Land Speed Racer Memorial


Pete Dean

Born:  June 7, 1937

Died:  May 6, 1984


Age:  46

Full Name:  Peter Malcolm Dean


Location:  El Mirage Dry Lake, California

Event:  SCTA

Accident Date:  May 6, 1984

Vehicle:  truck

Biographical:  He was a member of the San Diego Roadsters Club.  In an attempt to supposedly improve aerodynamics, he was driving a pick-up with the tailgate down.  He was a longtime SCTA member and racer and was survived by his wife, Judy.  He was a member of the El Mirage 200 MPH Club.  SCTA honored him by renaming their sportsmanship trophy the Pete Dean Memorial Sportsmanship Trophy.


Wendy Jeffries, e-mail communication to site administrator, May 22, 2010

California Death Index  (Peter Malcolm Dean, born June 7, 1937 in Washington, died May 6, 1984 in San Bernardino Co., mother’s maiden name was Engen)

California Marriage Index  (Peter M. Dean married Judith A. Hensley/Bottoms on May 27, 1967 in San Diego, Cal.)

Social Security Death Index (Peter Dean, born June 7, 1937, died May 1984, SS# issued in New Jersey)

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