T-Bucket Blog Archive

Drag-U-La and the Coffin Car Fascination

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, and Casket Cars Galore

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 ...
Halloween Hot Rod, The Bumpkin Pumpkin T-Bucket,

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 You’re Missing Out On

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 ...
T-Bucket Nationals: Toolman’s T-Bucket

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 ...
Happy Birthday Ed Iskenderian — 98 Years

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 ...
“La Cucaracha”, the Iskenderian T

“La Cucaracha”, the Iskenderian T

Today, July 10. 2019, is Ed Iskenderian\'s 98th Birthday! We\'re happy to help celebrate by republishing this story about Ed\'s legendary T roadster ...
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 ...