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Posted by Mike Bumbeck On March - 13 - 2009

jack_upThere two distinct schools of motoring. On one side are those who aspire to purchase the best and fastest automobile money can buy. On the other side are those who find a machine they can afford, and somehow make it the best and fastest automobile their money can buy. Clunkbucket tends to fall onto the other side. Clunkbucket is founded on the tradition of buying an automobile and making it better and perhaps faster than it was. A 40-plus year tradition of owning and maintaining econoboxes and classics alike has honed our skills in this area. Follow along as we do everything from change the oil to swap engines into the world’s finest automobiles. Clunkbucket will be the place for the heroes of your automotive universe.

19 Responses

  1. Zack Said,

    Bravo! I’m tired of reading about modern cars. I’ve found my new favorite, daily visit website.

    Keep it up!

    Posted on March 22nd, 2009 at 2:32 pm

  2. Pete Said,

    Hello! Got any advice/info/history on Triumph TR-6′s?

    Good luck on the new site!

    Posted on March 22nd, 2009 at 7:30 pm

  3. J Austin Said,

    It looks great! Supercars are cool and all, but eventually boring to those who’ll never own one (like me). I’ve added you to my “daily” favs folder. The content is great so far. Keep up the good work!

    Posted on March 22nd, 2009 at 7:44 pm

  4. eastaboga Said,

    Great concept, keep the oldies comin’!

    Now, is that an Austin American in the banner?

    Posted on March 23rd, 2009 at 4:23 am

  5. Mike Bumbeck Said,

    Thanks J. We’ll do our best to keep things daily as possible while assembling the global Clunkbucket staff.

    Posted on March 23rd, 2009 at 7:43 am

  6. Mad_Science Said,

    Good to see Mr. BlueGloves back in action.

    I’ve got a driveway full of a double dose of Project Car Hell, if you’re ever wanting for content.

    I’m within potato cannon range of Herr Lieberman.

    Posted on March 23rd, 2009 at 12:22 pm

  7. Chris Said,

    Thanks for doing this. In the days where everyone want to own a Riddler winner, it’s good to see some common sense and a general love for cars. I own muscle, German, and Japanese cars never found a place that embraces all of them. I was made aware of your site through via Brian Lohnes. [who is just as crazy as we are - ed]

    Look forward to watching it grow, you’ve been bookmarked.

    Posted on March 24th, 2009 at 10:20 am

  8. Kern Said,

    Great site! Can’t wait for more. Maybe a place for reader’s rides?
    Keep up the good work.

    Posted on March 24th, 2009 at 12:36 pm

  9. casadelshawn Said,

    @ eastaboga; No, those cars appear to be: (left to right) Ameri-tank (looks GM-ish to me), Honda 600, and Fiat 600.
    That picture looks like it was taken on the East wall of the A Foreign Auto yard at Tuxford and Telfair in Sun Valley, CA. I’m going on a rusty memory, but that sounds right.
    Mike? Jonny?

    Great site, guys! Can’t wait to see where it will take you!

    Posted on March 26th, 2009 at 9:24 pm

  10. Mike Bumbeck Said,

    Excellent sleuth work! Dug through the archives and consulted with Davey G. Johnson to solve the mystery of the Multipla!

    Posted on March 27th, 2009 at 10:11 am

  11. casadelshawn Said,

    Ah, I should have remembered the Multipla! We were looking at taking one on as a project a few years ago. Meh, I was close.

    Posted on March 27th, 2009 at 10:52 am

  12. Mike LaVella Said,

    Jesus H. Tapdancin’ Christ! This site is GENIUS!

    Posted on March 27th, 2009 at 2:41 pm

  13. D.Throttle Monkey Said,

    BUMBECK! What the truck? I think the last time I saw you, you where lookin for parts for your Baracuda at Pick-N-Pull in the K car section. If your in the Bay Area let me know, Im enduro racing now and could always use a good “co-driver”. Nothing says fast like a 78 Thunderbird…

    Posted on May 3rd, 2009 at 9:33 pm

  14. Phil Scott Said,

    Hey Mike,
    This is certainly an alternate use of your journalistic skills. Let me know if you have any interest in Aussie cars or maybe some of our exotic imports which are different to what is available in the US.

    Posted on May 8th, 2009 at 10:29 pm

  15. jim Said,

    Awesome site, Mike and Co. Help me ease our 1998 Subaru Legacy wagon into it’s second decade.

    Posted on September 5th, 2009 at 2:26 pm

  16. doug stokes Said,


    Have lost, misplaced, whatever … yer e-address
    I love yer new site, very cool
    Call me when back from TSS… I owe you lunch at a local Mexican Food dive called “Chica’s” right up the street in Irwindale.

    Your fan,


    Posted on November 2nd, 2009 at 12:39 pm

  17. Will Owen Said,

    I believe I have found my tribe!

    I drove our Alfa 164S to the BoF&I show this weekend, parked it amongst its brethren, and then spent about half my time there wishing I could swap it for the very pretty blue Fiat 128 that was for sale. As I wish to keep company with my wife I didn’t even try… but the cars I’ve loved best were the Fiats, the Hillman Huskies, the BMC Minis. Lord, how I wanted a Multipla! And still do…

    Anyway, you’re bookmarked. See ya around.

    Posted on November 3rd, 2009 at 5:40 pm

  18. Moshe Said,

    Wow, this is right up my ally. This is the kind of thing I love to do and hear about. I’ve got plenty to contribute as well. Lovely.

    Posted on November 23rd, 2009 at 8:36 pm

  19. Paul Said,

    Thanks for featuring my JDM Astro Van and it was nice meeting you.

    Posted on December 19th, 2009 at 10:27 pm

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