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Norm grabowski 1933-2012

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

  1. Loppy
    Joined: Oct 22, 2007
    Posts: 422


    RIP Norm! Thanks for the laughs! This was taken at the 2011 LSRU. He asked me if I knew how to pose for a photo, then showed how its done! ImageUploadedByTJJ1350063252.843319.jpg

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  2. KIRK!
    Joined: Feb 20, 2002
    Posts: 12,031


    Always a genuine smile and something funny to say. Not many like him left.

    Last edited: Oct 12, 2012
  3. teddyp
    Joined: May 28, 2006
    Posts: 3,197


    rip norm met him once he made you feel like you were buddy he will be miss
  4. eddie1
    Joined: Jul 27, 2006
    Posts: 568


    Very sorry to here this. RIP El Polako.
  5. LiveWire64
    Joined: Dec 10, 2006
    Posts: 108


    Very sad news. R.I.P. Norm
  6. 3Deuce40
    Joined: Oct 17, 2006
    Posts: 691

    from Colorado

    So sad to hear. Prayers to his family. What an icon he was
  7. krupanut
    Joined: May 4, 2001
    Posts: 1,619


    God bless you Norm. You taught us to never give up and never grow up.

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  8. CGkidd
    Joined: Mar 2, 2002
    Posts: 2,911


    Oh Damn we all saw this coming but it still sucks...
  9. 51 Chev Deluxx
    Joined: Mar 22, 2007
    Posts: 29

    51 Chev Deluxx
    from Detroit

    You will be missed Norm!! Thanks for being you..
  10. rockabillybus
    Joined: Jan 9, 2008
    Posts: 227


    I've never met Norm but those who have always had nothing but good things to say about him. He even inspired me to make my own skull shift knobs.

    Like ones have said earlier, he lived a great life. Even after his passing, he will live in this world forever in our hearts and in our American history. He will live on through our hobby and the big screen. Up and coming hot rodders will build "traditional" Kookie cars and carving "traditional" skull shift knobs. He will be dearly missed. Godspeed Norm.
  11. hotrodmom5
    Joined: Oct 12, 2012
    Posts: 1

    from Arkansas

    many of you are aware that Norm Grabowski has been quite ill this past year. It's with deep sorrow that I ask you to pray for his family for he passed away around 5 this morning. As our sorrow fades my family will remember our beloved Norm with a smile, and know how blessed we are for having him in our lives.
  12. I never got a chance to meet Norm but if I had I would've have thanked him for everything. Norm was, is and always will be what hot rodding is all about for me. I'm looking up at the sky today listening for the thunder and keeping an eye out for clouds with burnout marks a mile long. RIP Norm.


  13. propwash
    Joined: Jul 25, 2005
    Posts: 3,857

    from Las Vegas

    Norm had the personality and talent to have succeeded in nearly any endeavor. I'm glad he chose hotrodding.

    To me, he was truly someone who could honestly say: "I did it my way"

    Rest In Peace, brother

  14. RIP, Norm - you are the best hot rodding has to offer.
  15. My condolences and prayers for his family and friends left behind. A big hole has been left in the hot rod world, but certainly a bigger hole in their hearts. God bless.

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  16. This just sucks. Another forefarther of the hot rod world gone. Not many left.

    R.I.P Norm you will be greatly missed.
  17. Ruben Duran
    Joined: Aug 18, 2007
    Posts: 604

    Ruben Duran

    Godspeed, in peace, buddy.

  18. spiffy1937
    Joined: Apr 9, 2006
    Posts: 733

    from Florida

    R.I.P. Norm. We met him at the N.E. rod run in Sturbridge about '78, nice guy.
  19. Some people should live 4ever !Norm was one of them! Gods speed my friend we ll miss you!
  20. El KaMiNo KiD
    Joined: Jun 15, 2009
    Posts: 509

    El KaMiNo KiD

    sad to in peace will be missed
  21. x-shift
    Joined: Sep 3, 2009
    Posts: 170


    Norm's Kookie T was one of my inspirations when I was young, like a lot of us. A true forefather has gone ahead, and touched many lives along the way. Godspeed, Norm...
  22. Mercchev
    Joined: Dec 22, 2004
    Posts: 605


    Met him a couple of times, what an all around great human being. RIP, Norm
  23. Doc Squat
    Joined: Apr 17, 2008
    Posts: 1,375

    Doc Squat
    from tulsa, ok

    So sad. Had the pleasure of meeting Norm several times. At the Eureka Springs Antique Auto. Festival he was presenting the plaques to the winners. Was a blast to have him present me with an award.
    What a wonderful ambassador for our hobby. He will be missed in so many ways. I'm sure Heaven is in stitches right now with him doing all his jokes. R. I. P. my brother.

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  24. As the hot rod world gets older it also gets smaller....RIP Norm.
  25. Jimv
    Joined: Dec 5, 2001
    Posts: 2,924


    He was my inspiration for building a T Bucket , ever since i was a kid watching "77 sunset".
    He was also a true character of life! kind of the "Yogi Berra" of horodding!
    I Have an original copy of April 29,1957 LIFE magazine!( looking at it right now)
    RIP Norm
  26. Great memorys Norm. Riding in your T when no one else wanted to cruz BOB's was a so bitchen for a 12 year old. RIP
  27. axle
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
    Posts: 3,982

    from Drag City

    RIP Norm. The Kookie Car - My wifes favorite Hot Rod
  28. trashn'l
    Joined: Jun 26, 2008
    Posts: 243


    DAMN! RIP Norm. Met him at SEMA a few years ago, what a genuinely nice guy!
  29. Destralo Roach
    Joined: Mar 27, 2006
    Posts: 521

    Destralo Roach

    Damm indeed.... :( RIP Norm, ya gonna be missed but chopped Rods will be made !!!!

  30. RIP Normie Poo!

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