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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by FLAT-TOP BOB, Oct 12, 2012.
R.I.P. Norm Grabowski....heaven is in for it now!! my condolences to the family...
Met him at the Roundup last year. Very nice guy. RIP.
A great man!
What a great guy, You will be sadly missed Norm, Lot's of folk with very happy memories.
Norm, Al & Dave , in Kentucky
R I P Norm
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.
God Bless Norm. He will be greatly missed by very many people.
God Speed Brother.
A funny guy for sure , an awesome life. God Bless.
R.I.P. Norm. A true icon in Hot Rodding. He'll be missed by all of us.
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
Condolences to the family and friends of this hot rodding pioneer and icon. R.I.P. Norm.
Here's a link to a site with several photos from the 1957 Life Magazine feature of Norm at Bob's Big Boy Drive-In. http://justacarguy.blogspot.com/2010/02/life-magazine-gallery-of-norm-grabowski.html
I didn`t know him and never had the chance to meet Norm...but the news of his passing makes me very sad.
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.
Sad news,...........R.I.P. it NORM !!!
Exterminator, if you met him, you were his friend! ~sololobo~
Good times always!
You're one of my hotrod heroes. R.I.P.
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.
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.
We should all get Flat tops in his honor!!!!!
The coolest cat I ever met, RIP
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.
rest in peace
Sad news, I met Norm late 60's in SFV. If my memory correct he had
F100 Pickup? Anyone remember that? Bob
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.
I have a feeling that most of us don't have enough hair on top!
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