 270Z from Fast Five, and a 1967 Volkswagen Beetle.
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Crittenden Automotive Library 1999 Nissan Skyline GT-R on Car Town November 27, 2012 (Third Car Design)
CarsAndRacingStuff.com 1999 Nissan Skyline GT-R

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Crittenden Automotive Library 2011 Lotus Evora GTE on Car Town December 11, 2012 (Fourth Car Design)
CarsAndRacingStuff.com 2011 Lotus Evora GTE

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Photographs

Crittenden Automotive Library January 2007
The basis of The Crittenden Automotive Library's office, saved from the trash of an office building.  As of 2013, I'm still using the desk shown at the right side.
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Crittenden Automotive Library HP Laptop at the 57th Illinois Plastic Kit & Toy Show
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Crittenden Automotive Library April 5, 2013
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Crittenden Automotive Library April 5, 2013
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Crittenden Automotive Library April 11, 2013
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Crittenden Automotive Library July 24, 2013
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Crittenden Automotive Library September 20, 2013
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Crittenden Automotive Library April 11, 2014
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Crittenden Automotive Library May 7, 2014
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Crittenden Automotive Library May 7, 2014
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Crittenden Automotive Library October 10, 2014
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Crittenden Automotive Library October 10, 2014
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Crittenden Automotive Library October 10, 2014
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Crittenden Automotive Library April 11, 2015
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Old Graphics

Crittenden Automotive Library Logo Standard Logo, 2006-2011
Title font is BRK Combustion
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Crittenden Automotive Library Red Wings Logo Red Logo, Unused
Created for the Detroit Red Wings 2009 Stanley Cup Finals.  As the Red Wings didn't win the series, the logo has not yet been used.
Title font is BRK Combustion
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Crittenden Automotive Library American Government Banner American Government Banner 2010-2011
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Crittenden Automotive Library American Government Button American Government Button 2009-2011
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Crittenden Automotive Library Audio Button Audio Button 2011
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Crittenden Automotive Library Audio Half-Banner Audio Half-Banner 2010-2011
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Crittenden Automotive Library Automotive Africa Logo Automotive Africa 2009-2011
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Crittenden Automotive Library Elgin Road Race Collection Button Elgin Road Race Collection Button 06/2009-2011
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Crittenden Automotive Library Event Photography Banner Event Photography Banner
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Crittenden Automotive Library Event Photography Banner Event Photography Banner
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Crittenden Automotive Library McHenry County Button McHenry County Button
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Crittenden Automotive Library Open Wheel Racing Banner Open Wheel Racing Banner
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Crittenden Automotive Library Scale Model Cars & Trucks Banner Scale Model Cars & Trucks Banner
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Crittenden Automotive Library Stock Car Racing Button Stock Car Racing Button
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Crittenden Automotive Library Stock Car Racing Banner Stock Car Racing Banner
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Crittenden Automotive Library Video Button Video Button
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Crittenden Automotive Library Video Half-Banner Video Half-Banner 2011
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Article Index

DateArticleAgency/Author/Speaker
September 5, 2006The Crittenden Automotive LibraryBill Crittenden
September 12, 2006The Crittenden Automotive Library Update: September 2006Bill Crittenden
October 9, 2006The Crittenden Automotive Library Update: October 2006Bill Crittenden
November 15, 2006The Crittenden Automotive Library Update: November 2006Bill Crittenden
December 18, 2006The Crittenden Automotive Library Update: December 2006Bill Crittenden
January 20, 2007The Crittenden Automotive Library Update: January 2007Bill Crittenden
March 26, 2007The Crittenden Automotive Library Update: March 2007Bill Crittenden
April 28, 2007The Crittenden Automotive Library Update: April 2007Bill Crittenden
May 31, 2007The Crittenden Automotive Library Update: May 2007Bill Crittenden
March 23, 2010Cedarville Model Car Show Images Now Online at The Crittenden Automotive LibraryBill Crittenden
September 19, 2013Here's a massive automotive library for you to browseBill Crittenden




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