THE LEGENDARY, ICONIC, BO HUFF was Inducted into the Kustom Kemps of America Hall of Fame on the night of July 27th, 2012. Bo had a truly amazing career...and, at the time of this Interview, was in remission from a severe bout with the "Big C".
Bo's health for a number of years was been the talk of the Industry...because whom among us has not had our lives touched by a friend, relative, or, acquaintance, that has fought Cancer on their own terms. BUT at that time Bo had rallied miraculously and, though he still received weekly treatments, looked fantastic and had great energy to go with that !
The photo above was taken shortly after Bo's KKOA HOF Induction: That's yours truly on the left, BO in the middle, and, Long-time Hall Of Famer, and a great friend of Bo's & mine, Hall of Fame Legend JOHN D'AGOSTINO on the right. And, that pic pretty much says it all ! (The pic was taken with Bo's camera phone.)
ABOUT HIS NOMINATION & INDUCTION at the 32nd Annual KKOA Leadsled Spectacular, here's a quote directly from Bo:
"I was Nominated and Inducted into the Kustom Kemps Of America this weekend in Salina, Kansas. I'd like to thank Jerry Titus, the KKOA staff, and all of my peers that voted for me. Thank you, I am very humbled by this honor."
EARLIER THAT YEAR, Bo was Inducted into Darryl Starbird's National Rod & Custom Car Hall of Fame, at Darryl's Tulsa Rod & Custom Show. I was privileged to be at both the Tulsa & Salina Induction Ceremonies. ALSO, Bo was Inducted into the long-running Kustoms of America Hall of Fame...making it THREE for THREE, AND, 2012 "The Year of The Bo" !__________________________________________________________________________
SPECIAL NOTICE: 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 year's, 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".
BO'S BOOK ! This is a wild book that you've gotta see for your self ! Listen to the Interview, and you'll hear Bo tell how it happened...then go to his Website listed below, and get your own copy before they're all g-o-n-e ! JK
SEE MY REVIEW OF "HOT RODZ, HOT BODZ AND BO HUFF" ON THE "HOT OFF THE PRESS" PAGE ! JUST CLICK-ON HERE... SCROLL DOWN THE PAGE, AND YOU'RE THERE !
NOTE: BE SURE TO VISIT BO'S WEBSITE ! Cool info, and a GREAT Rockabilly Culture Store where you can get neat shirts,stickers & stuff...AND, BO'S BOOK ! Here's the Special Link: http://shopbohuffcustoms.com/