boyd coddington, guy who was on the discovery channel for awhile, legend hot rod builder, dead at 63:soul:
This is terrible...I wonder what the cause was, I don't remember hearing of any health problems. My thoughts go to his family and friends.
Sad no doubt, feeling bad for his fmaily and friends, but in all reality
he's no real hot rodder to me. I'm too lazy/could find better use of my
time then research how many of his old historic rods that he actually
built, but I don't remember him doing anything more on the show than
writing the pay checks. The old guy who passed while the show aired (sadly
can't remember his name) was much more of a true rodder than Boyd appeared
Also, I love the subtlety (sp?) of the thread title. I kind of want to start a thread like "Tony Danza - NOT DEAD".
Ugh. You sound like an idiot.
Which part? Saying I sound like an idiot without explaining it is you just
talking shit, not trying to make me see the error of my ways as you see it.
The bad Tony Danza joke? I could see your point on that.
However, I'll stick to my guns in that although it's sad when anybody dies, from what I have seen of Boyd makes me think his death has as much of an impact on the car world as the other million or so people that died the same day he did and went unmentioned.
I don't/didn't really watch American Hot, but it's sad nonetheless....:soul:
If you only know him from the show, then you dont' know shit. Seriously.
Boyd was a hotrodder for decades, and befopre he had his own shop, he built
ALL his own rods and customs, while working full time as a machinist for
Disney. He was a perfectionist, and a workaholic (failing health led to him
doing less work in later years, as you can see on the show). He was an
innovater and a visionary. After he got his shop running, he built cars
from sketches by Steve Stanford, Thom Taylor, Larry Erickson and later Chip
The hot rod world is mourning his passing, even if they didn't always agree on his style of car (and he built everything from traditional rods, to high end smooth billet artwork, to trucks, to customs, like CadZZilla). The hot rod world is mourning his passing. He regularly went out of his way to talk to and encourage rodders in person.
He was a regular car guy who worked his ass off at various jobs to feed his hobby and ended up able to make a successful living at his hobby. Soomething most of us would like to be able to say.
An excerpt from a thread on a traditional hot rod board I'm a member at:
He was an icon in the industry for decades and will be missed.
damn we lost another good mechanic hot rodder. then RIP boyd
RIP Boyd Coddington.