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Classy Skull Shifter…


Handmade By Norm Grabowski
Owner Joe Paplosky
Circa 2006

Flat-top Bob’s Franken Shifter

This is one of many Norm Grabowski skull shifters that Flat-top Bob Owens has in his collection. This particular handcarved shifter knob was in Norm’s Kookie 2 vehicle for a few years and can be seen in several promotional posters and photos of Norm.





The Evil One


Several years ago I received a group of images from old pal Flattop Bob. Some where between breaking my arm twice, I misplaced the images and frankly I forgot I even had them. Here are a few pictures of a very unusual trophy piece. I believe this Normskull was created in 2007.

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Still A Favorite Norm Skull

Doc Kinsfather owns several examples of Norm Grabowski’s woodworking skills. This picture was taken in 2008 and still remains one of my favorite pieces. Since then I know of several really cool pieces and they are nice but this one talks to me…  in my sleep.


Doc gave me the chance to climb into him custom hotdog rod for more pictures of his Norm Skull shifter and a smaller one in hand.

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Norm at the 2009 Buckethead Bash

Norm was the guest of honor at the pre- event party at BC’s. As usual Norm greeted all as old friends and dropped a freestyle rap on all. 

This is a video glimpse into the Spirit Industries “Family & Friends” dinner held at the new manufacturing plant on 201 North in Mountain Home, Arkansas.

This week is the celebration of the Open House for Spirit Cars as well as the “Buckethead Bash” national meet n’ greet held annually in Mountain Home.

The area is full of hot rods, causing heads to turn with every pass of bright colors and roaring engines.

The Bucketheads will be here through Saturday, with a big show on the Baxter County Fairgrounds starting at 9AM Saturday morning.