American Hot Rod

American Hot Rod is a reality television series that originally aired between 2004 and 2008 on The Learning Channel and Discovery Channel. The show documented the crew at Boyd Coddington's car shop and their personal struggles to build hot rods and custom vehicles under extremely tight deadlines. It was made on location at Coddington's car shop in La Habra, California. The series became well known for the constant turnover of crew members due to dismissals, walkouts and firings. Some have attributed this to Boyd's management and Duane's attitude creating a very stressful environment to work in. Some of these ex-employees went to work for Chip Foose, a former partner of Coddington.

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

Boyd Coddington died in February 2008. His shop closed its doors for the final time on Friday June 20, 2008.

Read more about American Hot RodCrew Members, First Season: (2004), Second Season: (2004–’05), Third Season: (2005), Fourth Season: (2006), Fifth Season: (2007)

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