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Hobbies

Hobbies

Page Sections
Soap Box Derby
Model Cars
Pinewood Derby
Radio Control & Slot Car
Video Games
Collecting
Technically, just about any activity involving an automobile can be a "hobby" but for the purposes of organizing The Crittenden Automotive Library the "Hobbies" subject includes almost anything done for competition or enjoyment that does not involve real cars.  This includes building plastic scale models, collecting die cast models, playing video games, racing radio control cars or slot cars, racing Soap Box Derby or Pinewood Derby cars, and all types of collecting of automobilia.

Few, if any, practical technologies have inspired as many hobbies as the automobile.  Including information relating to car hobbies is an important aspect of the goal of preserving the culture surrounding the automobile and other road vehicles and racing sports.


Soap Box Derby

Soap Box Derby includes all types of gravity-powered racing where a human driver pilots the vehicle.  For gravity-powered model car racing, see Pinewood Derby below.

All-American Soap Box Derby

Multimedia

DateMedia or Collection Name & DetailsFiles
1914Kid Auto Races in Venice
Charlie Chaplin

Topic Page - 6:22


Article Index

DateArticleSource
December 5, 1909MILE A MINUTE DOWN HILL.The New York Times


Model Cars

Model cars, for the purposes of organizing the Library, includes non-remote-controlled scale models whether they be made of plastic or die cast metal.

Clubs

The following are clubs with Topic Pages in The Crittenden Automotive Library.

IPMS/GTR Auto Modelers of Crystal Lake, Illinois
IPMS/C.A.R.S. in Miniature of Crystal Lake, Illinois
Southern Lakes Auto Modelers (SLAM) of Delavan, Wisconsin

Box Art Gallery

The following model kits' box art has been scanned or photographed into the Library.  Some include instruction sheets.  Any photographs of build-ups can be found on the car's Topic Page.

1963 Buick Electra: '63 customizing kit: Buick 225 Electra Convertible (AMT Model Kit)
1964 Buick Wildcat: 1964 Convertible Customizing Kit: Buick Wildcat (AMT Model Kit)
1964 Chevrolet Chevelle: '64 Chevelle Malibu Super Sport (AMT Model Kit)
1971 Chevrolet Corvette: 1971 Corvette Stingray Convertible (Palmer Model Kit)
1969 Chevrolet Impala: 1969 Chevy SS 427 (MPC Model Kit)
1972 Chevrolet Impala: '72 Chevy 454 (MPC Model Kit)
1972 Chevrolet Monte Carlo: The Bobby Allison NASCAR Monte Carlo (MPC Model Kit)
1965 Ford Mustang: Mustang: 1965 AMT Model Kit (AMT Model Kit)
1956/57 Lincoln Continental: The Continental Mark II Scale Model (Ideal Model Kit)
1964 Lincoln Continental: 1964 Lincoln Continental 3 in 1 Convertible Customizing Kit (AMT Model Kit)
1962 Oldsmobile F-85: '62 Oldsmobile F-85 Hardtop Cutlass (Jo-Han Model Kit)
1955 Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight: Oldsmobile 'Starfire' (Premier Model Kit)
1962 Plymouth Fury: '62 Plymouth Fury Hardtop (Jo-Han Model Kit)
1972 Pontiac Grand Prix: '72 Grand Prix (MPC Model Kit)

Model Kit & Die Cast Brands

This is a partial list of scale model car brands.  On each page you'll find a partial list (works in progress) of model kits or die cast cars that they make.


Academy Minicraft
Action
American Muscle
AMT
Anson Classic
Aoshima
Arii
Aurora
AutoART
Bburago
Bigtime Muscle
Carousel 1
Ertl
ExactDetail
Fresh Cherries
Fujimi
Fuman
Gate
GMP
Gunze Sangyo
Hasegawa
Hawk
Heller

Highway 61
Hot Wheels
Hubley
Ideal
IMC
Jimmy Flintstone
JLE
Johan
Johnny Lightning
kidconnection
Lindberg
Maisto
Majorette
Malibu International
Matchbox
Model King
Moebius
Monogram
Motor Max
Motorsports Authentics
MotorWorks
MPC
Muscle Machines
Peach State Collectibles

Pocher
Pole Position Collectibles
Premier Products Co.
Pyro
Racing Champions
RC2
Renwal
Revell
Revell-Monogram
Road Legends
Road Signature
Schuco
Shelby Collectibles
Signature Models
Speed Wheels
Supercar Collectibles
Tamiya
Testors
Tomy
TootsieToy
Trik-Trak
Trumpeter
Welly
Winner's Circle


Multimedia

DateMedia or Collection Name & DetailsFiles
1947Live and Let Live
Aetna Casualty & Surety Company
(film using model cars in stop-motion animation to illustrate safe and unsafe driving)

Topic Page
- 10:15
~1960'sAurora Speedline Commercial
Aurora

Topic Page
- 1:00
~1960'sTrik-Trak Commercial
Trik-Trak

Topic Page
- 1:00
14 January 2006C.A.R.S. in Miniature Christmas Banquet
IPMS/C.A.R.S. in Miniature
Bill Crittenden for The Crittenden Automotive Library

Photo Collection Page
14 October 2006Mata-Dorks Video Collection
Ron Koeller, Steve Lohr, Joe Salzburg
Bill Crittenden for IPMS/C.A.R.S. in Miniature

Photo Collection Page
- Koeller 1:38 - Lohr 1:21 - Salzburg 1:54
13 January 2007C.A.R.S. in Miniature Christmas Banquet
IPMS/C.A.R.S. in Miniature
Bill Crittenden for The Crittenden Automotive Library

Photo Collection Page
10 February 2007Mata-Dorks Video
Frank Oelhafen
Bill Crittenden for IPMS/C.A.R.S. in Miniature

Topic Page
- 1:48
9 February 2008C.A.R.S. in Miniature Meeting
IPMS/C.A.R.S. in Miniature
Bill Crittenden for The Crittenden Automotive Library

Media Collection Page - 5 Clips - Total 10:43
3 August 20082008 GTR Summer NNL
GTR Auto Modelers
Bill Crittenden for The Crittenden Automotive Library

Photo Collection Page
25 January 20092009 Classic Plastic
Bill Crittenden for The Crittenden Automotive Library

Photo Collection Page
8 March 20092009 Cedarville Model Car Contest and Swap Meet
Bill Crittenden for The Crittenden Automotive Library

Photo Collection Page
CMCC&SM Topic Page - 0:32
18 April 2009NNL 17 (Milwaukee NNL)
Bill Crittenden for The Crittenden Automotive Library

NNL Topic Page
5 July 2009Attack of the Plastic
The Butchers Model Car Club
Bill Crittenden for The Crittenden Automotive Library

Photo Collection Page
2 August 20092009 GTR Summer NNL
GTR Auto Modelers
Bill Crittenden for The Crittenden Automotive Library

Photo Collection Page
12 December 2009C.A.R.S. in Miniature Meeting
IPMS/C.A.R.S. in Miniature
Bill Crittenden for The Crittenden Automotive Library

Photo Collection Page
9 January 2010C.A.R.S. in Miniature Christmas Banquet
IPMS/C.A.R.S. in Miniature
Bill Crittenden for The Crittenden Automotive Library

Photo Collection Page
13 March 2010C.A.R.S. in Miniature Meeting
IPMS/C.A.R.S. in Miniature
Bill Crittenden for The Crittenden Automotive Library

Photo Collection Page
14 March 20102010 Cedarville Model Car Contest and Swap Meet
Bill Crittenden for The Crittenden Automotive Library

Photo Collection Page
10 April 2010C.A.R.S. in Miniature Meeting
IPMS/C.A.R.S. in Miniature
Bill Crittenden for The Crittenden Automotive Library

Photo Collection Page
10 July 2010C.A.R.S. in Miniature Meeting
IPMS/C.A.R.S. in Miniature
Bill Crittenden for The Crittenden Automotive Library

Photo Collection Page
11 July 2010Attack of the Plastic
Bill Crittenden for The Crittenden Automotive Library

Photo Collection Page
17 July 2010Northern Illinois Model Contest (NIMCON)
Bill Crittenden for The Crittenden Automotive Library

Photo Collection Page
31 July-1 August 20102010 Indian Uprising Model Car Show
Bill Crittenden for The Crittenden Automotive Library

Photo Set Pages
14 August 2010C.A.R.S. in Miniature Meeting
IPMS/C.A.R.S. in Miniature
Bill Crittenden for The Crittenden Automotive Library

Photo Collection Page
11 September 2010C.A.R.S. in Miniature Meeting
IPMS/C.A.R.S. in Miniature
Bill Crittenden for The Crittenden Automotive Library

Photo Collection Page
9 October 2010C.A.R.S. in Miniature Meeting
IPMS/C.A.R.S. in Miniature
Bill Crittenden for The Crittenden Automotive Library

Photo Collection Page
21 November 20102010 Muscle Car & Corvette Nationals Model Car Show
IPMS/C.A.R.S. in Miniature
Bill Crittenden for The Crittenden Automotive Library

Photo Collection Page
11 December 2010C.A.R.S. in Miniature Meeting
IPMS/C.A.R.S. in Miniature
Bill Crittenden for The Crittenden Automotive Library

Photo Collection Page
8 January 2011C.A.R.S. in Miniature After Christmas Banquet
IPMS/C.A.R.S. in Miniature
Bill Crittenden for The Crittenden Automotive Library

Photo Collection Page
11 February 2011C.A.R.S. in Miniature Meeting
IPMS/C.A.R.S. in Miniature
Bill Crittenden for The Crittenden Automotive Library

Photo Collection Page
12 March 2011C.A.R.S. in Miniature Meeting
IPMS/C.A.R.S. in Miniature
Bill Crittenden for The Crittenden Automotive Library

Photo Collection Page
9 April 2011C.A.R.S. in Miniature Meeting
IPMS/C.A.R.S. in Miniature
Bill Crittenden for The Crittenden Automotive Library

Photo Collection Page
9 July 2011C.A.R.S. in Miniature Meeting
IPMS/C.A.R.S. in Miniature
Bill Crittenden for The Crittenden Automotive Library

Photo Collection Page
10 July 2011Attack of the Plastic
Bill Crittenden for The Crittenden Automotive Library

Photo Collection Page
13 August 2011C.A.R.S. in Miniature Meeting
IPMS/C.A.R.S. in Miniature
Bill Crittenden for The Crittenden Automotive Library

Photo Collection Page
29 January 20122012 Classic Plastic
Rockford Wheels in Scale
Bill Crittenden for The Crittenden Automotive Library

CP Topic Page - 3 clips - 1:53 total
Photo Collection Page
14 July 2013Attack of the Plastic
Bill Crittenden for The Crittenden Automotive Library

Photo Collection Page
11 March 20122012 Cedarville Model Car Contest and Swap Meet
Bill Crittenden for The Crittenden Automotive Library

Photo Collection Page
8 July 2012Attack of the Plastic
The Butchers Model Car Club
Bill Crittenden for The Crittenden Automotive Library

Photo Collection Page
3 August 20122012 GTR Summer NNL
GTR Auto Modelers
Bill Crittenden for The Crittenden Automotive Library

Photo Collection Page


Publications

DateDocument Name & DetailsDocuments
December 2005GTR Newsletter
GTR Auto Modelers

PDF
- 341KB - 6 pages
January 2006GTR Newsletter
GTR Auto Modelers

PDF
- 535KB - 6 pages
February 2006GTR Newsletter
GTR Auto Modelers

PDF
- 1,031KB - 10 pages
March 2006GTR Newsletter
GTR Auto Modelers

PDF
- 606KB - 8 pages
April 2006GTR Newsletter
GTR Auto Modelers

PDF
- 955KB - 10 pages
May 2006GTR Newsletter
GTR Auto Modelers

PDF
- 950KB - 8 pages
June 2006GTR Newsletter
GTR Auto Modelers

PDF
- 1,086KB - 8 pages
July 2006GTR Newsletter
GTR Auto Modelers

PDF
- 1,193KB - 8 pages
August 2006GTR Newsletter
GTR Auto Modelers

PDF
- 1,293KB - 8 pages
September 2006GTR Newsletter
GTR Auto Modelers

PDF
- 801KB - 8 pages
October 2006GTR Newsletter
GTR Auto Modelers

PDF
- 886KB - 8 pages
November 2006GTR Newsletter
GTR Auto Modelers

PDF
- 874KB - 8 pages
December 2006GTR Newsletter
GTR Auto Modelers

PDF
- 654KB - 8 pages
February 2007GTR Newsletter
GTR Auto Modelers

PDF
- 867KB - 8 pages
March 2007GTR Newsletter
GTR Auto Modelers

PDF
- 1,044KB - 10 pages
April 2007GTR Newsletter
GTR Auto Modelers

PDF
- 1,151KB - 8 pages
May 2007GTR Newsletter
GTR Auto Modelers

PDF
- 973KB - 8 pages
June 2007GTR Newsletter
GTR Auto Modelers

PDF
- 322KB - 5 pages
July 2007GTR Newsletter
GTR Auto Modelers

PDF
- 1,446KB - 10 pages
September 2007GTR Newsletter
GTR Auto Modelers

PDF
- 1,833KB - 12 pages
October 2007GTR Newsletter
GTR Auto Modelers

PDF
- 1,165KB - 8 pages
November 2007GTR Newsletter
GTR Auto Modelers

PDF
- 868KB - 8 pages
December 2007GTR Newsletter
GTR Auto Modelers

PDF
- 774KB - 8 pages
January 2008GTR Newsletter
GTR Auto Modelers

PDF
- 402KB - 8 pages
February 2008GTR Newsletter
GTR Auto Modelers

PDF
- 544KB - 10 pages
April 2008GTR Newsletter
GTR Auto Modelers

PDF
- 437KB - 10 pages
June 2008GTR Newsletter
GTR Auto Modelers

PDF
- 607KB - 12 pages
August 2008GTR Newsletter
GTR Auto Modelers

PDF
- 518KB - 10 pages
September 2008GTR Newsletter
GTR Auto Modelers

PDF
- 678KB - 12 pages
October 2008GTR Newsletter
GTR Auto Modelers

PDF
- 685KB - 6 pages
November 2008GTR Newsletter
GTR Auto Modelers

PDF
- 1,175KB - 10 pages
December 2008GTR Newsletter
GTR Auto Modelers

PDF
- 1,275KB - 10 pages
January 2009GTR Newsletter
GTR Auto Modelers

PDF
- 887KB - 7 pages
February 2009GTR Newsletter
GTR Auto Modelers

PDF
- 1,617KB - 10 pages
March 2009GTR Newsletter
GTR Auto Modelers

PDF
- 1,391KB - 10 pages
April 2009GTR Newsletter
GTR Auto Modelers

PDF
- 1,302KB - 10 pages
May 2009GTR Newsletter
GTR Auto Modelers

PDF
- 1,575KB - 10 pages
June 2009GTR Newsletter
GTR Auto Modelers

PDF
- 770KB - 10 pages
July 2009GTR Newsletter
GTR Auto Modelers

PDF
- 1,564KB - 10 pages
August 2009GTR Newsletter
GTR Auto Modelers

PDF
- 2,950KB - 8 pages
August 2009GTR Newsletter (Special NNL Edition)
GTR Auto Modelers

PDF
- 6,006KB - 10 pages
September 2009GTR Newsletter
GTR Auto Modelers

PDF
- 4,493KB - 10 pages
October 2009GTR Newsletter
GTR Auto Modelers

PDF
- 3,581KB - 9 pages
November 2009GTR Newsletter
GTR Auto Modelers

PDF
- 3,730KB - 10 pages
December 2009GTR Newsletter
GTR Auto Modelers

PDF
- 3,999KB - 7 pages
December 2009The Parts Tree (Preview Edition)
C.A.R.S. in Miniature

PDF
- 1,521KB - 5 pages
January 2010GTR Newsletter
GTR Auto Modelers

PDF
- 1,848KB - 8 pages
January 2010The Parts Tree (Preview Edition)
C.A.R.S. in Miniature
C.A.R.S. in Miniature

PDF
- 812KB - 6 pages
February 2010GTR Newsletter
GTR Auto Modelers

PDF
- 1,474KB - 10 pages
March 2010GTR Newsletter
GTR Auto Modelers

PDF
- 879KB - 8 pages
April 2010GTR Newsletter
GTR Auto Modelers

PDF
- 1,090KB - 10 pages
April 2010The Parts Tree (Preview Edition)
C.A.R.S. in Miniature

PDF
- 1,009KB - 10 pages
May 2010GTR Newsletter
GTR Auto Modelers

PDF
- 1,701KB - 10 pages
June 2010GTR Newsletter
GTR Auto Modelers

PDF
- 853KB - 8 pages
July 2010GTR Newsletter
GTR Auto Modelers

PDF
- 1,400KB - 9 pages
August 2010GTR Newsletter
GTR Auto Modelers

PDF
- 917KB - 8 pages
August 2010The Parts Tree (Preview Edition)
C.A.R.S. in Miniature

PDF
- 957KB - 5 pages
September 2010GTR Newsletter
GTR Auto Modelers

PDF
- 1,657KB - 8 pages
September 2010GTR Newsletter (Special Edition: 3rd Annual GTR Summer NNL)
GTR Auto Modelers

PDF
- 880KB - 6 pages
October 2010GTR Newsletter
GTR Auto Modelers

PDF
- 1,661KB - 10 pages
November 2010GTR Newsletter
GTR Auto Modelers

PDF
- 1,013KB - 12 pages
December 2010GTR Newsletter
GTR Auto Modelers

PDF
- 755KB - 10 pages
January 2011GTR Newsletter
GTR Auto Modelers

PDF
- 909KB - 10 pages
February 2011GTR Newsletter
GTR Auto Modelers

PDF
- 1,062KB - 12 pages
March 2011GTR Newsletter
GTR Auto Modelers

PDF
- 805KB - 12 pages
April 2011GTR Newsletter
GTR Auto Modelers

PDF
- 1,349KB - 11 pages
May 2011GTR Newsletter
GTR Auto Modelers

PDF
- 1,659KB - 14 pages
June 2011GTR Newsletter
GTR Auto Modelers

PDF
- 955KB - 12 pages
July 2011GTR Newsletter
GTR Auto Modelers

PDF
- 1,069KB - 10 pages
August 20112011 GTR Summer NNL
GTR Auto Modelers
2011 GTR Summer NNL Announcement - 653KB - PDF
August 2011GTR Newsletter
GTR Auto Modelers

PDF
- 772KB - 7 pages
August 2011GTR Newsletter
Special Edition: 4th Annual GTR Summer NNL

PDF
- 1,318KB - 7 pages
September 2011GTR Newsletter
GTR Auto Modelers

PDF
- 1,939KB - 10 pages
October 2011GTR Newsletter
GTR Auto Modelers

PDF
- 1,252KB - 10 pages
November 2011GTR Newsletter
GTR Auto Modelers

PDF
- 3,125KB - 13 pages
December 2011GTR Newsletter
GTR Auto Modelers

PDF
- 1,774KB - 9 pages
January 2012GTR Newsletter
GTR Auto Modelers

PDF
- 967KB - 12 pages
February 2012GTR Newsletter
GTR Auto Modelers

PDF
- 1.1MB - 14 pages
March 2012GTR Newsletter
GTR Auto Modelers

PDF
- 1.1MB - 12 pages
April 2012GTR Newsletter
GTR Auto Modelers

PDF
- 1.3MB - 14 pages
May 2012GTR Newsletter
GTR Auto Modelers

PDF
- 1.8MB - 15 pages
June 2012GTR Newsletter
GTR Auto Modelers

PDF
- 1.3MB - 11 pages
July 2012GTR Newsletter
GTR Auto Modelers

PDF
- 1.7MB - 12 pages
August 2012GTR Newsletter
GTR Auto Modelers

PDF
- 1.3MB - 11 pages
3 August 20122012 GTR Summer NNL
GTR Auto Modelers
Entry Form - 18KB - PDF
September 2012GTR Newsletter
GTR Auto Modelers

PDF
- 1.8MB - 14 pages
October 2012GTR Newsletter
GTR Auto Modelers

PDF
- 945KB - 10 pages
November 2012GTR Newsletter
GTR Auto Modelers

PDF
- 911KB - 10 pages
December 2012GTR Newsletter
GTR Auto Modelers

PDF
- 867KB - 8 pages
January 2013GTR Newsletter
GTR Auto Modelers

PDF
- 1.1MB - 12 pages
April 2013GTR Newsletter
GTR Auto Modelers

PDF
- 1.5MB - 13 pages
4 August 20132013 GTR Summer NNL
GTR Auto Modelers
Flyer - .99MB - PDF
September 2013GTR Newsletter
GTR Auto Modelers

PDF
- 2.1MB - 14 pages
October 2013GTR Newsletter
GTR Auto Modelers

PDF
- 4.0MB - 10 pages
November 2013GTR Newsletter
GTR Auto Modelers

PDF
- 4.4MB - 12 pages
December 2013GTR Newsletter
GTR Auto Modelers

PDF
- 2.9MB - 9 pages
January 2014GTR Newsletter
GTR Auto Modelers

PDF
- 3.2MB - 11 pages
February 2014GTR Newsletter
GTR Auto Modelers

PDF
- 2.3MB - 9 pages
March 2014GTR Newsletter
GTR Auto Modelers

PDF
- 3.4MB - 13 pages
April 2014GTR Newsletter
GTR Auto Modelers

PDF
- 4.6MB - 11 pages
May 2014GTR Newsletter
GTR Auto Modelers

PDF
- 4.2MB - 12 pages
June 2014GTR Newsletter
GTR Auto Modelers

PDF
- 3.4MB - 11 pages
July 2014GTR Newsletter
GTR Auto Modelers

PDF
- 2.9MB - 10 pages
August 2014GTR Newsletter
GTR Auto Modelers

PDF
- 6.4MB - 15 pages
September 2014GTR Newsletter
GTR Auto Modelers

PDF
- 4.9MB - 13 pages
October 2014GTR Newsletter
GTR Auto Modelers

PDF
- 3.6MB - 13 pages


Article Index

News, commentary, and press releases.

DateArticleSource
July 1993The Model Citizen: ExtremesTom Geiger
August 1993The Model Citizen: Air ModelsTom Geiger
October 1993The Model Citizen: Appeasing the Model GodsTom Geiger
October 1993The Model Citizen: Model Cars Are Better Than Real Cars Because...Tom Geiger
April 1994The Model Citizen: You Know Modeling Was Going Too Well When...Tom Geiger
June 1994The Model Citizen: A Chance EncounterTom Geiger
August 1994The Model Citizen: Primer is FinerTom Geiger
September 1994The Model Citizen: You Know You're Really A Modeler When...Tom Geiger
December 1996The Model Citizen: Joe, A Personal MemoryTom Geiger
April 1998The Model Citizen: A Model FriendTom Geiger
June 1998The Model Citizen: Words Worth RepeatingTom Geiger
July 1998The Model Citizen: You Know You're Done Modeling For The Evening When…Tom Geiger
August 1998The Model Citizen: The Birth of a ModelTom Geiger
September 1998The Model Citizen: Cleaning The Model RoomTom Geiger
January 1999The Model Citizen: The Procrastinating ModelerTom Geiger
March 1999The Model Citizen: Just Walk AwayTom Geiger
March 20, 2006Kit Review: A Beginner's Perspective on the Acura IntegraBill Crittenden
April 25, 2006Diecast Model Cars - A HistoryColin Healy
June 1, 2006Milwaukee NNLJohn Walczak
September 21, 2006NASCAR Set to Make a Comeback...EventuallyBill Crittenden
March 2007Lindberg ’64 Dodge 330Nick Gregory
March 4, 2007Are You a Model NASCAR Fan?Bill Crittenden
December 19, 2009When Only Plastic Will DoBill Crittenden
January 26, 20102010: A Year of Pontiac for C.A.R.S. in MiniatureBill Crittenden
February 22, 2010How To Find Your Youth In Plastic Model CarsRichard Shepard
March 7, 2010How To Start Collecting Hot Wheels Diecast ModelsRichard Shepard
March 23, 2010Cedarville Model Car Show Images Now Online at The Crittenden Automotive LibraryBill Crittenden
July 5, 2010First Look: Revell’s 1962 Chevrolet Impala HardtopJohn Walczak
August 8, 2010Last 18 days in the life of our club, TheJim Brooks
June 27, 2011Model Cars Collectors: Their Love For The HobbyAdriana Noton
June 30, 2011All About Collecting Model CarsAdriana Noton
July 19, 2011Many Of The Advantages Of Collecting Die Cast CarsAdriana Noton
July 22, 2011Collecting Scale Model Cars Is A Growing Passion For AdultsAdriana Noton
July 25, 2011Many Of The Advantages Of Collecting Scale Model CarsAdriana Noton
August 14, 2011Collecting Model Cars And Its HistoryAdriana Noton
August 22, 2011Complete Selection Of Scale Model Car Is Determined By Several Factors, TheAdriana Noton
August 30, 2011Get Started On Your Complete Selection Of Scale Model CarAdriana Noton
January 28, 2013The End of a ClassicBill Crittenden
August 4, 2013An Open Letter to GTR Auto ModelersBill Crittenden


Subject Images

As scale model cars are by far the largest subsection of the Hobbies subject, the Subject Image has always been a scale model car.

Dodge Challenger Original Hobbies Subject Image, Used April 2011 to May 2012
1970 Dodge Challenger R/T built by Kim Gableson
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Mack Dump Truck Subject Image, Used May 2012 to Current
Plymouth GTX
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Events

Browse events by name & location.

NameTypeLocation
Attack of the PlasticModel Car Show Delavan, Wisconsin
Cedarville Model Car Contest and Swap MeetModel Car Show Cedarville, Illinois
Classic PlasticModel Car Show Rockford, Illinois
Greenfield News & Hobby Plastic Car ContestModel car contest Greenfield, Wisconsin, USA
iHobby ExpoHobby manufacturers' show
Indian Uprising Model Car ShowModel car show St. Charles, Illinois, USA
Milwaukee NNLModel car show Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA
Northern Illinois Model Contest (NIMCON)Model Show Crystal Lake, Illinois, USA
Summer NNLModel car show Crystal Lake, Illinois, USA
Summer Plastic MeltdownModel car show Crystal Lake, Illinois, USA


Pinewood Derby

The Pinewood Derby is an annual event for Cub Scouts, where they craft cars from blocks of wood and race them by gravity down a track.

Multimedia

DateMedia or Collection Name & DetailsFiles
14-15 January 20122012 Pinewood Derby: Blackhawk Council Pack 367
Bill Crittenden for The Crittenden Automotive Library

Photo Collection Page
19-20 January 20132013 Pinewood Derby: Blackhawk Council Pack 367
Bill Crittenden for The Crittenden Automotive Library

Collection Page
- 0:52


Radio Control & Slot Car

Miscellaneous Images:  Radio Control Cars

R/C Car & Slot Car Brands & Products


Airtronics
Ameri-Trac Superspeedway
Aurora
Futaba
Gilbert

Hitec/RCD
Horizon Hobby
HPI Racing
JR

KO Propo
Team Associated RC10GT
Team Associated RC10T2
Trinity
Ultra-GT


Multimedia

DateMedia or Collection Name & DetailsFiles
unknownGilbert Auto-Rama Commercial
Gilbert

Topic Page
- 1:00


Events

Browse events by name & location.

NameTypeLocation
iHobby ExpoHobby manufacturers' show
NORRCA Off-Road NationalsR/C car race
Texas BiggieRadio control car race Texas, USA


Article Index

News, commentary, and press releases.

DateArticleSource
January 30, 2006Nitro Powered RC Cars - Tips For Choosing Your First Gas RC CaKeith Londrie
~2007Electric RC Cars for Fun and ExcitementCal Golden
September 14, 2011Why Remote Controlled Cars Are So PopularSteven Barnhart
September 15, 2011RC Cars - Fun for the Whole FamilySteven Barnhart
September 30, 2011In the Matter of Certain Radio Control Hobby Transmitters and Receivers and Products Containing Same; Notice of Commission Issuance of Limited Exclusion Order Against Infringing Products of Respondents Found In Default; Termination of InvestigationJames R. Holbein


Video Games

This section includes computer-operated games, including arcade and console-based.

NameSystemYear
Bump'n' JumpNintendo1982
City ConnectionNintendo1985
Days of ThunderNintendo1990
DriveclubPlayStation 42014
ExcitebikeNintendo1985
Felony 11-79PlayStation1997
Ivan 'Ironman' Stewart's Super Off RoadNintendo1989
NASCAR 98PlayStation1997
NASCAR Thunder 2003PlayStation2003
Need for Speed III: Hot PursuitPlayStation
Windows PC
1998
Gran Turismo 4PlayStation
PlayStation 2
Project Gotham Racing 4PlayStation 2
Super SprintNintendo1986


Multimedia

DateMedia or Collection Name & DetailsFiles
12 August 2011Gamers, Filmgoers Could Soon Feel Jolt of Onscreen Car Crash
Interview of Dr. Ivan Poupyrev on Voice of America's Science World

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- 4:45


Article Index

News, commentary, and press releases.

DateArticleSource
September 29, 2007世界街頭賽車4 未上市先轟動 台灣兩大車神 頂上對決维基新闻
August 12, 2011Gamers, Filmgoers Could Soon Feel Jolt of Onscreen Car CrashScience World
November 6, 2013Driving PixelsBill Crittenden
September 7, 2014Drive the 2015 Mercedes AMG GT before the supercar launchesDenis Flierl


Collecting

This section includes collecting trading cards, memorabilia, literature, and other automobile paraphenalia.

Card Set List

The following card sets have been entered into the Library and entries made on each topic's Merchandise lists.

1991 All World Racing (100 cards - PPG IndyCar World Series)
1992 Maxx (300 cards - NASCAR)
1996 Upper Deck Road to the Cup (150 cards - NASCAR Winston Cup)
Cadillac Collection (mid 1990's)

Article Index

DateArticleSource
undatedHighways and Bridges Commemorated on U. S. Postage Stamps A Philatelic Transportation VentureGeorge Austin Hay
December 26, 2005Value of the Odd, TheBill Crittenden
December 27, 2005Times ChangeBill Crittenden
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