Jo Coddington of Discovery Channel’s American Hot Rod will represent and sign autographs for Champion Oil at the 2013 SEMA Show in November.
Coddington’s enthusiasm for all things motorized led her down the path to the hot rod industry and landed her as an unlikely expert in the field, according to Champion.
“I was napping on a creeper as a kid,” Coddington said. “My father and other family members had been in the automotive business all their life. I raced go-karts and, with the aid of two pillows, could drive the family’s ’53 Chevy at the age of 12, and then raced sand rails in hill climbs and other speed events.”
Coddington took business and investment classes at Arizona State University and landed a job as an investment advisor, which she credits for her business savvy, according to Champion. Later, working with her iconic car builder husband, the late Boyd Coddington, she became an integral part of the operational management and success of the business. Boyd also fine-tuned her understanding of the hot rod industry.
“It’s amazing. Today, Jo continues to wear many hats. First and foremost, she is the dedicated keeper of Boyd Coddington’s legacy,” said Karl Dedolph, director of performance and racing products at Champion Oil. “She travels the country on Boyd’s behalf doing numerous speaking engagements, trade shows and motorsports events.”
Coddington will appear at Champion’s booth #25221 at the 2013 SEMA Show, which will take place Nov. 4-8 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas.