Wheres Norm? Crawdad Days in Harrison, Arkansas
May 18 & 19, 2007
invited to display Kookie II in front of the Lyric Theater.
Norm was both inside and outside the theater simultaneously. Hes not a magician, Hooper was
being shown during the event. The town square
was the location of this years car show. In
addition to Kookie II several other high end cars were on hand. With close to
300 cars, there was an interesting mix of hot rods, muscle cars and special interest
close to home meant that Norm knew a large percentage of those in attendance. Good thing that beer was not the beverage of
choice because it would have been difficult for Norm to get a bathroom break before dark. Al Anderson brought his stunning 30
Chevrolet Pick-up. This serious machine is
an example of the work that Bob Schumacher does at Vintage Fabrication. A car that lives in Kansas and was built in
Missouri made a good showing in Arkansas. Is
Arkansas becoming a cosmopolitan center of automotive art?
Arkansas Camaro Club hosted a Burnout Contest. Several
cars could have provided cover for a convoy in wartime but the winning Chevrolet Pick-up
appeared to unleash some anger in addition to tire smoke.
Its blown small block did not miss a beat.
After the contest the steel plate used to protect the asphalt looked like a big
potato chip. Norm was quick to point out that
he doesnt do burnouts. Does that mean
that the supercharged 500 cubic inch engine in Kookie II is just for aesthetic purposes? It seems more likely that he is just too
environmentally conscience (?) to waste his tires.