February 14, 2001 |
Boyd Coddington, whose sleek hot rods and specialty wheels won him legions of fans, has filed for personal bankruptcy in federal court, listing only $8,800 in assets to pay off $529,000 in debts. Coddington had no choice but to seek bankruptcy protection, said his attorney, Keith Dolnick, because creditors were turning to him to pay debts incurred by his two previous businesses, Boyds Wheels and Hot Rods by Boyd, both of which went bankrupt three years ago.
August 2, 2000 |
Beneath a blazing sun, Boyd Coddington returned to the Street Ride Nationals in Louisville, Ky., to begin reclaiming his legacy. The bearded, burly 55-year-old unfolded a simple card table, laid out about a dozen aluminum car wheels and hoped the crowds would materialize as they once did. An old acquaintance approached Coddington, who was decked out in his trademark Hawaiian shirt, jeans and shades. Aren't you embarrassed? the man asked. How can you go on? Coddington considered the questions.
March 7, 2008
Coddington obituary: The obituary of hot rod and custom car designer and builder Boyd Coddington in the California section Feb. 29 reported that he had won the America's Most Beautiful Roadster Award seven times, including six in a row. Only the vehicle owner's name goes on the perpetual trophy, although it is standard in the industry to say that the builder of the car also won the award. Coddington built six cars that won the award, including one in 1996 that he owned. He built back-to-back winners in 1995 and 1996.
November 4, 1997 |
Financially ailing Boyds Wheels Inc. said that company founder Boyd Coddington has resigned as chairman and chief executive. The renowned hot-rod designer and builder will remain a member of the Stanton-based company's board of directors and serve as a design and marketing consultant under a long-term agreement. Gardiner S. Dutton, a recent addition to the Boyds Wheels board and a long-time manufacturing industry executive, has been appointed interim chairman and chief executive.
January 19, 2000
The Barrett-Jackson Classic Car Auction & Exposition has become a top draw for fans of classic, vintage and collector automobiles. Public viewing at the show, now in its 29th year, runs Thursday through Sunday at WestWorld in Scottsdale, Ariz. The 1999 edition netted $22 million for 571 cars. The 2000 event will feature more than 800 vehicles.
June 20, 1995 |
Stanton hot-rod builder and automotive equipment entrepreneur Boyd Coddington has become the youngest member of the industry's Specialty Equipment Market Assn. Hall of Fame. Coddington, the 50-year-old owner of Coddington Cos., got started in Idaho as a fan of the roadster that comb-wielding carhop "Kookie" tooled around in on the TV series "77 Sunset Strip" in the late 1950s and early '60s. From ages 13 to 21, Coddington built more than 100 hot rods.