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Just three of the myriad of publications where Norm's T appeared as the cover car. From left to right: Car Craft, Apr. '57, in pretty much Kookie T livery (note top); How To Hop-Up Your Engine, Jan. '62 (The cover shows the final Watson version, replete with motometer and button-tufted pearl white upholstery, along with a drop-in studio "glam shot" of Ed "Kookie" Byrnes. The feature in the book, however, was the car as it appeared on the TV show.); and Rods Illustrated, Aug. '59, with Ed Byrnes and actress Connie Stevens sharing the cockpit. I vividly remember a 77 Sunset Strip comic book (wish I had it now) where a girl tells Kookie something like, "Your car reminds me of a farm tractor!"