T-Bucket Blog Archive

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 ...
Bob Johnston’s T-Bucket, Later to Become

Bob Johnston’s T-Bucket, Later to Become

Tweedy Pie was a short wheelbase, flathead powered T-bucket built by Californian Bob Johnston in the 50s. It was cool enough to be a magazine cover ...
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 ... ...