Boyd Coddington, car-building maestro, passes away
More sad news: Boyd Coddington, whose amazing autos earned him the title "The Stradivarius of car-building," died Wednesday of complications after a recent surgery.
Here's the "Fire Roadster," which Coddington fabricated for Michael Anthony, the bassist for Van Halen. It was designed by Brad Fanshaw, who also created that purple guitar stuck to the car's side.
--Veronique de Turenne
Details of the Southern California icon's remarkable life from Dennis McLellan.
--Photo - Scott Williamson