“Hot Rod Bob” Beck‘s story on the history of T-Buckets aired this week on the Speed Scene Live Internet television show. What’s great is that if you’re like me and missed the live Tuesday night broadcast, all you have to do is click on the Speed Scene Live Archive Page and then you can replay the video, or just the audio, of the 4/26/2011 show.
As noted in our earlier post, legendary hot rod and racing announcer Bob Beck has a regular feature on Speed Scene Live. It’s called the Great American Auto Scene (G.A.A.S.) and Bob’s report on the history and significance of T-Buckets begins at about the 27 minute mark of the show. It’s a fun, informative report and you’ll enjoy watching it. Of course, he starts by mentioning the significance of historic T-Buckets like Norm Grabowski’s Kookie Kar.
He then discusses other significant early model T-based hot rods like TV Tommy Ivo’s Buick nailhead-powered T-Bucket and discusses their popularity in the 70s and up to today, noting that low-cost fiberglass T-Bucket bodies, which are still readily available, help contribute to their ongoing popularity as dramatic looking hot rods that can be built on a budget.
Along the way, TBucketPlans.com was happy to get a little exposure and we thank Bob very much for highlighting the torch we carry to keep the T-Bucket universe alive. So, if you have a few spare minutes and are ready to kick back and listen to a nice report on T-Buckets, give Bob Beck’s report on the 4/26/2011 edition of Speed Scene Live a look ‘n listen.