July 3, 2014 by Hot Rods by Boyd
Back in 2003 my dad was working on a 1956 Chevy that was going to be aired on American Hot Rod. Like most builds created at the shop a custom one-off set of wheels was machined to put the finishing touches on the car. The result was a modernized version of a classic T70 5 spoke wheel. As soon as those wheels were put on the Junk Yard Dog we knew we had another winner of a design on our hands. It wasn’t long before we decided to make it in a high quality billet and cast centered version in 17-20″ to offer for sale to the public. At Hot Rods by Boyd we continue to manufacture the same exact wheel. While there are other chinese wheels out there that try to imitate and replicate this classic do not be fooled. HRBB is the source for the original version of this design. Just like every other wheel HRBB produces every JYD is made to order. We offer a range of widths, offsets and finishes to give you the perfect look and fit for your car. Click here for prices and sizing infornation.
July 1, 2014 by Hot Rods by Boyd
June 17, 2014 by Hot Rods by Boyd
May 14, 2014 by Hot Rods by Boyd
The new CC1 is shown in 17″ polished version with our optional 3 bar spinner cap. Available in 17-20″ diameters in a range of widths. Perfect for that Mustang or Cobra replica. Made to fit most aftermarket brake options. We can also build this in a pindrive for your current set up. For more information call 866-612-2693
May 12, 2014 by Hot Rods by Boyd
Hot Rods by Boyd and Maximum Drive Magazine are proud to announce the Birth of Smooth: The Vern Luce Coupe. This documentary tells the story of the Vern Luce Coupe. The car that defined the Boyd Look. In 1981 my dad rolled out the Vern Luce Coupe and it changed the direction of hot rodding forever. This is the story. We hope you enjoy it. Special thanks to Jason Mulligan, Marcel Venable, Bob Bauder, Diane Coddington, Gary Humenik, Gary and Wendy Brown, and Maximum Drive Magazine.
May 6, 2014 by Hot Rods by Boyd
The latest issue of Maximum Drive magazine hits stores today. Last year we had the pleasure of having the Vern Luce Coupe stay with us for awhile. The Coupe wasn’t the first car my dad built but it was the first car that defined what is now known as the Boyd Look and changed the direction hot rodding and custom cars were going in the late 70′s and early 80′s. We had a great time taking the coupe out to shows and Jason Mulligan of Maximum Drive was there to document it. Jason put together a really nice article that talks about my dad, the coupe, and it’s important role in Hot Rodding and Boyd Coddington history.
April 11, 2014 by Hot Rods by Boyd
April 10, 2014 by Hot Rods by Boyd
No creature in ancient mythology is more bad ass than the Griffin. With the body of a lion and the wings and head of an eagle the Griffin eats unicorns for lunch. Our latest Signature Series wheel will definitely be a powerful addition to complete your next project so we named it after our favorite creature of myth . The Griffin is shown here in 20″ with a combination Tungsten Center and Polished windows and lip. The Griffin combines elements of a classic five spoke and wide spoke wheels of the 60′s. Nothing is spared in regards to detail and finishing. The Griffin comes in a variety of widths in 17″, 18″ and 20″ diameters. We can also do the Griffin in full polish along with our special Coddington Coating combination finishes. For more information give us a call.
February 10, 2014 by Hot Rods by Boyd
This past weekend long time Hot Rods by Boyd driver and friend Pete Peterson passed away. Pete Peterson started working for my dad before I can remember. They called him Purple Pete because of his beyond red face. Pete was hard to miss with his white curly hair and that red face and the great attitude. Pete was my dad’s go to guy when it came to hauling a car cross country or going to a car show. Some of you might remember Pete from the 90′s when he used to drive Big Red and Big Yellow attending car shows for Hot Rods by Boyd and Boyds Wheels across the country. Pete was notorious for his sayings. My dad could call him at 3am to go pick up a car back east and he’d hop in truck and say “It all pays the same”. Pete was the posterchild for the saying “Don’t work hard, work smart”. I don’t know how many times we’d get to a car show and he’d tell me to get up on top of the rig to put up the awnings(which easily took a couple hours start to finish) and Pete would say”I’ll be right back I need to go find a screwdriver”. 2 hours later he would show up once we had it all torn down or put up with that screwdriver. So Pete was smart by making lots and lots of friends across this country so a helping hand was never too far away for him. Pete had an uncanny knack of schmoozing people over and getting into places for free or a small fee. The stories of Pete getting into the Winternationals every year with a box of donuts for the people at the gate are absolutely true. We will miss Pete. I am thankful that I have many fond memories of the guy and I want to thank him for all the ‘Indian Tricks’ he taught me over the years.
January 3, 2014 by Hot Rods by Boyd