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#1 Jon Cole

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 02:10 PM

Dave Bell has passed away.

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 02:39 PM

Rest in Peace, Mr. Bell... I always enjoyed your work. Your talents will be sorely missed. :(

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 02:53 PM

Sad, sad news. :(

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 03:06 PM

I remember his art work from the Custom Rodder magazines when they used to show model cars.
Street Rodder magazine too ...for the same reason.
Rest in Peace Mr. Bell

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 03:17 PM

Bummer.

#6 Dave Van

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 03:29 PM

In the late 1960's....68 and 69 maybe ...the LA Times ran a new car special section each fall when the new cars came out. The entire front page of the section was a 'cartoon' drawing of a busy 'city' with 100's of car related tings going on. Always wondered who the artist was.....it sure looked like Bell's work....any one ever heard of these??? RIP

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 03:29 PM

Ouch! More pencils in Heaven.

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 03:33 PM

When Dave Bell drew my lake T in Street Rodder Magazine I thought I had finally made it in car building. I still have the poster he did for 1977 street rod nats.

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 03:51 PM

I remeber all the drawings in the back of Street Rodder. Is he also the guy that drew the Pomona Swap Meet posters?

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 07:06 PM

I have t-shirts he designed for the St. Rod Nat's. Another great artist to be missed.

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 10:41 PM

I have enjoyed Dave's work for over 50 years. I have watched him work at several National events, and he never failed to amaze me! He will be missed in the Automotive Hobbies!!

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 11:08 PM

The world is rapidly losing the masters of the "Rodding World" Dave will be missed,
"Street Rodder" will not be the same. :unsure: