T-Bucket Blog Archive

Bob Johnston Tweedy Pie T-Bucket

Bob Johnston’s T-Bucket, Later to Become

Beyond Norm Grabowski's "Kookie Kar", one of my other significant influences was a short wheelbase T-bucket built by Californian Bob Johnston, which ...
Buzz Pitzen T-Bucket

The World’s First Fiberglass T-Bucket Hot

It's time to update my original two-part story done over ten years ago about Buzz Pitzen building "the world's first fiberglass T-Bucket hot rod" back ...
Buzz Pitzen T-Bucket

The World’s First Fiberglass T-Bucket Hot

As noted in Part I, Buzz Pitzen's T-Bucket was the world's first using a fiberglass body. It paved the way for tens of thousands to follow and it ...
Marty Hollmann T-Bucket roadster

T-Bucket History: Marty Hollmann’s Hugely

Martin Hollmann is without a doubt the most underrated T-bucket builder of the 50's and 60's. I first wrote about Marty's T-Bucket over ten years ago ...
T-Bucket Erv Campbell

Erv Campbell T-Bucket Then and Now

While checking out all the cool T-Buckets at the 2017 T-Bucket Nationals in Carson City, Nevada I did a double take when I came upon this yellow ...
T-Bucket Norm Letendre

Norman Letendre Traditional T-Bucket Roadster is

You could say that the Norman Letendre traditional T-Bucket and the Bill Strickland T-Bucket roadster are birds of a feather. They both evidence a ...
T-Bucket Bill Strickland

Bill Strickland T-Bucket Roadster

In the mid-1950s Tommy Ivo built one of hot rod history's two most influential T-Bucket roadsters. At the time, he had the geographic convenience of ...
Ted A Brown

Ted Brown: T-Bucket Chassis Designer

It was five years ago today that we lost a man who was one of the most influential contributors to the everlasting popularity of T-Bucket hot rods. ...

The George Gould East Coast T-Bucket

Up until 1962, pretty much every T-Bucket that had appeared in the Big 3 car magazines (Hot Rod, Rod & Custom, Car Craft) had been from the West ...
Don Brusseau T-Bucket Rod and Custom cover

Don Brusseau T-Bucket: 1949 to Today

In 1967, I was fascinated by the incredible detail of the Don Brusseau T-Bucket that appeared in two of the major magazines that year. I originally ...
Hot Rod Santa Butch Reeves T-Bucket

Hot Rod Santa and His T-Bucket Sleigh

On Christmas eve we're happy to repost this popular T-Bucket Hot Rod Santa story from several years back. Hot Rod Santa faced global population ...

Drag-U-La and the Coffin Car Fascination

In 1966, I was fascinated by way-out show cars like Steve Scott's "Uncertain-T", so when the "Hot Rod Herman" episode of The Munsters appeared with ...
Munsters car dragula drag strip

Munsters Car, Dragula, and Casket Cars Galore

It's that time of year when interest peaks in the legendary Munsters car, Dragula. It's also the time when hot rod builders start thinking about ...
Pumpkin T-Bucket For Sale

Halloween Hot Rod, The Bumpkin Pumpkin T-Bucket,

With Halloween tonight, it's time to revive the most fun T-Bucket Halloween Hot Rod post we have. The old joke goes, "Doctor, doctor, I'm so ...
T-Bucket car show gold

T-Bucket Car Show Gold You’re Missing Out On

If you're a T-Bucket owner, I'm going to tell you about the T-Bucket car show gold you're missing out on. Unless you've already discovered it. This ...
Tim Taylor 1923 T-Bucket hot rod roadster

T-Bucket Nationals: Toolman’s T-Bucket

We just published a cool Hooked on T-Bucket Hot Rods Podcast interview with Tim Taylor about how his high miles T-Bucket came about, as well as his ...
Ed Iskenderian T roadster Isky

Happy Birthday Ed Iskenderian — 98 Years

When I started putting together our Hooked on T-Bucket Hot Rods Podcast one of the first people I interviewed was the Camfather himself, Ed ...
2019 T-Bucket Nationals

2019 T-Bucket Nationals Report and 2020

This past weekend I made a too-quick one-day visit to the 2019 T-Bucket Nationals in Prescott, Arizona, which coincidentally was the 19th Nationals ...
John Morehead in Fred Steele T-Bucket

Fred Steele Roadster on “Ventures in&#

My original Fred Steele roadster post was done back in 2010. When I first wrote it I had no idea that I would be lucky enough to come in contact with ...
Fred Steele T-Bucket Ventures in Space

Fred Steele’s Ventures in Space T-Bucket

As you may know, I'm a huge fan of the iconic Fred Steele T-Bucket that captured the hearts and imaginations of possibly millions when it appeared on ...