National T-Bucket Alliance 2008 Nationals Slide Show

NTBA T-Bucket Nationals
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T-Bucket fanatic since 1957 when my 8 year old eyes became glued to a full page LIFE magazine photo of Norm Grabowski in the wildest hot rod I had ever seen! I later discovered the fascinating T-Buckets of TV Tommy Ivo, Marty Hollmann, Bob Johnston and Ed “Big Daddy” Roth’s T-Bucket inspired Outlaw. I was hooked for life on T-Bucket hot rods! originated in 2005 as a personal blog extolling the virtues of T-Buckets. In 2009 I blogged about Chester Greenhalgh, the "how to" genius who wrote the legendary, out-of-print “How to Build a T-Bucket Roadster for Under $3000”. That led to a friendship with Chester and our partnership in marketing the updated eBook version of his T-Bucket building bible. The T-Bucket fire burns stronger and stronger.
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So, I skipped the NTBA’s 2007 T-Bucket Nationals because I wasn’t eager to drive 1,700 miles to Arizona. But when the 2008 event rolled around and was conveniently located in Springfield, IL, I was there in a flash. Maybe not as many cars as had been at Mountain Home in the past, but you could … Read more