Farewell, Blackie Gejeian, Hot Rod Legend and Huge T-Bucket Influence

Blackie Gejeian Americas Most Beautiful Roadster
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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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Last month, a third generation California Central Valley raisin rancher passed away at the age of 90 and the hot rod world was saddened. Michael Gejeian was born in 1926. But, from the 1940s on he was simply known as “Blackie” as a result of the highly influential 1926 T roadster he built. Following his interment, … Read more