SOURCE: Coddington Foundation; American Hot Rod

August 24, 2005 09:06 ET

Coddington Foundation, American Hot Rod, Discovery Channel, Boys & Girls Club of La Habra, and City of La Habra Team Up to Host Hot Rod Car Show and Unveil Make-A-Wish Build Saturday, August


Coddington Foundation™ Helped Make a Young Man's Hot Rod Dream a Reality

LA HABRA, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- August 24, 2005 -- The original American hot rodder, Boyd Coddington, along with the Coddington Foundation™, will unveil their latest build, the Max Hemi, at a Hot Rod and Custom Car Show featuring dozens of Boyd's custom hot rods, as well as other invited hot rods, Saturday, August 27 at Boyd's Garage on 811 E. Lambert Road, in La Habra. The event is open to the public beginning at 9:00 am ending with a silent auction at 2:00 pm. Donations are appreciated for admission. Boyd can also offer advice to help consumers keep their cars in good condition to help combat rising fuel costs."

The complete Max Hemi build, which was designed by Boyd and 17-year-old Max Cohen of Palatine, IL, will be unveiled at 11:00 am and featured on the hit television series, "American Hot Rod," airing on the Discovery Channel Monday, September 19 at 8:00 pm E/P. Max, who attends Palatine High School, was diagnosed in 2003 with acute lymphocytic leukemia, has a passion for designing cars and motorcycles.

The festivities also include food and beverage vendors and parking is available in the Albertson's distribution lot across from Boyd's Garage on E. Lambert.

"American Hot Rod" is produced by Pilgrim Films and Television with Craig Piligian as executive producer. For the Discovery Channel, Mark Finkelpearl is executive producer.

The Coddington Foundation™ was established in 2005 by Boyd and wife, Jo Coddington to help children with life-threatening medical conditions experience their dreams. Additionally, the foundation provides work opportunities, job experience, and financial sponsorship for mentally challenged adults, as well as raises funds for other non-profit organizations through benefit car shows, and by auctioning off a custom-built hot rod every two years.

For more information, visit or ; or contact Crys Spelman at (310) 600-7994, or for show clips and to schedule interviews.

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