Mel Lock’s Pool Cue Case

Case7.jpgWhen I first started Rumpsville in 1995, one of the first folks I met online was Mel Locke. Mr. Locke is a close friend of Norm Grabowski and shares an interest in Norm’s woodworking and hot rods. At that time I was researching the many facets of Norm. Mel in formed me he was going to be visiting the Nashville area for a TAG pool tournement and suggested we meet. He brought one of Norm’s personal boxes of photos and magazine clippings to scan and document. This was in 1996 or so and the internet was not mainstream media but Mel was onboard. Thanks Mel, we beat them all to the punch. After a short visit I was off to scan and document the items before I had to return them. That day was the first time I saw one of Norm’s custom pieces of woodwork in person. Mel is quite the pool player and uses the best of cues.

Facts: Mel built the blown 530 cadillac for the kookie 2 car and recently built the 94 Corvette engine for Norm’s 1929 Nash.
Rumor: Mel once told me he owns a twin engine T-bucket. Mr. Locke can you clear up this rumor?


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