The hot rod revival movement has finally extended from the traditional 40s and 50s cars into the sci-fi 60s moonpods this year. The bubble top is back, so they say, and Aaron Grote decided to build one of his own. But instead of mimicking the existing Ed Roth machines that are all now in private collections, he just used the cars of that era as inspiration. Thus was born the Atomic Punk.
“It took a lot of time and effort, and I ran out of money on it several times. I had to sell a couple of my cars and a kidney to get the money to finish it, but when I finally got to get in it and do that big smoky burnout, I think it was worth it.” This car is more than just Ed Roth-esque, it’s David Lee Roth-esque: where do you think he got the name Atomic Punk?