T-Buckets of the 1950s

Von T Von Esser Speed Shop

Von Esser Speed Shop “Von T” Still

Yesterday, the distinctly different proportions of the Von Esser Speed Shop "Von T" jumped out of my Facebook ...
John Geraghty Automotive Grasshopper

John Geraghty Automotive Founder, Grasshopper

John J. Geraghty, 1930-2015 It was sad to read in yesterday's LA Times that "John J. Geraghty, an automotive engineer ...
Ed-big-daddy-roth-outlaw

Ed Roth’s Outlaw/Excalibur/Excaliber

Ed "Big Daddy" Roth and the Legendary "Outlaw" Note: To honor the memory of the late Ed Roth, I am reposting (with a ...
Fiberglass T Bucket Body Curt Hamilton Cal Automotive

Fiberglass T Bucket Body History

40 Pounds of Fiberglass T Bucket Body, Held Aloft by Curt Hamilton of Cal Automotive The first fiberglass T Bucket ...

“Plastic” T-Buckets?

We've previously chronicled the history of the first fiberglass T-Bucket body, which was introduced over a half century ...

Speed Scene Live airs T-Bucket report

"Hot Rod Bob" Beck's story on the history of T-Buckets aired this week on the Speed Scene Live Internet television show. ...
Tweedy Pie T-Bucket Ed Roth

Tweedy Pie T-Bucket Sells for About Half What it

As noted in our earlier post about Tweedy Pie, this historic T-Bucket was originally sold by it's builder, Bob Johnston, ...
Ed Big Daddy Roth Tweedy Pie T-Bucket

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 ...
first T-Bucket spindle mount wire wheels

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'm not talking Kelsey-Hayes wire wheels, but the ...
Tweedy Pie T-Bucket by Bob Johnston

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

A few months ago, I posted a brief tribute slide show to the Tweedy Pie T-Bucket, which was built in the 1950s by Bob ...
Cal Automotive fiberglass T-Buckets and other Hot Rod bodies

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 in ...
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 in 1957 ...
T-Bucket headers TV Tommy Ivo

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" ...

Norm Grabowski and the Kookie Kar T-Bucket

Growing up, my grandparents subscribed to Life Magazine and I would look through each new weekly issue when I visited ...