T-Buckets of the 1960s

Fad T T-Bucket

Fad T: Where Did That T-Bucket Term Come From?

Several years ago, I published this post about the origins of the term "Fad T" being applied to T-Bucket hot rods. I'm ...
1927 T Roadster Charles Tunnell

2017 T-Bucket Nationals Preview: 1927 T Roadster

When you visit the T-Bucket Nationals in Carson City, Nevada, June 22-24, you'll have a chance to see the super sharp ...
Chauvin Emmons Indianapolis 500 T-Bucket roadster

What’s the Indy 500 got to do with T

Power, Montoya, Dixon and Kanaan running 4-wide at MAVTV 500 at Auto Club Speedway, Fontana The Indianapolis 500 is ...
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 sale again. ...
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 realized things ...
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 if it was ...
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 dutifully ...
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 just a ...
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 looks like ...
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 their ad ...
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 Facebook ...
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. The ...
Chauvin Emmons Indianapolis 500 T-Bucket roadster

Indianapolis 500 Inspired T-Bucket Hot Rods:

Power, Montoya, Dixon and Kanaan running 4-wide at MAVTV 500 at Auto Club Speedway, Fontana I just returned from ...
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 ...
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

Gary Percival's California Custom Roadsters bodied 1915 T-Bucket It goes without saying I love T-Buckets, but I'm ...
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 & Restyling" ...
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 ...