Italian Style With Hollywood Pedigree: 1966 Ghia 450SS Could Be Yours!

If you're looking for a fast Italian machine from the 60s, you've got your Ferraris and Maseratis and such, and even your Intermeccanicas » 9/09/08 3:00pm 9/09/08 3:00pm. Don't stop with those cars, though, because didn't just do coachwork for other manufacturers- they made a few cars themselves! This , once owned by Wilt Chamberlain, has had its…

Boyd Coddington Still Shilling For O'Reilly Auto Parts, Now From The…

I'm not going to lie, I was a tad shocked seeing an age-old O'Reilly Auto Parts commercial feature one of our automotive heroes, Boyd Coddington. This was aired during the Sweet 16 NCAA Tournament broadcast on CBS. If you don't remember, Coddington passed away nearly a month ago. Could this be viewed as a classy,… » 3/28/08 2:15pm 3/28/08 2:15pm

Boyd Coddington's Website Updated, Includes Forum For Final Thoughts

There's been an outpouring of thoughts and prayers since news of Boyd Coddington's passing, especially on the Boyd Coddington obituary from earlier. And now Boyd's own site has been updated with a page for people to leave their thoughts, memories and prayers with a banner appropriately stating "Whenever there are… » 2/29/08 1:00pm 2/29/08 1:00pm

Cadzilla, A DeLorean And ZZ Top: A Boyd Coddington Tribute

For those still continuing to cope with Boyd Coddington's death, here's a video that should put a smile on your face and maybe dry up a few of those tears. One of Coddington's most beloved custom cars was the Cadzilla, which was created for ZZ Top singer Billy Gibbons (sometimes referred to as CadZZilla). Truly a… » 2/28/08 2:40pm 2/28/08 2:40pm

Who Is Your Automotive Hero?

With the sad news of Boyd Coddington's death and Brock Yates' blog departure, it has us thinking about automotive heroes. For some a hero is a designer like Carroll Shelby (despite some recent events). For others, it's a racer like Fangio, Schumacher or Foyt (despite a temper). What about George Barris? He's the man… » 2/28/08 11:40am 2/28/08 11:40am

Boyd Coddington's Company Releases Statement, Cause Of Death Still Vague

As reported yesterday, hot rod visionary Boyd Coddington died early Wednesday morning. Host of TLC's American Hot Rod and winner of numerous awards for his designs, his death at 63 was premature and unexpected. His company has released a statement stating that Coddington was "a long-time diabetic" who "died from… » 2/28/08 9:20am 2/28/08 9:20am

Boyd Coddington, Remembered

As we sadly reported first earlier today, Boyd Coddington died early this morning at the age of 63.

As a lad reading Hot Rod by flashlight after bedtime — as if it were Highlights for Children — I assimilated Boyd Coddington's name alongside the usual suspects of the Hot Rod feature-well: Gray Baskerville, Bill… » 2/27/08 2:30pm 2/27/08 2:30pm

Boyd Coddington, Hot Rod King, Dead At Age 63

World-renowned tuner and hot rod king Boyd Coddington died at 6:20 am this morning. The cause of death is still unknown. Coddington, founder of Boyds Wheels and designer of prize-winning custom cars, had recently been hospitalized twice for an undisclosed medical condition. Although he was though to be in recovery,… » 2/27/08 12:07pm 2/27/08 12:07pm

Boyd Coddington RV Mired at Bonneville

Gazing at images of Speed Week at Bonneville one might think the surface an impenetrable layer of white salt. In fact the salt is a relatively thin crust floating on a lake of mud. Boyd Coddington and accompanying American Hot Rod television crew found this out the hard way when their white whale of an RV broke… » 8/24/07 3:38pm 8/24/07 3:38pm