The "Street Rod" thing isn't MY thing, but I am terribly sorry I never got to meet him. I believe he was very influential and somewhat responsible for many trends and ideas, both good and bad. My father-in-law once said to me, "Have you ever heard of Boyd Coddington?" I replied with "Have you ever heard of Dr. Suess?" IMO Boyd did for "Street Rods" what Dr. Suess did for kid's books.