T-Buckets of the 1950s

John Geraghty Automotive Founder, Grasshopper

John Geraghty Automotive Founder, Grasshopper

It was sad to read in yesterday’s LA Times that “John J. Geraghty, an automotive engineer who made his ...
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 ...