Forty years ago, a young man by the name of Boyd Coddington moved from a rural town in Idaho to Southern California in persuit of his hot rodding dreams. He worked in the garage behind his house and founded Hot Rods by Boyd in 1977. Some of the cars to emerge from that garage include the Vern Luce Coupe and the Jamie Musselman roadster. These cars launched Boyd’s career while defining the “Boyd Look.” that would change the world of hot rodding.
Boyd Coddington claimed an unmatched 6 America’s Most Beautiful Roadster trophies and built iconic cars such as Billy Gibbon’s Cadzilla, Chezoom, Boydster 1,2, and 3 and countless more. Boyd Coddington lived the American dream, coming from a small town to make a lasting impression on hot rodding and becoming an international television star. Boyd’s legend lives on with his son Chris Coddington continuing to offer a wide range of hot rod wheels and accessories.