The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Old-Soul, Aug 25, 2010.
This car is Badass, and I love to know what happened to it. I'd also like to have it.
And then again.
Such a great thread.
I'd add boner-riffic.
I don’t think this is even a Ford but man it’s cool!
Our T bucket torquing up launch at Maple Grove this summer
Looks like a shortened Dodge.
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Pretty sure it's a Buick body.
How about this 26-Tee ?? A B'Ville Street Roadster past record holder and at 1 time a street driven roadster note, the temporary Tag. It's been 214 mph with its previous owners (great guys). Dirty 2 club at El Mirage as well.
Some of these pix were borrowed from Petersen Archives web-site
I'd guess early 24 T coupe shortened with the top missing?
Yes, it's cool but I would have to be 4' tall in order to drive it.
Gene Chan's T
It's all Ford. 1924 Ford T coupe shortened with the top cut off.
Gene Chan's is one of the best! I've never seen those pics before! Very cool!!
Get on that Peterson Archives site man, it's staggering
Pretty amazing stuff over there, but is that watermark plastered right in the middle of the image really necessary?
Probably not but it is what it is.
It'd be cool if they had prints for sale.
this is my in the works "D" bucket RPU
IM000227 by jaxx posted Nov 28, 2019 at 11:54 AM
Dean, look at pix of 1917 (+/-) Buick roadster. I think that this thing is all Buick, nailhead and all. Of course I could be wrong.
Lightning Bug (interesting position for a voltage regulator)
A few more for the Norm fans
Lightnin' Bug, that's the one that started it all! Here is a a short article from just before it got sold.
I like that car so much better without the flames.
Not ME, I like the flames, brings out body lines, gives it character, gives it FUN !!!!
Quite possibly my favorite rod of all time, definitely my favorite T...
I'd take it in either fashion (but not in it's white, dual slicked, high-back seated iteration).
I remember seeing it a few times at shows and it raised my heart rate, not many did that. I watched a copy of a home movie Norm took while hauling ass in it driving one handed holding the camera in the other. What a guy, what a car! One of the guys helping me with my roadster now was friends with Norm back then, lots of stories.
A couple years ago at GNRS there was a tribute car built in it's first version, although minus the blower.
"Rick Zumbo had this cool display for his 1922 Ford T-bucket. This car is a tribute to the original version of the Norm Grabowski T-bucket, the Lightnin’ Bug, before the days of the famous Kookie T. (Original car was shown at the National Roadster Show back in 1955 when it was held in the Oakland area.)" Hot Rod Magazine article
This one is my personal favorite though.. I'm sure its been brought up many times before
Marcus Edell's T
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