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Back when Norm Grabowski built the "Kookie Kar" he didn't know what he was doing, so he just told people what he wanted (including a Dean Jeffries flame job). Since then his mechanical skills (and his resum ) have increased considerably. The car was good for Norm, and even better for hot rodding. Today, Norm lives in semi-retirement in Northern Arkansas, carving radical skull shift knobs out of wood blocks. But his contribution to the hobby lives on every time a T-bucket turns a wheel in anger. [Update: Check out — source of the above photo — for an excellent gallery of Norm's skulls.]

Father of the T-buckets on his famous car [The Baxter Bulletin]

96 Years Ago Today: First Model T Ford Rolls Off the Line, World as We Know it Begins [Internal]