OUR FRIEND NORM GRABOWSKI PASSED AWAY FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2012.
I was privileged to know him and to document his history & stories for the Hall Of Fame Legends Site. He was always fun to spend time with, and I hope you'll enjoy listening to his stories as much as I did recording them.
That's what this Site has always been about: Preserving the voices, the histories, and, the stories of the Pioneers & Legends of the Rod & Custom Industry...so that they can be heard today, as well as in the future, for all to learn from and enjoy. JK
AFTER VON FRANCO CONTACTED Norm Grabowski about doing a clone of the "Kookie" car, Norm helped with pictures & info on the Original car. The two became friends and Norm stayed at Von Franco's house.
While in California, sitting in the Von Franco-created "Kookie" Car Clone, Norm daydreamed about building "Kookie II" 40 Years Later !
With Von Franco's help and sketches, the car becomes a reality...and one of Norm's Koolest Kreations ! This is a really good story that you've probably never heard before. Thanks again, Norm ! JK
PS: BE SURE TO LISTEN TO Norm & Jerry Weesner's memories about Crusin' Hollywood back in the 50's & 60's ! Here's the link: gpage20.html
(Above: Norm's "Kookie II"; Below left:TRJ Issue #36 Featuring Von Franco's Clones of Norm's cars; Below right: the Original "Kookie" Car )
***NOTE: To get the full story on Von Franco's clones of Norm's cars, check-out the above pictured Issue #36 of The Rodder's Journal***
You may also want to go to the TRJ Website and see some of their fantastic pix: www.roddersjournal.com JK
(All photos on this Page courtesy of their original owners & copyright holders.)