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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. 4tford
    Joined: Aug 27, 2005
    Posts: 1,601


    It is a shame to hear, the man did alot for hot rodding. God's speed Boyd!
  2. crackernutz
    Joined: Mar 21, 2007
    Posts: 408

    from tx

    I got really tired of all the knocking and complaining everyone did about how he builds "his" cars. We are all diffferent and we need to respect the man that was a master in our culture. God speed Boyd.
  3. Gabacho_LBC
    Joined: Mar 12, 2007
    Posts: 70


    R.I.P. Boyd. Good one Sam F.. Smoke them if you got umm..
  4. Gerg
    Joined: Feb 27, 2006
    Posts: 1,827


    RIP boyd prayers out to the Coddington crew and family.
  5. bigolds
    Joined: Oct 27, 2006
    Posts: 883


    I met the man once and had the chance to visit and tour his shop...The man was and is an ICON. Although most on this board don't care for his build style, most would agree that he has forever changed the way that we look at the Hot Rod and Custom!!! Rest in Peace and all of my best wishes to his familt and freinds!!!!
  6. my2nd40
    Joined: Dec 11, 2003
    Posts: 189

    from Tennessee

    Godspeed Boyd.........

    This man's contribution the hot rod industry is unmeasurable. He will be missed.
  7. WasteGate
    Joined: Apr 1, 2007
    Posts: 21

    from Houston

    Heard about this last night. Best wishes to everyone affected by this loss.
  8. sota
    Joined: Oct 14, 2006
    Posts: 717


    Rip Old Freind
  9. I too thought I didn't like his cars but then I never realised until today that he was responsible for Cadzilla and I then remembered that I really liked WhattheHaye (his Delahaye tribute). We all have different tastes but I think that everyone can find something to admire in his body of work.

    Perhaps he was a bit of an easy target on The HAMB in recent years but I think that was only because his style was a short hand for lots of things that HAMBers don't like about the billet movement. I was glad to see that when reflecting in a more serious mood almost everyone has acknowledged the huge contribution he made. Many older rodders will remember that in the 80's Boyd was a cult figure, with his name spoken of in awe.

    I have heard some adverse comments about him as a man - inappropriate at this time I think. But we are all human with many different sides and aspects. There are many stories of his generosity and kindness here - apparently at odds with the simplistic picture we have of him through the media. There is an old saying - don't speak ill of the dead; worth bearing in mind for those who are tempted to make a flip comment.

    We need to be further away from someone's death to really understand their legacy. I hope that we will see a biography of Boyd at some time in the future - one that deals with his massive contribution and tries to look seriously at him as a man and a rodder.

    RIP Boyd.
  10. Lucky_mtl
    Joined: Dec 27, 2003
    Posts: 52

    from Montreal

    just saw that on CNN. crazy, so unexpected, could be any of us...
  11. lotus
    Joined: Sep 7, 2002
    Posts: 1,119

    from Taft, CA

    cadzilla is a bitchen kustom! It is the reason I bought my 49 caddy because I wanted to make a kustom out of it. I could not bring myself to rip the car apart though since it was in really nice condition and stock.

    I did not know boyd was responsible for that car either.
  12. CharlieLed
    Joined: Feb 21, 2003
    Posts: 2,459


    For many it takes their passing for their true genius to be realized and appreciated. Boyd's style was not in sync with many in the current "traditional" rodding community, but what is now new will someday be old. Godspeed Boyd, may your work someday become the traditional style that others appreciate for the life's work that you put into it.
  13. zue
    Joined: Feb 27, 2008
    Posts: 12

    from Belton TX

    Man I loved watching his show, I have had it set to Tivo for years- Through that show I even got my wife interested in Classic cars and Hot Rods, we would watch each episode together and comment on our likes and dislikes with each build. Boyd seemes like a good dude and he will be missed.

  14. sinticket
    Joined: May 6, 2006
    Posts: 579


    WOW, Ya know, I never really cared for Boyds style of building cars, but at the same time I totally respected him in the aspect that he was an amazing builder and a great invisionary artist. In the past month I have had a great friend and legandary hot rod builder Sean Vesely pass away, and now Boyd Coddington passed away. Fellas, if you are not already doing it, it is time to gather around some of these older hot rodders and listen to their stories, tell them Thanks for what they have done, and learn from what they have learned over their lives so we can carry this hot rod life further into the future. If we dont do it no one will! Man this has really been a bad month for hot rodding! My condolences goes out to Boyd's family and those close to him! Godspeed Boyd!!!!
  15. Ol Deuce
    Joined: May 30, 2007
    Posts: 1,188

    Ol Deuce
    from Mt. U.S.A.

    My prayers go out toyou Boyd! and to Joe, and Your Boys .Randy
  16. jangleguy
    Joined: Dec 26, 2004
    Posts: 2,668


    Can't say that I really knew Boyd. We always had breakfast together, when I was on the "circuit" with Drakes. I always admired his vision and organization, no matter what I thought of his build style (I actually really liked some of his stuff). But those breakfasts with Drake and Posie, etc were always "amusing", with opinions flying...
    This feels just like the first time I stumbled across his TV show - shocking, but not surprising, ya know?
    My best to the family and crew...
  17. Dreamweaver
    Joined: Feb 26, 2003
    Posts: 1,016



    My condolences to his family and friends.

    The man lived the dream most car guys would give a body part to live.
  18. meteor
    Joined: Mar 17, 2006
    Posts: 443


    Wow, very sad. Rest in Peace Boyd. Thoughts and prayers go to his wife, sons, family and friends.
  19. sentinelT
    Joined: Apr 16, 2001
    Posts: 153


    Love or hate his style, he was still huge for the hot rod scene. My thoughts are with his friends and family.

  20. coop31
    Joined: Jun 24, 2006
    Posts: 160


    Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and the shop guys.
    R.I.P. Boyd
  21. mojo273
    Joined: Mar 30, 2006
    Posts: 394

    Member Emeritus

    R.I.P Prayers to the family
  22. GotRust
    Joined: Oct 2, 2006
    Posts: 314

    from Midland TX

    Well said.

    Link to CNN story -
  23. hutty32
    Joined: Feb 28, 2008
    Posts: 1

    from Charlotte

    My prayers are with the family. What a credit his life has been to this sport for his innovations and creative mind. We all will miss him.:(
  24. Kyron
    Joined: Dec 28, 2006
    Posts: 117

    from Peoria Az


    I bet his coffin will be bitchen
  25. J-R0d
    Joined: Feb 28, 2008
    Posts: 2

    from Texas

    RIP Mr. Coddington. The scope of your influence on the world of custom cars can scarcely be appreciated. It suffices to say that the world of cusotm cars is a different place because of your input.
  26. wkends
    Joined: Jul 26, 2005
    Posts: 570

    from Kentucky

    How many people in this hobby are known just by their first name. You can just say Boyd to people and they know who he is. He had a major impact on this hobby. Prayers to his family.
  27. Roadsters49
    Joined: Dec 31, 2006
    Posts: 3

    from Norway

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    Joined: Feb 23, 2008
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  29. kookee
    Joined: Jan 19, 2008
    Posts: 526


    Truely sad. My sincere thoughts go out to his family.

    What a tragic shock.
  30. Ford52PU
    Joined: Jan 31, 2007
    Posts: 436

    from PA

    R.I.P. His cars were beautiful and he leaves a legacy behind. Not everyone can say that.

    Prayers to his family.
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