To custom car enthusiasts, he was a legend. To film enthusiasts, you may not have known his name but you'd probably recognize the mug, the chin and the buzzcut. And if he's still not ringing any bells, maybe this will help:
Video courtesy of madfabricators.
Noted filmography: High School Confidential, The Beat Generation, College Confidential, Sex Kittens Go to College, Roustabout, The Monkey's Uncle, Out of Sight, Blackbeard's Ghost, The Towering Inferno, Hooper, The Cannonball Run. And here's an article I wrote on Grabowski, the Kookie Car, and his career in Hollywood a couple of years ago.