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Thursday, February 28, 2008

Boyd Coddington passes

Boyd Coddington Passes Away - Tracking
LOS ANGELES, California (AP) -- Car-building legend Boyd Coddington, whose testosterone-injected cable TV reality show "American Hot Rod" introduced the nation to the West Coast hot rod guru, has died. He was 63.

Boyd Coddington won numerous awards for his creative car customizing designs.

Coddington died Wednesday at Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital in suburban Whittier. His La Habra office spokeswoman Amanda Curry wouldn't disclose the cause of death.

Wow I used to watch this show a lot, especially when they would have the Saturday marathon. Actually I used to watch just to see the guys screw up and the shop foreman go nuts...Boyd would too.
Sometimes I would wonder how he kept his workers.

I was surprised when he let the one worker Mike go...especially when you consider that the facial problems Mike had were due to a crack up that occured while Boyd was test driving a car with Mike inside. [the whole firing was over Mike's designing some motorcycle wheels for a man Boyd considered an enemy and that Mike had gone to work for the 'enemy'....but Boyd never did motorcycles so Mike couldn't see the conflict. neither could I...of course I couldn't see why Boyd was so upset with the guy to begin with...just because he decided to go itno business for himself]

Not to talk ill of the dead....but he did invite us into his life.

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