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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by FLAT-TOP BOB, Oct 12, 2012.
R.I.P. Norm you will be missed I wish I had the chance to have met you
God Bless you and Thanks Mr G. The heavenly Henway has arrived to take you home.
Rest in peace
R,I,P, Norm , I was lucky enough to chat with him when he came to the UK hot rod nats at Old Warden , so sad ...........
I bet Heaven will never be the same now that Norm is there.
I was talking to Norm at Detroit a couple of years ago and he asked me to get him a LARGE glass of ice. When returning with the cup he immediatly pulled a brown paper bag from under the table and poured a cold one!
Here's to you Norm-gone but very much not forgotten!
Talked with Norm at the Wheels of ime show in PA a few years ago. One of the true , funny , Roddin' Guy's . Rest in peace!
Some mighty Big footprints he left. But seriously, who has enjoyed Life more than Norm? Always the Gentleman, Always your Friend, Always Smiling. What a Guy. Rest in Peace Norm, you will be missed.
Sad news indeed!
X 2 RIP Norm
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Oh that's shit news. Rip Norm, Godspeed..
Man, I was just watching the Monster Garage episode this week where they sectioned the 54, and was thinking what a hoot he was. Got lucky enough to meet him in Tulsa, and couldnt believe how easily he could speak to a random guy like me like we were long lost buddies. He reminded me a lot of some cool old coots I call friends. Makes you realize how important it is to put down the wrench occasionally and enjoy those around you.
I actually just found him yesterday on FB and got approved for a freind request last night. Didnt realize my day was going to start like this
RIP Mr. Grabowski, you were a highlight to this hobby of ours
Norm's legacy is gigantic,as his personality and humor!
I had the great pleasure to meet and speak with Norm four times-always kind and fun and gracious.HIs autograph graces my glove box door-"Oh,you have a crappy truck too,huh?"
We spoke with Norm first in Indy back in the early 90's.He had a huge following everywhere he went.When asked about his role as a cat burglar on "The Beverly Hillbillies" he lit up and told us stories how tv and how Hollywood operated.Great fun!
It was such a kindness...he autographed a "round to-it" for a gag gift for some friends of mine after I called him."Send it out with a note and I'll get a "round to-it" too!"
Thanks Norm,you made me a better hot rodder!
Thanks Norm, You made the world a better place......
Wow! what a loss.... RIP peace Norm!!
Words are difficult at times like these so I will copy a few earlier posts that says it all.
Please also referre to post #12 by Don.
RIP sir. You will be missed.
You will be missed, but left a legacy that will live forever.
met him in 09, he wrapped and said a few jokes at the charity pinstripe auction at the Detroit Autorama. Great guy. RIP.
RIP Norm, you are a legend.
So sad. RIP Norm
Sad. Going to miss El Polacko.
Met him at a few shows. He was ALWAYS smiling or laughing.
I will always treasure this pic that He signed and how He instructed me to read it...
RIP Mr Grabowski.
God Speed Norm.
Very sad news. I met Norm at the Street Rod Nationals in Louisville KY. It had to be 2001. I had him sign the dash of my hot rod. He was a nut! A great guy and a true hot rodder. I then saw him a few years later at the 50th Detroit Autorama. He remembered me before I got to introduced myself. I was shocked! That was quite a feeling, being remembered by the man himself. It is a real loss for the hot rod community. He will surely be missed
WOO WOO Grabowski-- Funny, kind, down to earth hot rodder with a heart of gold.
I was hanging out with my Dad at the HAMB Drags host hotel in '06 and Norm was just having a blast. Luckily I got this shot of the two of them together. My Dad passed away May 1st, and 5 months later Norm is gone... They're just hanging out together in a better parking lot now.
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