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Superior Car Detailing Products

Through the efforts of our innovative Research and Development team, Boyd Coddington’s Detail Garage strives to be a leader in the automotive industry. Our car care products are known for meeting the highest quality standards and delivering outstanding performance and we’ve got the awards from independent institutions to prove it.

We love cars and we love the car enthusiasts we have the pleasure of serving. We’re proud of the Boyd Coddington car care products that we make, and we hope that you’ll give them a try to see their superior performance for yourself.

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History of Boyd Coddington Detail Garage

Boyd Coddington Detail Garage is owned and operated by Boyd Coddington Jr, son and namesake of the famous hot rod designer and star of the TV show American Hot Rod on TLC.

Boyd Coddington Jr. had grown up in his father’s wheel factories learning every facet of wheel production using the time-tested method of the day…The “hands on/bruised knuckle” method. 

In 2015 Boyd Jr. founded Boyd Coddington Detail Garage, a continuation of professional car care products that Boyd Jr launched in 1995 called Boyd’s Ultra Violet. Boyd Jr’s. goal was to develop a high-end car care products working from the same product base developed and used on all of the Boyd Coddington Built hot rods and project vehicles. At the same time, working together with the country’s top professional detailers and automotive painters.

Now the same award winning products that were developed to detail, clean and protect the most influential hot rods and concept cars ever built are now available for your car. Envision being able to use products that are formulated for the same cars that won the title for America’s Most Beautiful Roadster Award and The Ridler Award.

1978

November 1st

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Hot Rods By Boyd was incorporated

Boyd put in his last day at Disneyland on October 31. He was ready to take the risk and confident of his ability to make a living with the new business.. On November 1, 1978, the small Orange County business Hot Rods By Boyd was incorporated.

1981

January

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Vern Luce commissioned the ’33 coupe "The Vern Luce Coupe"

Vern Luce commissioned the ’33 coupe that Rolled On The First Set Of Boyds Wheels later to be known as the Vern Luce Coupe.” By the completion date, the 33 had a build price of $90,000, unheard of in the 80’s, Soon many other projects followed with price tags well into the six figures. The Coupe was a hit at the 1981 AMBR Show, where it won the Slonaker award. A 33 Ford Roadster.

1982

January 20th

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Jamie Musselman’s America’s Most Beautiful Roadster

When Jamie’s Roadster won the award as “America’s Most Beautiful Roadster,” the highest honor at the world’s most prestigious hot-rod show in 1982, it set Boyd Coddington on the map and gave birth to the high-end billet-aluminum custom wheels, “Boyds Wheels”.

1984

May 12th

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A move to a larger shop in Stanton, California on Monroe Avenue

A move to a larger shop in Stanton, California on Monroe Avenue is what put us into the fast lane. After winning the second “America’s Most Beautiful Roadster” award, this time for Larry Murray’s Tudor phaeton, the growth and success came fast and hard.

1987

June

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Electric Avenue...The First Wheel Shop

Boyd’s Sr. remarkable success and the fact he was the pioneer of high-end billet-aluminum custom wheels is unprecedented. The Boyds designs received worldwide acclaim for craftsmanship, quality, attention to detail and originality.

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