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Old 12-09-2009, 09:03 AM   #1
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Default Dean Batchelor: Part 2



After last month's article about Dean's B-17 adventure during WWII, I decided it might be appropriate to take a more in depth view of Dean as a hot rodder, streamliner builder, and driver. There's a lot to Dean, so hang with me here and enjoy the rid...

To read the rest of this blog entry from The Jalopy Journal, click here.
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Old 12-09-2009, 09:27 AM   #2
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Default Re: Dean Batchelor: Part 2

Great post Ron... I don't know that I've ever seen the crash scene photos. Incredible.
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Old 12-09-2009, 09:47 AM   #3
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Default Re: Dean Batchelor: Part 2

Those images are really cool and only second to the story. That streamliner always reminded me of the Auto Union A V16 Streamline which should have been an indication that it was of good aerodynamic design.



Even though a black cloud hung over the car it still could not it of it's destiny which was to run like a raped ape during the 1949 & 1950 season at Bonnevile.

Thank you for the post Ron. You have a way with words that coincides with the great images you have collected. They are a match made in heaven.
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Old 12-09-2009, 09:49 AM   #4
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Default Re: Dean Batchelor: Part 2

Great read, and awesome photos. Thanks for sharing!
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Old 12-09-2009, 09:56 AM   #5
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Yes, thank you Ron! I didn't know that the car was originally an open wheel car. It's always great to learn something new.
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Old 12-09-2009, 10:12 AM   #6
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Default Re: Dean Batchelor: Part 2

Thanks Ron
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Old 12-09-2009, 10:17 AM   #7
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Thanks for the History lesson and the pictures, I could read this stuff all day


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Old 12-09-2009, 10:24 AM   #8
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Wow, great stuff and it puts a lot of things into perspective. Mr. Kellogg is fast becoming a pivotal historian on the HAMB. Keep 'em coming....
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Old 12-09-2009, 10:54 AM   #9
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Ron ... really great stuff ... thanks again for sharing these pieces of Hot Rodding history with the HAMB community ... very much appreciated ... and looking forward to your future post(s).
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Old 12-09-2009, 12:41 PM   #10
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Default Re: Dean Batchelor: Part 2

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Yes, thank you Ron! I didn't know that the car was originally an open wheel car. It's always great to learn something new.

Same here!!!

Thanks, Mr. Kellogg, and you also have a great Christmas and New Year...



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Old 12-09-2009, 01:05 PM   #11
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Thank you for sharing the photo and the story. It's always nice to learn something new about the people who were apart of the birth of hot rodding.
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Old 12-09-2009, 02:24 PM   #12
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I love all this great history.
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Old 12-09-2009, 03:12 PM   #13
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Somewhere in my foggy past I remember the car and the fact that Dean was a part of it. However I didn't know about the Florida saga and the demise of the car. Once again the HAMB comes through in spades. How can you not love this place?

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Old 12-09-2009, 04:30 PM   #14
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Default Re: Dean Batchelor: Part 2

Ron Kellogg...Thank you. Amazing stuff. It simply amazes me how they switched motors like that. Found these shots here. http://www.valleycustomshop.com/
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Old 12-09-2009, 05:03 PM   #15
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Default Re: Dean Batchelor: Part 2

That part about the chin strap skinning his head gave me shivers... Amazing he lived through that accident!
Great history, pics and writing- Thanks!
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Old 12-09-2009, 05:14 PM   #16
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Ron that is one awesome story
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Old 12-09-2009, 05:35 PM   #17
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Default Re: Dean Batchelor: Part 2

Well done. Yet more exciting history.
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Old 12-09-2009, 06:03 PM   #18
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Default Re: Dean Batchelor: Part 2

A great and famous story well told! Happy holidays to you too Mr Kellogg.
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Old 12-09-2009, 07:48 PM   #19
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Great read! Thank you Ron!
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Old 12-10-2009, 07:32 AM   #20
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Default Re: Dean Batchelor: Part 2

Thank's Ron Great article !!!! I was very lucky this year at Hershey and purchaced the original art work done by REX BURNET for Hot Rod

Not shure just what issue it was in --anyone know ?? the art work is 16x 20 and has all the notes on it in pencil from the graphic designer as to just how to crop for the article.

Will take some photo's over the weekend and post on Monday for all to enjoy
The drawing is a cut away and shows the V8 as discribed in your text.

Thank's KEVIN
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