OK, so I was a tad premature in announcing three years ago that it looked like Rod & Custom magazine was going to build a T-Bucket project car!
Anyway, I was happy to see the cover of the April, 2013 R&C with Ed Roth car and memorabilia collector George Goodrich’s “Tweedy Pie-inspired” T. (Personally, it looks more Marty Hollmann T-inspired to me). It was a feast for the eyes to see George’s T in the enviable two-page centerspread position.
And they topped that off with a nice little four-page Norm Grabowski T-Bucket photographic tribute.
Backward person that I am, though, Rob Fortier‘s editorial was the last thing I looked at in perusing the latest edition. Wham! There it was (finally): It’s Official … The Build’s On. Vindication at last. I cheerily tossed my dunce cap into the corner as a read the subhead: “We’ll be Spending the Remainder of 2013 Building our Version of the Classic T-Bucket.” I’m not going to spoil the fun for you, so run out to the corner newsstand (if you can still find one) to pick up your own copy.
And just so there’s no confusion, Rob has confirmed that the R&C T project car is separate and different from the HOT ROD magazine T-Bucket project we recently blogged about.
As noted 3 years ago, R&C Editor Rob Fortier has some accumulated knowledge building T-Buckets going back 17 years ago with the STREET RODDER magazine “Budget Bucket” project car. The new R&C project may not be on the same low-dollar level, but it will no doubt be within reason. We hope you enjoy following it in the pages of R&C as much as we will this year.