T-Bucket Blog Archive

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 ...
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 ...

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 ...
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 ...
Pumpkin T-Bucket For Sale

Halloween Hot Rod, The Bumpkin Pumpkin T-Bucket,

If you've always wanted to be the star of the Halloween Parade, scare small children, incite chasing dogs and draw gape-mouthed stares at every car ...
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 ...
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

Ed Iskenderian's T roadster is one of the most famous hot rods ever built. Featured on the cover of Hot Rod Magazine in 1948 and turning 120 mph at ...
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 ...
Fred Steele T-Bucket Ventures in Space

Fred Steele’s Ventures in Space T-Bucket

Once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for the right person to become the owner of one of the most iconic T-Buckets ever built and still in pristine shape! ...
Potvin Supercharger T-Bucket Kerry Smith

Potvin Supercharger Meets High Tech T-Bucket

I’m happy to repost this story from three years ago about Kerry Smith’s unique T-Bucket because we recently introduced a fascinating ...
Kerry Smith Potvin T-Bucket

What You Can Learn from an Engineer Like Kerry

This podcast interview with Kerry Smith is the perfect accompaniment to our lengthy story and pics about how he blended traditional and high tech ...
Don Garlits First Dragster T-Bucket

Don Garlits First Dragster Had T-Bucket Roots

I’m reposting this past Don Garlits story, because after visiting the Don Garlits Museum of Drag Racing and interviewing Big Daddy that ...
Hooked on T-Bucket Hot Rods Podcast

Don Garlits Reveals What Motivated Him to Change

  Yep. Big Daddy Don Garlits first real “rail job” dragster came about after he removed the body from his 1927 T roadster, grafted ...
TV Tommy Ivo T-Bucket Podcast Episode

TV Tommy Ivo T-Bucket Interview Kicks Off Our

The enthusiastic reception for the Introductory Episode of our “Hooked on T-Bucket Hot Rods” Podcast has been very gratifying. Thank! ...