BO HUFF WAS A "CULT" CUSTOMIZER IF THERE EVER WAS ONE ! Bo was based in Sunnyside, Utah, and from his compound there (which also includes his Museum) he cranked out some of the most unique & beautiful creations that you'll ever see. He became known worldwide as one of THE best in the business.
Bo & I spent a lot of time together at the 29th Annual KKOA Lead Sled Spectacular in Salina, Kansas, and became friends in the process. He was a hard worker that was driven to perfection in the Rods & Customs he put together, and one of his earlier cars has always stuck out in my mind: It's a '55 Chevy that Bo built back in 2003 that was a clone of Sam Barris' car originally built for Sam's wife in 1957.
It turns out that Bo always admired that Chevy as a kid, kept that fire glowing as an adult, and, when a customer named Nick Phillips approached him about building a custom, Bo had just the car in mind that he wanted to put together ! And, when it was finished it won at the GNRS in 2004, and was featured in Custom Rodder, Street Rodder, Super Chevy, and, Car Kulture DeLuxe.
LISTEN TO BO'S STORY from our July, 2009 Interview Session, look at the pictures on this page to see the remarkable beauty of the this convertible that started life as a two door sedan, and you'll realize that Bo Huff truly turned building custom cars into an "art form" all his own. JK
From any angle this is one of the most beautiful customs you will EVER see ! "The King Of The Kustomizers", George Barris, really approved Bo's version of his brother's car !
NOTE: The above pix Courtesy of Mike Harrington. Mike's one of the best R&C Photographers in the business, and you can learn more about him & his career at his website & blog:
BO HUFF WAS A GREAT FRIEND, and was one of the nicest, most talented builder's to ever light-up a torch. He went through a lot with many health problems the last few years of his life, and, sadly, passed away on August 4th, 2015.
We usually talked to each other every week or so, and, even during his illness, his spirit and desire to keep cranking out great customs still ignited him to not only want to "raise the bar", but to "set the bar" for others to follow.
I'm so glad that we were able to do all of the Interviews that we did during the years, because now Bo's great stories about his life, his cars, and his passion for everything to do with Rods & Customs, can be heard right here on the HOF Legends Site for all to learn from and enjoy World Wide...24/7/365 !
R.I.P., my friend. Like you always said, we were like "family".