After checking out the Rolling Bones Hot Rod Shop, intrepid photographer Joe Grippo headed over to the Saratoga Auto Museum in Saratoga, NY to see their “Right Coast Rods” exhibit. This is a celebration of hot rodding on the “wrong” side of the country and the exhibit featured a bunch of old cars that laid the groundwork for the typical Northeastern styled hot rods of the 1950s and 1960s.
As much as the whole hot rodding deal was born and fostered in Southern California, it didn’t take long for rodders back east to get their acts together and start constructing killer cars. Many are crude by our modern standards, but their coolness comes from the fact that they were cobbled together with whatever the builder and his buddies had on hand. One of the true “trends” developed on the east coast was channeling, or dropping the body down over the frame. That look and practice spread all over the place, but it was championed by rodders on the Atlantic Ocean side of the country.
Hit the link below to tour the museum and see this killer exhibit!
GALLERY LINK: The Saratoga Springs Auto Museum – Right Coast Rods