About Boyd Coddington

From the family farm, Boyd Coddington moved to California, reinvented the American hot rod and in just a few years took his company from a backyard business to Wall Street where Boyds was traded on the NASDAQ exchange. Here then is the essence of the American dream, the quintessential farm boy made good, and the young man who went to work for Disneyland and ended up building his own magic kingdom. From humble beginnings in a modest three-car garage behind his house, Boyds grew to encompass 9 buildings covering 175,000 square feet where hundred’s of CNC machines were cutting chunks of virgin 6061 aluminum were formed into rolling automotive sculptures. Boyd’s rolling art graced the pages of everything from the cover of Hot Rod Magazine to the Smithsonian Magazine. His customers, who have included Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top, Eddie Van Halen, Michael Anthony, the Beach Boys, Dixon Edwards, Shaquille O’Neal, Darryl Strawberry and Roger Clemens are equally diverse, as were the cars he built.


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