Boyd Coddington Online Museum Adds the Smoothster

We’ve added another famous custom creation to the hobbyDB Boyd Coddington online catalog. This week, it’s the Smoothster 1937 Ford Cabriolet. The Smoothster’s flawlessly clean lines and absolute banishment of clutter extends into the engine compartment, where the yellow-and-chrome fuel-injected Corvette mill looks as if it were on a platform in an art gallery.

Week 3: Smoothster 1937 For Cabriolet

Week 3: Smoothster 1937 For Cabriolet

Our collection is organized and maintained by Boyd Coddington Jr., son of the late great customizer. We will add a new entry every week or so… not just the real cars, but also the miniature versions in diecast, kit, or whatever form they take. You can get the full story here.

100% Hot Wheels Smoothster from 2002

100% Hot Wheels Smoothster from 2002

But as much as we want to claim to be the experts on his full-sized cars, though, we still need some help completing the rest of our collection. Got a model of one of our cars that we haven’t listed? Did you score some sweet promotional materials at a car show? Got any amazing photos of his rides in action? You can log onto hobbyDB and post them!

You can also find the earlier entries and their related collectibles on our Coddington collection portal page.

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hobbyDB to document Liska, Tanahara (and every other Legendary Automotive Artist)

What do automotive illustrator Hans Liska and customizer Luis Tanahara have in common (besides creating amazing art involving automobiles)?

Both designers are started to be archived here at hobbyDB:

MercedeseBenz Advertisement Illustrated by Hans Lisker

Mercedes-Benz Advertisement Illustrated by Hans Liska

  • Hans Liska (1907-83) was an Austrian-born painter whose oeuvre spanned themes from WW II to ads for Mercedes-Benz to flamenco to cities and landscapes. He worked as an illustrator for many national and international companies such as DEGUSSA, Ford, Märklin, Mercedes, Quelle and others. His work is documented here.
Mooneyes Custom Sledster Tractor Trailer Rig by Luis Tanahara

Mooneyes Custom Sledster Tractor Trailer Rig by Luis Tanahara

  • Luis Tanahara has worked for Boyd Coddington Garage, Hot Wheels, Jada and other diecast brands. He is perhaps best known for his sleek Sledster and other heavy duty hot rod truck designs. You can see his work here. You can contribute the museum as well…  Have a model of one of our cars we haven’t listed? Score some sweet promotional gear at a car show? Make your mark and add it to the catalog!
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Tom

Love Luis' work and look forward to having more stuff on the page!

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Boyd Coddington Custom Car Online Museum now open on hobbyDB 

Our online catalog of collectibles is now the official online home of the Boyd Coddington Custom Car Museum. We are working directly with Boyd Coddington Jr. to create a comprehensive showing of his vehicles as well as the models and other collectibles based on them.

Boyd Coddington's CadZZila on hobbyDB

Week 1: CadZZila custom coupe

Week 2: The sleek, elegant, CheZoom

Week 2: The sleek, elegant, CheZoom

We’ll add to the collection every couple of weeks, so check in often! You’ll find the first few cars listed already and their related collectibles on our portal page.

And you can contribute the museum as well…  Have a model of one of our cars we haven’t listed? Score some sweet promotional gear at a car show? Catch any amazing photos of his rides in action? Make your mark and add it to the catalog!

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Ron Ruelle joins hobbyDB as Social Media Guy, Catalog Editor, and Collectibles Expert

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Ron has been a cartoonist, illustrator, writer and graphic designer for various companies and publications in Boulder and all over the country. He has recently worked with the Boulder County Business Report and also teaches cartooning part time at Boulder Valley schools.

As his title suggests, he’ll be in charge of blogging, tweeting, emailing and reaching out to other collectors to document 100 billion (eventually).

He is an avid collector of Hot Wheels, Johnny Lightning, and other diecast cars, with additional interest in movie monsters, lunchboxes and other fun stuff. His collection of 1970s Kenner SSP and Smash-Up Derby cars is one of the most complete in the country.

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Lego Meeting at our office

We had another meeting of COWLUG, the Colorado and Wyoming Lego User Group at our office and like always it was real fun!

Lego Meeting

To see more images go to the COWLUG site.

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