Chester Greenhalgh, T-Bucket and hot rod inspiration and friend

Chester Greenhalgh

If you’re a regular visitor here, you know that Chester Greenhalgh is the author of the T-Bucket bible, How to Build a T-Bucket Roadster for Under $3000. I was saddened to learn recently that Chester had contracted COVID-19. He was admitted to the VA hospital in Dallas and after a few days, over their protestations, … Read more

T-Bucket Builder DVDs Everyone Should Have

T-Bucket builder DVDs

Whenever I’m asked if there are any good T-Bucket builder DVDs, I refer people to the two that I think are essential for building a good-looking, safe T-Bucket without having to endure frustrating do-overs or unnecessarily wasting money. The first one I recommend is the StreetRod 101 Hot Rod Frame and Chassis Construction DVD. This … Read more

Gary Meadors Beer T

Gary Meadors Beer T

It’s been five years since we lost Goodguys Rod & Custom Association founder Gary Meadors. Gary was inspired by his lifelong love of rods and customs to found an organization that grew to a worldwide membership of more than 70,000. It’s significant to note that one of his early hot rods that was the basis … 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

Kookie Kar Kopy of Gary DeFer

Kookie Kar Gary Defer

“Yes, I copied the Kookie Kar and Ivo’s T,” said Gary DeFer when I met him at the 2017 T-Bucket Nationals in Carson City, Nevada. I felt in the presence of a celebrity because I’d been admiring Gary’s evolving traditional T-Bucket for over 25 years in various online forums. To me, Gary had really nailed … Read more

Uncertain T Exposed!

Uncertain T Popular Hot Rodding June 1967

I’ve been fascinated by and a fan of Steve Scott‘s radical Uncertain T since I first saw it on the cover of the November, 1965 issue of Car Craft magazine. It was only natural that one of my early blog posts back in 2010, and recently updated, featured Steve Scott’s radical creation that was so … Read more

The Steve Scott Uncertain T

The Uncertain-T Steve Scott hot rod show car

I was hugely influenced by the Steve Scott Uncertain T when it exploded on the hot rod show car world back in 1965. So in 2010 I wrote a post here expressing my admiration for Steve Scott’s work with the hope it might enlighten younger car builders because to me that was the true golden … Read more

Alexander Brothers Ridler Award Winning “Top Banana” T-Bucket

Alexander Brothers Ridler T-Bucket Ridler Award Winner

I first published this story about the Alexander Brothers Ridler Award winning T-Bucket 44 years after it won that very prestigious award. I had just seen it at a Chicago custom car show and was quite impressed. I’m updating it with some additional historic photos, information and commentary. I’ll start with the added commentary. Today, … Read more