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Viva Scrapper...Hot rod girl with a nasty knitting habit

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Thursday, February 28, 2008

RIP

Sorry for the no knitting posts lately...I've been ill with the stomach flu.
I'm sad to say that the Hot Rod community lost a very well known personality. Boyd Coddington, most well known for his reality show "American HotRod" passed away the other day. While I was not a huge fan of his particular style you have to respect the man for his talents and his contributions over the years. He was not a young man but 63 is still a young age to go. Our thoughts go out to his family. There were some very nice wishes posted on the HAMB and no jokes in poor taste....


BEIJING, Feb. 28 (Xinhuanet) -- U.S. TV reality show host and car-building legend Boyd Coddington, died at age 63, according to media reports Thursday.

The news was released by his La Habra-based company, which said that Coddington died at Whittier's Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital in the morning on Wednesday.

Born in Rupert, Idaho, in 1944, Coddington was a farm boy who devoured auto magazines and dreamed of creating his own custom cars.

Coddington started to build cars in his home garage when he was a 13-year-old. His first big hit was a streamlined makeover of a 1933 Coupe that won the Al Slonaker Award, one of the most prestigious prizes in hot rodding.

With his standard of workmanship and creativity approved, he won the "America's Most Beautiful Roadster" award seven times and twice won the Daimler-Chrysler Design Excellence Award.

Coddington created the TV reality show "American Hot Rod" which aired on the Discovery Channel from 2004 to 2007 and introduced the West Coast hot rod guru to the whole nation.

The New York Times has called Coddington "indisputably the best-known and arguably the most influential professional builder in the field."

Coddington is survived by his wife, Jo; three sons, Boyd Jr., Chris and Greg, and grandchildren.

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