Episode 9 — Bob Collins and the Fred Steele Ventures in Space T-Bucket

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Show Notes for Episode 9 — Bob Collins and the Fred Steele Ventures in Space T-Bucket

The iconic T-Bucket image that captured the imagination of millions
Fred Steele in his legendary bobtail T-Bucket roadster
The Fred Steele T-Bucket at the beach in Southern California
The more modern Ford steering wheel looked great, but it was big and made it hard to get in and out. Fortunately, it’s still with the T.
Just some of the materials that reference his historic T-Bucket hot rod
Couldn’t pass up the opportunity to sit in a legend. Thanks Bob!

Link to our story about the Fred Steele T-Bucket with more photos and detail: https://www.tbucketplans.com/fred-steele-roadster-ventures-in-space/

Link to the Fred Steele T-Bucket listing for the September 20/21, 2019 Saratoga Auto Auction https://www.saratogaautoauction.org/vehicles/751/1920-ford-t-bucket

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2 thoughts on “Episode 9 — Bob Collins and the Fred Steele Ventures in Space T-Bucket”

  1. As a Massachusetts native this episode has particular appeal to me. What a piece of history and my sincere thanks to Bob for being a great caretaker of that history. Kudos sir.

    Also, real jealousy towards you John for getting to sit in her!

    • Bill, with such a narrow “roadster weather” window in Mass., it makes the Fred Steele T even more phenomenal. They were truly inspired by what was happening on the West Coast and one-upped the California T’s with this bobtail that kind of sets the standard. And my enduring thanks to Bob Collins for allowing me to enjoy his T up close and personal. 🙂


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