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Boyd Coddington
Birth: Aug. 28, 1944
Rupert
Minidoka County
Idaho, USA
Death: Feb. 27, 2008
Whittier
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Legendary Hot Rod Designer and Builder. Coddington attended machinist trade school at Idaho State University and moved to California in 1968. Building cars during the day and working as a machinist at Disneyland during the night, Boyd soon became known for his unique hot rods and in 1977 opened his own shop, Hot Rods by Boyd. Over his thirty-year reign as "King of the Hot Rods", Coddington's creations won the Grand National Roadster Show's "America's Most Beautiful Roadster" award seven times, the Daimler-Chrysler Design Excellence award twice and entry into the Grand National Roadster Show Hall of Fame, the National Rod & Custom Museum Hall of Fame and in 1997, was inducted into the Hot Rod Hall of Fame. Many of the next generation of customizers started their career with Coddington, including designer Chip Foose and fabricator Jesse James. Coddington hosted the Discovery Channel show 'American Hot Rod'. Coddington, a long-time diabetic, died of complications that were brought on from surgery along with liver and kidney ailments. (bio by: Louis Mata) 
 
Burial:
Rose Hills Memorial Park
Whittier
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Plot: Fountainhead Lawn, Sec 1000
 
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Originally Created by: Louis Mata
Record added: Nov 05, 2010
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Boyd Coddington
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Boyd Coddington
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Boyd Coddington
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