Teriffic collected photos by Nik!

I don't think Nik knows it, but the above hot rodder is Norm Grabowski!
For a full post on Norm Grabowski, icon and influence of hot rodding: http://choosingscars.blogspot.com/2008/11/norman.html
For a full post on Norm and the Life gallery of photos taken at Norm's garage and on the way to drag race Tommy Ivo at Santa Ana dragway in 1957: http://theselvedgeyard.wordpress.com/2009/05/24/the-great-1950s-t-bucket-rod-rivalry/
Read more: http://choosingscars.blogspot.com/search/label/Norm%20Grabowski#ixzz0Ydyj1gSJ