More Norm!

Hot Rod Deluxe - - Scrapbook - Bill Mathe­son

Thanks for the great “Gasser” is­sue of HR Deluxe (May ’18). I have a ques­tion about one of the pho­tos in your “Back­stage Past” story: I have al­ways thought Grabowski’s rig was Cadil­lac pow­ered. Have I been wrong all these years?

Bill is re­fer­ring to a photo in that story of Norm pos­ing with his T-bucket. Our cap­tion said he stretched the frame to “ac­com­mo­date an Olds V8 boosted by a GMC su­per­charger.” Olds is wrong, Cadil­lac is cor­rect. This also gave us a rea­son to run a cou­ple of pho­tos Bob D’olivo took for the car’s orig­i­nal Oct. ’55 HRM fea­ture to give read­ers a chance to com­pare the blower on the car with the blower reader Kroft has. They are def­i­nitely sim­i­lar.

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