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Norm grabowski 1933-2012

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

  1. roadtag
    Joined: Nov 19, 2007
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    R.I.P. Norm Grabowski....heaven is in for it now!! my condolences to the family...
     
  2. coleminer
    Joined: Mar 30, 2008
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    from East Texas

    Met him at the Roundup last year. Very nice guy. RIP.
     
  3. von zipper
    Joined: Nov 23, 2008
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  4. What a great guy, You will be sadly missed Norm, Lot's of folk with very happy memories.
    RIP.

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    Norm, Al & Dave , in Kentucky
     
  5. kvwberg
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  6. jimi'shemi291
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    The checkers will fly at half-staff all week here. Normie was a giant, with talent, humor, courage and a heart to match. We are all better off because he walked this earth -- and burned asphalt and rubber -- with us. I'm sure I'm feeling what rodders, customizers, racers, car people and movie-lovers everywhere are feeling. My heart is heavy -- and I'll admit to tears -- for a true brother, entertainer and most of all rodder-extraordinaire. Rest in peace, Woo-woo.
     
  7. Al Consoli
    Joined: Mar 26, 2008
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    God Bless Norm. He will be greatly missed by very many people.
     
    Last edited: Oct 13, 2012
  8. martin
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    God Speed Brother.
     
  9. Ned_Gob
    Joined: Jan 12, 2007
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    A funny guy for sure , an awesome life. God Bless.
     
  10. 30modelacoupe
    Joined: Nov 1, 2006
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    R.I.P. Norm. A true icon in Hot Rodding. He'll be missed by all of us.
     
  11. exterminator
    Joined: Apr 21, 2006
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    I had the pleasure of meeting Norm at Pomona swapmeet many years ago as he was selling t-shirts of his cookie car.Was impressed of his friendlyness since he didn't know us.Wish i could of knowed him as a friend. Exterminator
     
  12. turdytoo
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    x2.
     
  13. Six-Shooter
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  14. vivalahotrod
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    I didn`t know him and never had the chance to meet Norm...but the news of his passing makes me very sad.

    Viva
     
  15. roddinron
    Joined: May 24, 2006
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    Funny how some people can be a friend even if you never met them. I liked Norm, though I never met him I felt like we could have been great friends. He didn't seem to try to fit a mold just to be "cool", and that is exactly what made him cool to me. He seemed to live life his own way, without regard to what others thought, and every time I ever saw a picture or video of him, he seemed to be lovin' every minute of it. I'm deeply saddened by his loss, but I think he made the most of the time he had.
     
  16. SuRfAcE_RuSt
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  17. Sad news,...........R.I.P. it NORM !!!
     
  18. sololobo
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    Exterminator, if you met him, you were his friend! ~sololobo~
     
  19. Hi Norm,
    Good times always!
    Terry

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    You're one of my hotrod heroes. R.I.P.
     
  20. RIP Norm Grabowski. When I was about ten years old this man "opened the door" for me to the world of Hot Rods. He showed me, with his "kookie kar" of 77 Sunset Strip TV fame, that a car is more than a tool and implement of transportation .... it is an expression of a lifestyle and art form. I carry that love of cars to this day. Thank-you Norm for opening my eyes.
     
  21. rusty rocket
    Joined: Oct 30, 2011
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    I was fortunate enough to meet Norm at the streetrod nats in O.K.C. I belive in 1990. What a funny guy. We will all miss him.
     
  22. rusty rocket
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    We should all get Flat tops in his honor!!!!!
     
  23. kscuda
    Joined: Jun 27, 2008
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    from olathe, ks

    The coolest cat I ever met, RIP
     
  24. BAJ
    Joined: Dec 11, 2011
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    Only met Norm once. Had him autograph my copy of the April '57 Car Craft with his car on the cover. He was so funny while do this, it is ten minutes I will never forget. Norm....You're the man. RIP.
     
  25. big creep
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  26. Old Rod
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    Sad news, I met Norm late 60's in SFV. If my memory correct he had
    F100 Pickup? Anyone remember that? Bob
     
  27. I'm Bad I'm Nationwide.
    Joined: Mar 21, 2008
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    I'm Bad I'm Nationwide.
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    from Howell Mi

  28. 5Wcoupe
    Joined: Oct 2, 2007
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    Very sad to think he's gone
    but what a great great life and a great human being.
    To combine talent as a hotrod builder, actor and genuine great guy are very rare.
    He leaves a great legacy and great memories.
     
  29. madmike8
    Joined: Dec 4, 2011
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    from Tennessee

  30. Engine man
    Joined: Jan 30, 2011
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    from Wisconsin

    I have a feeling that most of us don't have enough hair on top!
     

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