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When the Batto Trucking '47 Crosley was originally altered in 1961 by John Batto, it became a West Coast triple record holder. Batto moved into Top Fuel, and the car was parked in a barn until 1998 when Batto's nephew Johnny Cofer and his friend Ronnie Lennon retrieved it. Cofer restored the original metal body to 1961 condition and dropped it on a new chassis. Originally, the Crosley ran a Rodeck aluminum engine. Now it's a Chevy 400 with an iron Dart block, Brodix #12 heads, a 6-71 Mooneyham blower, and Hilborn 4-port injection, backed by a Powerglide. Lennon has been driving the car in NE1 competition, and is currently fourth in the points standings.