Jim Unruh T-Bucket – Is it old, new or both?

Jim Unruh T-Bucket

I’ve been in love with the Jim Unruh T-Bucket for two decades. You may not believe it, but that’s only how old it is — despite looking like a T-Bucket treasure from the 1950s or 60s. My eyes locked on the Jim Unruh T-Bucket when I first saw it at the 2004 National T-Bucket Alliance … Read more

Chester Greenhalgh Budget Hot Rod How-To Genius, R.I.P.

Chester Greenhalgh Budget Hot Rod

I was out of the country a week ago and my phone rang near midnight. Sadly, I learned that my friend Chester Greenhalgh, whose work was the basis for this website, had passed. 13 years ago, I blogged about the undiscovered genius of Chester Greenhalgh who had written the then out-of-print “How to Build a T-Bucket Roadster … Read more

Tribute to Tom Hintz and his T-Bucket Track Roadster

Tom Hintz T-Bucket Track Roadster

I first met Tom Hintz at the 2015 T-Bucket Nationals. Sadly, on June 25, 2022 his niece posted, “My dear Uncle Tom passed away yesterday. He fought a hard fight with cancer and he now is no longer suffering. We loved him so much and know he is in heaven and smiling down on us!” … Read more

New Zealand T-Bucket Finds Way Home via Canada


Here’s Steve Roy’s New Zealand T-Bucket Story In my late teens I built a T-Bucket in my parents’ Auckland, New Zealand garage.  I started with a $600 un-finished project.   It had a 272 Y-Block, F100 3 speed (short tail shaft meant a longer driveshaft), early Ford I beam front suspension with split wishbones and 8” ford … Read more

Clayton’s Hot Rods Tipsy-T: Déjà Vu All Over Again

Claytons Hot Rods Tipsy-T

While admiring the Clayton’s Hot Rods Tipsy-T in the Suede Palace at the 2022 Grand National Roadster Show I got that strange feeling again. It was the same feeling I had when viewing Eric Geisert’s 1926 T the same day. This 1915 T roadster was a real stunner, with the unmistakable look of a true … Read more

Eric Geisert’s 1926 T Modified Roadster

Eric Geisert 1926 T roadster

This post is not only about the Eric Geisert 1926 T modified roadster but also the fact that a T-Bucket is the perfect canvas upon which to paint your own hot rod vision. When it comes to T-Buckets and the world of T roadsters, there’s no more true saying than, “change is inevitable.” So, when … Read more

Tom Booth Torsion T

Torsion T Tom Booth

In Episode 7 of our Hooked on T-Buckets Podcast we interviewed Tom Booth about his fabulous Torsion T. At the time of the interview, Tom knew where his original T-Bucket was and the owner indicated it was going to stay in a backyard under a tarp. Fortunately, after that interview the Torsion T was purchased … Read more

Santa Hot Rod, He Really Drives a T-Bucket Roadster

Christmas Santa T-Bucket Hot Rod Roadster

It’s that time of year when if you look carefully you may be lucky enough to see the Santa Hot Rod, a T-Bucket roadster!. 🙂  Yes, Santa and his many helpers really do deliver all those toys in T-Buckets. They need to get around quickly and there’s no better way. We’re not kidding about Santa’s … Read more