Hot rod enthusiast and designer best known for his appearances on the TLC reality show "American Hot Rod". He is the former owner of the Boyd Coddington Hot Rod Shop.
He trained as a machinist and moved to California to build hot rods.
He is widely remembered for the car known as 'CadZZilla', a custom car requested by Billy Gibbons of the band ZZ Top.
He was married to Jo Andenise Clausen McGee from 2002 up until his death.
His hot rod shop is where "Overhaulin" star Chip Foose started his customization career.