The George Gould East Coast T-Bucket

Up until 1962, pretty much every T-Bucket that had appeared in the Big 3 car magazines (Hot Rod, Rod & Custom, Car Craft) had been from the West Coast — California, more specifically. So, it was quite a shock to see a really dramatically unique T-Bucket appear in both Hot Rod and Car Craft that … Read more

Hot Rod Santa and His T-Bucket Sleigh

Hot Rod Santa Butch Reeves T-Bucket

On Christmas eve we’re happy to repost this popular T-Bucket Hot Rod Santa story from several years back. Hot Rod Santa faced global population explosion and the escalating costs of reindeer food so he turned to Chester Greenhalgh-like T-Bucket hot rod ingenuity for a better way to serve his billions of little customers. This 400+ … Read more

Drag-U-La and the Coffin Car Fascination

In 1966, I was fascinated by way-out show cars like Steve Scott’s “Uncertain-T”, so when the “Hot Rod Herman” episode of The Munsters appeared with Grandpa’s Drag-U-La, built to win back the family Munster Coach, I was glued to that blurry Black & White television! Just in case you’re too young to know or too … Read more

T-Bucket Car Show Gold You’re Missing Out On

T-Bucket car show gold

If you’re a T-Bucket owner, I’m going to tell you about the T-Bucket car show gold you’re missing out on. Unless you’ve already discovered it. This past weekend I went to our local car show, which is kind of a big deal for a small town. By that I mean some 900 cars lining the … Read more

T-Bucket Nationals: Toolman’s T-Bucket

Tim Taylor 1923 T-Bucket hot rod roadster

We just published a cool Hooked on T-Bucket Hot Rods Podcast interview with Tim Taylor about how his high miles T-Bucket came about, as well as his involvement in the early days of the NTBA. You can listen to it here at To go along with that interview we’re also republishing this post from … Read more