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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. Sassylashes
    Joined: Mar 1, 2008
    Posts: 4


    Just Like Everyboy Else,the Passing Of Boyd Floored Me!!!loved His Show And His Talent,bless,hope She Know's How Much We Will Miss The Leader,and Continue The Show,ya Know He Would Want Ya Too!!!! So Sorry,y'all Will Be With Us.:( Angie-n-thann Vandenbosch,mobile,alabama
  2. Todd Emmons
    Joined: Feb 27, 2008
    Posts: 6

    Todd Emmons
    from Phoenix


    Both the wake at the church and the reception at our shop is open to all the would like to attend. I find it awesome that many of you are bringing your hot rods out, Boyd wouldn't have it any other way, a very fitting tribute. Thank you again for all of your support, words and prayers, it truly is a help.

    Todd Emmons
    Boyd Coddington's Garage
  3. sammyg
    Joined: Dec 30, 2007
    Posts: 183


    He didn't look that old even... I don't think it was his time. Even though his rods weren't my style, his show was a reason I got into the car culture, I loved it.
    God speed, Boyd
  4. rodsnhawgs
    Joined: Oct 4, 2006
    Posts: 214

    from WV

    A true influence on the stylistic art of hotrodding and perhaps the most influential to date. RIP Boyd. Prayers to the Coddington family, friends, and employees.
  5. oneredryderone
    Joined: Feb 26, 2007
    Posts: 131


    it seems 'mere words' fail as it comes time to give recognition after a man has left this 'earth'

    Boyd Coddington was blessed with talent, opportunity and the support of many willing to allow him to create. no doubt recognition was a personal reward for him.

    he NOW is in the company of many 'builders'---HE JUST GOT THERE BEFORE WE DID!

    this is a time for those that remain to be given the deserved recognition for their efforts. let us all take the time to let them know, when we have opportunity.

    Ryan Cochran thank you for this opportunity [H.A.M.B.], and may you be able to enjoy the 'fruits of your labor', and the respect you deserve!


    red ryder..............
    [now is the time to consider what will be chiseled on our head stone]
  6. Broman
    Joined: Jan 31, 2002
    Posts: 1,484

    from The Island

    Boyd's influence on all of us is not a matter of opinion - it's a fact.

    Weather you hate his work - use to like it once upon a time - or still secretly admire the amount of time and perfection he & his employees put into their product - the way YOU build cars now has been affected by him.

    The HAMB has an entire following of builders who have chosen to work in the opposite direction of shops like his. That means that no matter how you opine his style - you have been affected.

    Most of the contempt held by the home builders who would slander his name has not been directed at Boyd himself but rather the monetary exchanges that are past the point of any working man's grasp.

    After all is said and done you HAVE to admit the cars were executed with craftsmanship that rivals the best. Top shelf to be sure. Style is one thing, as is taste, and neither side of that argument can ever be crowned the the winner. They like what they build - we like what we build.

    In the end we're just car guys who are trying to build the best car we possibly can (well at least some of us are). Like it or not that makes him one of "us".

    I don't know about you - but I see/meet very few people at work who give a hoot about cars at all. And of that few - even fewer have any real knowledge.

    It's sad to loose fellow Rodder.

  7. Vance
    Joined: Jan 3, 2005
    Posts: 2,135

    from N/A

    Is there a more fitting tribute? Boyd would be proud of that thought, I'm sure.

    Now to chose one of those Hawaiian shirts...

  8. Mooosman
    Joined: Sep 3, 2006
    Posts: 116


    Sadly, Boyd's passing is indicitive of what is going to be happening more and more in the coming years. We are going to be seeing more of rodding's famous people passing away, as the baby boom generation gets older.

    Even if you hate his style of car, Boyd no doubt had an affect on the hot rodding industry as a whole. Whether by press coverage, his TV show, or the cars themselves, there is no telling how many thousands of people got into hot rodding because of his work.

    Seeing his work gave a lot of people a lot of ideas for thier own projects, and that contribution cannot be overlooked. Even if you choose to build your car to another standard (the HAMB style), your car probably has some kind of Boyd influence, however small.

    He will be missed.

  9. studematt
    Joined: Feb 12, 2008
    Posts: 432


    He passed on the 27th due to complications from the surgery. At the end of the new american choppers they dedicated the episoed to him R.I.P BOYD.
  10. devilscustom
    Joined: Feb 22, 2007
    Posts: 286

    from Sweden

    to sad one of the big in hot rodding is dead R.I.P
  11. Chuck-A-Burger Ryan
    Joined: Aug 20, 2006
    Posts: 511

    Chuck-A-Burger Ryan

  12. RIP

    It's sad to hear of the loss.

    He was a visionary craftsman and also a coordinator of fine craftsmen.

    I liked the concept of his AlumaCoupe back in the early 1990s.
    And I really liked the looks of AlumaTub -- especially the roofline.
  13. Todd,
    Has there been any talk at the shop about what they will do? Hate to see it fade away. I plan on going by the shop,after work on Wednesday. Hope it's still going on.
  14. Thorkle Rod
    Joined: May 24, 2006
    Posts: 1,392

    Thorkle Rod

    Rest in Peace, Boyd. I too will will wear my my Hawiian shirts as a tribute to him.
  15. Dirk35
    Joined: Mar 8, 2001
    Posts: 1,984


    Wow for sure! :(

    I hope his shop and his legacy carry on. Loved the Alumatruck and the Tub too!

    Rest in Peace.
  16. Sassylashes
    Joined: Mar 1, 2008
    Posts: 4


    Still Nobody Know What Happened To Boyd Coddington?:(
  17. Sassylashes
    Joined: Mar 1, 2008
    Posts: 4


    Hope they keep the shop and show going,Hope Ms.Jo will be o.k.just hatin' to know he is gone.
  18. hot rod lee
    Joined: Aug 31, 2005
    Posts: 77

    hot rod lee
    from uk

    i live in england and just found out very sad news R.I.P. boyd
  19. Kettleman
    Joined: Mar 28, 2006
    Posts: 149


    Rest in Peace Boyd

    Thoughts and prayer to the family.
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