Hot Rod Legend Boyd Coddington Hospitalized

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Coddington recovering from emergency surgery.

Boyd Coddington was unable to attend the North American International Auto Show in Detroit to enjoy the sneak peak of his latest creation or any of the collector car auctions in Scottsdale, Arizona. The legendary hot rod designer and fabricator who just completed a million-dollar, hand-built Delehaye inspired hot rod fell ill shortly after the holidays.

According to his wife Jo Coddington, Boyd was rushed to the hospital after a fall at his home. Boyd Coddington, the multi-award winning designer, fabricator and alumni of the Hot Rod Hall of Fame, was admitted for observation and then released. Several days later, Boyd complained of continued complications and was re-admitted to a hospital near his Southern California home. There doctors made a diagnosis and he was rushed to surgrey.

"We are happy to report that Boyd is recovering and doing very well, he is expected to go home next week. Boyd and I would like to thank all of the people who have sent their well wishes and support!", stated Jo Coddington.

Boyd Coddington is a Southern California automotive icon and star of TV's "American Hot Rod". Coddington has designed and fabricated numerous show winning hot rods for rock stars, corporations and individuals. Coddington vehicles have appeared in museums, hit TV shows and even the cover of The Smithsonian Magazine.

It is quite certain that with all of the idle time he is spending in the hospital, Boyd Coddington is dreaming up a way to hot rod his hospital bed. Coddington customized medical equipment could be the next product from this innovative genius!

About Boyd Coddington and The Boyd Coddington Company
Boyd Coddington is an internationally recognized automotive designer, builder, fabricator and television star. He is recognized as one of the winningest hot rod builders of all-time and has been included in many automotive Hall of Fames. The Boyd Coddington Company is well-known for designing and constructing numerous show-quality, custom automobiles for celebrities such as Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top and Michael Anthony of Van Halen, Brad Penny of the LA Dodgers and Johnny Halladay "The Elvis of France". The corporations that have sought Boyd Coddington include Budweiser, White Cap, Amsoil, Sobe, Old Milwaukee Beer, O'Reilly Auto Parts and Hershey. With his name representing companies and products world wide, it is not uncommon for the Boyd Coddington name to be found in most automotive stores. His trademark billet aluminum wheels, the product that launched an industry, are today manufactured in Southern California. Find more about Boyd Coddington by visiting http://www.boydcoddington.com

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