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American Hot Rod
US Navy 050508-N-1205S-085 Television show American Hot Rod car builder Boyd Coddington and his wife Jo signed autographs for Sailors stationed aboard the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68).jpg
Boyd Coddington (r) and his wife Jo from American Hot Rod sign autographs aboard the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier Nimitz in 2005.
StarringBoyd Coddington
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons5
Producer(s)Mike Rowe
Running time60 minutes
Production company(s)Pilgrim Films & Television
Original networkThe Learning Channel, Discovery Channel
Original releaseJanuary 10, 2004 (2004-01-10) –
March 30, 2008 (2008-03-30)

American Hot Rod is a reality television series that originally aired between 2004 and 2008 on The Learning Channel and Discovery Channel. The series followed renowned car designer Boyd Coddington and his crew as they built hot rods and custom vehicles at his wheel and car shop in La Habra, California. The show was known for its frequent rows and bust ups, and a high staff turnover rate. Some crew members went to work for Overhaulin's Chip Foose, a former partner of Coddington's, for a more relaxed environment; even Boyd's own son could not work there for long.

The series ended when Boyd Coddington died, following complications from surgery, in February 2008. The car shop closed on June 20, 2008.[1]

Custom cars built during the series included the "Alumatub", a '61 Impala Bubbletop, a '63 Chevy Corvette Stingray, and a '42 Woodie. In July 2007, the shop made an Elvis Tribute Car, a modified 1957 pink Cadillac, sponsored by Reese’s.

Hot rod shop[edit]

  • Boyd Coddington: Shop owner, he died suddenly February 27, 2008, due to complications from surgery.
  • Jo Coddington: Boyd's wife appeared in all five seasons, ran the collectable store, consignment store, all corporate builds.
  • Diane Coddington: Accounts, Boyd's ex-wife appeared in seasons one-four before leaving the wheel shop.
  • Duane Mayer: Foreman, appeared in all five seasons, he now runs his own shop.[2]
  • Dan Sobieski: "Chicago" appeared in all five seasons, and now runs his own shop.[3]
  • Lee Hayes: Metal worker and Roy's assistant, he appeared in season two.
  • Greg Morrell: Body man and painter
  • Chad "Bluebear" Geary: The assembler appeared in season one and was fired during the Rat Rod build-off.
  • Bernt Karlsson
  • Jimmy Pett: Fabricator and assembler, he appeared in seasons one-three.
  • Chris Smith: Fabricator and assembler, he appeared in season four.

Body shop[edit]

  • Justin Bergsto: Body man
  • Rafael Garcia: Body man
  • Robert Taylor: Featured on Discovery Channel's Motorcycle Mania 3, he now owns parts and accessory stores in La Habra.
  • Charley Hutton: Bodyshop supervisor, he left to work for competitor Chip Foose and appeared on Rides and Overhaulin', and wins a Ridler Award. He now owns his own custom paint shop in Idaho.
  • Andrew "Beetle Bailey" Petterson: Body man, the Idaho native leaves with Charley Hutton to work for Foose.
  • Scott Parker: He appears in seasons two-four and left to work for himself, but ends up working for Foose.
  • Mike Curtis: Machine Shop Supervisor. Fired for working with Chip Foose. Later appeared with Charley on Overhaulin'. Now lends his name to a custom wheel business in California.
  • Roy Schmidt: Metal worker, he dies of lung cancer at age 64. He appeared in seasons one-three.
  • Thomas Loddby:. The popular Swede left to start a shipping business, but later returned to Boyd's.
  • Al Simon: Chassis builder, he quits during the Bud Light build and leaves again during the '59 Corvette. Now he has his own shop in Riverside, California.
  • Chris Coddington: Boyd's son appears briefly in seasons one-four before leaving to work for American Racing Inc.
  • "Speedy" MacDonald: He appeared briefly in season four before returning to Connecticut.
  • Jon Rockwell: Metal fabricator (from season four, episode 12)
  • Sean Dooley: Metal worker, he was fired during the '65 Ford Mustang build.
  • Jimmy Hudson: Metal fabricator, he appeared during the '40 Ford build in season four (three episodes).
  • Brad Johnston: He quit during season , but was rehired and left during the '61 Impala Bubbletop build in season four.
  • Liz Miles: According to Miles's biography, she was dismissed due to issues with Boyd's wife, Jo.[4] Now a freelance writer.
  • Tony Piro: Intern, he appears in season four before being laid off.
  • Jon Mayo: Machinist. Appears in Season 2 during the Rat Rod build-off.
  • Kevin Christianson: CNC machinist, he appears in seasons four and five.
  • Chris Campbell: Driver, he was fired during the Hildebrant build.
  • Ben Vasquez: Fabricator and assembler (from season four on)
  • Ken Whitney: Assembler, he appears in season four and usually performed wiring tasks.


Season 1[edit]

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11"Junkyard Dog - Part 1"January 13, 2004 (2004-01-13)
On this episode of American Hot Rod, Boyd Coddington and his crew resurrect a classic '56 Chevy. Rescued from a rust-bucket graveyard, turning this junkyard dog into a high-end hot rod pushes tensions to breaking point and puts the Coddington crew's mettle to the test.
22"Junkyard Dog - Part 2"January 20, 2004 (2004-01-20)
Episode number two of the series finds the team dealing with extensive metal-work problems particular to a car brought from the junkyard for resurrection into a hot rod.
33"Junkyard Dog - Part 3"February 6, 2004 (2004-02-06)
The "Junkyard Dog" has taken shape. The body is nearly finished and for once they look like they are ahead of schedule. Charley starts to paint the car, but his Dad is ill and he has to leave. The team celebrate Tommy's birthday with a party at Boyd's house.
44"Junkyard Dog - Part 4"February 13, 2004 (2004-02-13)
The paintwork is finished, the body is remounted, and the car is off to Gabe's to have the interior done. Gabe's pulls out all the stops and finishes the car early. The car gets back to Boyd's for the final touches and Charley arrives back, following the death of his father. With Charley back, the car is done on time for unveiling.
55"Alumatub - Part 1"February 27, 2004 (2004-02-27)
The second project of the series begins with a first. This car will be all out of aluminum. Nicknamed "Alumatub", this roadster will be built all from scratch. Bluebear's attitude is starting to show and he is picking on Jimmy, so Boyd organizes a fun boxing match to relieve some of the tension. Mike is working hard on the chassis and gets a Swedish helper who does not know much English and Mike has to spend a lot of time teaching him.
66"Alumatub - Part 2"March 5, 2004 (2004-03-05)
The crew finalizes the chassis of the Alumatub for its metal skin. This gets prepared outside the shop with Old World craftsmanship.
77"Alumatub - Part 3"March 12, 2004 (2004-03-12)
Alumatub now has a frame and a body, but the crew finds out problems may exist with what goes on the frame and under that body.
88"Alumatub - Part 4"March 19, 2004 (2004-03-19)
The Alumatub is near completion, but the team is rocked by chaos in the shop and a key player on the injured list. The team previously a week ahead of schedule is now "under the gun."
99"Alumatub - Part 5"March 26, 2004 (2004-03-26)
The Coddington crew has two weeks to finish this historic one-of-a-kind hot rod, but has blown their lead time and may have now blown the engine.
1010"32 Hi-Boy Roadster - Part 1"May 14, 2004 (2004-05-14)
This is the first episode in the new project for the '32 hi-boy roadster. Boyd has to get the old car and then figure how he will make it morph into the hot rod of his dreams. The twist is that those old classics were not meant for today's technology. Boyd must make them fit.
1111"32 Hi-Boy Roadster - Part 2"May 21, 2004 (2004-05-21)
The '32 roadster hits against a deadline, the crew is short on parts, the shop supervisor is furious, and Boyd Coddington wants to change things in midbuild.
1212"32 Hi-Boy Roadster - Part 3"June 4, 2004 (2004-06-04)
Falling dangerously behind on the prize '32 roadster, the Coddington crew is forced to make radical moves in their bid to bring their beast under control. As the deadline fast approaches, the two Coddington shops find themselves fighting over the roadster and control of the car's destiny.
1313"32 Hi-Boy Roadster - Part 4"June 11, 2004 (2004-06-11)
With only two days left to assemble the entire '32 roadster, Boyd's team bears down to fight its way to the finish line, but when Mike refuses to work over the weekend and a boxful of crucial parts fails to come back from the chrome plater, Boyd faces the possibility of heading to his hot-rod event with nothing to show.

Season 2[edit]

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141"'65 Mustang - Part 1"October 1, 2004 (2004-10-01)
Boyd's next mission starts with the unlikely discovery of a '65 Ford Mustang in an old barn, but as the team begins to tear apart this ailing American classic, full of holes and rusted metal parts, they discover they must complete the rebuild in a record seven weeks. Then, just as the crew is getting started, a feud emerges between Bluebear and a newcomer that turns into all-out warfare in the hot-rod shop. With morale plummeting, Boyd and Duane decide enough is enough and one of the crew is fired ... a change nobody saw coming.
152"'65 Mustang - Part 2"October 8, 2004 (2004-10-08)
The Coddington team find themselves knee-deep in controversy over the '65 Mustang. With the shop tearing itself apart, Boyd decides to use a little positive reinforcement to boost morale by taking some of his hardworking crew to judge a different kind of contest. When the same old problems return, Boyd introduces the crew to his own version of positive reinforcement: a military boot camp to get everyone into shape. Then, as the Mustang nears a crucial deadline, Charley realizes that he ilow on a crucial element. Will Boyd let Charley take the heat for all the delays, or will he send another shop member to the firing squad?
163"'65 Mustang - Part 3"October 15, 2004 (2004-10-15)
With only seven days left to finish the '65 Mustang, Duane cracks under the pressure with fewer crew members to complete the job and key parts still missing. Just when Boyd's crew reaches their deadline in time for the car to head to upholstery, Charley is put to the test again when the engine's paint job cracks, leaving him to pull another all-nighter for his team. Will this American beauty reach the finish line after its most severe crisis yet? The Mustang project must come to an end — whether or not the car is completed in time for the surprise reveal at Indy.
174"Rat Rod Build Off - Part 1"October 26, 2004 (2004-10-26)
After months of disagreements over what constitutes a classic hot rod, Boyd puts Bluebear's "theories" to the test and challenges him to a build-off — one that will end with a race from L.A. to Louisville, Kentucky. The chance to be in charge quickly goes to Bluebear's head, and he refuses to heed Boyd's advice, even on important safety issues.
185"Rat Rod Build Off - Part 2"December 3, 2004 (2004-12-03)
The tension between Boyd and Bluebear rises to a dangerous level as the young, headstrong builder goes against the master's orders. As the crisis grows, Bluebear begins to alienate members of his own team, and the entire competition threatens to unravel.
196"Rat Rod Build Off - Part 3"December 10, 2004 (2004-12-10)
As the build-off between Boyd and Bluebear grows more tense, Boyd desperately tries to lighten the mood, but his attempts fall by the wayside as Bluebear's stiff resistance to Boyd's suggestions only hardens Boyd's resolve that the issue must come to a head. In a shocking confrontation, the two men lay it all out on the table. As emotions reach a fever pitch, Bluebear's future in the shop is finally determined.
207"Rat Rod Build Off - Part 4"December 17, 2004 (2004-12-17)
With the build-off finally over, the race across the country will determine the winning hot rod. Through desert, forest, and mountains, the teams race their cars, while facing every possible tragedy and triumph. Finally, a winner is crowned, but a huge surprise awaits at the finish line in Kentucky.
218"'42 Woodie - Part 1"January 7, 2005 (2005-01-07)
To boost morale, Boyd brings in a fun new project: a classic '42 Woodie. However, no one else in the shop seems excited by the build, especially when they find out they have less than eight weeks to complete the project before its debut at a car show in Hawaii. With a tight schedule and a less-than-teamwork attitude in the shop, this build might not make it out of the starting blocks.
229"'42 Woodie - Part 2"January 14, 2005 (2005-01-14)
With a lot of work to do, and little time to do it, Duane's stress reaches the boiling point, leading Boyd to suggest he take a vacation while the car is being upholstered. Meanwhile, Charley confides to Beetle Bailey that he is considering a job offer from another shop. The tension can be cut with a knife as the Woodie finally heads into the body shop.
2310"'42 Woodie - Part 3"January 21, 2005 (2005-01-21)
To meet the Woodie's deadline, everyone pitches in, despite several hotheaded stand-offs. At the last second, when the guys try to start the car, they discover a major leak, which takes hours to correct. In the end, the car makes it to its unveiling in Hawaii and is a huge success; however, Boyd and Charley remain at odds, and after a very emotional showdown, Charley quits to take a job with a rival shop. What will Boyd do without his heavy hitter?
2411"'63 Chevy Sting Ray Corvette - Part 1"February 4, 2005 (2005-02-04)
Still reeling from Charley's departure, the crew embarks its next endeavor: a '63 Corvette. What sounds like a dream project turns into a nightmare when the owner requests that the 1,500-horsepower Corvette be a race car, show car, and street car all in one; as a result, Mike and the guys quickly lose interest in the difficult project. With Duane pulling double duty to fill in for Charley in the body shop, Scott is put in charge, and the search for Charley's replacement is on.
2512"'63 Chevy Sting Ray Corvette - Part 2"February 11, 2005 (2005-02-11)
As the shop struggles to turn the car into both a race car and a hot rod before the rapidly approaching deadline, Boyd asks everyone to work extra hours ... including semiretired Roy, and the ever-grumpy Roy faces the biggest challenge: dealing with his new (and very talkative) assistant. Faced with the unfamiliar demands of building a race car, and unforeseen complications at every turn, the team falls way behind on the Corvette.
2613"'63 Chevy Sting Ray Corvette - Part 3"February 18, 2005 (2005-02-18)
With only two weeks to go before the '63 Corvette's debut, Boyd faces a mutiny when some of his best guys walk out for an overdue day off. Meanwhile, a mystery painter steps into the booth to paint the car in Charley's absence, but with so little time before the deadline hits, the team must pull together and work around the clock to get the car completed. Boyd stalls the crowd until the car is finished, and when the Sting Ray finally rolls out in front of the anxious spectators, it is a huge success for Boyd and his loyal team.
2714"Bud Light Car - Part 1"April 1, 2005 (2005-04-01)
The Coddington crew travels to St. Louis, Missouri, to visit the Anheuser-Busch headquarters in preparation for their newest hot rod. Bud Light challenges Boyd, choosing the hard-to-find '33 roadster for their build. Unable to find anything but a '36 coupe, the gang is forced to turn it into a roadster, a big metalwork job that falls on the semiretired Roy and his assistant Lee.To make matters worse, Al drops the bombshell that he is leaving Boyd Coddington's shop.
2815"Bud Light Car - Part 2"April 8, 2005 (2005-04-08)
Master car builder and mentor Al resigns from the shop, and leaves Boyd and Duane with one less pair of hands to tackle the difficult challenge of turning a '36 coupe into a roadster. With no one in the body shop and a car that is going to require a lot of body work, Duane is forced to find some outside help. As the shop falls further and further behind, Duane's frustration increases, and Boyd and Thomas butt heads over the workday hours.
2916"Bud Light Car - Part 3"April 15, 2005 (2005-04-15)
The garage's new guy, Bernt, feels the pressure as time runs out to finish the hot rod for Bud Light. Tensions run high as everyone scrambles to meet the deadline.
3017"Hildebrandt Car - Part 1"May 20, 2005 (2005-05-20)
Vern Hildebrandt brings his dad's '34 roadster into Boyd's shop to be restored to the condition it was in back in 1956. The crew is challenged, as they must find parts ranging from 1934 to 1956 to use on the car.
3118"Hildebrandt Car - Part 2"May 27, 2005 (2005-05-27)
Boyd and Mike's creative differences on style and paint — Mike prefers to preserve the roadster's authentic style, while Boyd wants to update the look — generate tension as Boyd undermines Mike's authority during the restoration.
3219"Hildebrandt Car - Part 3"June 3, 2005 (2005-06-03)
As the NHRA opening looms, Boyd and the crew get off track with the completion of Vern Hildebrandt's '34 roadster when the engine builders have a difficult time finding the old parts to finish their work.
3320"'59 Chevy Low Rider - Part 1"July 8, 2005 (2005-07-08)
Boyd and the crew take on the challenge of rebuilding a 1959 Impala two-door coupe — nicknamed "Ghetto Princess" — and turning it into a classic lowrider with an extra-low stance, wide wheels, and a Chevy big block.
3421"'59 Chevy Low Rider - Part 2"July 15, 2005 (2005-07-15)
The garage continues to add speedster style to the Impala and to build a matching one-off motorcycle also requested by the client.
3522"'59 Chevy Low Rider - Part 3"July 22, 2005 (2005-07-22)
The pressure to finish the 1959 Impala and matching motorcycle intensifies.
3623"'59 Chevy Low Rider - Part 4"July 29, 2005 (2005-07-29)
The builds finally complete, Boyd unveils the new masterpieces at Camp Pendleton in Southern California to boost morale among Marines being deployed to Iraq.

Season 3[edit]

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371"Make-A-Wish Car - Part 1"October 3, 2005 (2005-10-03)
The Coddingtton Foundation takes on its first project: a ’63 Dodge Polara. In this very special episode Max Cohen, a 17-year-old leukemia patient will help with the build.
382"Make-A-Wish Car - Part 2"October 10, 2005 (2005-10-10)
Work continues on the "Max Hemi."
393"Make-A-Wish Car - Part 3"October 17, 2005 (2005-10-17)
Work is completed on the ’63 Dodge Polara. Boyd and the guys unveil the car at the Make-A-Wish Foundation in Thousand Oaks, California.

Season 4[edit]

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401"'54 Corvette & '55 Chevy - Part 1"March 13, 2006 (2006-03-13)
Another SEMA build is underway and the tension is still thick in the shop. Who will get mad and walk out?
412"'54 Corvette & '55 Chevy - Part 2"March 20, 2006 (2006-03-20)
The shop is short staffed and the ones who are left are making costly mistakes. Will the builds be completed or will replacing the crew be the next priority?
423"'54 Corvette & '55 Chevy - Part 3"March 27, 2006 (2006-03-27)
With the SEMA show deadline upon them, tension mounts as they race to complete three projects.
434"'56 Chevy Convertible - Part 1"April 3, 2006 (2006-04-03)
The latest project for Boyd and the Coddington crew is to add a new twist to a '56 Chevy convertible. With a shrinking staff, Boyd is forced to hire some new guys to help out with the build. When the new team members add more problems than anything else, though, the usual crew has to pick up the slack before this hot rod build stalls out.
445"'56 Chevy Convertible - Part 2"April 10, 2006 (2006-04-10)
The guys continue working on their latest build, a '56 Chevy convertible. Having lost some of the recent hires in the shop, Mike steps up to work on the taillights and has some trouble adjusting to working side by side with Lee. A new crew member has a hard time fitting in at the shop and is let go, and when Duane heads to Nashville for some drag racing, things fall behind in the shop and the build gets off course.
456"'56 Chevy Convertible - Part 3"April 17, 2006 (2006-04-17)
Running out of time to finish their latest build, a '56 Chevy convertible, the guys in the body shop are forced to work over the holidays. Duane and Boyd decide to give Tony another chance, and bring him back to the shop as an unpaid intern. As the team works together to finish the car, Scott's frustration hits an all-time high. The car is revealed at Autorama in Sacramento, Calif.
467"'61 Impala Bubbletop - Part 1"May 1, 2006 (2006-05-01)
Boyd and the Coddington crew get to work on their latest project — a 1961 Chevy Impala Bubbletop. While the car is being taken apart, Lee finds himself a new partner in crime in Tony. The two of them add some spice to the shop and cook up some chili for the crew. Scott and Chris take a trip to Mexico and decide to build a truck as a side project, but when it adds more work for crew, Duane's temper boils over.
478"'61 Impala Bubbletop - Part 2"May 8, 2006 (2006-05-08)
The guys continue working on their latest project, a '61 Chevy Impala Bubbletop, but they get behind schedule when they run into some problems. Boyd and Jo head to Denver to pick out the paint scheme with the car's owner. The mood in the shop turns sour as the deadline approaches. Scott's unhappiness with the shop continues to grow, and that is reinforced when Boyd returns and does not like some of the work that he did. Tony makes improvements as he spends time learning from the more experienced crew.
489"'61 Impala Bubbletop - Part 3"May 15, 2006 (2006-05-15)
With the '61 Chevy Impala Bubbletop way behind schedule, the body shop works overtime to try to get it back on track. Frustration builds in the shop when Brad does not show up for work, leading to an explosive confrontation. When Tony gets into a serious car accident, the shop is down another guy, leaving more work for everyone else. Tired of the tight deadlines, Scott decides that it is finally his time to say goodbye to Boyd and the Coddington crew.
4910"'61 Impala Bubbletop - Part 4"May 22, 2006 (2006-05-22)
With the deadline quickly approaching for the '61 Chevy Impala Bubbletop, the Coddington crew kicks it into high gear. When Boyd questions the paint job, a crew member grows frustrated and threatens to walk out. Once the car is in final assembly, Scott packs up and says goodbye to the hot rod shop. When the wheel shop closes its doors, Diane has a hard time leaving it all behind.
5011"'40 Ford - Part 1"July 10, 2006 (2006-07-10)
Boyd and Jo head to Sacramento to pick up their next build: a 1940 Ford. Asked to turn this beauty into a hot rod for John Sullivan's birthday present, Boyd learns of the tight deadline that they will be up against. Once back in the shop, Tony and Lee work on taking the car apart. The Coddington crew soon realizes that this car needs more work than expected, cutting into their already tight schedule. Boyd hires a new metal fabricator, Jimmy Hudson, in an attempt to finally replace Roy, hoping this will help keep the guys on track. Tony pitches in, but ends up being more of a liability than a help to the guys.
5112"'40 Ford - Part 2"July 17, 2006 (2006-07-17)
The Coddington crew continues working on their latest build, a 1940 Ford. Already behind schedule, the guys slip even further behind. With Tony making more and more mistakes in the shop, he is transferred to the CNC shop, in hopes of finding his niche. Duane and Bernt go on vacation, leaving Dan in charge, but when Dan and the body shop guys butt heads, the car gets even more off course. Duane returns to the shop, and tempers flare when he finds out that the car still is not done.
5213"'40 Ford - Part 3"July 24, 2006 (2006-07-24)
Boyd and the guys race to finish their latest build, a 1940 Ford, on time. Duane is upset that they have gotten so far behind schedule. Fortunately, the Coddington crew pulls it together and finishes in time to reveal the car in Sacramento.
5314"'36 Roadster - Part 1"October 2, 2006 (2006-10-02)
Work starts on the '36 Ford, but typical last-minute changes threaten the project. One member of the team is so frustrated that he storms out.
5415"'36 Roadster - Part 2"October 9, 2006 (2006-10-09)
Work continues on the Ford, and staying on schedule is harder than expected. A small side job is taking up too much time.
5516"'36 Roadster - Part 3"October 16, 2006 (2006-10-16)
The first annual Boyd Coddington collector-car auction is getting close and the team races to complete three cars.
5617"'40 Woodie - Part 1"November 20, 2006 (2006-11-20)
The crew is working on a 1940 Ford Woodie that is headed for Mississippi for a Hurricane Katrina event.
5718"'40 Woodie - Part 2"November 27, 2006 (2006-11-27)
The crew continues to work on the 1940 Woodie, but they struggle to keep it together. With a deadline looming, will the pressure be too much?
5819"'40 Woodie - Part 3"December 4, 2006 (2006-12-04)
The deadline is upon the broken team. They rush to finish the project before time runs out.
5920"'31 Truck - Part 1"February 15, 2007 (2007-02-15)
The team starts their latest project - a ‘69 El Camino that the owner wants to use to carry his Harley. At the same time, Boyd is asked to take on another project by a construction company that wants a unique promotional tool - a '31 Model A truck.
6021"'31 Truck - Part 2"February 22, 2007 (2007-02-22)
After some minor setbacks, the team refocuses and hits the double build head on. Bets are made, anger erupts, and hood does not fit.
6122"'31 Truck - Part 3"March 1, 2007 (2007-03-01)
Work is continuing on the El Camino and the Model A, but further setbacks put both builds in jeopardy. A ‘Boyd’ extra stops by that leaves the team seeing double.
6223"'57 Chevy - Part 1"March 8, 2007 (2007-03-08)
Restoration of a classic 1957 Chevy begins; Boyd heads north to lend his expertise to a local crew attempting to restore a car in 36 hours.
6324"'57 Chevy - Part 2"March 15, 2007 (2007-03-15)
The '57 Chevy build goes smoothly, so Boyd and the guys travel to an auto show in Arizona. Meanwhile, back at the shop, one crew member decides to mix things up, creating chaos.
6425"'57 Chevy - Part 3"March 22, 2007 (2007-03-22)
The body shop races to finish the paint on the '57 Chevy, and Boyd brings a little Christmas cheer by giving the guys a day at the drag strip.

Season 5[edit]

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651"Hershey Tribute Car - Part 1"July 12, 2007 (2007-07-12)
Boyd visits Hershey to get a brief on a car they want built - as a tribute to Elvis Presley. Boyd and Jo tour the factory to meet the people, then head off to Graceland to get some ideas for the car. The final choice is a '57 Cadillac, and Boyd gets to work.
662"Hershey Tribute Car - Part 2"July 19, 2007 (2007-07-19)
Work continues on the Elvis tribute car. Duane does not like the color and tries to get Boyd to change his mind. Boyd and Duane take a pink dare. Jo and Robert visit the USAF Thunderbirds and get to go up in the air for a spin.
673"Hershey Tribute Car - Part 3"July 26, 2007 (2007-07-26)
The Elvis car starts coming together and to everyone's surprise, the color looks really good. Chris does not like the wheels, though, but Boyd will not change his mind. Gabe is pleased to be working with white leather for a change. The car is unveiled at the Reese's store in New York City.
684"Sobe Mercury Wagon - Part 1"August 2, 2007 (2007-08-02)
Sobe ask Boyd to build a promotional hot rod based on a 1960 Mercury wagon. Meanwhile, the construction company is back with a special build - a wheelbarrow - in time for a convention.
695"Sobe Mercury Wagon - Part 2"August 9, 2007 (2007-08-09)
Work on the Mercury continues, but is going very slowly as everyone is waiting for things to happen.
706"Sobe Mercury Wagon - Part 3"August 16, 2007 (2007-08-16)
As the deadline looms, the stress starts to affect Dwayne and the countdown clock is not helping. Everything starts coming together and the car gets into shape, including some custom surfboards. With the car complete, Boyd heads off to unveil the car at a surf event in Florida.
717"'59 Corvette - Part 1"August 23, 2007 (2007-08-23)
Boyd's team starts work on a double build - a 1959 Corvette and a custom Delahaye. The team has a new female member; will the guys accept her?
728"'59 Corvette - Part 2"August 30, 2007 (2007-08-30)
Work continues on the two builds, while finishing up a third for good measure. Duane's management style starts to take its toll and morale sinks to a new low. Al quits and Liz leaves as Jo and she do not get along. What is happening to the crew?
739"'59 Corvette - Part 3"September 6, 2007 (2007-09-06)

Boyd takes some time out to make a trip to Tulsa, to watch a 1957 Plymouth Belvedere being removed from a time capsule. Will they be able to make her run?

The team finishes work on the Corvette ahead of its debut... in a drag race against a modified Corvette Z06.
7410"Bonneville Racer - Part 1"September 13, 2007 (2007-09-13)
Boyd;s newest project is a Model T than he plans to turn into a racer for Jo to drive at Bonneville. To get the Delahaye back on track, he enlists the help of one of his customers.
7511"Bonneville Racer - Part 2"September 20, 2007 (2007-09-20)
Work continues on Jo's Bonneville racer and Boyd opts to put Rocky's car on hold. Duane's temper annoys everyone and there are problems with the engine.
7612"Bonneville Racer - Part 3"September 27, 2007 (2007-09-27)
The team finishes Jo's car and heads off to Bonneville. Before she can attempt the 200-mph record, Jo must first earn her licenses in a car she has not driven before.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Boyd Coddington Wheels is Still Rolling On
  2. ^ "American Hot Rods Inc". American Hot Rods Inc. Retrieved 2010-10-11.
  3. ^ "A Piece of American Automotive History". 2009-07-14. Archived from the original on 2011-07-16. Retrieved 2010-10-11.
  4. ^ MilesSpeed bio Archived 2008-12-07 at the Wayback Machine

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