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Norm grabowski 1933-2012

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by FLAT-TOP BOB, Oct 12, 2012.

  1. FLAT-TOP BOB
    Joined: Aug 19, 2002
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    FLAT-TOP BOB
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    i have sad news for the hamb world.


    at 6.00 am this morning norm passed away and we do not have any details on a funeral or memorials yet.


    i can not say how important he was to me and thank god i was lucky enough to call him friend.

    here is a shot of the master at work on skulls
     

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  2. Mazooma1
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    terrible news
    The World of rodding will never be the same again
     
  3. need louvers ?
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    need louvers ?
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    Damn! Nice guy. What else is there to say?
     
  4. 49ratfink
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    from California

    sad news indeed.
     

  5. What a fortunate bunch we are to have had Norm on our playground. RIP


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  6. 117harv
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    x2..rip:(
     
  7. I am deeply saddened by this awful news.
     
  8. Man,I hate hearing this,,I met Norm at the Nats South in Winston Salem back in the late 70's.

    He was a great guy and the Hot Rod world has lost another ambassador.HRP
     
  9. Malcolm
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    Malcolm
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    from Nebraska

    So very sorry to hear of his passing. He was a good man that certainly left his mark on our automotive world. May he Rest In Peace.


    Nick Hoesing
     
  10. Baumi
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    sucks to hear that. Rest in peace, Norm. Say hi to the rest of the old rodders that have already made it to the other side.
     
  11. What a nice guy. I talked to him at length a couple years ago at Roundup. Glad I got to meet him.
     
  12. Don's Hot Rods
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    Don's Hot Rods
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    from florida

    Damn. :( I have half expected this but kept praying for him to recover. Very, very sad news.

    A few years ago I went to a funeral service for a friend of my GF, and I thought at the time it was the oddest funeral I had ever been to. Instead of the sadness I was used to at most funerals they were celebrating her life and the preacher said "We are sad for ourselves losing her, but happy she has finally gone home and is no longer suffering."

    The older I get the more that makes some sense to me. Norm is no longer suffering, as he must have these final days, but we are suffering by no longer having him here on earth with us. Let's celebrate his wonderful, funny life while he was here, and remember the gentle, nice man he was. Luckily, we have a lot of pictures and movies of him in happier times to remember him by.

    If the world were poplulated by only people like Norm was, what a different world this would be. Rest in Peace, Mr Grabowski. :(

    Don

    This is the Norm I want to remember.

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  13. 47 ford
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  14. JeffreyJames
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    Oh man...terrible news. He's a legend and from what I've heard from many people, was a great person to be around. Godspeed Norm.
     
  15. NortonG
    Joined: Dec 26, 2003
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    Vodkas all around in Norms honour.

    I'll never forget meeting him.
     
  16. Gator
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    Hate to hear it, but thanks for letting us know...

    [​IMG]
     
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  17. Candy-Man
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    This is a very sad day Bob !

    This is very upsetting, as Norm had a terrible battle !

    I hope Norm has an "Appropriate Departure", which he so deserves !

    RIP Norm....
     
  18. Godspeed Norm. You are already missed.
     
  19. draider
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    from Texas

    Damn. Thoughts for his family and friends. :(
     
  20. Nailhead Brooklyn
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    So sad, my condolences to his friends and family...
     
  21. flatheadpete
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    Damn. I'm so happy I had the chance to shake his hand and say thanks. Really took the fuel out of my carb when I read this.
     
  22. Mr48chev
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    Sad news indeed, May he rest in peace.
     
  23. Sad News, met him a few times - RIP
     
  24. Finnrodder
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    Thats sad.Rip Norm
     
  25. CanUFelix
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    from venice CA

    That's sad news. We are very fortunate to have benefited from his creativity and style in the short time he was here......R.I.P Norm.
     
  26. alfin32
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    alfin32
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    from Essex, Ma.

    Horrible news, a true icon, I'll keep him in my prayers.
     
  27. CruZer
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    CruZer
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    A very sad day. The man is a legend. RIP Normie-poo.
     
  28. brigrat
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    brigrat
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    from Wa.St.

    Well said, thanks ......................................................
     
  29. Wow - Farewell Norm G. - he was one-of-a-kind

    [​IMG]
     
  30. Moe
    Joined: Dec 2, 2003
    Posts: 197

    Moe

    A true hot rodder ...... R.I.P. Norm ......
     

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