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American Hotrod Episodes and Crew

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Since I started watching American Hotrod over the last year or so on the Quest channel(UK), I have to admit to becoming quite addicted to viewing the daily, almost hourly conflict and firing/leaving of several members of the crew... of which I think the series was best known for!

But when I searched on the internet for more information on the American Hotrod series, such as episodes and characters it was a bit hit and miss. So I have compiled what I found for my own (and your) reference.

Select and click the options below to expand the page and view the details.

 Season 1



First Broadcast

Episode 1

Junkyard Dog (Part 1 of 4)

13th January 2004

American Hotrod Episode 1 - Season 1

Boyd and his crew attempt to resurrect a forgotten classic — a scruffy 1956 two-door Chevy salvaged from the junkyard — only to find that integrating classic hot-rod looks with 21st-century technology isn't as easy as it sounds.

Episode 2

Junkyard Dog (Part 2 of 4)

20th January 2004

American Hotrod Episode 2 - Season 1

Three weeks into the project, the team finds itself running several days behind an already tight schedule. Problems arise when the doors won't fit properly on the body, but after some after-hours hammering sessions, the boys manage to tame their junkyard dog — until a snafu with the gas tank nearly blows up in their faces.

Episode 3

Junkyard Dog (Part 3 of 4)

6th February 2004

American Hotrod Episode 3 - Season 1

With most of the major body work completed, the team moves on to the next phase. Everything seems to be on schedule ... until the boys discover that the specially made motor doesn't quite fit in the front end, forcing them to come up with a quick fix. Charlie starts to paint the car in the custom Boyd Red but because his Dad becomes ill and passes away he has to leave. The team celebrate Tommy's birthday with a party at Boyd's house.

Episode 4

Junkyard Dog (Part 4 of 4)

13th February 2004

American Hotrod Episode 4 - Season 1

With only days to go until the big show in Las Vegas, Boyd and his crew feel the heat, and taking a break to barbecue in the shop only creates more tension. Without Charley, last-minute changes and costly delays put a ratchet in the works. Will the crew have the car ready in time for Boyd to test-drive before the unveiling?

Episode 5

Alumatub (Part 1 of 5)

27th February 2004

American Hotrod Episode 5 - Season 1

The metal starts flying when the Coddington crew sets out to create a one-of-a-kind signature roadster — the all-aluminum Alumatub — from scratch in just 16 weeks. And when the tension between shop rivals Jimmy and Bluebear reaches a fever pitch, Boyd sets up an impromptu boxing match to work out their differences, the results of which may knock out Boyd's most ambitious project yet.

Episode 6

Alumatub (Part 2 of 5)

5th March 2004

American Hotrod Episode 6 - Season 1

A Swedish intern joins the team, his fumbling nearly setting off an international incident in the shop. Already days behind schedule on the chassis, the crew hits another snag when Kevin falls asleep at the wheel-making machine. But with Duane barking out orders, the pieces finally come together, and the chassis gets shipped out to Marcel's Custom Metal, where the 'tub begins to take shape.

Episode 7

Alumatub (Part 3 of 5)

12th March 2004

American Hotrod Episode 7 - Season 1

When the Alumatub's body comes back from Marcel's one week ahead of schedule, Boyd and the gang are thrilled. Not only is the workmanship top-notch, but the extra seven days offer much-needed breathing room on the project. However, when Mike discovers that the water pump won't fit under the svelte aluminum body, the whole 'tub nearly goes down the drain.

Episode 8

Alumatub (Part 4 of 5)

19th March 2004

American Hotrod Episode 8 - Season 1

With the finish line on the horizon, the crew bears down to complete their unique aluminum roadster. The pressure mounts when their momentum is stymied by a freak snowboarding accident. Bitter disputes break out, culminating in an all-out paintball war that throws the shop into turmoil.

Episode 9

Alumatub (Part 5 of 5)

26th March 2004

American Hotrod Episode 9 - Season 1

With only two weeks to go, the crew throws things into fifth gear, even avoiding a few last-minute potholes — like a too-small manifold that won't fit on the custom-built engine. But when the 'tub suddenly loses all oil pressure on the morning of its big debut, Boyd nearly blows a gasket. With everything on the line, the guys will have to push themselves like never before to get the Alumatub to the finish line.

Episode 10

'32 Hi-Boy Roadster (Part 1 of 4)

14th May 2004

American Hotrod Episode 10 - Season 1

This time around, Boyd Coddington and his crew set out to create a rebuilt 1932 Hi-Boy Roadster. Traditional touches abound, including a front-mounted moon tank, a louvered deck lid and conventional wing-style gauges. But the real trick will be shoehorning a 21st-century 400-horsepower Chevy motor into this old-school beauty. It's going to take maximum effort from everyone involved to get this Boy on the road.

Episode 11

'32 Hi-Boy Roadster (Part 2 of 4)

21st May 2004

American Hotrod Episode 11 - Season 1

When the '32 Roadster hits a major speed bump with parts missing and the shop in an uproar, Duane reaches his breaking point. His shop on its way to a full-blown disaster, Boyd makes a shocking decision to change the build that will either make or break the roadster.

Episode 12

'32 Hi-Boy Roadster (Part 3 of 4)

4th June 2004

American Hotrod Episode 12 - Season 1

Falling dangerously behind on the prize '32 Roadster, the Coddington crew is forced to make radical moves in their bid to bring their beast under control. As the deadline fast approaches, the two Coddington shops find themselves fighting over the roadster and control of the car's destiny.

Episode 13

'32 Hi-Boy Roadster (Part 4 of 4)

11th June 2004

American Hotrod Episode 13 - Season 1

With only two days left to assemble the entire '32 roadster, Boyd's team bears down to fight its way to the finish line. But when Mike refuses to work over the weekend and a boxful of crucial parts fails to come back from the chrome-plater, Boyd faces the possibility of heading to his hot-rod event with nothing to show.

 Season 2



First Broadcast

Episode 14

'65 Ford Mustang (Part 1 of 3)

1st October 2004

American Hotrod Episode 14 - Season 2

Boyd's next mission starts with the unlikely discovery of a '65 Ford Mustang in an old barn. But as the team begins to tear apart this ailing American classic, full of holes and rusted metal parts, they discover they must complete the rebuild in a record seven weeks. Then, just as the crew is getting started, a feud emerges between Bluebear and a newcomer that turns into all-out warfare in the hot-rod shop. With morale plummeting, Boyd and Duane decide enough is enough and one of the crew is fired ... a change nobody saw coming.

Episode 15

'65 Ford Mustang (Part 2 of 3)

8th October 2004

American Hotrod Episode 15 - Season 2

The Coddington team find themselves knee-deep in controversy over the '65 Mustang. With the shop tearing itself apart, Boyd decides to use a little positive reinforcement to boost morale by taking some of his hardworking crew to judge a different kind of contest. But when the same old problems return, Boyd introduces the crew to his own version of positive reinforcement: a military boot camp to get everyone into shape. Then, as the Mustang nears a crucial deadline, Charley realizes that he's low on a crucial element. Will Boyd let Charley take the heat for all the delays, or will he send another shop member to the firing squad?

Episode 16

'65 Ford Mustang (Part 3 of 3)

15th October 2004

American Hotrod Episode 16 - Season 2

With only seven days left to finish the '65 Mustang, Duane cracks under the pressure with fewer crew members to complete the job and key parts still missing. Just when Boyd's crew reaches their deadline in time for the car to head to upholstery, Charley is put to the test again when the engine's paint job cracks, leaving him to pull another all-nighter for his team. Will this American beauty reach the finish line after its most severe crisis yet? The Mustang project must come to an end — whether or not the car is completed in time for the surprise reveal at Indy.

Episode 17

Rat Rod (Part 1 of 4)

26th October 2004

American Hotrod Episode 17 - Season 2

After months of disagreements over what constitutes a classic hot rod, Boyd puts Bluebear's "theories" to the test and challenges him to a build-off — one that will end with a race from L.A. to Louisville, Ky. But the chance to be in charge quickly goes to Bluebear's head, and he refuses to heed Boyd's advice, even on important safety issues.

Episode 18

Rat Rod (Part 2 of 4)

3rd December 2004

American Hotrod Episode 18 - Season 2

The tension between Boyd and Bluebear rises to a dangerous level as the young, headstrong builder goes against the master's orders. As the crisis grows, Bluebear begins to alienate members of his own team, and the entire competition threatens to unravel.

Episode 19

Rat Rod (Part 3 of 4)

10th December 2004

American Hotrod Episode 19 - Season 2

As the build-off between Boyd and Bluebear grows more tense, Boyd desperately tries to lighten the mood. But his attempts fall by the wayside as Bluebear's stiff resistance to Boyd's suggestions only hardens Boyd's resolve that the issue must come to a head. In a shocking confrontation, the two men lay it all out on the table. As emotions reach a fever pitch, Bluebear's future in the shop will finally be determined.

Episode 20

Rat Rod (Part 4 of 4)

17th December 2004

American Hotrod Episode 20 - Season 2

With the build-off finally over, the race across the country will determine the winning hot rod. Through desert, forest and mountains the teams race their cars while facing every possible tragedy and triumph. Finally, a winner is crowned, but a huge surprise awaits at the finish line in Kentucky.

Episode 21

'42 Woodie (Part 1 of 3)

7th January 2005

American Hotrod Episode 21 - Season 2

To boost morale, Boyd brings in a fun new project: a classic '42 Woodie. However, no one else in the shop seems excited by the build, especially when they find out they have less than eight weeks to complete the project before its debut at a car show in Hawaii. With a tight schedule and a less-than-teamwork attitude in the shop, this build might not make it out of the starting blocks.

Episode 22

'42 Woodie (Part 2 of 3)

14th January 2005

American Hotrod Episode 22 - Season 2

With a lot of work to do, and little time to do it, Duane's stress reaches the boiling point, leading Boyd to suggest he take a vacation while the car's being upholstered. Meanwhile, Charley confides to Beetle Bailey that he is considering a job offer from another shop. The tension can be cut with a knife as the Woodie finally heads into the body shop.

Episode 23

'42 Woodie (Part 3 of 3)

21st January 2005

American Hotrod Episode 23 - Season 2

To meet the Woodie's deadline, everyone pitches in, despite several hotheaded stand-offs. But at the last second, when the guys try to start the car, they discover a major leak, which takes hours to correct. In the end, the car makes it to its unveiling in Hawaii and is a huge success; however, Boyd and Charley remain at odds, and after a very emotional showdown, Charley quits to take a job with a rival shop. What will Boyd do without his heavy hitter?

Episode 24

'63 Chevy Corvette Stingray (Part 1 of 3)

4th February 2005

American Hotrod Episode 24 - Season 2

Still reeling from Charley's departure, the crew embarks its next endeavor: a '63 Corvette. But what sounds like a dream project turns into a nightmare when the owner requests that the 1,500-horsepower Corvette be a race car, show car and street car all in one; as a result Mike and the guys quickly lose interest in the difficult project. With Duane pulling double duty to fill in for Charley in the body shop, Scott is put in charge, and the search for Charley's replacement is on.

Episode 25

'63 Chevy Corvette Stingray (Part 2 of 3)

11th February 2005

American Hotrod Episode 25 - Season 2

As the shop struggles to turn the car into both a race car and a hot rod before the rapidly approaching deadline, Boyd asks everyone to work extra hours... including semi-retired Roy. And it's the ever-grumpy Roy who faces the biggest challenge: dealing with his new (and very talkative) assistant. Faced with the unfamiliar demands of building a race car, and unforeseen complications at every turn, the team falls way behind on the Corvette.

Episode 26

'63 Chevy Corvette Stingray (Part 3 of 3)

18th February 2005

American Hotrod Episode 26 - Season 2

With only two weeks to go before the '63 Corvette's debut, Boyd faces a mutiny when some of his best guys walk out for an overdue day off. Meanwhile, a mystery painter steps into the booth to paint the car in Charley's absence. But with so little time before the deadline hits, the team must pull together and work around the clock to get the car completed. Boyd stalls the crowd until the car is finished, and when the Sting Ray finally rolls out in front of the anxious spectators, it's a huge success for Boyd and his loyal team.

Episode 27

Bud Light Car (Part 1 of 3)

1st April 2005

American Hotrod Episode 27 - Season 2

The Coddington crew travels to St. Louis, Mo., to visit the Anheuser-Busch headquarters in preparation for their newest hot rod. But Bud Light challenges Boyd, choosing the hard-to-find '33 roadster for their build. Unable to find anything but a '36 coupe, the gang is forced to turn it into a roadster, a big metalwork job that falls on the semi-retired Roy and his assistant Lee. And to make matters worse, Al drops the bombshell that he's leaving Boyd Coddington's shop.

Episode 28

Bud Light Car (Part 2 of 3)

8th April 2005

American Hotrod Episode 28 - Season 2

Master car builder and mentor Al resigns from the shop, and leaves Boyd and Duane with one less pair of hands to tackle the difficult challenge of turning a '36 coupe into a roadster. With no one in the body shop and a car that's going to require a lot of body work, Duane is forced to find some outside help. As the shop falls further and further behind, Duane's frustration increases, and Boyd and Thomas butt heads over the workday hours.

Episode 29

Bud Light Car (Part 3 of 3)

15th April 2005

American Hotrod Episode 29 - Season 2

The garage's new guy, Bernt, feels the pressure as time runs out to finish the hot rod for Bud Light. Tensions run high as everyone scrambles to meet the deadline.

Episode 30

Hildebrandt Car (Part 1 of 3)

20th May 2005

American Hotrod Episode 30 - Season 2

Vern Hildebrandt brings his dad's '34 roadster into Boyd's shop to be restored to the condition it was in back in 1956. The crew is challenged, as they must find parts ranging from 1934 to 1956 to use on the car.

Episode 31

Hildebrandt Car (Part 2 of 3)

27th May 2005

American Hotrod Episode 31 - Season 2

Boyd's and Mike's creative differences on style and paint - Mike prefers to preserve the roadster's authentic style, while Boyd wants to update the look - generate tension as Boyd undermines Mike's authority during the restoration.

Episode 32

Hildebrandt Car (Part 3 of 3)

3rd June 2005

American Hotrod Episode 32 - Season 2

As the NHRA opening looms, Boyd and the crew get off track with the completion of Vern Hildebrandt's '34 roadster when the engine builders have a difficult time finding the old parts to finish their work.

Episode 33

'59 Chevy Low Rider (Part 1 of 4)

8th July 2005

American Hotrod Episode 33 - Season 2

Boyd and the crew take on the challenge of rebuilding a 1959 Impala two-door coupe — nicknamed "Ghetto Princess" — and turning it into a classic lowrider with an extra-low stance, wide wheels and a Chevy big block.

Episode 34

'59 Chevy Low Rider (Part 2 of 4)

15th July 2005

American Hotrod Episode 34 - Season 2

The garage continues to add speedster style to the Impala and to build a matching one-off motorcycle also requested by the client.

Episode 35

'59 Chevy Low Rider (Part 3 of 4)

22nd July 2005

American Hotrod Episode 35 - Season 2

The pressure to finish the 1959 Impala and matching motorcycle intensifies.

Episode 36

'59 Chevy Low Rider (Part 4 of 4)

29th July 2005

American Hotrod Episode 36 - Season 2

The builds finally complete, Boyd unveils the new masterpieces at Camp Pendleton in Southern California to boost morale among Marines being deployed to Iraq.

 Season 3



First Broadcast

Episode 37

Make-A-Wish Car (Part 1 of 3)

3rd October 2005

American Hotrod Episode 37 - Season 3

Boyd and the guys take on the nonprofit Coddington Foundation's first project: a '63 Dodge Polara designed by Max Cohen, a 17-year-old leukemia patient who will also help build it.

Episode 38

Make-A-Wish Car (Part 2 of 3)

10th October 2005

American Hotrod Episode 38 - Season 3

Work continues on the "Max Hemi", plus Thomas and Lee decide to start a side project to make a gravity car for racing.

Episode 39

Make-A-Wish Car (Part 3 of 3)

17th October 2005

American Hotrod Episode 39 - Season 3

Boyd and his crew complete the hot rod and unveil it at the Make-A-Wish Foundation in Thousand Oaks, California.

 Season 4



First Broadcast

Episode 40

'54 Corvette and '55 Chevy (Part 1 of 3)

13th March 2006

American Hotrod Episode 40 - Season 4

The crew kicks off three projects for SEMA. With tight deadlines to meet, the guys have to pull it together and work quickly.

Episode 41

'54 Corvette and '55 Chevy (Part 2 of 3)

20th March 2006

American Hotrod Episode 41 - Season 4

As the shop struggles to find new employees, the work builds up as the small crew continues to work on three projects for SEMA. As deadlines get down to the wire, a major mistake slows the team even more.

Episode 42

'54 Corvette and '55 Chevy (Part 3 of 3)

27th March 2006

American Hotrod Episode 42 - Season 4

The crew struggles to get all three projects done in time for SEMA; Thomas, however, comes back to the shop to help out the guys. Tension is high as the deadline approaches.

Episode 43

'56 Chevy Convertible (Part 1 of 3)

3rd April 2006

American Hotrod Episode 43 - Season 4

The latest project for Boyd and the Coddington crew is to add a new twist to a '56 Chevy convertible. With a shrinking staff, Boyd is forced to hire some new guys to help out with the build. But when the new team members add more problems than anything else, the usual crew has to pick up the slack before this hot rod build stalls out.

Episode 44

'56 Chevy Convertible (Part 2 of 3)

10th April 2006

American Hotrod Episode 44 - Season 4

The guys continue working on their latest build, a '56 Chevy convertible. Having lost some of the recent hires in the shop, Mike steps up to work on the taillights and has some trouble adjusting to working side by side with Lee. A new crew member has a hard time fitting in at the shop and is let go. And when Duane heads to Nashville for some drag racing, things fall behind in the shop and the build gets off course.

Episode 45

'56 Chevy Convertible (Part 3 of 3)

17th April 2006

American Hotrod Episode 45 - Season 4

Running out of time to finish their latest build, a '56 Chevy convertible, the guys in the body shop are forced to work over the holidays. Duane and Boyd decide to give Tony another chance, and bring him back to the shop as an unpaid intern. As the team works together to finish the car, Scott's frustration hits an all-time high. The car is revealed at Autorama in Sacramento, Calif. Boyd's also sells the wheel shop.

Episode 46

'61 Impala Bubbletop (Part 1 of 4)

1st May 2006

American Hotrod Episode 46 - Season 4

Boyd and the Coddington crew get to work on their latest project — a 1961 Chevy Impala Bubbletop. While the car is being taken apart, Lee finds himself a new partner in crime in Tony. The two of them add some spice to the shop and cook up some chili for the crew. Scott and Chris take a trip to Mexico and decide to build a truck as a side project, but when it adds more work for crew, Duane's temper boils over.

Episode 47

'61 Impala Bubbletop (Part 2 of 4)

8th May 2006

American Hotrod Episode 47 - Season 4

The guys continue working on their latest project, a '61 Chevy Impala Bubbletop, but they get behind schedule when they run into some problems. Boyd and Jo head to Denver to pick out the paint scheme with the car's owner. The mood in the shop turns sour as the deadline approaches. Scott's unhappiness with the shop continues to grow, and that is reinforced when Boyd returns and doesn't like some of the work that he did. Tony makes improvements as he spends time learning from the more experienced crew.

Episode 48

'61 Impala Bubbletop (Part 3 of 4)

15th May 2006

American Hotrod Episode 48 - Season 4

With the '61 Chevy Impala Bubbletop way behind schedule, the body shop works overtime to try to get it back on track. Frustration builds in the shop when Brad doesn't show up for work, leading to an explosive confrontation. When Tony gets into a serious car accident, it means the shop is down another guy, leaving more work for everyone else. Tired of the tight deadlines, Scott decides that it is finally his time to say goodbye to Boyd and the Coddington crew.

Episode 49

'61 Impala Bubbletop (Part 4 of 4)

22nd May 2006

American Hotrod Episode 49 - Season 4

With the deadline quickly approaching for the '61 Chevy Impala Bubbletop, the Coddington crew kicks it into high gear. When Boyd questions the paint job, a crew member grows frustrated and threatens to walk out. Once the car is in final assembly, Scott packs up and says goodbye to the hot rod shop. When the wheel shop closes its doors, Diane has a hard time leaving it all behind.

Episode 50

'40 Ford (Part 1 of 3)

10th July 2006

American Hotrod Episode 50 - Season 4

Boyd and Jo head to Sacramento to pick up their next build: a 1940 Ford. Asked to turn this beauty into a hot rod for John Sullivan's birthday present, Boyd learns of the tight deadline that they will be up against. Once back in the shop, Tony and Lee work on taking the car apart. The Coddington crew soon realizes that this car needs more work than expected, cutting into their already tight schedule. Boyd hires a new sheet metal guy, in an attempt to finally replace Roy, hoping this will help keep the guys on track. Tony pitches in, but ends up being more of a liability than a help to the guys.

Episode 51

'40 Ford (Part 2 of 3)

17th July 2006

American Hotrod Episode 51 - Season 4

The Coddington crew continues working on their latest build, a 1940 Ford. Already behind schedule, the guys slip even further behind. With Tony making more and more mistakes in the shop, he is transferred to the CNC Shop, in hopes of finding his niche. Duane and Bernt go on vacation, leaving Dan in charge. But when Dan and the Body Shop guys butt heads, the car gets even more off course. Duane returns to the shop, and tempers flare when he finds out that the car still isn't done.

Episode 52

'40 Ford (Part 3 of 3)

24th July 2006

American Hotrod Episode 52 - Season 4

Boyd and the guys race to finish their latest build, a 1940 Ford, on time. Duane is upset that they have gotten so far behind schedule. Fortunately, the Coddington crew pulls it together and finishes in time to reveal the car in Sacramento.

Episode 53

'36 Roadster (Part 1 of 3)

2nd October 2006

American Hotrod Episode 53 - Season 4

Work starts on the '36 Ford, but typical last minute changes threaten the project. One member of the team is so frustrated that he storms out.

Episode 54

'36 Roadster (Part 2 of 3)

9th October 2006

American Hotrod Episode 54 - Season 4

Work continues on the Ford, staying on schedule is harder than expected. A small side job is taking up too much time.

Episode 55

'36 Roadster (Part 3 of 3)

16th October 2006

American Hotrod Episode 55 - Season 4

The first annual Boyd Coddington collector-car auction is getting close and the team races to complete three cars.

Episode 56

'44 Woodie (Part 1 of 3)

20th November 2006

American Hotrod Episode 56 - Season 4

A 1940 Ford Woodie is being restored for a Hurricane Katrina event in Mississippi, and Boyd is determined to get the job done on schedule. The car returns from the wood shop on time, but work is slowed by an argument in the metal shop.

Episode 57

'44 Woodie (Part 2 of 3)

27th November 2006

American Hotrod Episode 57 - Season 4

The fragmented team continues work on the 1940 Ford Woodie and tries to regroup before the deadline pressure becomes too much.

Episode 58

'44 Woodie (Part 3 of 3)

4th December 2006

American Hotrod Episode 58 - Season 4

The fragmented team tries to pull together and finish the '40 Ford Woodie before the deadline pressure becomes too much.

Episode 59

'31 Truck (Part 1 of 3)

15th February 2007

American Hotrod Episode 59 - Season 4

The team starts their latest project - a '69 El Camino that the owner wants to use to carry his Harley. At the same time Boyd is asked to take on another project by a construction company who want a unique promotional tool - a '31 Model A Truck.

Episode 60

'31 Truck (Part 2 of 3)

22nd February 2007

American Hotrod Episode 60 - Season 4

After some minor set backs the team refocuses and hit’s the double build head on. Bets are made, anger erupts, and hood does not fit.

Episode 61

'31 Truck (Part 3 of 3)

1st March 2007

American Hotrod Episode 61 - Season 4

Work is continuing on the El Camino and the Model A, but further set back put both builds in jeopardy. A 'Boyd' extra stops by, that leaves the team seeing double.

Episode 62

'57 Chevy (Part 1 of 3)

8th March 2007

American Hotrod Episode 62 - Season 4

Restoration of a classic 1957 Chevy begins; Boyd heads north to lend his expertise to a local crew attempting to restore a car in 36 hours.

Episode 63

'57 Chevy (Part 2 of 3)

15th March 2007

American Hotrod Episode 63 - Season 4

The '57 Chevy build goes smoothly, so Boyd and the guys travel to an auto show in Arizona. Meanwhile, back at the shop, one crew member decides to mix things up, creating chaos.

Episode 64

'57 Chevy (Part 3 of 3)

22nd March 2007

American Hotrod Episode 64 - Season 4

The body shop races to finish the paint on the '57 Chevy, and Boyd brings a little Christmas cheer by giving the guys a day at the drag strip.

 Season 5



First Broadcast

Episode 65

Hershey Tribute Car (Part 1 of 3)

12th July 2007

American Hotrod Episode 65 - Season 5

Boyd visits Hershey to get a brief on a car they want built - as a tribute to Elvis Presley. Boyd and Jo tour the factory to meet the people then head off to Graceland to get some idea's for the car. The final choice is a 57 Caddilac and Boyd gets to work.

Episode 66

Hershey Tribute Car (Part 2 of 3)

19th July 2007

American Hotrod Episode 66 - Season 5

Work continues on the Elvis tribute car. Duane does not like the colour and tries to get Boyd to change his mind. Boyd and Duane take a pink dare. Jo and Robert visit the USAF Thunderbirds and get to go up in the air for a spin.

Episode 67

Hershey Tribute Car (Part 3 of 3)

26th July 2007

American Hotrod Episode 67 - Season 5

The Elvis car starts coming together and to everyones suprise the colour looks really good. Chris doesn't like the wheels though but Boyd won't change his mind. Gabe is pleased to be working with white leather for a change. The car is unveiled at the Reese's store in Times Square, New York City.

Episode 68

Sobe Mercury Wagon (Part 1 of 3)

2nd August 2007

American Hotrod Episode 68 - Season 5

Sobe ask Boyd to build a promotional hot rod based on a 1960 Mercury wagon. Meanwhile the construction company are back with a special build - a wheelbarrow - in time for a convention.

Episode 69

Sobe Mercury Wagon (Part 2 of 3)

9th August 2007

American Hotrod Episode 69 - Season 5

Work on the Mercury continues but is going very slowly as everyone is waiting for things to happen.

Episode 70

Sobe Mercury Wagon (Part 3 of 3)

16th August 2007

American Hotrod Episode 70 - Season 5

As the deadline looms, the stress starts to affect Dwayne and the countdown clock is not helping. Everything starts coming together and the car gets into shape, including some custom surfboards. With the car complete, Boyd heads off to unveil the car at a surf event in Florida.

Episode 71

'59 Corvette (Part 1 of 3)

23rd August 2007

American Hotrod Episode 71 - Season 5

Boyd's team starts work on a double build - a 1959 Corvette and a custom Bella Haye. The team has a new female member - will the guys accept her?

Episode 72

'59 Corvette (Part 2 of 3)

30th August 2007

American Hotrod Episode 72 - Season 5

Work continues on the 2 builds, while finishing up a 3rd for good measure. Duane's management style starts to take its toll and morale sinks to a new low. Al quits and Liz leaves as her and Jo don't get along. What is happening to the crew?

Episode 73

'59 Corvette (Part 3 of 3)

6th September 2007

American Hotrod Episode 73 - Season 5

Boyd takes some time out to make a trip to Tulsa, to watch a 1957 Plymouth Belvedere being removed from a time capsule. Will they be able to make her run?. The team finish work on the Corvette ahead of its debut... in a drag race against a modified Corvette Z06.

Episode 74

Bonneville Racer (Part 1 of 3)

13th September 2007

American Hotrod Episode 74 - Season 5

Boyds newest project is a Model T than he plans to turn into a racer for Jo to drive at Bonnieville. To get the Delahaye back on track he enlists the help of one of his customers.

Episode 75

Bonneville Racer (Part 2 of 3)

20th September 2007

American Hotrod Episode 75 - Season 5

Work continues on Jo's Bonnieville racer and Boyd opts to put Rocky's car on hold. Duane's temper annoys everyone and there are problems with the engine.

Episode 76

Bonneville Racer (Part 3 of 3)

27th September 2007

American Hotrod Episode 76 - Season 5

The team finish Jo's car and head off to Bonnieville. Before she can attempt the 200mph record Jo must first earn her licenses in a car she hasn't driven before.




Job Title/Company


Boyd Coddington

Owner/Hod Rod Designer

American Hotrod - Boyd Coddington

Boyd Coddington began his Hot Rod business in his own garage. He was the Vice President of the Coddington Foundation until his passing away on 27th February 2008.


Duane Mayer

Projects Supervisor

American Hotrod - Duane Mayer

He started working for Boyd back in 1985 after finding out about him from magazine articles. He worked at Boyd's very first garage, which was at Boyd's home at the time. Most people remember Duane "as the angry guy on american hot rod, mainly because he always ran a tight ship, yelled alot, threw things against the wall, but he got the work done."


Diane Coddington

Accountant/Boyd's Ex-Wife

American Hotrod - Diane Coddington

She is the ex-wife of Boyd Coddington and was in control of accounts. During the '61 Impala Bubbletop (Season 4)' she and the other workers of the wheel shop pack-up and move to another location.


Jo Coddington

Boyd's Wife

American Hotrod - Jo Coddington

She was the wife of Boyd Coddington until his passing away in 2008.


Dan Sobieski


American Hotrod - Dan Sobieski

He started working for Boyd's back in 2004. He worked on pre-assembly of cars and on final assembly, after paint.


Bernt Karlsson

Body Shop Supervisor

American Hotrod - Bernt Karlsson

Originally he had his own company called 'Customs by Bernt', before starting to work for Boyd's as a Master painter and Fabricator.


Justin Bergsto

Body Shop Worker

American Hotrod - Justin Bergsto

He was the body shop worker who got put in charge of the '44 Woodie (Season 4)' build, due to Greg and Bernt deciding to go on holiday at the same time.


Rafael Garcia

Body Shop Worker

American Hotrod - Rafael Garcia

When he started out he did maintenance and janitorial work for six years. Then he worked in the main garage and finally the body shop.


Greg Morrell

Body Shop Worker

American Hotrod - Greg Morrell

He was a friend of Boyd's who was brought in to cover for Bernt during the 'Make-A-Wish Car (Season 3)' build.


Lee Hayes

Metal Worker

American Hotrod - Lee Hayes

He started working for Boyd's back in December 2004. His role involved sheet metal work and annoying Roy.


Jimmy Pett


American Hotrod - Jimmy Pett

He was best known for his falling out with Bluebear 'Alumatub (Season 1)' and the boxing match they had to sort out their issues. Also there were times when he found the crew going for days out and he would be left behind to continue working on a car.


Mike Bennett

Metal Worker

American Hotrod - Mike Bennett

He was brought in to cover for the leaving of Louie Biegler in the '56 Chevy Convertible (Season 4)' build.


Sean Dooley

Metal Worker

American Hotrod - Sean Dooley

Fired by Boyd during the '65 Ford Mustang (Season 2)' build for insubordination to Duane.


Jimmy 'Tig' Krauss

Metal Worker

American Hotrod - Jimmy 'Tig' Krauss

Leaves during '65 Ford Mustang (Season 2)' after multiple bust ups with Chad 'Bluebear' Geary.


Chad 'Bluebear' Geary

Junior Fabricator/Assembler

American Hotrod - Chad 'Bluebear' Geary

Fired for insubordination during the 'Rat Rod (Season 2)' build-off.


Jon Mayo

Manual Machinist

American Hotrod - Jon Mayo

Leaves to go and work in sunny Hawaii, but gives very little notice during the '42 Woodie (Season 2)' build.



Metal Worker

American Hotrod - Trish

Fired for not calling in sick during the '42 Woodie (Season 2)' build.


Charley Hutton

Bodyshop Supervisor

American Hotrod - Charley Hutton

Leaves Boyd's company after deciding to do work for competitor Chip Foose during the '42 Woodie (Season 2)' build.


Andrew 'Beetle Bailey' Petterson

Bodyshop Worker

American Hotrod - Andrew 'Beetle Bailey' Petterson

Left at the same time as Hutton and went to work for Chip Foose.


Al Simon

Chassis Builder

American Hotrod - Al Simon

Quit during the 'Bud Light (Season 2) build-off' though he subsequently returned to the shop. Then left again during the '59 Corvette (Season 5)" project.


Mike Curtis

Machine Shop Supervisor

American Hotrod - Mike Curtis

Fired for designing motor cycle wheels for competitor Chip Foose in his free time during the '59 Chevy Low Rider (Season 2)' build.


Willie Johnstone

Bodyshop Painter

American Hotrod - Willie Johnstone

He returned to New Zealand and opened his own custom paint shop in Tauranga, after making a short appearance in the '59 Chevy Low Rider (Season 2)' build.


Roy Schmidt

Metal Work Supervisor

American Hotrod - Roy Schmidt

He started working for Boyd's back in 1990 and was originally one of Boyd's competitors. Sadly he died, aged 64, after a long battle with lung cancer. One of the more memorable episodes, '54 Corvette and 55 Chevy (Season 4)'.


Thomas Loddby


American Hotrod - Thomas Loddby

Left to start a shipping business 'Make-A-Wish Car (Season 3)' but later returned to work part-time.


Louie Biegler

Metal Worker

American Hotrod - Louie Biegler

Fired after doing hardly any work during his two weeks of employment '56 Chevy Convertible (Season 4)'.


Chris Campbell


American Hotrod - Chris Campbell

Fired after wrecking a company truck '56 Chevy Convertible (Season 4)'.


Jimmy Hudson

Metal Worker

American Hotrod - Jimmy Hudson

He decided to take an unauthorized day off to search for a house which inevitably caused conflict back at Boyd's. He ended up leaving during '44 Woodie (Season 4)'.


Tony Piro


American Hotrod - Tony Piro

He joined during the '56 Chevy Convertible (Season 4)', but was let go only to be employed again as Boyd decided he had enough enthusiasm to make him a trainee. But he ends up being let go again during the '44 Woodie (Season 4)' build because they can't find him the right job where he fits in.


Brad Johnston


American Hotrod - Brad Johnston

Left crying after failing to show up for work on a Saturday during the '61 Impala Bubbletop (Season 4)' build. Accused Duane of bullying and Boyd of never being around the shop.


Scott Parker


American Hotrod - Scott Parker

Left to work for himself but ended up working for Chip Foose '61 Impala Bubbletop (Season 4)'.


Liz Miles

Metal Fabricator

American Hotrod - Liz Miles

As claimed by the company's statement, after the show's producer set Liz up to work on Jo's Hot Rod. But according to Miles's biography, she was asked to leave the company because of issues with Boyd's wife, Jo Coddington. '59 Corvette (Season 5)'


Memo Sanchez

Parts Driver

American Hotrod - Memo Sanchez

He is let go during the 'Bonneville Racer (Season 5)' due to Duane thinking he is spending too much time on his mobile phone during working hours.

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