Five years ago I did a short piece on how a T-Bucket became the foundation for “Big Daddy” Don Garlits first dragster and his eventual drag racing success, winning 17 World Championships, and 144 national events. This past weekend, I attended the 62nd Annual World Series of Drag Racing at Cordova International Raceway, 150 miles… [Read More]
It was sad to read in yesterday’s LA Times that “John J. Geraghty, an automotive engineer who made his mark in hot rod design (John Geraghty Automotive) before switching gears and becoming an expert in the art of the American West, has died. He was 85.” His obituary noted, “a native of California, Geraghty was… [Read More]
One Fall afternoon after a hard day of sixth grade studies 😉 I made my regular stop at the corner drug store on my way home and was transfixed by the cover of the new Hot Rod magazine on display. It was the most fascinating mechanical marvel I’d ever seen: the Grasshopper Roadster, a beautiful… [Read More]
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… [Read More]
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.
I first saw Marty’s T-bucket on the cover of January 1961 Car Craft and was fascinated. I didn’t understand the beauty of symmetry, but I loved this T-bucket.