Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Dean Weller's amazing hand-crafted creations
There are so many little tangents this story can take, but let’s start with Dean himself. Dean was a home builder with a passion for old cars. He is also an incredibly talented artist and craftsman.
And by "incredibly talented," I mean that he could probably make anything car related from scratch. Anything from the smallest piece to an entire car. Anything from a wooden wagon body to a smooth steel speedster. Seriously. Anything.
Dean doesn't particularly like pop-in visitors. It's not because he doesn't like people or isn't sociable, because he was a very forthcoming, congenial host. But visitors tend to take time away from his car building. So don't make it a point to go check the place out any old time. This is not meant as a publicity piece. It's just a story that's worth telling.
Pictures can never tell the story like Dean can, but I've put together a slideshow to at least give you an idea how great this place is. Dean is one of those unforgettable characters that builds unforgettable vehicles. Guys like these come along once in a lifetime.