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Dean Batchelor: Part 2

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Ron Kellogg, Dec 9, 2009.

  1. Ron Kellogg
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  2. Ryan
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    Great post Ron... I don't know that I've ever seen the crash scene photos. Incredible.
     
  3. JeffreyJames
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    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.

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    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.
     
  4. BIGREDTODD
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    Great read, and awesome photos. Thanks for sharing!
     
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  5. Rolleiflex
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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.
     
  6. model.A.keith
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    Thanks for the History lesson and the pictures, I could read this stuff all day :)


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  7. Weasel
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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....
     
  8. 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).
     
  9. Malcolm
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    Same here!!!

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



    Malcolm
     
  10. 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.
     
  11. fordfan289
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    I love all this great history.
     
  12. fab32
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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?:cool::)

    Frank
     
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  14. Jive-Bomber
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    That part about the chin strap skinning his head gave me shivers... Amazing he lived through that accident!
    Great history, pics and writing- Thanks!
     
  15. freebird101
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    Ron that is one awesome story
     
  16. AnimalAin
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    Well done. Yet more exciting history.
     
  17. autobilly
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    A great and famous story well told! Happy holidays to you too Mr Kellogg.
     
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  18. Flying Tiger
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    Great read! Thank you Ron!
     
  19. realsteel 1934
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    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
     
  20. Malcolm
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    Wow, that's awesome!! I have the Oct. '49 Issue of Hot Rod right here, with the car on the cover, but don't see the cut-away artwork inside. Must be in a feature in another issue...
     
  21. Slim Pickens
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    Oh yeah!
     

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    another one.
     

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  23. Anderhart Speed
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    Hey if you guys want more history on this car and more on the original (alex xydias) so-cal speed shop theres a book that came out about a year or two ago called so cal speed shop. I got it at borders, hardbound coffee table style book that is VERY full of info about so cal and the story from WWII to the end, and a little on the re-establishment of the name and shop. Its a very very good book and even if you aren't into reading it will still spike your interest. Just in case your thurst for info wasn't quenched.... :)
     
  24. Great Read, thank you Ron!!

    Nov 1950 HRM feature
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    & Oct 1950 HRM
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  25. realsteel 1934
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    Jimmy
    You found the issue with the art work I was talking about Thanks:)
    Have it with me today and plan to post photo for all to view
    Anyone have a spare copy they want to sell ?? Kevin
     
  26. Outstanding !!

    That car must have been built well to be able to withsatnd the barrel rolls and yet be easily repaired.

    Craftsmanship form a bygone era.

    Thanx for sharing the sotry and pix ROn.

    Rat
     
  27. realsteel 1934
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    The photo's as promissed ---- Kevin
     

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  29. Little Wing
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    anyone have pix of it without the body ?
     

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