|Born||August 28, 1944 |
Rupert, Idaho, United States
|Died||February 27, 2008 (aged 63)|
|Occupation||Automobile designer, TV show host|
Boyd Leon Coddington (August 28, 1944 – February 27, 2008) was the owner of the Boyd Coddington Hot Rod Shop and star of American Hot Rod on TLC. Events 475 - The Roman General Orestes forces western Roman Emperor Julius Nepos to flee his Capital Year 1944 ( MCMXLIV) was a Leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Rupert is the County seat and largest city of Minidoka County, Idaho, United States. The State of Idaho ( is a state in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States of America. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Events 1560 - The Treaty of Berwick, which would expel the French from Scotland, is signed by England and the Congregation 2008 ( MMVIII) is the current year in accordance with the Gregorian calendar, a Leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common Events 475 - The Roman General Orestes forces western Roman Emperor Julius Nepos to flee his Capital Year 1944 ( MCMXLIV) was a Leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Events 1560 - The Treaty of Berwick, which would expel the French from Scotland, is signed by England and the Congregation 2008 ( MMVIII) is the current year in accordance with the Gregorian calendar, a Leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common American Hot Rod was a reality TV Series on The Learning Channel and Discovery Channel. TLC (generally called as The Learning Channel) is a cable TV network in the US and Canada, that carries a variety of informational and
Coddington grew up on a farm in Rupert, Idaho, reading all the car magazines he could, and got his first car (a 1931 Chevrolet truck) at age 13. Rupert is the County seat and largest city of Minidoka County, Idaho, United States. Year 1931 ( MCMXXXI) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1931 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Chevrolet (ˌʃɛvroʊˈleɪ - French origin (also known as Chevy) is a Brand of Automobile, produced by General Motors (GM  He attended machinist trade school at Idaho State University and completed a three-year apprenticeship in machining. A machinist is a person who uses Machine tools to make or modify parts primarily Metal parts a process known as Machining. Idaho State University (ISU is a public University operated by the U In 1966, he moved to California building hot rods by night and working as a machinist at Disneyland during the day. Hot rods are typically American cars with large engines modified for linear speed He soon became known for building unique hot rods and in 1977 he opened his own shop, Hot Rods by Boyd, in Cypress, California. Cypress is a city located in southern California near the northern border of Orange County. His first customer was Vern Luce whose car (a 1933 coupe) won the Al Slonaker Award at the 1981 Oakland Roadster show, a prestigious award for those "in the know. Oakland (ˈoʊklənd founded in 1852 is the eighth-largest city in the U "
In 1988, Coddington founded Boyd's Wheels, Inc. , to manufacture and market custom automobile alloy wheels made from billet aluminum. Alloy wheels are automobile ( Car, Motorcycle and Truck) Wheels which are made from an Alloy of Aluminum or Billet refers to a cast Semi finished product. It is also referred to as Ingot, particularly for smaller sizes His aluminum wheels were an industry first and many innovative designs are credited to Boyd's Wheels. By 1997, Coddington (along with his then chief designer Chip Foose), was inducted into the Hot Rod Hall of Fame. Chip Foose ( October 13, 1963) is a Hot rod shop owner automotive designer and fabricator and star of Overhaulin' on TLC  In 1998, Coddington had to re-organize Boyds Wheels as the result of bankruptcy.  On April 7, 2005, Coddington pleaded guilty of perpetrating a "Ship of Theseus" fraud. Events 529 - First draft of Corpus Juris Civilis (a fundamental work in Jurisprudence) is issued by Eastern Roman Emperor Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The Ship of Theseus, also known as Theseus's paradox, is a Paradox that raises the question of whether an object which has had all its component parts replaced Coddington had registered completely custom-fabricated, hand-built cars as antique automobiles in order to avoid emissions and tax liabilities. In the United States an antique car is generally defined as a car over 25 years of age this being the definition used by the Antique Automobile Club of America 
Coddington had been hospitalized in January 2008, shortly after New Year's Eve.  He was discharged, but was readmitted just a few days later to Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital in suburban Whittier, California. Whittier is a city in Los Angeles County California about southeast of Los Angeles.
After being readmitted, doctors performed surgery and Boyd was expected to make a complete recovery. Unfortunately, Coddington died on February 27, 2008. Events 1560 - The Treaty of Berwick, which would expel the French from Scotland, is signed by England and the Congregation 2008 ( MMVIII) is the current year in accordance with the Gregorian calendar, a Leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common His publicist, Bradley Fanshaw III, stated that Coddington was a long-time diabetic who died from complications that were brought on from a recent surgery along with liver and kidney complications.