T-Buckets of the 1960s

Chauvin Emmons Indianapolis 500 T-Bucket roadster

What’s the Indy 500 got to do with T

The Indianapolis 500 is known as “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing” for good reason. But, I’m not ...
1926 T roadster Moonshiner Mickey Himsl

1926 T Roadster, Legendary “Moonshiner&

I was excited to learn today that the awesome “Moonshiner” 1926 T roadster created by Mickey Himsl is for ...
Fred Desch Austin Bantam roadster

Austin Bantam Roadster as a T-Bucket Alternative?

After completing the story this week on Art Tardiville’s T-Bucket chassis’d Austin Bantam coupe, I ...
Gas Monkey T-Bucket

Gas Monkey T-Bucket Sold at a Big Loss, But &

After watching last week’s episode about the Fast n’ Loud T-Bucket, I just had to tune in this week to see ...
Gas Monkey Garage T-Bucket

Fast n Loud T-Bucket Brings ’70s Nostalgia

I heard that this week on Discovery Channel’s Fast n’ Loud that they would be purchasing a T-Bucket. So, I ...
Tognotti's King T for sale

Don Tognotti’s King T Pioneers T-Bucket

SeeingĀ Don Tognotti’s King T on the cover of Rod & CustomĀ in 1964, I was amazed! At first, it looked like ...
1915 T roadster Marcus Edell

1915 T Roadster Built by John Gates in High

No, the photo below wasn’t taken in 1956, although with the Chevy Delray and the cool 1915 T roadster it sure ...
U.S. Speed Sport T-Bucket ad

U.S. Speed Sport “Instant T” T

I’ve been a fan of the U. S. Speed Sport T-Bucket kits since first reading about them in an article and seeing ...
Don Kendall T-Bucket

Don Kendall T-Bucket Sets the Standard for Low

It was a momentous day in 1968 when I first saw the Don Kendall T-Bucket. I had just opened the November issue of Rod ...
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 ...
long wheelbase T Bucket Joe Pirronello All American

Joe Pirronello’s Dragster-Inspired Long

The long wheelbase T Bucket era began in the late 1960s. Two factors contributed to the long wheelbase T Bucket fad. ...
Chauvin Emmons Indianapolis 500 T-Bucket roadster

Indianapolis 500 Inspired T-Bucket Hot Rods:

I just returned from watching the MAVTV 500 (yeah, I never heard of MAVTV, either) Indy Car race at Auto Club Speedway ...
Lee Neiman Captain Nemo Supercharged T Bucket

Lee Neiman’s Supercharged T Bucket Reappears

Recently on Twitter I saw a cool 1970s era supercharged T Bucket for sale that caught my attention. (Which reminds me: ...
Cotton Werksman T-Bucket

Cotton Werksman Reunited With His Legendary &

Cotton Werksman has achieved a lot in the hot rod world. Being one of the original founders of the National Street Rod ...
Bird T Bucket Kit

Bird T Bucket Kit: What an Assembled One Looks

A Bird T Bucket kit inspired legions of teenage hot-rodders-to-be in the 1960s and 1970s. The advertised prices were ...
1915 T-Bucket body Don Oaks

1915 T-Bucket Body: The One We Know Today and

It goes without saying I love T-Buckets, but I’m especially fond of what’s known as the 1915 T-Bucket. ...
Y-Block Ford T-Bucket Ted Kramer Snoopy

Y-Block Ford T-Bucket: Ted Kramer’s Snoopy

Not only am I a T-Bucket lover, but also a Y-Block Ford lover! So, the June, 1963 cover of “Rodding & ...
Ed-big-daddy-roth-outlaw

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. ...
GNRS 2014 Grand National Roadster Show T-Bucket Pomona

Grand National Roadster Show Pomona 2014 –

If you didn’t get enough of the Grand National Roadster Show Pomona 2014 in Part 1, Part 2 or Part 3, then here& ...
Fiberglass T Bucket Body Curt Hamilton Cal Automotive

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 ...