T-Bucket Blog Archive

Barn Find Hot Rods: Hidden Treasure or Simply No

“Barn find” hot rods seem to be turning up everywhere today. It seems that with the Internet, every significant barn find sends hundreds ...
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 ... ...