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Boyd passed away this morning

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by R&C Lee, Feb 27, 2008.

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  1. Blackie
    Joined: Jun 8, 2004
    Posts: 596


    Growing up in Wyoming, far removed from the Southern California car scene, Boyd taught me a lot about hot rods through the magazines I scrounged my dad's pocket change to go buy. I can thank Boyd and Little John B. for getting me excited about hot rods and hot rod design.

    Godspeed Mr. C!
  2. Johnny1290
    Joined: Apr 20, 2006
    Posts: 2,835


    I've been thinking about Boyd all day. This is just such a surprise. Cadzilla was such an inspiration. I didn't get a chance to meet him, but you can bet I'll be at his shop on March 5 to pay respects. God bless him and his family, thoughts and prayers going out to you.
  3. cuzzindeke
    Joined: Nov 2, 2007
    Posts: 17


    my prayers are with the family
  4. Mark in Japan
    Joined: Jun 19, 2007
    Posts: 1,465

    Mark in Japan

    In Australia, in the 80s, we knew who Boyd was !!!!!

    Please do me the honour of publicly adding my name to this list of people who want to pay respect to this man.
  5. Joe Daddy
    Joined: Nov 21, 2007
    Posts: 232

    Joe Daddy

    I feel so bad. I never met the guy, only heard and saw his TV show. But DAMN!!! that sucks...
    Joined: Aug 10, 2006
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  7. paco
    Joined: Oct 19, 2006
    Posts: 1,138

    from Atlanta

    WOW........I'm gassed......Boyd was an ICON in the street rod industry.......I'm sure he's forgotton more than most know.

    RIP & well wishes to he family & friends.

  8. TimDavis
    Joined: Sep 4, 2005
    Posts: 716


    Quick clarification -

    This is Roger Ritzow's roadster, built by Troy Trepanier -

    and - The Silver Bullet was John Buttera's

  9. testpilot
    Joined: Apr 18, 2006
    Posts: 207

    from Denver

    Live the dream guys...​
    RIP Boyd ​
    Condolences to the family and friends

    He now joins plenty of Great Men that share our passion
  10. I don't know if any of you guys remember the thread I posted when I joined the HAMB(as if!)about Boyd. When my younger son,Dillon,was born,I named him after Boyd. At the time when he was born,1991,Boyd was the hottest thing going. I wanted to make his middle name Roth,but my wife said NO! In about 1995 I took Dillon with me to the LARS,back when Boyd would have the whole enterance taken up with his cars and displays. I didn't see him so I told a lady who was sitting in his booth about my sons name, and she told me to go over to the guy in the Hawaiian shirt and tell him. It was Boyd. When I told him,he took Dillon by the hand and sat him in a red 32 Roadster,then said"when you get older come see me and i'll build you one of your own". He gave him a Boyd coffee mug and a "Hotrods by Boyd" t-shirt,which he still has. Dillon talked about it all day.
    Story #2
    A fellow HAMBer told a story about running into Boyd and his clan at a resturant and having him sign a HAMB t-shirt. Then he put it up for auction on the HAMB. I had to have it so I bid on it. Safariknut reads the story and decides to bid, and if he wins,he was gonna send it to me! Well...he won and sent it to me so I could give it to my son for X-mas. That was such a cool thing to do!

    I hate to admit though,but that the last time I saw Boyd,he asked me to leave his shop,cause I had the HAMB Chop 2006 shirt on! LOL!!! I asked him if he had heard of the HAMB,and he said" I don't have time to chat,you're gonna have to leave". As I was leaving I said "Bluebear says hi!". He just smiled.

    RIB Boydster!!! I'll do a burnout for you tomorrow...
  11. SICBOY
    Joined: Jul 9, 2006
    Posts: 387


    this sucks, I wish his family the best, RIP
  12. MIKE-3137
    Joined: Feb 19, 2003
    Posts: 1,578


    I bet that'll be quite a site if everyone brings their hotrods to the memorial. I'd love to be there. That will likely be procession of hotrods for the record books, a fitting tribute too.
  13. dabirdguy
    Joined: Jun 23, 2005
    Posts: 2,404

    Member Emeritus

    He loved cars.
    'enuff said.
    RIP, Brother.
  14. gallagher
    Joined: Jun 25, 2006
    Posts: 180

    from califorina

  15. ProEnfo
    Joined: Sep 28, 2005
    Posts: 1,500

    from Motown


    That's a very powerful photo, simple but says it all..... RIP

  16. OK, i'll bite. If you named him after Boyd, why ya keep callin him Dillon?
  17. BanjoBoy
    Joined: Oct 2, 2005
    Posts: 570


    One more Soul In the Hot Rod World That will live Forever!

    God Bless Boyd and The Entire Coddington Family!
  18. ShortBus
    Joined: Dec 31, 1969
    Posts: 916


    I met Boyd while I was in college when he let me take some photos at his shop in Stanton for a book assignment. He was very welcoming and pretty much gave me the run of the shop for the afternoon (with Chip for a shadow). Years later he became a client and I was surprised when he remembered me from my visit a decade prior. Yeah, he was gruff at times but if you spent more than a minute talking with him it was easy to see he was a good guy.

    Rest in peace Boyd. You will be missed. Prayers to his family.

    Todd- Thanks for signing in and providing us with information.
  19. 303racer
    Joined: Aug 23, 2006
    Posts: 495


    wow say this is just a bad joke please
    Joined: Jan 4, 2008
    Posts: 1,468


    its a shame, a pioneer of the art has been lost, my prayers are with his family and fellow coligues

    will miss his show for sure
  21. premium
    Joined: Oct 2, 2006
    Posts: 393

    from Goergia

    damn...thinkn about ya boyd. sorry for the family for sure.
  22. VonKool13
    Joined: Feb 16, 2008
    Posts: 1,039


    I liked his style in the days and can appreciate his style now, imagine how bitchn his rods would be if he gotten into the traditional game.;)

    Thanx Boyd.
  23. Hewart
    Joined: Aug 23, 2005
    Posts: 17


    Very sad news!! RIP!!
  24. Insane 1
    Joined: Feb 13, 2005
    Posts: 973

    Insane 1
    from Ennis TX

  25. borntoolate
    Joined: Feb 18, 2006
    Posts: 320


    If his soul went to the right place, then we should all be envious of him. God bless his family and all those were close to him. RIP............Hey, if you just mount white wall tires, steelies and covers on just about any of his creations, they would instantly be cool, yeah? He had to promote his bread and butter wheel business. Like the rest of us, he wasn't perfect, but he was a perfect example of overcoming odds, doing your own thing in face of critics and accomplishing the American dream. TV showed him in a negative light, but I take everything I see on TV with a grain of salt and assume there's more to the story.
  26. I remember going to Oakland in the 80's and 90's, Boyd's cars where always the first ones I looked for. When he built Vern Luce's coupe, and had it at Oakland, everybody was saying, if it was a roadster it would win the AMBR. The next year he built the roadster, and it won the AMBR. He built a yellow 32 roadster with a yellow interior, I thought it looked cool, that's why my roadster is getting a color matched interior. I need to finish that. RIP, Dean
    Joined: Nov 29, 2007
    Posts: 498


  28. model.A.keith
    Joined: Mar 19, 2007
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  29. attitudor
    Joined: Sep 28, 2004
    Posts: 2,975

    from Finland

    Since I hanged the Cadzzilla poster on my wall, life has not been the same.
    I was twelve.
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