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More Skull Shifters by Norm Grabowski

Added a few more examples of the hand carved skulls by Norm Grabowski to the Skull Shifter Slideshow. The order has been reversed so the latest additions are first in the series, enjoy!


Hand carved skull and stand by Norm Grabowski

Norm Grabowski, the Entertainer

Norm Grabowski and his unique skull shifters and other hand carved oddities have been the centerpiece of this site since it’s inception in 1995. I spent the next 17 years visiting with Norm and collecting pictures of his normskulls for fun and documentation. Norm was an entertainer, who always held court and made sure everyone had a great time. It was an honor to sit at the table and break bread, drink, and drink and drinks more. The article below comes from the archives of Hot Rod magazine. sit back and enjoy the read.

Norm Grabowski was a well known entertainer and woodcarver, but he’s best known to us as the hot rodder who created one of the most famous hot rods in history.

Source: Norm Grabowski, the Entertainer


The Saga of Rumpsville, the Backstory.

In the newly updated section called “Saga of Rumpsville” or as the cover has it “Saga of Rumpville by Arin Cee” we have the complete CARtoon story of Rumpsville. I can only do this with special thanks to the Millar family and Pete Millar himself.

Before Pete passed away in 2003 I was in contact with him and had asked if he would look at my website and with his permission allow me to publish high resolution images of his original Saga of Rumpville. Needless to say he was very gracious and gave me his approval. After his passing I contacted the Millar family to make sure they were comfortable with me continuing the project. Without hesitation I was given the go ahead.

The website has gone through several revisions and the saga story fell to the waste side as technology changed and my vision of how the story should be presented changed. Recently, after a year long hiatus from Rumpsville I decided to create a new page simple called “Saga of Rumpsville“. I hope you enjoy the complete story reproduced from my very own first edition.

-Using their normal amount of ingenuity, the entire population of Rumpsville returned to the mainland now that they were convinced they were needed — Thus rodding assumed its helpful place on the national scene!

Skull of the Day

This one is on a cane owned Joe Klinkhardt. Carved by Norm Grabowski.




Skull of the Day

Norm Skull