Honest Mike Goodman Retires

If there is anyone who embodies the lifestyle, character and legacy of Honest Charley Card, it is Mike Goodman. This man has been a hot rodder all his life, and he makes friends with everyone he meets. It’s astonishing to see him at a show, and realize that he knows almost everyone that walks up. And the new folks that walk up are instantly Mike’s best friend. Mike always answers his phone, and he’s always willing to help with product support or with personal experience. He is the epitome of customer service. Through the years, Mike Goodman has worked his way up through the ranks at Honest Charley Speed Shop, and he eventually partnered with Corky Coker to buy the assets of the company around 15 years ago. From there, Mike has spent his time traveling to shows, answering the phone and greeting customers as they walk in the Chattanooga, Tennessee speed shop. After all these years, Mike is ready to retire and spend some time with his wife Connie, and also spend some time wrenching on his own projects. He has quite the collection of old Fords and parts, so he has plenty to keep him busy. We wish Mike well, and hope he stops by the shop to buy parts for his projects. We think we can figure out a way to get him a discount. Check out the pictures from Mike’s retirement party, held at the Coker Tire Museum.


8 thoughts on “Honest Mike Goodman Retires

  1. Randy Treadway on said:

    Congrats Honest Mike; Truly a great guy Love talking to him at the shows. We showed up at the store one day and He treated Us like we were Royalty. Thanks for the memories Honest Mike You will be missed but Have Fun!!!! Youare truly a Great Friend of the Old Car Hobby!!!

  2. Tom Brennan on said:

    Congrats Mike,
    You are by far the best sales person I have met in this car world and my business, a pleasure to do business with every time,
    My best to you and yours,

    Tom Brennan

  3. Glenn Hargrove on said:

    Congrats Mike.
    My wife Ginny and I were in Chattanooga about 3 years ago. I said I have to go by Honest Charley Speed Shop since it was the place I bought my Hurst motor mounts and Wilcap adapter to put a 265 Chevy in my 40 Ford back in 1963. Mike greated us and what a good time. I felt like he was an old friend from 1963. We left with a couple of tee shirts and some great memories. He treated my wife like a Southern Gentleman treats a lady like her. She also enjoyed the visit. Thank Mike. Enjoy your retirement.

  4. I had the pleasure of working with Mike at the original Honest Charley. Mike was a great co-worker and always there to help you with anything you needed. Congratulations and let me know when you are in FL.

  5. So sorry I missed this event Mike! You truly were my most favorite boss to ever work for, and you inspired me to do and create so much in my own personal life. I hope you continue to thrive in any endeavor you tackle. Best wishes!

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