Robinson's “Flat Out” nominated for
Dean Batchelor Book Award (10/27/2007)
“Flat Out,” Rocky Robinson's story of his career as a land speed streamliner pilot, has been nominated for the prestigious Dean Batchelor Book Award. Established by the Motor Press Guild in 1995, the Dean Batchelor Award recognizes excellence in automotive journalism as exemplified by the man it is named after, Dean Batchelor.
The Award singles out individuals demonstrating outstanding achievement in the profession of automotive journalism. It is awarded to writers judged to have produced the work which best represents the professional standards and excellence demanded by Dean Batchelor during his life as an editor, writer, and chronicler of the automotive industry. The Award was first presented posthumously to Dean Batchelor in 1995 for his seminal book on hot rodding, The American Hot Rod, which was published after his death in 1994.
Two books entitled “Flat Out” that include the subject of land speed racing have appeared in the last 24 months. The full title of Robinson's book is “Flat Out: The Race for the Motorcycle World Land Speed Record.”
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