Danny Eichstedt’s “Leg Show” T-Bucket, Part 2: and its 4000 Mile 1971 Street Rod Nationals Journey

1971 Street Rod Nationals Leg Show T-Bucket

The 1971 Street Rod Nationals in Memphis, Tennessee followed the success of the inaugural event the year before. That experiment at bringing together East and West coast street rodders for the first time drew over 600 street rods to a city that wasn’t on anyone’s vacation destination list: Peoria, Illinois. Memphis, on the other hand,… [Read More]

Bird T Bucket Kit: What an Assembled One Looks Like

Bird T Bucket Kit

A Bird T Bucket kit inspired legions of teenage hot-rodders-to-be in the 1960s and 1970s. The advertised prices were eye-popping and even a $1.25 an hour minimum wage grocery bagger could save up to order one. It so happens that I’m familiar with the Bird T-Bucket pictured in this article, having first encountered it at… [Read More]

Linda Vaughn Hurst T-Bucket Built by Richard Graves Resurfaces

Linda Vaughn Hurst T-Bucket

Linda Vaughn, Miss Hurst Golden Shifter, captured the attention of most male hot rod, drag racing and other motorsports fans in the 1960s and 70s, before cosmetic silicone enhancement became the norm. So, it was only natural in the ’70s after Hurst had expanded beyond motor mounts and shifters with the acquisition of the Airheart… [Read More]

Leg Show T-Bucket and Danny Eichstedt Blow Traditional Hot Rod Minds, Part 1

Dan Eichstedt Leg Show T-Bucket Rod Custom January 1971

Hot rod builder/editor/author/archeologist Pat Ganahl called it the best rod magazine cover ever produced: the eye-grabbing January, 1971 Rod & Custom featuring Danny Eichstedt’s Leg Show T-Bucket. Calling it a “mind blower” for the street, the R&C story pointed out the irony of how such a radical departure from ‘traditional’ hot rodding was winning shows,… [Read More]

Uncertain T Model Kit: 21st Century Version

Uncertain T Model Kit

I’m a huge fan of Steve Scott‘s incredible ‘Uncertain-T’, have written about it, and consider Steve a friend. That’s why I was excited to learn about Steve’s ambitious project to produce an all-new version of the Uncertain T model kit, utilizing state-of-the-art technology to achieve the level of perfection Steve always demands. As you may… [Read More]

1915 T-Bucket Body: The One We Know Today and How it Came About

1915 T-Bucket body Don Oaks

It goes without saying I love T-Buckets, but I’m especially fond of what’s known as the 1915 T-Bucket body. For good reasons, which we’ll try to cover here, there are many misconceptions about the 1915 T-Bucket body. And, just in case you didn’t even know the 1915 T-Bucket body existed or how it’s different from… [Read More]

Mini T Bucket Build by Larry Matlock With 883 Harley Power

Mini T Bucket Build Larry Matlock

For his Mini T Bucket build, Larry Matlock of Durham, NC came at it with many years of experience. As a long-time car guy, Larry’s interests and collection spans the range from the oldest of antiques to Chevelles, Mustangs, Corvettes, motorcycles and everything in between. In fact, Larry’s Mini T Bucket build got its start… [Read More]

This T-Bucket Electric Golf Cart is the Real Deal

electric T-Bucket golf cart

Not too long ago, we posted a story about an electric T-Bucket golf cart, which garnered quite a bit of attention although the cart itself was a bit on the unusual looking side. However, when I spied this mini T-Bucket for sale on CraigsList I was impressed. Finally, somebody has succeeded in achieving “the look”… [Read More]