I remember when Boyd showed up vividly. It was a real turning point for hot-rods...the resto-rod had been dominant for quite a few years and the era of Boyd ushered in a modern style using updated mechanical systems (I still love to see a corvette or jaguar I.R.S. slung under a full fendered two-door!) and sporty interior fittings (recaro!) that re-invigorated the sport for guys who had grown tired of bumping around on solid axles and leaf springs for the previous 25 years. It was a much needed shot in the arm for a hobby that had grown stale and was loosing many of it's first practitioners. The high level of craftsmanship and fit and finish can still be seen on some of my favorite "retro" rods of today, a level of craftsmanship that was lacking in many, if not most, builds prior to the era that is synonymous with Mr. Coddington et al.