Ed Roth’s Outlaw/Excalibur/Excaliber

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Note: To honor the memory of the late Ed Roth, I am reposting (with a new image gallery) this brief tribute from 2010. Nine years ago (April 4, 2001), we lost Ed “Big Daddy” Roth. I felt fortunate that two months prior I had a chance to say hi to Ed and get him to […]

America’s Most Beautiful Roadster 2014: Grand National Roadster Show, Part 2

GNRS 2014 Grand National Roadster Show T-Bucket Pomona

Here are the T-Bucket contenders for America’s Most Beautiful Roadster 2014 at the Pomona Grand National Roadster Show. As I noted in the Grand National Roadster Show, Part 1, I was starting to feel a bit like maybe I might not find any T-Buckets contending for America’s Most Beautiful Roadster 2014. I was hoping to […]

Grand National Roadster Show 2014 – T-Bucket Highlights, Part 3

GNRS 2014 Grand National Roadster Show T-Bucket Pomona

After checking out the America’s Most Beautiful Roadster T-Bucket contenders, I continued my journey through the various buildings that house the Grand National Roadster Show and continued with some more T-Bucket discoveries. How about a new all-steel Track T body with a matching aluminum Track T nose? Check out how the cowl has been shaped […]

Mustang II Front Suspension and the T-Bucket

Mustang II Front Suspension IFS T-Bucket

The Mustang II Front Suspension is often overlooked as a T-Bucket component, but under the right circumstances and when done correctly can offer some interesting comfort and performance benefits. Street rodders started using the Mustang II front suspension shortly after the Mustang II was introduced in 1974. Today, the Mustang II Front Suspension is without […]

Indianapolis 500 Inspired T-Bucket Hot Rods: Chauvin Emmons’ Legacy

Chauvin Emmons Indianapolis 500 T-Bucket roadster

The Indianapolis 500 is known as “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing” for good reason. But, I’m not talking about the pre-, during- and post-race revelry that occurs in the parking lots. And it’s not known as the Greatest Spectacle for what starts happening on the streets leading to the track at the crack of dawn […]

Fiberglass T Bucket Body History

Fiberglass T Bucket Body Curt Hamilton Cal Automotive

We take the fiberglass T-Bucket body for granted. It seems like they’ve always been around, in abundance and economically priced: the ideal starting point for an exciting, budget hot rod.