T-Buckets of the 1950s

Ed Roth’s Outlaw/Excalibur/Excaliber

Ed Roth’s Outlaw/Excalibur/Excaliber

Note: To honor the memory of the late Ed Roth, I am reposting (with a new image gallery) this brief tribute from 2010. ...
Fiberglass T Bucket Body History

Fiberglass T Bucket Body History

We take the fiberglass T-Bucket body for granted. It seems like they\'ve always been around, in abundance and ...
“Plastic” T-Buckets?

“Plastic” T-Buckets?

Three years prior to the introduction of the first fiberglass T-Bucket body, the car-loving world was all excited ...
Speed Scene Live airs T-Bucket report

Speed Scene Live airs T-Bucket report

Legendary hot rod and racing announcer Bob Beck has a regular feature on Speed Scene Live. It\'s called the Great ...
Tweedy Pie T-Bucket Sells for About Half What it

Tweedy Pie T-Bucket Sells for About Half What it

This historic T-Bucket was originally sold by it\'s builder, Bob Johnston, to Ed \"Big Daddy\" Roth for $1150. By ...
Tweedy Pie T-Bucket Back on the Block at RM

Tweedy Pie T-Bucket Back on the Block at RM

With a $200k high bid not meeting reserve at the Mecum 2010 Monterey Auction, the legendary Tweedy Pie T-Bucket made ...
Who Built the First T-Bucket With Spindle Mount

Who Built the First T-Bucket With Spindle Mount

By the 1970s Fad-T era, front wire wheels were the norm for T-Buckets. I\'ve researched this subject over the years, ...
Bob Johnston’s T-Bucket, Later to Become Ed “Big

Bob Johnston’s T-Bucket, Later to Become Ed “Big

The Tweedy Pie T-Bucket was built in the 1950s by Bob Johnston, gained its own recognition as a magazine cover car and ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...