So, I skipped the NTBA’s 2007 T-Bucket Nationals because I wasn’t eager to drive 1,700 miles to Arizona. But when the 2008 event rolled around and was conveniently located in Springfield, IL, I was there in a flash. Maybe not as many cars as had been at Mountain Home in the past, but you could chalk that up to $4 gas, a bad economy and the fact that most people’s eyes don’t light up when somebody mentions visiting “lovely” Springfield, IL. But, overall, the quality of cars was excellent and well worth the trip. Sit back, relax and enjoy the show.
P.S. If you see any T-Buckets you particularly like, let me know because I may well have more pics available.
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.
The T-Bucket Nationals 2014 in scenic Mountain Home, Arkansas just wrapped up this evening with a terrific car show on the grounds of Arkansas State University Mountain Home. I'm happy to report that in the 14 year existence of the National T-Bucket Alliance that of the three T-Bucket Nationals held…
Just for fun, here's a slide show featuring just some of the buckets that caught my attention at the 2005 T-Bucket Nationals hosted in Mountain Home, Arkansas by the National T-Bucket Alliance. Kick back and enjoy.