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Hometown:  Chicago, Illinois, USA
Resides:  Woodstock, Illinois, USA

John Walczak is the father-in-law of Library creator Bill Crittenden and has been important in the creation of The Crittenden Automotive Library.

The logo for The John Walczak Collection is the number plate that went over the headlight on a 1950's Ford he used to race with lifelong friend and "Ford Guy" Chris Ducey.

Biography

Former short track stock car driver (including some USAC stock car series races) and Track Champion at Lake Geneva Speedway.  Following his racing career he entered the model car business.

Formerly in the model kit decal business with JNJ Decals.  His model building expertise can be seen on the boxes of Revell/Monogram's 1998 Johnny Benson Cheerios Ford Taurus and their 1998 Jeff Gordon Jurassic Park: The Ride model kits.  His current involvement in the hobby is as an independent dealer in vintage model kits, an officer of IPMS/C.A.R.S. in Miniature, and a member of GTR Auto Modelers.

CarsAndRacingStuff.com

Father-in-law of site founder Bill Crittenden.  He inspired the original name of the website, Cars And Racing Stuff, as he was looking for a business name that would use the word "cars" as an acronym.  The business was intended to be online sales of model cars, die cast cars, and racing collectibles with a small news and information section contributed by Bill Crittenden, but after a delay in getting the online store up and running news and information became the sole purpose of the site.  He remains an advisor and one of the top contributors to The Crittenden Automotive Library.

Tucker Convertible

John was involved in the debate over the Tucker convertible that Justin Cole of Benchmark Classics built.  He was noted in The New York Times as having seen the vehicle in the early 1970's along with engineering drawings for a converible bearing the Tucker Corporation's stamp.  His affidavit to this effect is one of the supporting documents for the vehicle's authenticity.

Positions held:
Product Development, Red Alert Racing Collectibles
2006 Newsletter Editor of IPMS/C.A.R.S. in Miniature
2010-2012 President of IPMS/C.A.R.S. in Miniature


Multimedia

On converting a model Dodge Charger into a Charger Daytona
Video ©2008 Bill Crittenden
From the February 2008 Meeting of C.A.R.S. in Miniature
Play video - 54.6MB


DateMedia or Collection Name & DetailsFiles
10 August 1985IROC IX, Race 4
International Race of Champions (IROC)
John Walczak

Race Page
11 August 19851985 Champion Spark Plug 400
NASCAR Winston Cup
John Walczak

Photo Collection Page
18 August 19851985 Milwaukee Sentinel 200
NASCAR Busch Late Model Sportsman Series
John Walczak

Topic Page
8 June 1986American Racing Series: 1986 Milwaukee
American Racing Series
John Walczak

Photo Collection Page
8 June 1986Miller American 200
PPG Indy Car World Series
John Walczak

Photo Collection Page
17 August 19861986 Champion Spark Plug 400
NASCAR Winston Cup
John Walczak

Photo Collection Page
September 1986Driving Throuth Virginia
John Walczak

Photo Collection Page
21 September 19861986 Goody's 500
NASCAR Winston Cup
John Walczak

Photo Collection Page
21 September 19861986 Nationwise 150
NASCAR Busch Grand National
John Walczak

Topic Page
16 August 19871987 Champion Spark Plug 400
NASCAR Winston Cup
John Walczak

Photo Collection Page
21 August 19881988 Champion Spark Plug 400
NASCAR Winston Cup
John Walczak

Photo Collection Page
16 July 1989Pontiac Excitement 200
ASA Racing
John Walczak

Photo Collection Page
20 August 19891989 Champion Spark Plug 400
NASCAR Winston Cup
John Walczak

Photo Collection Page
23 June 1992Indianapolis Motor Speedway NASCAR Tire Test
NASCAR Winston Cup
John Walczak

Photo Collection Page
11 July 20082008 Millers at Milwaukee Vintage Indy Car Event
John Walczak and Anthony Mojica

Photo Collection Page


Article Index

DateArticleAuthor/Source
1 June 2006Milwaukee NNLJohn Walczak
9 April 2010Photographs from the 1985 NASCAR Sportsman Series Race at The Milwaukee Mile Now OnlineBill Crittenden
17 June 2010Photographs from the 1986 Champion 400 Now OnlineBill Crittenden
5 July 2010First Look: Revell's 1962 Chevrolet Impala Hardtop John Walczak
17 August 2010Photographs from the 1989 Champion 400 Now OnlineBill Crittenden
22 August 2010Photographs from the 1986 Fall Martinsville NASCAR Events Now OnlineBill Crittenden


Photographs of John Walczak

John Walczak #2J 2J Number Plate for 1956 Ford Headlight used in Stock Car Racing
View photo of John Walczak #2J - 1.9MB
John Walczak at the 1986 Goody's 500 1986 Goody's 500 Pre-Race Event
Photo courtesy of The John Walczak Collection
View photo of John Walczak at the 1986 Goody's 500 - 1,229KB
Ned Jarrett and John Walczak Ned Jarrett (right) with John Walczak (left)
August 1987

Photo courtesy of The John Walczak Collection
View photo of Ned Jarrett and John Walczak - 382KB
Photo by Shelly Walczak
Getting an autograph from Robby Gordon
June 12, 2007 in Antioch, Illinois
Photo courtesy of The John Walczak Collection
View photo of Robby Gordon and John Walczak - 1,468KB
Photo by Shelly Walczak
Sharing a joke with Matt Crafton
June 12, 2007 in Antioch, Illinois
Photo courtesy of The John Walczak Collection
View photo of Matt Crafton and John Walczak - 1,089KB
Photo by Shelly Walczak
Getting an autograph from Paul Menard
June 12, 2007 in Antioch, Illinois
Photo courtesy of The John Walczak Collection
View photo of Paul Menard and John Walczak - 1,231KB
Photo by Shelly Walczak
Shaking hands with Paul Menard
June 12, 2007 in Antioch, Illinois
Photo courtesy of The John Walczak Collection
View photo of Paul Menard and John Walczak - 1,177KB
Photo by Shelly Walczak
With Matt Crafton's show truck
June 12, 2007 in Antioch, Illinois
Photo courtesy of The John Walczak Collection
View photo of John Walczak with Matt Crafton Show Truck - 1,821KB
With a NASCAR stock car model
Photo ©2008 Bill Crittenden
From the February 2008 Meeting of C.A.R.S. in Miniature
View photo of John Walczak at a C.A.R.S. in Miniature Meeting - 4,077KB
2002 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Dale Earnhardt Intimitador Edition 2002 Dale Earnhardt Intimitador Edition Chevrolet Monte Carlo
John Walczak driving
Photo ©2008 Bill Crittenden
Johnsburg Car and Bike Show
August 17, 2008
View photo of 2002 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Dale Earnhardt Intimitador Edition - 4,822KB
John Walczak with Rockford IceHogs Chevrolet HHR Rockford IceHogs Chevrolet HHR
Photo ©2009 Bill Crittenden
April 4, 2009
View photo of John Walczak with Rockford IceHogs Chevrolet HHR - 4,822KB
John Walczak 2009 Copart 200
Photo courtesy of The John Walczak Collection
View photo of John Walczak at the 2009 Copart 200 - 1,834KB
John Walczak 2009 Copart 200
Photo courtesy of The John Walczak Collection
View photo of John Walczak at the 2009 Copart 200 - 1,733KB
John Walczak 2009 Copart 200
Photo courtesy of The John Walczak Collection
View photo of John Walczak at the 2009 Copart 200 - 1,570KB
John Walczak With Richard Petty Replica Car
Photo by Anthony Mojica
June 20, 2009
Photo courtesy of The John Walczak Collection
View photo of John Walczak with Richard Petty Replica Car - 1,980KB
John Walczak With Richard Petty Replica Car
Photo by Anthony Mojica
June 20, 2009
Photo courtesy of The John Walczak Collection
View photo of John Walczak with Richard Petty Replica Car - 2,141KB
John Walczak C.A.R.S. in Miniature Photo ©2009 Bill Crittenden
December 2009 Meeting of C.A.R.S. in Miniature
View photo of John Walczak at an IPMS/C.A.R.S. in Miniature Meeting - 3,430KB
John Walczak C.A.R.S. in Miniature John at his first meeting as President of C.A.R.S. in Miniature
Photo ©2010 Heidi Walczak
January 2010 Banquet of C.A.R.S. in Miniature
View photo of John Walczak at an IPMS/C.A.R.S. in Miniature Meeting - 3,666KB
John Walczak C.A.R.S. in Miniature John sets up his contest display
Photo ©2010 Heidi Walczak
January 2010 Banquet of C.A.R.S. in Miniature
View photo of John Walczak at an IPMS/C.A.R.S. in Miniature Meeting - 3,666KB
John Walczak C.A.R.S. in Miniature John opens the meeting
Photo ©2010 Heidi Walczak
January 2010 Banquet of C.A.R.S. in Miniature
View photo of John Walczak at an IPMS/C.A.R.S. in Miniature Meeting - 3,221KB
John Walczak Leadership Secrets of Attila the Hun
Photo ©2010 Bill Crittenden
March 2010 Meeting of C.A.R.S. in Miniature
View photo of John Walczak - 3,406KB
John Walczak at the 2010 Indian Uprising Model Car Show Club President John Walczak
Photo ©2010 Bill Crittenden
2010 Indian Uprising Model Car Show
Hosted by C.A.R.S. in Miniature
August 1, 2010
View photo of John Walczak at the 2010 Indian Uprising Model Car Show - 3,251KB
Model Cars at the IPMS/C.A.R.S. in Miniature March 2011 Meeting Photo ©2011 Bill Crittenden
March 2011 Meeting of C.A.R.S. in Miniature
View photo of the IPMS/C.A.R.S. in Miniature March 2011 Meeting - 2,136KB
Studebaker 1932 President Convertible Coupe John Walczak with 1932 President Convertible Coupe
Photo ©2016 Heidi Walczak
View photo of 1932 Studebaker President Convertible Coupe at the Studebaker Museum - 2.0MB




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