T-Bucket Blog Archive

2019 T-Bucket Nationals Report and 2020

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 ...
Fred Steele Roadster on “Ventures in&#

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’s Ventures in Space T-Bucket

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 Meets High Tech T-Bucket

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 ...
What You Can Learn from an Engineer Like Kerry

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 Had T-Bucket Roots

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 ...
Don Garlits Reveals What Motivated Him to Change

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 Interview Kicks Off Our

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! ...
A Podcast About T-Buckets? You Bet!

A Podcast About T-Buckets? You Bet!

Almost two years ago, I came to the revelation that what this world needs is a podcast about T-Buckets. Strange thing was, I’d only listened ...
Grasshopper Roadster T-Bucket Tribute: Beauty

Grasshopper Roadster T-Bucket Tribute: Beauty

I’m republishing this post from four years ago because friend Timmy McMaster (Y-Block Guy) recently published a historic hot rod photo that ...
Gary Monsarratt’s Custom T-Bucket on a

Gary Monsarratt’s Custom T-Bucket on a

Note: I originally posted this story last December, but for some unknown reason the images disappeared and I only got around to fixing that now. I& ...
Fiberglass Body Floor Installation

Fiberglass Body Floor Installation

A frequent question in T-Bucket building is “how do you install a fiberglass body floor?” Of course, Chester Greenhalgh covers T-Bucket ...
Southern California Car Show T-Buckets

Southern California Car Show T-Buckets

I’m fortunate because I travel all over in my day job (yep, this website is just a part-time labor of love). Wherever it takes me, if timing ...
Santa Hot Rod, He Really Drives a T-Bucket

Santa Hot Rod, He Really Drives a T-Bucket

It’s that time of year when if you look carefully you may be lucky enough to see the Santa Hot Rod, a T-Bucket roadster!. 🙂  Yes, Santa really ...
T-Bucket Upholstery on a Budget

T-Bucket Upholstery on a Budget

If there’s one subject in the realm of T-Bucket building that’s been lacking in useful information it’s how to do your own T ...
“How to Build a T-Bucket” +4 More

“How to Build a T-Bucket” +4 More

If you’ve been thinking about buying “How to Build a T-Bucket for Under $3000” then you may want to take advantage of this special ...
Get Chester’s 4 Other Hot Rod How-To’

Get Chester’s 4 Other Hot Rod How-To’

This holiday season we want to do something special for the thousands who\'ve bought Chester Greenhalgh\'s legendary \"How to Build a T-Bucket ...
Gene Winfield Needs Our Help!

Gene Winfield Needs Our Help!

At the age of 91, Gene Winfield has been the “Energizer Bunny” of customizers, traveling everywhere doing demonstrations, signing ...
Galpin Auto Sports Museum Does T’s Right

Galpin Auto Sports Museum Does T’s Right

This past weekend I was in SoCal and among other T-Bucket activities took in the 7th Annual Galpin Car Show, one of the biggest shows in the San ...
How to Put a Door in a T-Bucket, T-Bucket Doors

How to Put a Door in a T-Bucket, T-Bucket Doors

We’ve gotten some great feedback on this little series about how to build an opening T-Bucket door. While we can’t cover everything&# ...