NORM GRABOWSKI tells Jonnie how Neil Emory, from Valley Custom, helped make his fantastic T-Bucket a TV "Star Car" and become known World-Wide as the "Kookie Kar" on "77 Sunset Strip" !
It became one of the most-famous T-Buckets of All-Time...and helped make both the car and Norm, two of the most-recognized Legends in the Rod & Custom Industry.
SPECIAL NOTE: OUR FRIEND, NORM GRABOWSKI, passed away Friday, October 12, 2012, after a long illness.
My sincere thoughts & prayers to his family & friends. He was a great friend to spend time with, always had great stories, was a multi-talented craftsman, had a fantastic sense-of-humour, and will be missed by all who knew him...especially me. JK
(Above left: Efrem Zimbalist, Jr., Center: Edd "Kookie" Byrnes, Right: Efrem Zimbalist, Jr., Edd Byrnes, Roger Smith. Cast Photos Courtesy of Warner Brothers.)
TO HEAR NORM'S STORY about how the "KOOKIE KAR" was created, and where the Cadillac engine came from, SIMPLY CLICK-ON HERE .