T-Bucket Blog Archive

1970s Waterbed Fad Meets T-Bucket Trend

1970s Waterbed Fad Meets T-Bucket Trend

In the 1970s, waterbed stores were popping up everywhere as their popularity spread from the hippie community to suburbanites seeking more ...
“Bucket T”, the T-Bucket Song &;

“Bucket T”, the T-Bucket Song &;

Just to show what an important element of popular culture the T-Bucket became, you need look no further than the three artists who recorded this ...
Chester Greenhalgh: T-Bucket Genius!?!

Chester Greenhalgh: T-Bucket Genius!?!

The following is a blog post I originally published 10 years ago on New Year’s Day, 2009. It was a great start to my New Year because it ...
T Bucket Kits: Ted McMullen and the U.S. Speed

T Bucket Kits: Ted McMullen and the U.S. Speed

Hot rodder Ted McMullen made a pioneering imprint on the T-Bucket world in a short time span. Prior to 1963, T-Buckets were individually designed ...
TV Tommy Ivo’s T-Bucket

TV Tommy Ivo’s T-Bucket

Shortly after becoming aware of Norm’s Kookie Kar around 1959, I was also struck by another T-bucket that had the “look” and ...
Norm Grabowski and the Kookie Kar T-Bucket

Norm Grabowski and the Kookie Kar T-Bucket

In the Spring of 1957, my 8 year old eyes were transfixed on a full page Life magazine photo of Southern California rod builder Norm Grabowski ... ...