A big part of what we do here at Legendary Collector Cars is to bring you pictures and stories about car related events and places that you might not ever get to see on your own. This includes car shows, museums, private collections as well as restoration and custom speed shops. We recently completed just such a tour at the father son team of Michael (the father) and Jeremy (the son) Goodstein Rod & Custom Machine & Fabrication shop in rural TN.
I wasn’t sure what awaited me when Jeremy contacted me by email and invited me to visit their shop. I always am very careful with such invitations. I expect high quality and ethics in people I deal with and I don’t want to promote anyone who is out to make a fast buck on the wallet of a car guy. Too many shops are more than willing to clean out an unsuspecting client who may not have the time, equipment and/or talent to do his own work. Such shops will take your money, tear your car apart and never start the promised build you so dreamed of. After a few brief email exchanges and phone calls I felt safe in investing the time to tour the Goodstein’s facility and see what they had to offer.
I am glad I did. Not only is their shop one of the best equipped I have seen for a small team operation but 10,000 square feet gives them plenty of room to work. The name of the shop, Rod & Custom Machine & Fabrication really says it all. They can build a car from scratch to show winning trophy condition in short order. They are partial to the Chrysler cars and especially the Hemi engine. The father son team are long time drag racers and have even built their own aluminum 426 Hemi blocks and still build their own Hemi heads on site. They have two CNC machines and make most of their own custom one off brackets and other billet items for the cars they are constructing.
Two of the vehicles I inspected in their shop were recent graduates from other shops. The results of the prior work was far from acceptable to the owners and they immediately sent their dream rides off to graduate school with the Goodstein’s to make everything work and look just right!
We hope to make this only the first of multiple articles, we hope to show you some more of the cars in their shop during my visit and we plan to visit again. At that time we will give you more details on a couple of the finished cars to give you a more complete idea of what this father son team is capable of.
If you would like to know more about these two and talk to them about how they might be able to assist you just call Jeremy at 615-496-1789.
Remember, this is simply a review of this shop and reflects only our opinion; it in no way should be considered a warranty or guarantee of any work or abilities past, present or future.
About the Author: I grew up and lived in Iowa for nearly 40 years before moving to Southern California. The time there was very rewarding but the urge for a slower pace moved us to Tennessee a few years ago and we love it. I have been into cars since I was old enough to remember. I don't have a brand loyalty although I do prefer American Muscle. As long as it has four wheels on it I get excited. Few men are lucky enough to be able to share their passion for cars with the woman they love. Fortunately, my wife Katriana is also a gear head and many of our activities revolve around the cars. When they don't we are usually out with our miniature donkeys. You can see more about that part of our lives at http://www.LegendaryFarms.com.