The Two “Low Blow” T-Buckets

Low Blow T-Bucket Hot Rod Roadsters of Scotty Ellis and Pip Biddlecombe

Little did Scott Ellis know when he started laying out the original Low Blow T-Bucket on his Fresno garage floor in the 1970s that a decade later and 5,000 miles away another hot rodder would be so inspired …

Scott Ellis’ Original Low Blow T-Bucket

Scott Ellis Low Blow T-Bucket Hot Rod

The late 1970s was a strange era in hot rod history. With its blown hemi, wild flames and mean and low stance, Scott Ellis’ T-Bucket stood out like crazy — in a crazy, good way!

Every Kid’s Dream: The Red Baron T-Bucket

Red Baron T-Bucket

A lot has been written over the years about the Red Baron T-Bucket, and some recent developments have brought about some interesting new information I’d like to share.

Keith Moon’s Real “Bucket T”

Keith Moon Mickey Bray Bucket T

Only one member of any of the groups that recorded the tune, “Bucket T” could lay claim to owning a T-Bucket: the late Keith Moon, drummer for The Who. Built by legendary British hot rodder, Mickey Bray …

Mark Niver: He Crossed His Last Finish Line a Winner

Mark Niver T-Bucket
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T-Bucket fanatic since 1957 when my 8 year old eyes became glued to a full page LIFE magazine photo of Norm Grabowski in the wildest hot rod I had ever seen! I later discovered the fascinating T-Buckets of TV Tommy Ivo, Marty Hollmann, Bob Johnston and Ed “Big Daddy” Roth’s T-Bucket inspired Outlaw. I was hooked for life on T-Bucket hot rods!

TBucketPlans.com originated in 2005 as a personal blog extolling the virtues of T-Buckets. In 2009 I blogged about Chester Greenhalgh, the "how to" genius who wrote the legendary, out-of-print “How to Build a T-Bucket Roadster for Under $3000”. That led to a friendship with Chester and our partnership in marketing the updated eBook version of his T-Bucket building bible. The T-Bucket fire burns stronger and stronger.
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Almost two months ago, I read the headlines about a Top Alcohol drag racer who lost his life in a tragic accident at an NHRA event in Washington. It wasn’t until almost a month later that the familiar name hit me: Mark Niver. This was the same Mark Niver whose T-Bucket captured my imagination when … Read more

The “Gumball Machine” T-Bucket

Gumball Machine T-Bucket at Buckethead Bash

I’m a sucker for the late 60s/early 70s psychedelic T-Bucket paint jobs, which incorporated panels, fogs, fades, bursts, lace, cobwebs, ribbons, stripes, murals, etc. in flakes, pearls and candies

Is There Life for a T-Bucket After the Show Car Circuit? Ask Albert Almeida.

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T-Bucket fanatic since 1957 when my 8 year old eyes became glued to a full page LIFE magazine photo of Norm Grabowski in the wildest hot rod I had ever seen! I later discovered the fascinating T-Buckets of TV Tommy Ivo, Marty Hollmann, Bob Johnston and Ed “Big Daddy” Roth’s T-Bucket inspired Outlaw. I was hooked for life on T-Bucket hot rods!

TBucketPlans.com originated in 2005 as a personal blog extolling the virtues of T-Buckets. In 2009 I blogged about Chester Greenhalgh, the "how to" genius who wrote the legendary, out-of-print “How to Build a T-Bucket Roadster for Under $3000”. That led to a friendship with Chester and our partnership in marketing the updated eBook version of his T-Bucket building bible. The T-Bucket fire burns stronger and stronger.
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This past weekend, I happened to be in the Sunshine State and decided to drop by the Sun T’s of Central Florida show and cruise at Old Town in Kissimmee. Quite a nice turnout of very nice T-Buckets and a very friendly, infomative bunch of T-Bucket lovers. They had a lot of cool buckets on … Read more

1970s Waterbed Fad Meets T-Bucket Trend

Super T Rod T-Bucket Waterbed
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T-Bucket fanatic since 1957 when my 8 year old eyes became glued to a full page LIFE magazine photo of Norm Grabowski in the wildest hot rod I had ever seen! I later discovered the fascinating T-Buckets of TV Tommy Ivo, Marty Hollmann, Bob Johnston and Ed “Big Daddy” Roth’s T-Bucket inspired Outlaw. I was hooked for life on T-Bucket hot rods!

TBucketPlans.com originated in 2005 as a personal blog extolling the virtues of T-Buckets. In 2009 I blogged about Chester Greenhalgh, the "how to" genius who wrote the legendary, out-of-print “How to Build a T-Bucket Roadster for Under $3000”. That led to a friendship with Chester and our partnership in marketing the updated eBook version of his T-Bucket building bible. The T-Bucket fire burns stronger and stronger.
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In the 1970s, waterbed stores were popping up everywhere as their popularity spread from the hippie community to suburbanites seeking more excitement in their love life, as well as the over-50 crowd looking for a better night’s sleep. So, why not do something for Junior that tied in with the exciting T-Bucket hot rod phenomenon? … Read more