T-Bucket Blog Archive

Crazy T’s of Northern Illinois 2009 Car Show

Crazy T’s of Northern Illinois 2009 Car Show

In August, 2009, I attended the Second Annual Crazy T’s of Northern Illinois Car Show benefitting Mooseheart Child City & School. The show ...
T-Bucket Raffle: American Legion Riders, Post,

T-Bucket Raffle: American Legion Riders, Post,

I don’t know about you, but I won’t pass up the opportunity to win a complete, running, cool-looking, titled T-Bucket for a mere ...
Crazy T’s of Northern Illinois July, 2009

Crazy T’s of Northern Illinois July, 2009

The Crazy-T’s of Northern Illinois T-Bucket car club held their July, 2009 meeting at the Volo Auto Museum in Volo, IL on a beautiful summer ...
“Top 3” T-Buckets from Hunnert Car

“Top 3” T-Buckets from Hunnert Car

My picks for the \"Top 3\" T-Buckets from past Hunnert Car Pileups. All have the 1960\'s T-Bucket look and one is a real survivor with extensive ...
The Tarantulas’ T-Bucket Instrumental

The Tarantulas’ T-Bucket Instrumental

If T-Buckets weren’t so doggone popular, nobody would be inspired to write cool tunes about them. When’s the last time you tapped your ...
Cal Automotive: Fiberglass T-Bucket Body,

Cal Automotive: Fiberglass T-Bucket Body,

It starts with an institutional food service size mayonnaise jar. As you may have noticed in the Custom Associates ad in Part 1 of the Cal ...
T-Bucket Déjà Vu All Over Again

T-Bucket Déjà Vu All Over Again

It was baseball great Yogi Berra who coined the expression, “It’s déjà vu all over again”. I found myself uttering this famous ...

Happy Birthday, Model T Ford: Born October 1, 1908

There would be no T-Buckets today if it were not for this momentous day 102 years ago. October 1, 1908 is marked as the birthday of perhaps the ...
Cal Automotive: Fiberglass T-Bucket Body,

Cal Automotive: Fiberglass T-Bucket Body,

We know from The Real History of the Fiberglass T-Bucket Body that ‘glass Model T bodies were first introduced in 1957 by the Diablo Speed. ...
Mark Niver: He Crossed His Last Finish Line a

Mark Niver: He Crossed His Last Finish Line a

Almost two months ago, I read the headlines about a Top Alcohol drag racer who lost his life in a tragic accident at an NHRA event in Washington. It ...
“Top 3” T-Buckets from El Segundo

“Top 3” T-Buckets from El Segundo

Just happened to be in Southern California on a weekend that coincided with the El Segundo Police Officers Association 13th Annual Main Street Car ...

The New 2010 Speedway T-Bucket Catalog

When I heard Speedway Motors had produced a special new T-Bucket catalog, I wasted no time getting one, because I was eager to see what Speedway had ...
T-Buckets for Dummies?!

T-Buckets for Dummies?!

No. Such a book doesn’t exist, but I love the popular “for Dummies” series of “how to” books for the same reasons that ...
T-Buckets and Trucks, Hot Rods and Rat Rods:

T-Buckets and Trucks, Hot Rods and Rat Rods:

You really didn’t think that after authoring the legendary “How to Build a T-Bucket Roadster for Under $3000” in the 1980s that ...
Super-Clean ’27 T-Bucket Roadster at

Super-Clean ’27 T-Bucket Roadster at

I really had to stop and inspect further this immaculate 1927 T-Bucket roadster on display at the 2010 Buckethead Bash in Mountain Home, Arkansas. ...
The “Gumball Machine” T-Bucket

The “Gumball Machine” T-Bucket

I\'m a sucker for the late 60s/early 70s psychedelic T-Bucket paint jobs, which incorporated panels, fogs, fades, bursts, lace, cobwebs, ribbons, ...
Easy-In/Easy-Out T-Bucket Top

Easy-In/Easy-Out T-Bucket Top

This soft top lifts up to make it easier to get in and out of the T-Bucket! For all us past-middle-age bucketheads faced with no doors, how clever ...

2010 T-Bucket “Buckethead Bash” Report

A couple months ago, I posted about the 4th Annual T-Bucket “Buckethead Bash” to be held in “beautiful” Mountain Home, ...

Chester’s eBook Addendum No. 2: Tie Rod

“A critic is a man who knows the way but can’t drive the car.”  — Kenneth Tynan And, according to New York theater and music ...

Chester’s eBook Addendum No. 1: Rear Shock

Hey, nobody’s perfect. But it sure is nice to strive for perfection. Today, we had a question from a recent purchaser of Chester Greenhalgh& ...