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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. mwhistle
    Joined: Feb 19, 2007
    Posts: 314

    from sacramento

    Rest in Peace...
  2. jonzcustomshop
    Joined: Jun 25, 2007
    Posts: 1,927



    In 1995 I used my tax return to buy a used set of boyds wheels for my suburban.
    At that time that was the coolest thing for me ever, I had a legitimate set of wheels from a big name custom designer.

    I grew up seeing and being influenced by his builds. He was cutting edge in the 80's, and early 90's.

    My all time favorite build by him was the "boyd air" 57 chev conv.(it was really a 59 chev with a 57 skin.
    Ironicly It was designed by chip foose, and hammered out by roy-2 of the best.
    I got to see it once at the charlotte auto fair, and I spent a good hour looking it over.

    this was the only pic I could find of it on the web, I will have to find my magazine and get a 3/4 front shot of it to edit in later:

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  3. Sad to lose,such an influential "car guy".He started out building cars after work,at home,just like everybody else,and took that dream to a level,most wouldn't even think of being possible. At the WoW show here last year,he and Jo walked through the show,and stopped to look at many cars.He had many kind words of encouragement,for the individual builders,of various styles of cars represented,including a few very traditional hot rods.:D RIP Boyd,and build some rides with Roy and Gray,we'll miss you all.
  4. bluescooter52
    Joined: Dec 9, 2007
    Posts: 5

    from Alaska

    Family, cars, and life-RIP, SCOOTER

  5. Rest In Peace, Prayers for the family n friends...

    ...beyond that, I have no room to speak...I'm one of those eating a huge helping of humble pie right now.

  6. duke182
    Joined: Nov 27, 2005
    Posts: 562


    not everyone agreed with or liked his vision of how to build cars but nobody can deny the influence he had in our world.think about how many people he helped to get their start in hot rodding and bike building. i am sure he will be missed.
  7. striper
    Joined: Mar 22, 2005
    Posts: 4,498


    I must say I haven't read every post on this thread but I am impressed that all I have read show respect for a fellow Hot Rodder. I thought we might have had the odd disrespectful one but I obviously underestimated the HAMB.

    For all the ribbing Boyd took on this board it can't be denied that he was a valued member of the rodding community. I'm not a huge fan of his work but it was quite a shock to read the headline of this thread. I'm a bit sad.

    RIP Boyd
  8. James66g
    Joined: Sep 20, 2006
    Posts: 558


    Wow i heard from a friend tonight and didnt believe it! I admit I have been among the guys that poked fun at the Great Hawaiin shirted one and seeing the tv show broke my heart. That said i will never forget seeing the Cadzilla as a kid at the Sacramento Autorama. It was a come to Jesus moment i will never forget I remember being stunned by the cool and just staring, standing next to my dad realising I was a Kustom guy at heart. I have moments like that to thank for being way to broke to get in any real trouble spending all my money on car mags and parts. Like em or not guys like Boyd are few and far between and he was a total game changer. Thanks Boyd and I am rockin the hawaiin to work tomorrow for you man!
  9. Capochi
    Joined: Feb 28, 2008
    Posts: 143


    Hola Gente, Sorry but, don’t have words for explain my senses in English,
    mi ingles, no es de lo mejor.
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    Soy de Argentina pero actualmente vivo en italia, La noticia de la muerte de Boyd me dejo muy triste , desde muy chico , a fines de los <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:smarttags" /><st1:metricconverter w:st="on" ProductID="80&#8217;">80&#8217;</st1:metricconverter>, compraba revistas Streetrodder y Rod&Custom y alli conoci a Boyd, desde ese entonces soy un gran admirador de su obra.
    Sus obras nos pueden gustar o no, pero creo que ha sido un pionero y un gran constructor.
    Un dia gris en Turin, no ayuda a levantar mi animo.
    RIP , Vaya con Dios
    Sorry but, don&#8217;t have words for explain my senses in English.
    Thanks HAMB, the best hot rod community.
  10. TOYBOX
    Joined: Oct 28, 2007
    Posts: 158


    A True American Hot Rodder. God Bless You Brother!!
  11. SlmLrd
    Joined: Oct 27, 2007
    Posts: 988

    from DAGO

    Rest in Peace. My prayers are with the family.
  12. Rods & Relics
    Joined: Oct 7, 2007
    Posts: 280

    Rods & Relics


    I feel kind of empty.
    Although I didn't think much of the shows & how it appeared things where run, he though a lot of respect for everyone in the industry.

    We run a grass roots shop here, but tucked away in the back corner is a 4 door sedan inspired from the Boydster. (YES, a sedan)
    You know, the sleek style, layed back everything, grill, windsheild, lights etc. So I guess I had a true love of the 'Americanised' car as everyone here calls it here in Australia.

    Maybe it's time to continue with the work I started, on a hand fabricated car that was inspired by a man with pure vision.
    (little will people know it is in his honour)

    RIP Boyd & our heart felt condolances to his family, freinds and workers.
  13. looz nutz
    Joined: Sep 9, 2006
    Posts: 84

    looz nutz

    Wow I can't belive it!! The great Boyd gone? this can not be! I'm stunned by this anouncement. Has totally gotten me by surprise. May you have a peacefull journey home Boyd. Were you are going there are no deadlines so enjoy your creations in heaven and we will all say a prayer for you. Lon live the Boydster!!!!
  14. Hip2bsquare
    Joined: Dec 1, 2002
    Posts: 239

    from Gilbert,AZ

    Much RESPECT!!!!
    Condolences from everybody @ HotrodsbyDean...Phoenix

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    Joined: Jun 3, 2005
    Posts: 8,224


    This is very sad news. Whether we liked it or not he brought a unique vision to the rod and custom community that will last forever. While I was never a big fan of the show you can't help but admire what he's done as well as the charitable contributions as read above. We've lost a modern icon as large as any of our traditional heros. Very sad indeed.
  16. flatbroke
    Joined: Nov 13, 2003
    Posts: 9


    Never met the man, but I feel like I lost a friend.......Another legend in the hot rod world gone. I guess we all have to take a turn sometime. So very sad.......Best wishes to his family and friends.
  17. R.I.P. It's always sad to see anyone go.:(
  18. Buddha5150
    Joined: Aug 27, 2007
    Posts: 68


    R.I.P Boyd....he will be greatly missed.
  19. r.i.p

    i'll have to brake out a hawiian shirt this weekend in rememberence
  20. mercury Bill
    Joined: Dec 16, 2002
    Posts: 581

    mercury Bill

    This is truely a sad day. Boyd will definatly be missed, he was truely an Icon. Rest in peace.
  21. Artie B
    Joined: Jan 1, 2008
    Posts: 239

    Artie B

  22. UPSrodder
    Joined: Jun 9, 2005
    Posts: 566


    Could not believe the post, thought it was another post to hammer away at his styling of hot rods. I am truly shocked, and sad. The loss of any talented car designer and builder is a loss of inspiration to us all. We will remember him and his cars for many years to come.
  23. Sam F.
    Joined: Mar 28, 2002
    Posts: 4,225

    Sam F.

    ...i think everybody should do a burnout today in his honor..
    he loved burnouts,,especially to boost moral.
  24. Sad,sad news ! Prayers to the family.
  25. dugbred
    Joined: Jul 29, 2005
    Posts: 124


    He hired people with disabilities, that is a Class Act. My thoughts to his family and friends.
  26. fab32
    Joined: May 14, 2002
    Posts: 13,985

    Member Emeritus

    Like most influential people he could be loved or hated depending on your taste. Now is not the time for the hate, just respect for his contribution. His passing is truely a sad occurance. RIP Boyd.

  27. fmspeed
    Joined: Sep 11, 2006
    Posts: 27

    from OKC

    This is the saddest thing I have read in a long time.
  28. captainflight
    Joined: Jul 7, 2007
    Posts: 196


    Big loss to the hobby. Prayers go out to his family and loved ones.
  29. Roadrat
    Joined: Jun 10, 2005
    Posts: 48


    I can't believe this...

    This bugs the shit out of me---I'm gonna have a hard time with Boyd's passing...

    May God bless Boyd and family---

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