Country of origin United States
No. of seasons 5
First episode date 10 January 2004
Cast Boyd Coddington
Executive producer Mike Rowe
Starring Boyd Coddington
Original language(s) English
Running time 60 minutes
Final episode date 30 March 2008
Networks Discovery Channel, TLC
|Production company(s) Pilgrim Films & Television|
Similar Overhaulin', American Chopper, Wrecks To Riches, Wheeler Dealers, Graveyard Carz
American Hot Rod
American Hot Rod was a reality television series that originally aired between 2004 and 2008 on The Learning Channel and Discovery Channel. The unique series documented the crew at Boyd Coddington's car shop and their personal struggles to build hot rods and custom vehicles. It was made on location at Coddington's hot rod and wheel shop in La Habra, California. Many employees went to work for Overhaulin's 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, a modified 1957 pink 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.