talbert goldman, mike goldman customs builders choice

2021 Goodguys/Summit Racing Nationals Builders Choice Top 10 by Talbert Goldman

When Mike Goldman began building hot rods full time in 1990, he had a secret weapon running around the shop: his 4-year-old son, Talbert. Their build team partnership was forged at a young age, with Talbert learning to weld at age 7, starting to work at the shop during high school, and finishing his first attention-grabbing build – a flamed Studebaker pickup – as a teenager.

Since joining the shop full time after graduation, Talbert has helped propel Mississippi-based Goldman Customs to new heights. The father-and-son team have built a string of award winners, including several Goodguys Top 12 winners. They recognize style and quality when they see it and found plenty of both among the ten rides that made their Builder’s Choice lineup. Let’s take a look!

Editor, Goodguys Gazette

Damon Lee began snapping photos at car shows when he was 10, tagging along with his father to events throughout the Midwest. He has combined his passion for cars and knack for writing and imagery into a 20-year career in the automotive aftermarket, writing for titles like Super Chevy and Rod & Custom and, more recently, working for respected industry leaders Speedway Motors and Goodguys Rod & Custom Association.