Andy Goodman has been a car guy since his early teens. From managing a performance center on Long Island, NY to being a partner of the world’s largest traveling global car show series; his career path has taken him on an exciting journey. He has consulted for MTV, McDonalds, Turtle Wax, Dodge and other high profile companies and has been published in multiple automotive journals. Alpha Penguin Publishing recruited him to co-author “The Complete Idiots Guide to Customizing Your Ride” for which one of his personal cars graces the cover.
His diecast addiction began about 12 years back. His girlfriend at the time knew he was saving for a Mustang Cobra. She thought it would be humorous and purchased a diecast version to hold him over for a while. What was an initial joke struck a chord because he was fascinated with how Hot Wheels could make such a cool replica for a buck. Well you all know the story from here; one shelf led to a book case. The book case quickly became an apartment filled with hundreds of HotWheels, Jada and other 1:64th scale replicas. Next was his introduction to 1:24th and 1:18th scale die cast and twelve years later he is the proud owner of a collection that is displayed in a 2000sq foot facility with a current count of over twelve thousand unique pieces. His then girlfriend, now wife, has a lot of patience for his hobby (some call it an addiction) and his two daughters enjoy it with him too.
Andy is fascinated with all scales and all models of customized vehicles from tuners to rat rods, lead sleds to pro street drag; though he does have an appreciation for the well casted original spec vehicles as well. Most of all he enjoys the hunt to complete a set or series of vehicles.
Andy is considered to be a 1:64th expert and Jada historian. He spends his time currently as Editor –in-Chief of Diecast X Magazine and executive producer of the nation’s largest indoor motorsports event called Motorama.
“Andy Goodman is a joy to work with. He is professional, good-humored, energetic, and industrious, takes the initiative and goes the extra mile to make sure that the job is done and done right. He is also very detail-oriented, conscientious and has a natural gift for problem-solving using creative thinking. His capabilities, attitude and great work ethic make him an asset to anyone who has the opportunity and good fortune to work with him.”
Co-author – The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Customizing Your Ride