American Hot Rod

2004, TV Show

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Hot Rod Guru Boyd Coddington Dead at 63

Hot rod guru Boyd Coddington has died. The former American Hot Rod host was just 63 and the cause of his death has not been disclosed.Coddington, who became famous for his innovative car designs — and even created wheels for ZZ Top rocker Billy Gibbons — worked at Disneyland during the day, but went car-crazy at night, designing custom rides that eventually got national attention. His Discovery show introduced a larger audience to his creations, getting the engines revving among viewers who, he said, "are people who lived in the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s and loved these cars." In the wake of the death of the guru — and in the absence of any car design know-how — we can still watch that other custom car-building TV series — where they might want to take a few cues from the expert. — Anna Dimond  Read Full Article

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Season 5, Episode 13
The Coddington crew are near the end on their Model T racer project. With Bonneville Speedweek fast approaching, Jo gets in some last minute practice.

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Season 5, Episode 12
Working in overdrive to finish two cars, the build grinds to a screeching halt after problems with fabrication and a major development with the motor.

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Season 5, Episode 11
Boyd and his crew start in on their next project - a 1926 Model T that will be reborn as a Bonneville Racer, and a new hire joins the team.

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Season 5, Episode 10
The build comes to a halt, as the crew head to Tulsa, OK, where they unearth a '57 Plymouth Belvedere that's been in a time capsule for 50 years.

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Hot Rod Guru Boyd Coddington Dead at 63

Hot rod guru Boyd Coddington has died. The former American Hot Rod host was just 63 and the cause of his death has not been disclosed.Coddington, who became famous for his innovative car designs — and even created wheels for ZZ Top rocker Billy Gibbons — worked at Disneyland during the day, but went car-crazy at night, designing custom rides that eventually got national attention. His Discovery show introduced a larger audience to his creations, getting the engines revving among viewers who, he said, "are people who lived in the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s and loved these cars." In the wake of the death of the guru — and in the absence of any car design know-how — we can still watch that other custom car-building TV series — where they might want to take a few cues from the expert. — Anna Dimond read more

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Premiered: January 23, 2004, on Discovery
Rating: TV-PG
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Premise: A hot-rod builder crafts three custom cars.

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