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
December 31, 2013 by Hot Rods by Boyd
From all of us at Hot Rods by Boyd we would like to thank you for making 2013 a great year for us. We are really excited about 2014. We will have a lot of exciting new products to offer and a lot of cool projects going on. Below is a collage of some of the cooler things that went on for us in 2013. Have a great New Years and be safe.
October 29, 2013 by Hot Rods by Boyd
Our latest creation, The HR-99, is shown here in 20″ with our Coddington Coating Charcoal center and polished lip. The HR-99 is part of our Pro Touring Series and is available in diameters 17-22″ and fits most 5 lug applications. The HR-99 accommodates most of the bigger aftermarket brake packages and with it’s sleek styling and lightweight design makes it the perfect wheel for any pro touring application.
October 23, 2013 by Hot Rods by Boyd
October 16, 2013 by Hot Rods by Boyd
Shown here is our new HR-99 in 20″ with brushed and polished finish. The HR-99 is the latest addition to our Pro Touring Series of wheels. We took a combination of hot rod styling and pro touring performance and created the HR-99. The HR-99 is available in diameters 17-22″ and widths of 7-15″ wide. The HR-99 can also be ordered fully polished or with any of our Coddington Coatings.
October 15, 2013 by Hot Rods by Boyd
October 1, 2013 by Hot Rods by Boyd
Our latest addition to our steering wheel line up is the Rogue. The Rogue steering wheel was designed to match our Rogue wheel in our Signature Series. This half wrap steering is fully machined out of 6061 aluminum. We have a variety of colors in leather or you can send us your leather and we can wrap it at no additional charge.
September 16, 2013 by Hot Rods by Boyd
Every year we look forward to going to one of the cooler car club picnics in So Cal. That would be the Outriders Picnic. A great gathering of old friends, car people, and great cars. This year was special because we were able to take the Vern Luce Coupe along with a 33 Vicky and a 32 3 window that were both started at Hot Rods by Boyd in the 80′s. Duane Mayer drove the Vicky and Ron Pfeifer drove his flamed 3 window and they followed my daughter Jenna and I as we cruised the Vern Luce Coupe. It was cool to see all 3 of these cars driving down the road together and parked next to each other. We had a great time hanging out with everyone and checking out all the cars at the show. So much Southern California car culture history at this show. Looking forward to next year.
September 3, 2013 by Hot Rods by Boyd
Customers ask us all the time asking for chrome. I’ve been around long enough to know that what they are really saying to me is that they hate polishing wheels. Nothing looks better than a brand new set of highly polished wheels right out of the box. Keeping that shine maintained on a polished wheel is sometimes a real chore. Until now. Going back 10-20 years people have messed with different types of clearcoats, liquids and powder coatings. Most of these were milky and killed the finish. Over the last few years we have been using a specially formulated ceramic clearcoat. It’s probably the nicest clearcoat on the market today and the only clear that we will offer. When people ask how it effects the finish I would say it only effects it by 5%. People ask for pics but as you can see below you can’t tell. And I guess that’s the whole point isn’t it? Clearcoating your polished wheel runs an extra $75-125/wheel depending on the size and design. If you are also looking at getting your existing wheels refinished and clearcoated give us a shout.