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Norm grabowski 1933-2012

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

  1. Mopar Jack
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  2. hotrd32
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    RIP Norm.....Thank you for all you did for us!
     
  3. 62rebel
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    i wish i'd have known him. another great scene stealer gone.
     
  4. AllenK
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    RIP Norm! I was glad to have you as a fellow Arkie!

    He came to the Cruisefest in Little Rock every year,and several other shows there also. What an awesome guy!
     
  5. 50Fraud
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    Never met the man, but I saw his T (in its earlier black-and-blown incarnation), together with Ivo's, at some Armory car show in LA circa 1955. His humorous interpretation of hot rod style influenced the construction of literally thousands of T's over several decades. Virtually none of those copies matched the original for style. A huge inspiration to the hobby.

    RIP, Norm.
     
  6. screwball
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    Met him in Toronto a few years back fun guy RIP Norm
     
  7. LUCIFR
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  8. PJKeally
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    Sad News indeed,R I P Condolences to Family and Freinds,always Admired His Work,Rods,etc .Farewell Norm.
     
  9. Evel
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    1. 60s Show Rods

    From the Barris site...

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  10. Wow. This is one of the guys that defines hot rodding. He's gonna be missed. RIP.
     
  11. BISHOP
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    Hero on to the other side. RIP Norm, have fun in your new world.
     
  12. 18n57
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    Wonder how many people asked him, "What's a Henway?" RIP Norm
     
  13. Crystal Blue
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    Damn shame ! RIP Norm
     
  14. Nod
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    Sad day for sure! Thanks Norm for inspiring me to build my T-bucket roadster way back when. R.I.P. Mr Grabowski... Thoughts and prayers to his family!
     
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  16. rd martin
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    man sure hate to hear this, r.i.p. norm.
     
  17. Norm was at the Nationals a few years ago...a man full of life our Culture is forever changed by Norm an his passing is a Great Loss. R.I.P
     
  18. sodas38
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    RIP Norm, doubt he ever had an enemy.
     

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  20. 40fordconv
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    So sorry to hear this.
    RIP Norm
     
  21. davo461
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    Vale Norm.
    He became my hero during the 'Kookie Era'. His loss will be widely felt.
    Condolences to his family and friends.
    R.I.P.
    Davo
     
  22. ss34coupe
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    Norm was a classic. We will all miss him.
     
  23. Bucksnort
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    ..and so it goes..
    Best thoughts to the family.
    A good man is at peace.
     
  24. falconizer_62
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    You are going to be missed. RIP
     
  25. ford495051
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    I met Norm four times. Three at car shows and one time at Mistys Steak House in Lincoln, Nebraska. On the latter occasion he invaded our private dinner party and proceeded to entertain our group into the wee hours. We laughed so hard. I'll never forget Norm. I'm glad I had a chance to share a drink with him. I have a signed poster of his Life Magazine picture (circa 1957)on my wall. When I think of our hobby, I think or Norm. He was one of the great ones. R.I.P.
     
  26. titus
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    RIP Norm, i met him about 10 years ago at the nationals in Louisville, got to ride around on the back of his truck.

    JEFF
     
  27. melsfine39
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    WHO? has the Hennway it for sale a while ago...
     
  28. jjrodder
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    RIP Norm, you will be missed greatly
     
  29. jivin jer
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    WOW, what a thread. One of the all time feel good ICONS. Godspeed to the clown prince.
     
  30. rails32
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    I met him at the EastCoastIndoorNationals in2010. Went to dinner with him what a great time! He had the Fish Truck at the show. Got some pics of him in my coupe. Sat with him while he signed posters for people. We joked like old friends. He was a down to earth guy.It was an honor to meet him. Norm you will be missed.
     

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