Photo courtesy of Kern River Family Mortuary

Ted A. Brown

Jun 20, 1940 - Apr 27, 2015

Guest Book

Not sure what to say?

I had known Ted for many years.
We had gone on runs together with the Early Times car club
Had been to his shop in Bellflower and enjoyed just being with him.
in later years I was building my 57T-Bird and at Richard Graves Shop in Long Beach.
When it came to the rack and pinion steering I called Ted in Bako (as he called Bakersfield )
and asked if he could come down and help me out.
The next week he was there and in just a few days it was done.
He was...

Another year gone by and you're still missed very very much Little Sis Chris

It's been five years, but Ted's friendship and many contributions to the T-Bucket hot rod hobby are not forgotten.

Ted's creativity and mechanical expertise have inspired thousands since the 1960s. He will continue to be missed for decades to come.

Ted built them right.

Another year gone by, Still miss you.

Another year gone by and I still have the Yella fella.
Never forgotten, Ted.

Great man I miss him

I still miss my friend Ted. I miss our conversations about all things T bucket and life in general.

To my big brother it's been a year now today miss you terribly but I'm sure you're in a better place up there with Mom, Rhonda, Uncle Alan and Grandma and Grandpa love and miss you always your little sis

Thanks Ted. You were our T Bucket inspiration.


Ted's Obituary

Ted was born in Minneapolis, Minn., but lived in many places in the U.S. He was a welder by trade but was well known for his custom hot rods he built ove the last 45 years. He had many friends around the world who were constantly contacting him with questions about their hot rods and how to make them better. Having lived 20 years in Bakersfield, he made many friends and loved to try out new coffee shops and could be seen around town on his beloved scooter. He is survived by his wife Shirley and son Ted Jr. of Arizona, his stepdaughter Robin (Greg) of Los Angeles. Casey and his sisters Chris and Cory. Survivors also include four grandson and two great grandchildren and several nephews.A Celebration of life is scheduled for 12:00 Wednesday May 06, 2015 at 9514 Empire State Drive Bakersfield, CA 93311.

Read More