August 28, 1944 – Hot rod builder Boyd Coddington is born*

American hot rod designer and builder Boyd Coddington was born on this day in 1944. In his early 20s he moved to Southern California where he built hot rods by day and worked as a machinist at Disneyland at night. His unique rides caught the eyes of collectors and

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August 18, 1940 – Walter Chrysler dies

The founder of the Chrysler Corporation, Walter P. Chrysler, passed away on this day in 1940 after succumbing to a cerebral hemorrhage. Chrysler was born in Kansas in 1875 and began his career as a machinist and mechanic in the railroad industry. His railroad career peaked as works manager

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