The Introduction Of The Hot Rod T - Bucket Roadster Now And Forever The Ultimate Hot Rod
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The Introduction Of The Hot Rod T  -  Bucket Roadster Now And Forever the Ultimate Hot Rod

“Hot Rodding” really started to take root in the 1930’s. Drivers, as they always do, wanted to go faster, and they figured out that stripping the car down, made it lighter and faster. Soon hoods, bumpers, and fenders were being removed, just the bare minimum remained.

Many different body styles were available with the Model T, you could get a coupe, a touring car, a roadster, or even a delivery truck. Custom bodies, trim pieces and grills were also becoming available, created by the budding aftermarket industry. By the early 1920’s “kit” cars could be purchased with Speedster Sports Car bodies that were developed for the Model T chassis. Model T bodies were being placed on different chassis, and other Ford grills were being used as well. Engines are swapped out as the speed parts market exploded onto the scene with thousands of different choices.

At the very root of the earliest racing events, many T-Buckets could be seen roaring around the dry lake bed dirt ovals in SoCal. These races demanded power so streamlining was important. Nitrous, superchargers, and stroker cranks ranked first, and the body would be channeled and/or narrowed for the best aerodynamics.

We can’t forget about Roadster Racing! It was extremely popular postwar, and full of topless Model T’s. Roadster racers usually had noses and grills resembling the Champ cars seen at the Indy 500 at that time. This body style was soon known as the Track Roadster. Many people say that the oval racing roadsters lead to today’s ever popular NASCAR racing.

In 1948 the world got to see just how awesome home brewed performance could be, with the release of the first ever issue of Hot Rod Magazine. Model T bodies became “the” popular starting point for everything from show cars, race cars and street machines.

In the early 50’s when drag racing really started to take off, many Model T hot rods were

found at the starting lines. You could find Model T’s with every imaginable combination, from the blown Hemi’s to the stock flatheads.

Its not possible to talk about the Model T Hot Rod without mentioning Ed "Big Daddy" Roth and Rat Fink. Whether it was his cool art or his scratch built cars (many T based), he would gain the world’s attention and receive coverage in many hot rod magazines. He was also partially responsible for the popularity of scale models cars.

In the mid 60's, Model T Hot Rod kits began to gain popularity. Tons of kits were available, making the options endless. From the Streetster T Roadster kit with its race chassis and fiberglass body, to the Kookie Kar T-Bucket kit, there was Andy's Instant T's, the Pro Street T kit, and the track roadster Track T kit. Many of these Model T kits are still available today.

In the 70's, the National Street Rod Association was formed, and they began to organize some national events. A huge number of Model T owners showed up at these events, as the Model T’s did, and still do form a large number of the members. Then there is the T only clubs, the most popular is probably the National T-Bucket Alliance. This club is a family oriented club, dedicated to T-Bucket fanatics. They hold a national event every year devoted to their customized Model T's.

The Hot Rod holds fond memories in many people’s hearts, whether you remember taking your Hot Rod to the drive-in, or fancy a cruise down old Route 66. The Ford T-Bucket will always be the ultimate Hot Rod.


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